Finding a housecleaner in Phoenix
March 1, 2014 7:46 PM Subscribe
I want to find a housecleaner for Mr. Nat, who lives across the country from me, in Tempe, AZ. I have never hired a housecleaner of any sort myself, and don't really know how to find/evaluate people, especially at a distance. I'm interested in both general advice and specific Pheonix recommendations.
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Other possibly pertinent information: Mr. Nat is not a slovenly sort but really doesn't like cleaning, and tends towards the cluttered; the real issue is he hates cleaning kitchen+bathrooms+dusting+vacuuming. So, when you're an adult and you know a thing needs doing, but you hate it/are bad at it- you either learn, or hire someone else if you can.
He'd like to hire someone else. I'd like to help him find someone. Ideally I would do legwork and get some names, then pay for the first service; it'd be up to him to continue it if he likes.
However, neither of us knows anything about getting a good housecleaner, and treating them appropriately. We'd both like to make sure the person is appropriately paid, and well treated. General etiquette tips would be nice too.. I mean, there are probably things one just doesn't leave out for a housecleaner to pick up, but I haven't the slightest what those things would be! I grew up doing my own dusting and cleaning the tub and whatnot, so I'm a little lost here.
So, educate me. How does one find a housecleaner (for 2 bedroom apt, probably for 1/monthly or such), especially at a distance? How in specific do I find one in Tempe? Do any of you know someone in Tempe to recommend?