I truly love my home at Gotham West. I live alone in a spacious and comfortable one-bedroom apartment. The problem is that I’m just too lazy to do the housecleaning myself. I mean seriously, who has time for that?
Vacuum cleaning the furniture and carpet is just not my thing. I don’t like polishing the oak floors, or washing the giant windows. The large L-shaped kitchen is something that I can’t do without since I love to cook, but cleaning is a different story.
I admit I’m a slob. So when looking for a housecleaning service, I want to make sure that they are reliable and thorough. Here are some things I consider:
- How good are their references? I check all references to make sure that they actually leave a home clean after they do their job. Some cleaners use equipment that doesn’t really work that well. And of course, they should provide the services you need.
- Can they be trusted? Letting someone you don’t know into your home can make you anxious. The cleaning service should screen their employees properly and put your mind at ease.
- Do they have insurance? There’s a running joke in New York that lawsuits are an everyday occurrence. It can be a legal mess if the cleaners break something valuable in your home, or they get hurt. So you really need a cleaning service with insurance.
- Can the same person do the cleaning every time? It’s already a risk when you have a stranger come in to do the cleaning, but having different strangers each time may be too much.
As for me, the entire process was actually quite simple. I just asked the concierge in my apartment building, and they arranged for everything. I now have a great cleaning service at a great price. As a single guy living alone, that’s the kind of efficiency I love and appreciate. Thank you, Gotham West!