How to Start A House Cleaning BusinessÖ ÖIn 7 Simple Steps
By Fayola Peters
One of main reasons people start businesses is to make money. For some itís a blessing to make money doing something they love. Iím not saying that you have to love house cleaning in order to have a successful house cleaning business; however it would be a good idea if you didnít hate it.
How much money you make depends on how big you want your business to be. It could be a one person operation where you set up at home and service areas close to home, or you could set up a commercial office and hire people to work for you.
Here are 7 simple steps to get you started on your own house cleaning business.
1) Decide exactly what kind of house cleaning services you will offer. Here you decided what cleaning you will do, like making beds, vacuuming, mopping and waxing floors, dusting and so on. Also note what you wonít do, e.g. laundry. You can also decide to specialize, e.g. by cleaning carpets only, or cleaning suspended ceilings only.
2) Pricing your housecleaning service. To have an idea of how to charge for your housecleaning service, use your competition. Check your telephone directory and classified ads section in your local newspapers for cleaning businesses, call them up (pretend to be a prospective client) and find out exactly what cleaning services they offer and how much they charge. With this information gathered decide best price to charge for your cleaning service.
3) Workout startup costs. For this you need to consider, tools, material, transport, advertising, insurance etc. Write down a list all tools and material you need, like cleaners, sponges, mops, carpet cleaning equipment etc. Next find out cost of each item on list and write it down next to item.
Transport: you will have to estimate your costs here. You see it depends on where your client is located and your means of transportation to get to your client. (Having your own vehicle would be to your advantage).