Cleaning fees definitely vary from market to market. In certain rural markets, you can find an individual housekeeper for as low as $10/hour and in some more expensive destinations (like Hawaii or Destin) you may have to pay upwards of $30/hour.
Here is a quick way to figure out what you may pay for housekeeping (where BR is the number of bedrooms and BA is the number of bathrooms):
Cleaning Fee= $20 * (Sum of # of BR + BA)
Ex. A 3BR/2BA would be $20 * (3+2) or $20 * 5 = $100
The factors that will determine whether your cleaning fee is higher of lower than the number above include:
- The number of beds in each of the bedrooms. Naturally, a room with two sets of bunk beds will take more time to launder and make up than a room with one queen sized bed.
- Whether you have a washer and dryer onsite or if you use a linen service.
- Additional tasks beyond basic cleaning that you ask your housekeeper to complete like: draining and refilling the hot tub, mowing the lawn, transporting garbage, etc.
- Whether you supply the cleaning supplies and paper products or if your housekeeper or cleaning service does.
- The number of vacation rentals and the cost of living in your market.
- The number of levels your home has. (A single level will be easier to clean than one with multiple stories.)
- The remoteness of your home. If you own in an area that is off the beaten path, you may have to pay more to have a housekeeper come out due to increased time and gas costs.
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