Ever wonder how we got our name? When our CEO brainstormed what it would cost to clean each room, she factored in many items as a small business owner that most people do not see at first glance. Our business name is, for the most part, self-explanatory, yet there is still confusion about our prices and services! Let’s get this matter squared away, shall we? Please keep in mind, the prices of our services are clearly stated on the website. If further clarification is needed, you can always call our main line and get routed to your local 10BUCKSAROOM.com office!
Wherefore art thou called…10BUCKSAROOM.com?
As with any other business, our business name is just that—a name — and does not necessarily reflect what you might be getting regarding products and services. Think of Starbucks. Their name does not describe coffee, yet that’s what they sell. Sorry to disappoint anyone, but they do not sell stars or bucks, unfortunately. Our company name may be a little more literal in the description, but we do not pull the wool over anyone’s eyes! All our prices are clearly stated on the website and we are more than happy to explain everything in greater detail!
Is it really $10 a room?
YES. The only rooms that are not $10 are kitchens and full bathrooms.
Think about it—isn’t it reasonable to pay only $20 for the most used rooms in your house? We thought so too! And since we do not price by square foot or time, like traditional cleaning companies, you get more bang for your buck!
These 2 rooms require so much more time, cleaning, and supplies that we have decided to price them at $20 for a regular clean. These areas are very high traffic. Bathrooms especially need to be a little higher in price because we expose our employees to possible bloodborne pathogens and infections when they clean a bathroom. The owners took that into consideration as the safety of our employees is our number one priority.
Putting the shoe on the other foot
Because we are a small business and not an independent contractor or a private single person cleaner, we have other expenses that the price must also reflect and include. As a business, we are bonded and insured for safety. Our commercial vehicles are also insured. The cost of driving to each customer’s house- including fuel and tolls- are included in the price.
As a customer, you can now understand why we price the way we do. We do not falsely advertise- we provide amazing cleaning services for an extremely affordable price! We are very detailed in the way we clean, including items such as changing linens, making beds, wet dusting as opposed to dry dusting and so much more! Most other companies charge extra for these items. As mentioned in our last blog, we are professional cleaners, not a maid service or housekeepers. What we do in terms of cleaning is a bit different than you might expect as a homeowner. Yet, we still do provide an amazing service ensuring that your residence is always “Spotless for a Lot Less”!
As always, we are here for you and we want to hear your thoughts! We are always open to communication. Whether its online, a phone call or in person, and you can always find out additional information on our website!
One question we get often is “What is the difference between a maid, housekeeper, and professional cleaner?”
Maid, Housekeeper or Professional Cleaner
In the service industry, many terms get thrown around with no real thought to their actual meaning. But what exactly is the difference between a professional cleaner, a housekeeper, and ::gulp::, a maid?
First things first, 10BUCKSAROOM.com Professional Cleaners are NOT maids. We do not use that term ever as we feel as though it has derogatory and negative connotations. For centuries, the term “maid” has been used to describe a specific demographic of people. Per the Merriam-Webster definition, a “maid” is a female servant; especially a woman or girl who does cleaning work in a house or hotel. The world is changing and has changed to bring about equal rights to all. There have been progressive women’s rights movements and creating equality in the workplace. So why, in the year 2017, do we still use such an archaic term to describe people who clean homes or properties for a living?
Good question! That’s why we do not use it!
Okay…so no maids…got it.
So, what’s the difference between a housekeeper and a professional cleaner?
A housekeeper is an individual who remains in the home for a longer period of time and may have many projects within the home to keep them busy. A housekeeper is usually hired by a family who provides everything needed for the job, and those supplies and materials stay in the home.
Typical duties of a housekeeper may include:
• Light cleaning (not deep cleaning), dusting, sweeping, mopping
• Washing and drying dishes
• Washing, folding, and ironing clothes
• Changing bed linens and making beds
• Separating and removing garbage and recycling
• Restocking personal care products, toilet paper, etc.
• Picking up toys and/or clutter and other general organizing
• Running errands for the family
• Preparing meals
• Replacing light bulbs
• Scooping litter boxes
• Other light duties as requested
A Professional Cleaner is an individual or a team of cleaners who arrives on a scheduled day and time with all the proper cleaning supplies, products, and equipment.
They are usually in the home for a specific amount of time and take their supplies with them when they leave for their next cleaning appointment. Cleaners may be independently employed or employed by a cleaning company.
Typical duties of a house cleaner may include:
• Deep cleaning most surfaces (countertops, sinks, tubs, toilets, floors, appliances, etc.)
• Scrubbing kitchens from top to bottom, including the exterior of cabinets and drawers, exterior of appliances like stoves and refrigerators, countertops, sinks and drains, and backsplashes
• Cleaning tables and chairs
• Scrubbing from top to bottom, including toilets, tubs, showers, sinks, and drain openings and fixtures
• Dusting trim work, baseboards, doors, picture frames, light fixtures, etc.
• Vacuuming upholstery and carpet
• Vacuuming and mopping hard floors
• Interior window cleaning
We believe you can find the right solution for your home, by understanding the difference between the house cleaning services and making special requests to meet your custom needs. If you are looking for help with house cleaning and have a few extra requests, call 855-766-6410! We offer many different services that can fall under the scope of either Professional Cleaning or Housekeeping.
We look forward to hearing from you and answering your cleaning questions!