In cities, dust creeps up on you silently until, rather out of the blue; you realise there’s a layer of it on everything. What with long working hours, not everyone has the time to clean and dust on a daily basis. And with domestic help becoming increasingly difficult to get, house cleaning tends to fall a few points on the priority list.
But there’s no reason to fret. Today there are several professional services that offer home cleaning–companies that make it their job to keep your house spick and span. From a deep cleaning service for your entire house to just making sure your white leather sofa remains white, they take on all kinds of cleaning jobs. You could get your floors polished, the sofas and carpets shampooed, or have a thorough clean-up that goes into every nook and corner.
Apart from companies like Mr Homecare and Clean Fanatic that offer house cleaning services, there are several apps that aggregate the services of smaller providers and individuals. UrbanClap is one of the most widely used apps and brings together a host of services from home cleaning to repairs around the house. Such apps can be especially useful if you have just moved to a new city. Helpr.in, and Housejoy, among others, are apps that you could use to also hire a plumber or an electrician.
Now, if none of this works for you and you’d rather do all the work yourself instead of delegating, there’s an app for that too. Get your dusters and mops together and download apps like Tody, Clean My House or Our Home. Set your to-do list and the apps will help you organise, prioritise and set time for each of the items.
Before you know it, Christmas will be upon you, and the new year soon after. Now might be the perfect time to figure out how you want to get your house spotlessly clean before ringing in 2020.