Everyone loves a beautifully cleaned home. But do you want to clean it? Perhaps not.
Let’s be real. Not everyone loves cleaning! Some people might be okay cleaning their homes. However, if given an option, they will more likely go for an alternative.
This option is to hire professional house cleaners.
As you decide that you need help with domestic cleaning, there will be a lot of questions in mind.
First, where can you find a good cleaner, and how?
How much do they charge?
Well, this is what we will briefly talk about below.
How much does it cost to hire House cleaning professionals in Melbourne?
Depending on whether the cleaner is working independently or through an agency or cleaning company, the cost can vary.
We have seen independent cleaners charging anywhere between $25 per hour to $45 per hour. There are various factors governing where would your cleaner be within this price range.
Your location is the primary factor. If you live in one of the costliest Melbourne suburbs like Toorak, Brighton, Malvern, Brunswick, Essendon or Balwyn, then you can expect to pay more. This is an additional suburb tax that you might be paying to the cleaner or the cleaning company you hire.
However, in relatively more-affordable suburbs like Craigieburn, Sunbury, Glenroy, Tarneit, Dandenong or Ringwood, the cost would be undoubtedly lower than elsewhere.
A Spring Clean, Once-Off clean or an End of Lease clean would cost more than a regular house cleaning. Once-Off clean generally requires more detailing taking extra time.
How long does a professional cleaner take to clean a house?
General House Cleaning
As a rule of thumb, the number of bedrooms = number of hours needed for general house cleaning. However, most of the cleaners would charge for a minimum of 2 hours.
The above estimation may vary depending on the size, condition and your cleaning wish list.
For example, one trusted professional cleaning company based in Melbourne charges $70 to do general cleaning for a two-bedroom one bathroom unit. If we convert it into an hourly rate, it equates to $35 per hour per cleaner. Price excludes GST.
Similarly, a four bedrooms house cleaning would cost around $140. It is calculated based on 4 hours of general cleaning. It could be a couple spending two hours each, or one person cleaning for 4 hours.
One thing worth noting is that if you have not been cleaning your home regularly, it might take longer for the first clean. This big clean could take an hour or so extra to get on the top of it.
Regular House Cleaning Checklist
- Kitchen – Benchtop, Cooktop, Splashback, Sink, Taps
- Bathroom – Shower Screen, Vanity, Basin, Taps
- Dusting the Furniture
- Vacuuming the floors including Carpets
- Mopping the hard floors
Spring Cleaning & Once Off Cleaning
Once or twice a year you might need a deep clean, including additional areas for cleaning like cabinets, skirting boards and windows to be cleaned. Most cleaning companies would cover this in a deep clean, also known as Spring Cleaning or Once-Off Cleaning.
Spring Cleaning is suitable when you are preparing your home for a change of season, an event or just a get-together. It will require extra elbow grease and time to clean doors, walls and skirtings, so the cleaner may charge an altered hourly rate.
End Of Lease Cleaning & Vacate Cleaning
For Rental Bond Cleaning or End Of Tenancy Vacate Cleaning, the checklist gets even more tedious and exhaustive. This service is called End Of Lease Cleaning Melbourne.
We recommend this comprehensive level of cleaning when you are vacating your property and need to get your bond back from the real estate agent or the holding agency.
You can read our blog for the cost of hiring vacate cleaners.
Hopefully this helps you to narrow down the type of cleaning required for your home and help you to find the best professionals to assist with the job at hand!