We Tried It:

April 7, 2015

A few months back, I had the opportunity to try MyClean, a cleaning service where you can get quotes easily online, as well as schedule and pay for a cleaning.

Now, I’ve never experienced a cleaning service before, and before our maid showed up, I was quickly throwing all my clothes into the closet – I finally understood that feeling I had heard from friends growing up – about cleaning before the maid gets there.

We were in the house when our cleaning lady, Deborah, showed up, but if we had a doorman, we had the option of leaving our keys and Deborah could have come right in. With MyClean, you don’t have to worry about your belongings, which I know can be a concern – all of the staff at MyClean has background checks, completed a rigorous training, and are insured and bonded, meaning you’ll be covered if there is any accident.

We clean fairly regularly so I didn’t think I would notice a difference from the cleaning but honestly, it was a huge difference after Deborah finished up. The sink shined, our stovetop finally had stains off of it that I had spent hours trying to clean, and the hardwood floor was so clean I nearly slipped on it as I ran across in my socks. What a huge difference – and we could easily see what Deborah did because she left a 50 point checklist that all MyClean employees use to show you their level of work.

My cleaning was $130 for the Get It Clean package (I have a one bedroom), which is deal for those who haven’t cleaned in a few weeks. A Deep Clean package is also available which is ideal for moving in or out ($249). There’s also a Keep It Clean if you want to keep your home in tip-top condition and is ideal for those who book weekly. You can get a weekly subscription service if you’d like, and save 15% per clean.

I definitely would recommend MyClean’s Get It Clean twice a year for annual spring and fall cleaning. If you can pad your budget and do it more frequently, especially if you and your roommates fight about cleaning, it might be worth it to get the subscription. If I were to move again in the city, a Deep Clean would be ideal, as it’s one less thing to worry about during a very stressful time.

Photo courtesy of MyClean

Disclosure: I received a free cleaning in exchange for my review.

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