Some ways to hire house cleaners include using personal referrals from family and friends, utilizing a professional service such as Molly Maids, or hiring an individual house cleaner from a professional association such as Angie's List. Prices and services vary depending on type of service selected.
Individual house cleaners are often less expensive than professional cleaners, but may not be professionally certified. Professional house cleaners generally charge by the hour or by square foot. As of 2015, hourly rates are typically between $25 and $35, while square foot rates are used for an initial appointment to determine a baseline rate for a particular home. Rates may change depending on how often a homeowner requests cleaning to be done. Many cleaners are willing to offer discounted rates if homeowners sign a long-term contract or pay for multiple visits upfront.