Going Rates for House Cleaning
Last week, I was speaking to an All Set customer named Linda (not her real name) about booking a house cleaning. Linda and her family recently moved to the Boston area and they were hoping some help cleaning would free up more of their weekends for family activities. As we spoke, the stress in Linda’s voice was palpable. Not only was she looking for someone she could trust in her home, but she also wasn’t familiar with the fair price of a house cleaning in Boston.
The cost of a house cleaning can be very confusing to first time customers and Linda’s time on google had yielded a wide range of pricing options and more questions than answers. House cleaning pricing is all about finding the right balance. If the price is too high, most customers will opt to clean their own homes. When the price is too low, customers start to worry about service quality.
One of the benefits of All Set for customers like Linda is the combination of user reviews and our diverse selection of pros. After checking out the reviews and chatting with a few of our pros, Linda was able to find the best house cleaner for her family’s needs.
Before considering prices you first need to consider all of the factors that can impact how much your house cleaning costs.
Top Factors Impacting House Cleaning Prices:
- Frequency of appointments: You can save by being a regular customer.
- Services: Deep cleans, window cleaning and other extras are typically not included in a pro’s base rate.
- Home layout: Not all rooms are created equal, some (like bathrooms) take longer to clean.
- Square footage: Not all 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom homes are the same. If you’re unsure of your square footage check Zillow or other property listing sites.
- Group discounts: If you band together with neighbors so your cleaner can save on travel time, they will often offer a discount (All Set does this automatically).
Boston House Cleaning Pricing Guide:
- The Wide Range of Prices for a Boston House Cleaning: $50 for small apartments to $200 for suburban homes with 5+ bedrooms
- The Average Price of a Boston House Cleaning: $75 - $100 for All Set customers
San Francisco House Cleaning Pricing Guide:
- The Wide Range of Prices for a San Francisco House Cleaning: $65 for small apartments to $250 for suburban homes with 5+ bedrooms
- The Average Price of a San Francisco House Cleaning: $90 - $125 for All Set customers