The last article that unleashed three common myths we encounter as we consider hiring a house cleaner has made other concerns about this matter surface. So let’s talk about four more issues we need to address because whether we like it or not at one point of our decision-making process we will be confronted by these issues.
Issue #1: Your privacy will be invaded!
We have to acknowledge that this concern is not superficial. Allowing someone inside your home is like allowing that person to see a portion of yourself that is not open to the public. However, we also need to understand like other people who offer home service, like the pipe technicians or that pizza delivery boy from your favorite pizza house, though they seem so friendly they don’t really care about your personal life as much as they care to the paycheck they will get after they completed their job.
So what to do to address this issue? Set limitations, you can always set a specific area that is off-limits to the cleaner like your small room where you keep all your personal items or any other documents you think you need to keep protected. You can also book the same person every time you need help that way you also limit the number of people you let inside your home.
Issue #2: It is an obscene luxury. You should clean your own mess!
It is a bit absurd that some people think you are inefficient if you can’t manage your own house chores. Maybe because it is part of the lifestyle of generations before us that every house has a full-time mother who looks over and manages every affair inside the home. But we have to be realistic that today the said setup is no longer the majority. Most of the family today have a set of parents working longer hours outside their houses. Therefore, going home into a clean house after a long day of hard work is the least reward they can get.
Issue #3: Paper works can be intimidating.
Hiring a house cleaner can be complicated, yes, if you don’t know with whom you are dealing with. That is why it is still safe to work with a cleaning company that can give you a clear contract of protection. Even though you are just contemplating to hire help for a onetime event like the end of tenancy cleaning, the last thing you would want to deal with on that stage is to be held liable by your former landlord for the broken fixture caused by the house cleaner you hire, but what if it happens? Therefore, before you sign any contract, read, read and read. If you need to clarify anything then use your right to ask. Remember it is better to be extra careful than sorry.
Issue #4: Aren’t most of the house cleaners are illegal immigrants? That means trouble!
Yes, hiring an illegal immigrant means trouble that is why it is very important to look for a reputable cleaning company that really do a complete background check on their employees. They are the one who would verify their eligibility to work in our country. Besides the background check, hiring a house cleaner from a company also means letting someone do some of your accountability if you hire someone directly, like computing, withholding and paying the house cleaner’s taxes.
These concerns are all valid, however, that doesn’t mean they are enough to establish that hiring a house cleaner is not a good idea. Just like any other decision or investment you make, you have to take the risk and being a smart decision maker all you need to do is make sure that what you take is a well-calculated risk.
The make or break question is, how well do you make calculated risk?