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Many people are willing to pay to have their homes professionally cleaned. They either don’t have the time to do it themselves or prefer someone else to do it. After all, most people do not find cleaning fun.
Residential cleaning services have families or people as clients, whereas commercial cleaning services perform their services for companies and larger buildings. Building a residential cleaning company to meet homeowners’ cleaning needs can be easy to do with the proper planning and preparation.
Know How To Clean
Familiarize yourself with how to clean certain areas and pieces of furniture. You’ll need to know how to remove stains; clean different surfaces, such as ceramic tile and linoleum; remove pet hair and stains; clean soap scum from bathrooms; and clean fireplaces.
Know What You Want Out of the Business
Choose whether you will be operating your business on a part-time or full-time schedule. You’ll also need to choose whether you’ll run the business solely by yourself or if you’ll hire employees. Set up a home office or rent commercial space to run your company from.
Have an Idea of Pricing and Scheduling
Establish how often you’ll offer your services. For example, you can tell clients that they can choose from weekly, monthly or one-time cleaning services. You can also offer special pricing for spring cleaning times.
Make Your Business Stand Out
Consider adding additional services to your basic residential cleaning services. For example, offer carpet cleaning, pressure washing or window cleaning on top of your other jobs. This can help give you an edge over your competition.
You can hone your clientele to a specific group or you can provide your services to anybody and everybody who is willing to pay. If you have limited clientele, make sure that they will consistently stick with your company. This way you won’t get stuck without income because you have a few undependable clients.
Make sure to instill trust in your clients. The people who will pay for your cleaning services must believe that you’ll be trustworthy while in their homes. Present yourself in a professional, genuine way, and make sure that you hire employees who will do the same.
Consider Opting into a Franchise
Ready to get started on your new business? Consider purchasing a cleaning service franchise to give yourself a built-in support network. Franchises are a great option for first-time business owners because the business plan has already been tried and tested, and it’s proven to work.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.