Before jumping to the house cleaning services company’s guideline, let me suggest you a fun way to exercise and save some money at the same time! A study indicated that a regular individual could burn 200 to 260 calories an hour doing house cleaning! So, let’s start the first tip for saving by doing some of the houses cleaning alone, and burn some calories as a reward!    

Rafeeg could help!

Rafeeg is an online marketplace where more than 450 companies offer their services, and more than 20,000 homeowners in the UAE use it for cleaning, home improvement, and interior decor. It allows you to receive offers from different companies, read customer reviews on each company, and check their work portfolio before selecting one! To start using the app, click on the download button:

House Cleaning Rates

The local house cleaning services companies charge differently; it mostly depends on your requirements.  So, if you are doing “deep cleaning,” they will offer you a lump sum amount for the whole job, and if you are living in a studio, they could charge you from 200 to 300 AED which could go up to 1,500 AED for a 5-bedroom apartment.

However, if you are looking for “regular cleaning,” you will need maid cleaning services which charge usually based on the number of maids, and the time required. Maid cleaning companies may price their services at 25 to 35 AED per hour.

Regular Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning

“Regular cleaning” is hiring maids to do what you can usually do alone, but a maid’s assistance makes it easier.  Maids can help with regular house cleaning, laundry, etc.  On the other hand, “deep cleaning” is done by professionals who can expertly spruce up dusty apartments.

Other house cleaning services companies

 Maybe you are not looking for regular or deep cleaning services, but something more specialized like cleaning companies for furniture, carpet, pool, or water tank!

Furniture cleaning companies usually charge 100 – 150 AED per item (sofa, carpet, etc.)  The swimming pool cleaning service company charges approximate 200 – 400 AED based on the pool size and frequent cleaning is required. 

Ways to save money on house cleaning!

1.    Doing some of the house cleanings yourself!

2.    Schedule the house cleaning

3.    Get a long-term contract

4.    Book ahead

5.    Avoid weekends

6.    Reduce the frequents and increase the length

Choosing the right house cleaning services company

There are hundreds of house cleaning companies in the UAE and tens of thousands of advertisements, so how do you choose one?

The best criteria are not the pricing and the offered discount, but the customers’ review and the company’s work portfolio. We highly recommend you check customer reviews before contacting or hiring a company. The review at the end summarizes the overall company rating, especially on work quality, pricing, and commitment.

When Rafeeg App started in 2016 in UAE, we found that the majority of local homeowners are mostly concerned about the prices. Therefore, we started limiting the marketplace based on the rates, so we allow only companies charging low rates to display their services to the app users. However, we found this was a big mistake: The companies offering competitive prices have a substandard quality of service.

For that reason, we froze the accounts of all those companies, and we had to visit each one to conduct a quality inspection.  We had to ensure that we limit the companies in the app to only those who meet the market’s standards.

Then, we built a review system where you can investigate a cleaning company before hiring them, and this boosted user experience.

More Info on the Cleaning Alone Idea

So how can you start cleaning alone without a plan or schedule? Well, here is a plan you can freely modify. First, come up with a timeframe or a regular interval you can follow; it can be daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonally.

On an everyday basis, you are going to perform the following tasks:

1.    Make bed

2.    Empty & load dishwasher

3.    Clean as you go

4.    A small load of laundry

5.    Put up clothes

6.    Sweep

7.    Take out trash

On a weekly basis, you are going to perform the following tasks:

1.    Clean appliances

2.    Scrub the toilets/bathrooms

3.    Dust furniture

4.    Clean mirrors

5.    Change linens

6.    Vacuum

7.    Mop floors

On a monthly basis, you are going to perform the following tasks:

1.    Clean inside appliances

2.    All cabinetry

3.    Scrub backsplash/grout

4.    Vacuum baseboards and vents

5.    Clean doors/windows

6.    Disinfect garbage cans

On a seasonal basis, you are going to perform the following tasks:

1.    Clean out pantry

2.    Wash drapery/blinds

3.    Clean out closets

4.    Clean out fridge/freezer

5.    Wash comforters

6.    Wash carpets

7.    Shred papers

As mentioned earlier, this is a standard schedule which you can modify according to your needs, but it is better to map out your own plan.

Create a Family Culture

If you are like me, who has time for house cleaning, then it’s best to influence family members to contribute and help with the cleanup.

Start by assigning tasks to each family member and, don’t forget to give rewards for those who show commitment to their duties, especially for kids & teenagers.

House Cleaning Equipment’s & Materials

This list includes the most basic supplies, products, and equipment necessary to get the job done:

Cleaning Equipment:

1.    Dust mop

2.    Dust cloths and dusters

3.    Rags, towels and soft cloths

4.    Indoor broom

5.    Outdoor broom

6.    Dustpan

7.    Vacuum

8.    Wet Mop

9.    Toilet brush (and brush caddy)

10.    Plunger

11.    Spray bottles

12.    Squirt bottles

13.    Squeegee

14.    Sponges

15.    Scrub brush

16.    Scraper

17.    Toothbrush

18.    Buckets

19.    Rubber gloves

20.    Cleaning apron

21.    Cleaning Caddy

Cleaning Products

1.    All-purpose cleaner

2.    Disinfectant cleaner

3.    Glass cleaner

4.    Abrasive cleaners of varying intensity (including a mild abrasive cleaner)

5.    Mild detergent

6.    Household ammonia

7.    White vinegar

8.    Baking soda

9.    Chlorine bleach

10.    Metal polishes (including for silver, copper, brass, chrome, stainless steel, and aluminum)

11.    Furniture polishes

12.    Spot carpet cleaner

House Cleaning service in Abu Dhabi

There are more than 50 house cleaning services Abu Dhabi are waiting to serve you. Download Rafeeg from the mobile store, submit your request, and you will receive offers from different cleaning services shops in Abu Dhabi to choose the best one to do the cleaning job for you.

House Cleaning service in Dubai

There are more than 70 house cleaning services Dubai are waiting to serve you. Download Rafeeg from the mobile store, submit your request, and you will receive offers from different cleaning services shops in Abu Dhabi to choose the best one to do the cleaning job for you.

House Cleaning service in Sharjah

There are more than 70 house cleaning services Sharjah are waiting to serve you. Download Rafeeg from the mobile store, submit your request, and you will receive offers from different cleaning services shops in Abu Dhabi to choose the best one to do the cleaning job for you.

Conclusion

We recommend using a professional cleaning services company but not to depend 100% on their services. Doing some of the house cleanings alone will save you money, improve your health, and build a great culture within the family members.

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