Typically, starting up a business requires you a lot of money to get the business moving. House cleaning business is one of the businesses that you can start up with low costs, with just a few hundred dollars; you can put up a business and can gain success with it.
When buying for the supplies needed, you have to try buying wholesale sizes so it can save you money in the long run. Avoid purchasing the cheapest stuff, since you will get what you pay for, so you will end up having cheap supplies. Remember, you need quality products to do a quality cleaning job. Doing quality work can impress your customers, which makes them come back to you and they can also recommend you to their family and friends.
Take note, cleaning a house is not always the same, it differs between initial cleaning from maintenance cleaning. It will take you much time and effort to clean a messy place than to a place that is being cleaned regularly. If you are asked to do initial cleaning, you can price it about 50% above your normal rate for the same job. If you charge about $90.00 for a home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, if you are asked for initial cleaning for the same type of home, you have to charge about $160.00.
For you to easily make the right rates for your service, you can check out the rates of your competitors. You have to get information about your competitors, the services and prices they provide. You have to set up your price list for different houses’ sizes and you can base it with your competitors’ prices as well. Per an additional 1000sqft, you have to add $15.00 or $20.00, to cover your time and your expenses.
Remember, with standard house cleaning jobs, window cleaning, refrigerator cleaning, and oven cleaning are not included. So, if they ask you to clean it up, you have to put additional prices. You can charge $5.00 per normal-sized window and about $15.00 to $20.00 for the oven and refrigerator.