Finding a “House Call” In the Twin Cities

Hopefully, after reading the December column on grocery delivery, you avoided the holiday rush at the grocery store and enjoyed […]

Hopefully, after reading the December column on grocery delivery, you avoided the holiday rush at the grocery store and enjoyed having your favorite cuisine delivered right to your doorstep. And, if the column didn’t entice you, maybe the 10 inches of snow we received made Johnny’s Dairy Delivery sound quite appealing. Now that the holidays are over, we’re left with fond memories, feelings of comfort and joy and…a huge mess! It’s time for another “house call.”

Professional Cleaning Services

When the subject of having a “cleaning lady” comes up with my friends, my first impulse is to feel guilty about the two times per month that I walk in the door to a Pine Fresh Scent and dog hair-free floors. But this simple resource helps me maintain my values of having a clean home, happy marriage and quality time with my children. These values were also important to (in the words of Tom Brokaw) “The Greatest Generation,” but many are physically unable to perform cleaning duties. Now comes the issue of finding a high quality, reasonable cleaning service.

First, ask your neighbors. A person not contracted through a professional cleaning service will often be cheaper and more accommodating, especially if they’re already in your neighborhood. If your neighbors don’t want to admit they have a cleaning person, try Cleaning Authority or Molly Maid. They are both established companies with detailed house cleaning packages. If you’re a senior, organizations such as Common Sense Services for Seniors, Provenience Senior Concierge Services and Senior Community Services offer housecleaning and light chore services, some on a sliding fee scale. Many seniors enjoy the company as well and caregivers appreciate that someone is scheduled to “check in.”

If maintaining a clean household isn’t an issue for you, maybe you could still use some help organizing your boxes of holiday decorations and putting your house back together. Organize Plus and Home & Life Organization are both local companies that can reduce your stress and bring order back into your life.

Once you’ve made the commitment to enjoy a clean house without the stress and risk of injury, shop around, interview service providers and select an option that you’re comfortable with and that meets your cleaning standards.

Cleaning Authority: www.thecleaningauthority.com; 952-829-0577

Common Sense Services for Seniors: www.commonsense4seniors.net; 651-552-0288

CottageCare:
www.cottagecare.com/locator/minnesota.htm; 952-944-8020

Home and Life Organization: 952-361-4247

Molly Maid: 952-401-1890

Organize Plus: www.organizeplus.org; 952-361-3409

Provenience Senior Concierge Services: www.proveniencecare.com; 651-341-6763

Senior Community Services: www.seniorcommunity.org; 952-541-1019

Tami: 612-327-7279 – Free estimate, reasonable rates, fresh, clean scented products, detailed and thorough.

Lisa Schmidtke can be reached by email at lisa@housecalls-network.com or by phone at 952-221-0722. Housecalls Network does not endorse any particular provider. Access Press and Housecalls Network assume no responsibility for transactions between the readers of this article and listed organizations.