Here's Why Hiring a Professional Cleaner is a Smart Financial Decision in 2021

Here's Why Hiring a Professional Cleaner is a Smart Financial Decision in 2021

Tuesday Feb 16th, 2021


With the increase in remote work, a clean home and healthy lifestyle have never been more important. From saving time and boosting your mood to maintaining a good work momentum, cleanliness has proven to be essential to productivity, and it’s more affordable than you may think. In this blog post, Gem City Cleaning Solutions outlines why hiring a professional cleaner is a smart financial decision in 2021.

First, Let’s Address the COVID-19 Cleaning Concerns

Before hiring a cleaner, it's essential to research your local stay-at-home orders to determine if your area permits these services. Should you choose to proceed with the cleaning service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests:

  • Conducting a pre-service consultation
  • Asking how the professional is taking COVID-19 precautions
  • Reducing the amount of time the professional is in your home
  • Monitoring the well-being of those in your household before and after the cleaning service
  • Maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask while the professional is in your home
  • Increasing indoor ventilation
  • Using a contactless payment option


Benefits of Hiring a Professional Cleaner


The perks of hiring a professional cleaner go beyond just a clean house. From improving your mood to improving your health, we’ve highlighted five benefits that may impact your bottom line:


1. Maintain your Health

Having a clean home and work environment reduces the threat of allergens, viruses, and bacteria. Furthermore, many cleaning solutions contain chemicals that can cause skin and respiratory irritation. Reduce the risk of irritation by letting a professional cleaner with the proper protective equipment handle the heavy cleaning.

Plus, research indicates that “more than 10 million bacteria are on a typical office desk—400 times more bacteria than found on the average toilet seat.” So, make sure you clean your space to maintain your health. After all, the healthier you stay, the more productive you can be.


2. Increase Your Income

When you choose to hire a professional cleaner, you can reallocate your time to projects that make you money. Start a side hustle, network with other professionals, develop your business, or find new clients.

According to NPR, “the freelance economy was enormous before the pandemic, and it's growing larger during it. Upwork says it now contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy — 22% more than in 2019.” This recent increase in freelancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic also suggests that more individuals are working remotely. The time once spent on home cleaning can now be reserved for hourly freelance projects, ultimately increasing income.


3. Maintain Work Momentum

Stanford News estimates that 42% of Americans now work from home full-time due to the Coronavirus. While it is crucial to take mental breaks throughout the workday, interruptions and multitasking at home can cost you valuable time.

While interrupted work typically continues on the same day, Fast Company found that “it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.” By hiring a professional cleaner, you ensure that you do not need to switch your mental and physical focus dramatically; therefore, you will continue to be productive at work by avoiding unrelated tasks.

When you leave a task to begin another, you lose the momentum you had on the last project. It is then challenging to return to that project and regain the momentum you once had.

Further, a Harvard University study concludes that “messy, untidy workplaces can undermine people's persistence in completing tasks, therefore affecting productivity.” Every moment you previously spent cleaning now allows for new work opportunities.


4. Boost Your Mood

A disorganized workplace at your home will likely slow you down and make you feel overwhelmed. MayoClinic claims that a cluttered workspace will make it hard to focus and keep you awake at night. This brain fog and sleep deprivation can contribute to unhappiness and mood swings.

Now that your non-work space doubles as your office, why not seek professional help in keeping it tidy and clean so that you can focus on your job? When you remove distractions and stressors from your environment, you will feel as if a weight has been lifted off of your chest and therefore far less stressed.


5. Fuel Your Local Economy

 According to Independent We Stand, for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community, compared to only $43 when you purchase products and services from national chains.

A 2019 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that a total of 926,960 people are employed in housekeeping services, all of whom are at risk of losing hours or their jobs entirely due to complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. These housekeepers are also risking their health by offering cleaning services since they come into direct contact with dirty objects, fabrics, and other surfaces. If you make the decision to hire a cleaning service such as Gem City Cleaning Solutions, you are doing your part in fueling the economy and your local community. 


Keeping Your Home Clean

If you’re looking for a team of professional cleaners that will leave your home looking spotless, look no further. At Gem City Cleaning Solutions, we understand that time is money, and a clean environment is important to your health and business. Contact us today for more information or book an appointment with us now!

Thank you, Gem City Cleaning Solutions!

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“My house has never been cleaner!”

-Jane S.

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“FANTASTIC job .. extraordinary!!”


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-Christina G.

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“Thank you so much!!! The house is lovely. You did an awesome job! Grateful for you!!”

-Jodi A.

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“Did an amazing job for an extremely reasonable price!! Absolutely thrilled with the deep move in cleaning they did on my new home!”

-Kelly C.

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“Really impressed with this small business owner's attention to detail as well as her hands-on approach. The entire first experience was above all expectations and we are looking forward to many more to come.”

-Ronald K.