Part-Time Cleaners vs Full-Time Maids: A Comparative Analysis. It would probably take another 10 or 20 years for Japan to develop a fully operational robot that can do household chores and clean like a professional. By then, we have to rely on the most accessible resource that we currently have, humans, to do the dishes and wash clothes for us.
People have become too busy with work, family, school, and their social lives that they don’t even have a second to spare just to dust off appliances around the house. A clean house makes a peaceful mind. A disorganized surrounding is not conducive to learning and working.
Many studies have been conducted already to prove those points. Now comes the dilemma. What kind of service to avail? Should you hire part-time cleaners? Or hire full-time maids? This article aims to contrast and compare these two services to know which is much more efficient and deserves the money in our pockets.
Part-time cleaners work for approximately 30 hours a week for a single client but are sent by their agency/company to serve multiple clients in order for them to get their salaries. Their service includes travel costs so it appears to be relatively pricey. Full-time maids, in contrast to part-time cleaners, work for a single client and are stay-in. They work for more than 40 hours a week.
Before diving into the compare and contrast part, we should first discuss the things you have to consider in deciding whether to hire a full-time maid or a part-time cleaner. Absolutecleaning.com.sg gives us four things to consider and these are the size of the family, the size of the property, your lifestyle, and other obligations to fulfill by your hired maid.
You might want to hire a part-time cleaner if you only have 3-5 persons living inside the house. You might want a full-time maid if the property is a permanent residence and you really want to maintain the cleanliness of the place.
If you are that person who loves to host house parties then you might need a full-time maid to keep your house tidy. If you have other obligations you want your maid to fulfill such as taking care of children, even your pets you might want to consider a full-time maid to do these tasks.
Let’s enumerate the advantages of hiring a full-time maid first before getting into the negative side of it. Reliability, familiarity, and wider job scope are some of the positive sides of hiring a full-time maid and all of these are actually products of having the maid stay in.
After a long time, they will soon become a part of the family who you can depend on when it comes to cleaning matters inside the house. They are easily accessible so you can just call them whenever you need help and assistance. Full-time maids are all rounded. They can perform any tasks given to them and even multi-task when needed.
Employer-help issues, the need to provide extra room, and higher costs are the downside of having a full-time maid. Culture and language barriers are just some of the problems encountered by families who employ a domestic helper. And because you are the one to provide them lodging, food, and other necessities the cost of hiring them increases.
One major issue in hiring a full-time maid, and is probably the number one most discouraging aspect of hiring one, is security. You’ve seen lots of news articles mentioning theft where the main culprit is the maid living inside the house. Some maids even forge their identity to attain that good record and pleasing personality. To someone with trust issues, this is highly discouraging even terrifying,
Flexibility and privacy are advantages of hiring a part-time cleaner. They work for several hours only and are available the instant you need their help. Since they come mainly to clean and then leave immediately afterward, privacy is still maintained. To add to the long list of advantages of hiring a part-time maid, Auntie Cleaner cited productivity as the number one reason why you should hire part-time cleaners.
They are more focused on doing the tasks given to them so they tend to produce more outputs. The cons are availability, familiarity, and inconsistency. Since they come and go after the job is done they don’t build a sense of familiarity with the tasks you usually need help with. Every time a new cleaner comes the need to repeat the orientation you gave the cleaner before is draining already, just the thought of it.
I hope this article helps you in deciding which service to avail of. In the end, like every other decision, yours is the final say. Take time to weigh in these two options and what would really work for you and your family.