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Can I afford to have a cleaner?

Updated: May 17

Determining whether you can afford to hire a cleaner depends on your financial situation and priorities. So how do you decide? Well let's look at some options below.


Evaluate Your Finances:

Depending on your circumstance be it single, a family, in a couple or flat sharing take a moment to examine your monthly income and expenses. Determine how much discretionary income you have after covering essential costs like rent or mortgage, utilities, groceries, and transportation.


Identify Cleaning Costs:

Research local cleaning services to get an idea of their rates. Prices can vary based on factors such as the size of your home, and the type of cleaning services you require. For example a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment may require 4hrs weekly clean depending on your needs. So at Simmy Helping Hands for just £16ph totalling at £64 for 4 hours you would probably save yourself around 6hrs or more personal cleaning time.



Prioritise Spending:

After considering your financial priorities and costs for a cleaner you can then choose if weekly, fortnightly or a one off suits your budget. It is worth mentioning that if you have a regular cleaning or housekeeper will be cheaper than a one off clean.



Budget Adjustment:

If hiring a cleaner is something that you would like to prioritise then by making a few adjustments in other areas of your budget to accommodate the additional expense. This might involve cutting back on non-essential expenses or finding ways to save money elsewhere.


Trial Period:

If you're uncertain about the long-term commitment, you could start with a trial period to assess the impact this is having on your budget and lifestyle. This way, you can evaluate whether the service is making the impact that are meeting your expectations.

Another option to consider is whether you can handle some cleaning tasks yourself.

For example if you have a fortnightly cleaner then you can reduce the frequency of professional cleaning by doing some chores on your own, it may help manage costs.


Lastly the decision to hire a cleaner is personal and depends on your individual financial goals and priorities. The benefits to your life and what you can afford comfortably could be a worthwhile investment in saving time and reducing stress. Thats why at Simmys Helping Hands we so our best to accommodate all our clients needs and lifestyle. For more information on how we can help visit us today.



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