House cleaners are becoming more and more popular with the chaotic lives we lead today and their economically savvy prices. Many families, even those in the low mid-salary ranges have no problem hiring a cleaning company to come in and take care of the tasks that they no longer have time for. Whether it is cleaning your appliances once a month of having someone come in weekly to do everything, including laundry, there are companies out there to help. Whether you just don't have the time or simply need a little more help around the house, you can find a professional cleaner, in your local area that also fits within your budget.
When looking for professional house cleaners you will first want to determine what exactly you want them to do for you. I would suggest going two ways with this (1) the absolute most you need / want them to do and (2) the bare minimum that you need them to do. The reason behind this is to help you budget your new cleaning company. If you know what you need / want, and are flexible, you are more likely to find what you need at a price that is comfortable to you and your lifestyle. Along with what you need them to do, you need to figure out how often you need them to come in. Basically, lay out a monthly, bi-monthly, or even quarterly chore list for the cleaning company.
Your next step is to keep your eyes peeled for coupons and discounts, high quality budget janitorial services are hard to find. You know those coupon packets you get in the mail every so often? Those always have coupons for professional house cleaners. Take advantage of these coupons as they are a great way to meet different professionals and evaluate the work they do. After ensuring that the chosen company can, and will, provide you with the services you need when you need them, use the coupon for a sample run (don't tell them it is a sample run). Try this with a couple different companies until you find the one that you are most comfortable with (comfort level of having them in your home along with comfort of quality and price).
Let's step back just a little. Before having any house cleaners in your home, find out if the company is insured and bonded. A company's insurance will protect you from being liable if they were to hurt themselves in your home or if they were to damage any of your property. You should never, with any professional working on your home, allow them to do any work without proof of bonding and insurance. This could save you a great headache in the long run.
After meeting with each of the different companies, find out what their prices are for your specific needs, along with keeping notes of the quality of their work along with your satisfaction. Use all this information to sit down and make a decision as to which company you are going to choose. If you are looking for a cleaning crew for a onetime event like a wedding, reception, baby shower, etc some of these steps may not be necessary, but the insurance, bonding, and coupons are a must either way.