How to Start a House Cleaning Business

House cleaning business is a perfect option for part time workers, new entrepreneurs, and those people who were thinking of a career change. Starting a house cleaning business is quite easy and is less expensive with minimum operating cost, and flexible working hours. However, most people who had dreamed about starting a house cleaning business have been doubtful in putting their plans into action. This is because these people are so confused that they are thinking how to start the business and how to find people who need their service. This article will help you to successfully start your house cleaning business.

The first step in starting a house cleaning business is to create your business plan and business policy. Find out a good and catchy name for your business, which stands out from your competitors. The next step is to apply for an insurance policy for you house cleaning business. Many people think that this is not so important, but insuring your business eases the minds of your prospective clients and helps you to work freely with peace of mind.

The next step is to apply for a copy of your police record and background check. Hopefully, you won’t have one. But you need to apply for it so as to get an official copy stating “No Record”. You will find the application form at the Police Station, State Trooper Barracks, or the City Hall, depending up on which area you are residing. Just fill it and mail to the respective office, within two weeks you will receive your form back with official sealing. Take copies of the form; you can attach it with your information packet while showing your clients.

Yes, information packet is very important, as it impresses your client that your business is professional. Your information packet must include a photocopy or print out of your policy and procedures, references, a sample work order, and insurance details. Remember to clearly mention the details of your working policy. That is, how you operate your house cleaning business; your working hours; are you ready to work on weekends; your payment details (per job or per hour); how should you be paid (by check, cash or money order); and simply anything you need to tell about your job.

Your sample work order should explain details of how you provide your housecleaning service. For example, how will you clean a bedroom? You can provide information like this – sheets changed, bedroom furniture dusted, carpets vacuumed, ceiling fan will be dusted, and trinkets dusted. Also, in your sample work order mention custom work orders can be created if your clients need any extra work that is not explained in your work order.

The final step is making your business cards. While creating your business card include your name and contact options only. Don’t put anything like “cheap” or “free estimates” on your cards. You must present yourself as an individual offering professional house cleaning services.

Go ahead, why waiting, start your house cleaning business today.

This guide was written by Keisha Seaton, the owner of http://my-articles.com. To read more articles on small business please visit http://www.my-articles.com/Category/Small-Business/73.

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4 Responses

  1. Madi HCbayabao says:

    …thank you, this is a big help in our study… perfect…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Opening a cleaning service business of your own definitely requires less startup cost compared to other businesses although you still need to at least earn credentials for clients to pour in. You might want to enroll in accredited short housekeeping trainings and don’t be afraid to start with a few clients. If you give a satisfying service, usually word gets spread. Your clients will eventually refer you to others they know. So plan everything before you begin your business. 

  3. The big advantage of a house cleaning business is that it is relatively inexpensive to start and can earn you revenue quickly. The biggest challenge is to find those first cleaning jobs. Find out how at Starting a Cleaning Service.

  4. Dry Cleaning Business says:

    Another good piece of advice is to make sure your business plan has a very clear plan for marketing and growing your new house cleaning business otherwise you may have a hard time making any money.

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