When it comes to realizing that you need a cleaner, there can be a great feeling of relief. You have finally succumbed to what you always knew you would, and decided that instead of stressing out about everything all the time, you would give yourself a chance to relax and just get someone to help out with the housework. This is all well and good until you realize that you want to make sure that you are getting a good deal on the job, as well as finding someone that you trust, and get on with, but who will also do as you want, and who you can treat professionally. This is where it gets difficult. There are many things that can be needed from a cleaner, and with the variety of choice, it is both a blessing and a curse. You will get a great deal of choice, but on the other hand, finding the right person or service in amongst all of the hundreds of cleaners out there can be a seriously difficult decision to make. In order to get a better understanding of who you should go with, it is essential that you know what you want. As a starting point, you will need to get a cleaner who you trust to be in the house, as you don’t want to have to be there the whole time that you are there. If you decide to get a company involved, make sure that they will be providing the same person each time, as this way you can build up a relationship with them, as well as having a level of management to get in touch with if there is an issue. If they supply a different person each time, then things are less easy to keep a track of, and should things go missing then you will have less of an idea as to who took them. If you decide that you would like to use a standalone cleaner who works independently, then you will find that you have many options. One of the best ways to get hold of an independent cleaner is to ask around your friends and family in the area, as there will usually be someone who gets some help now and again. This means that you are getting recommendations that you can trust, as you feel that you can rely on the source, rather than reading any old empty promise on the internet. With an independent cleaner, everything that you hand over by way of payment goes in to their pocket. With a cleaning agency or company, there will be money deducted from the cleaners individual wage to go towards management. Depending on your outlook, this can be a positive or a negative thing, and you will no doubt need to have a think about the payment plans that work for you as far as your own moral compass goes - do you need the extra layer of management to keep things friendly with the cleaner, or do you think that the reduction in pay for the cleaner themselves is too much to warrant such a thing? It’s all down to your personal preferences, and it comes with the territory, as everyone’s home is different. Just be sure that you are entirely set on what you want before you start making phone calls to different services, as otherwise you may find yourself being convinced that you need things that you don’t!