April 29, 2021 by admin
It’s estimated that on average, we spend six hours per week cleaning our homes. What’s more? Twenty-eight percent of Americans actually spend seven hours or more cleaning each week. That’s 312 to 364 hours or more per year wasted on dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down the surfaces of your home.
Imagine what you could do with all of this extra time every week:
- Could you pick up a new hobby?
- Spend more time playing with your kids or helping them with homework?
- Catch up on your reading list (or Netflix queue)?
- Find more time to be physically active?
- Make significant home improvements?
- Plan a date night (or two or three) with your partner?
In our opinion, life’s too short for you to spend over 300 hours a year cleaning.
If you’d rather create irreplaceable memories with your loved ones than spend time scrubbing your shower, dusting your bookshelves, or mopping the floors, it’s time to hire a professional house cleaning service.
What is Your Free Time Worth to You?
If you’re used to doing things yourself to conserve finances, you may be tempted to clean your home yourself, claiming that you’re saving money by not hiring professional cleaners.
However, could you spend this valuable time working?
If you consider your hourly earnings for work, you may find that you are actually losing money by devoting so many hours per week to cleaning your home.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage in the United States is $30.01 in February of 2021. Let’s say you earn an average of $25-30 per hour. If you spend 6 to 7 hours per week cleaning your home, that’s $150 to $210 of potential earned income you’re missing out on just by giving up that time to clean. Compare this to what you might pay for a weekly house cleaning? You’re likely wasting your own time (and money) cleaning your home!
Plus, you’re not a professional cleaner. While you may get things “clean enough,” you don’t have the tools or the training to get your home exceptionally clean. Professional cleaners have the right tools and techniques to offer a deeper clean in a fraction of the time.
According to Angie’s List, professional house cleaning services can take anywhere from an hour and fifteen minutes to two and a half hours. But the same cleaning, performed by the homeowner? It can take an astonishing two hours longer.
Save Time for the Chores You Actually Enjoy
Not every household chore is going to be your favorite—and that’s okay! You’re definitely not alone. In fact, in a survey shared on Angie’s List, 93 percent of respondents said they would prefer doing anything else besides cleaning their homes. Thirty percent of these respondents said they would rather ride in a car with their in-laws for six hours than clean, and ten percent said they would rather eat dog food.
If you find it soothing to spend time working out in the garden, but hate scrubbing toilets, you’re not alone. Hiring a cleaning service to handle the nitty-gritty tasks that aren’t your favorite means that you get more time back to work on the things you really enjoy doing.
With the time you save with weekly or monthly cleaning services, you can spend more time on household projects like organizing closets, working in the yard, re-doing a room, or cooking a delicious Sunday dinner.
Get Your Weekends Back
The United States is, statistically, the most overworked developed nation in the world. Take a look at these shocking statistics:
- At least 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the workweek, but the U.S. does not.
- In the United States, 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work over 40 hours every week
- Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours than workers in Britain, and 499 more hours than French workers.
Sure, you could use the extra time you get by hiring a cleaning service to catch up on other chores every weekend. But also, you could use all that additional time to play with your kids, go on a date with your partner, start a new hobby, or spend more time out in nature.
Clear Your Calendar
Life is about so much more than cleaning. Why not leave the dusting, vacuuming, and mopping to the professionals so you can spend more time doing what you love most in the world?
At Housekeeping Maid Easy, we got our start because we know what it’s like to lose out on priceless time with our families because of chores. Our mission is to give families in Indianapolis and Hamilton County a little bit of that time back.
Our residential cleaning services have been carefully designed to maximize our impact on your home, and we’ll customize our work to your unique needs. We offer a wide range of additional services including one-time deep house cleaning services, event cleaning, move-in/move-out cleaning, and more.
We can come weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or only on those occasions when you most need us. Our teams are expertly trained and committed to providing exceptional service to our clients because we know how precious your time is.
Take a look at what homeowners throughout the area have to say about our time-saving services, then request a quote today to free up some valuable space in your calendar.