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Maid Service vs Housekeeper: Which One is Better?

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Do you have a space that needs cleaning but you’re unsure of who to hire for the job? Most people will turn to a maid service or housekeeper if they’re looking for help without even knowing the differences between them. 

Maid services and housekeepers might leave your home or office looking clean and tidy, b there are some important considerations when weighing these options. Let’s break each one down so you can consider which choice is right for you.

Maid Services

The benefits to hiring a maid service are numerous, and they’re the premier choice for anyone looking for a cleaning team. Maid services are usually provided through an agency or private business, which is great because they’ll be trustworthy and insured with their employer. 

Maid services are usually hired for longer periods of time, and can be booked on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. When visiting your home or office, they’ll offer to do some of the following things:

  • Dusting surfaces like tables, desks, doors, shelves, and cabinets
  • Cleaning behind furniture and other hard to reach areas
  • Vacuuming and/or mopping the floors
  • Deep cleaning in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms
  • Polishing glass windows, glass doors, and any other surfaces
  • Cleaning appliances like fridges, washing machines, and dishwashers

With standardized training provided by their employers, maid services won’t miss anything as they go through your home or office. While you might see them less than a typical housekeeper, maid services will do a thorough job that should leave a noticeable impact over multiple days.

Housekeepers Service

You’re probably going to have a few different needs aside from just cleaning if you’re looking to hire a housekeeper. These independent contractors usually visit multiple times per week, and often assist with other things around the house.

Of course, cleaning is a big part of a housekeeper’s responsibilities, but they’re typically hired by busy families who need assistance with a wide range of other roles. Here are some examples of a housekeeper’s tasks:

  • Mopping and/or vacuuming
  • Dusting surfaces and appliances
  • House cleaning and organizing
  • Making beds and changing bed sheets
  • Washing clothes
  • Preparing meals
  • Running errands for the family
  • Babysitting and children supervision

These are just a few of the things housekeepers might be expected to do. Housekeepers will take on a variety of tasks to keep a household running smoothly, as opposed to a maid service who will focus only on cleaning. Housekeepers will do a great job of cleaning as well, but the additional responsibilities they take on will ultimately take away from how much time they have to clean up.

It’s important to keep in mind that housekeepers are usually independent contractors and aren’t associated with a larger agency or private company. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s something to consider when you’re looking to hire somebody to come into your home or office.

If you do need a team of trusted and friendly professionals to clean up, book an appointment with Master Maid! We offer one-time and regular cleaning services for homes and offices in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Our main office is in Toronto, but our commercial cleaning services are available in the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville, North York, Vaughan, and many other cities in Ontario. You may also reach us via (647) 888-8441 for inquiries regarding our service locations.

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