Cleaning business is turning out to be one of the most sought after businesses to get into. As the rising levels of pollution is becoming a huge cause of concern for people around the world, and especially in big cities, super busy households find it quite difficult to take time out for house cleaning at their own.
Moreover, growing businesses and ever expanding commercial setups are constantly increasing the demand of dedicated cleaning teams.
If you think you can manage your very own team of cleaners, but you’re concerned about investment, you must be looking to know how to start a cleaning business with no money. Well, the good news is that, it is possible, however, you do need to invest in good equipment which is not too costly (you can manage this small investment from friends of family, or even with an emergency business loan or even with credit card funding).
Generally, for a house cleaning business here are the things needed to start a cleaning business:
- A good heavy duty vacuum cleaner with warranty.
- Cloth rags
- Paper towels
- Toilet brush
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Dust pan & brush
- Dry mop
- Wet mop & bucket
- Latex gloves
- Wet floor signs (optional)
- Extension cord
- Window cleaner
- Disinfectant cleaner
- Bathroom cleaner
- Furniture polish
- Soft Scrub product for sinks
- SOS pads
- Feather duster
- High duster
- Caddy with handle to keep your supplies in.
Depending upon your packages and target market, you can make your own list of cleaning equipment too.
You can also offer services like $15/hour using your own equipment and $12/hour using customers’ equipment and supplies. As, almost every household has their own equipment and supplies, they would be interested in saving money, and it can work great when you’re starting up on budget and do not have to invest in equipment.
So, start making your own list of cleaning equipment, for instance, if you’re offering commercial cleaning too, the supplies list may go farther. Remember, that you may start a bigger project with limited budget even, i.e. for bigger projects the industry cleaning machines like vacuum cleaners, carpet vacuum, etc. can be bought second-hand or rented on requirement basis.
The equipment which is required for cleaning business costs hardly anything, when it comes to work out on expected ROI, but most important is the manpower which must be trained to do the cleaning job at best.
The market is full of cleaning supplies; so at times, it may be difficult to find the right product due to the stiff competition. So, ideally, you must do a careful research on available brands before starting up, and when it comes to purchase cleaning supplies, always buy in bulk, i.e. for the whole month. You can get best price from hypermarkets and it will also save your travel time and money to buy for the whole month.