While the last year was an adventure of its own, it’s time to look forward to the new. After all, we’re over a month into the new. That’s right. A new year means new adventures. New adventures mean new spills and new dirt. New dust. And new crumbs.
But hey, we don’t say all that to be a downer on life! Life isn’t perfect. It will get messy and cleaning is just part of the game. And that’s OK, So let’s talk about cleaning budgets.
Have you paused to consider your cleaning budget? We thought it would be helpful to look at budget trends from the past so you can compare to your own. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, taking your cleaning budget into consideration is important.
The average amount people spend on cleaning
What is the average person on spending on cleaning? There are various facets to spending on cleaning. In any home or business spending, you’ll find cleaning products — and we hope you’ll find the use of deep cleaning services too!
The average spending on cleaning products each year
So what is the average spending on cleaning products each year?
According to The Nest, American families spend between $40 to $50 on cleaning supplies each month. That was in 2017. That’s around a whopping $600 per year. Most of that money is said to be spent on cleaning supplies that are not reusable.
As The Nest pointed out, these numbers may not be too different from region to region. This is because popular cleaning products are pretty consistent in their pricing across the U.S.
It’s a comfort to know that American families are taking care of their homes! A clean home means a healthier environment for the entire family!
Budget trends for cleaning services
So above we discussed the money spent on do-it-yourself cleaning each year. You know, the daily maintenance in keeping up with a home’s day-to-day activities.
Now we’re ready to look at what is spent on cleaning services.
Professional house cleaning
The cost of having a home professionally cleaned varies on the needs of the homeowner. Are you asking for a standard cleaning? A deep cleaning? Or a move-out cleaning?
The cost factor is dependent on what level of cleaning you’re requiring.
- Move out cleaning can range from $150 to $250 for a two bedroom home.
- Deep cleaning a 1000 square home could cost around $125. For a 3000 square foot home, you’re looking at about $300.
- For regular cleaning, it’s approximately $110 for a two bedroom, one bathroom home.
These prices will vary from location to location. In seeking out the best service, it’s a good idea to call a few professional cleaning companies. Ask about their quotes and request referrals or testimonials.
For professional carpet cleaning services, you can expect to pay around $300 to $600 for large houses. In an average home, you could spend between $100 to $250. These numbers can rise according to any extras the homeowner may wish to tack on to the carpet cleaner’s visit.
Now let’s look at exterior cleaning. If you don’t think your home’s exterior needs professional cleaning attention, look again. Soot, dust, dirt accumulates over time on your home’s siding. Spiders and other creepy crawlies make it their business to move into the nooks and crannies of your home’s exterior. (It’s a bit unnerving if you think too long about it!)
According to Home Advisor, the national average to have your home professionally power or pressure-washed is $281. The high end is $600.
This service isn’t only good for your siding, but also for your patio, deck, and driveway. You can make a grease-stained driveway look new with the power of a good cleaning business on your side.
Sure, it’s something you can do yourself, but make sure you research the best tools, procedures, and environmentally safe chemicals.
The outside of your home will sparkle in no time at all!
Cleaning is money well spent
In the long run, cleaning is money well spent. There are three reasons for this: health, good stewardship, and happiness. Your home deserves quality care. If you’re not attentive, the dirt and grime will shorten the longevity of your paint, flooring, and overall home.
Without a clean environment, germs and dust can wreak havoc on your family’s health.
Those two points contribute to happiness. A healthier home is a cheerful home — and so is the need to mitigate the list of honey-dos. Keep your home in good shape and your home will take care of you. For those of you looking to take care of your carpet the DIY way, you may wish to look at stain removal science.