If you have decided you need or want help keeping your home neat and clean, you have the options of hiring a housekeeper to live in your home and perform the duties you agree to or working with a company to send a maid or group of people to your home as needed to do the specified tasks. Both options will get your house clean, and both have their advantages. Here are a few things to consider to help you decide which option is best for you and your home.
If you have a spare room that is not used, you could have a housekeeper live there with you and your family. It would be best if this room were on the large side, had its own bathroom, and provided an area where the housekeeper could entertain a friend or two without needing to use the family living room. If you do not have all this space but you do have a spare bedroom, you will need to discuss it with any prospective housekeepers and come to an agreement about their use of the rest of the house. While you do not want to seem rude or unfriendly, everyone needs to understand and agree to any boundaries.
When you work with a maid service company, the person who comes to clean your home, even if on a daily basis, will not need a place to live as they will be going home once the job is complete for the day.
If you hire a housekeeper yourself, whether this person will live in your home or leave once the job is complete, it will be up to the two of you to decide what tasks are performed, how often, and on what schedule. When you work with a maid cleaning service, you will make all the arrangements with the company. They will then send the person or people to your home, on your schedule, to take care of things. You will not have to worry about a chore or task that someone is not capable of performing. If you need something special done, perhaps cleaning the windows inside and out regularly, the service company will have the right person for the task. You may have many different people coming to the house on different days, at different times, to take care of all the different tasks you want done.
If you are looking for someone to do the common cleaning and household tasks for your home, you can find a person yourself. However, when you want extra cleaning or need things done that require special equipment, contact a maid services company and have them send the right people to you as you need them. Of course, you may want to have a housekeeper living in your home for the everyday cleaning and such but then use maid cleaning services for things like stripping the hardwood floors, cleaning windows, and steam cleaning your carpets.