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The Guide That Makes Starting a Residential Cleaning Company Simple

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Do you enjoy cleaning and are you good at it? Have you ever considered starting your own business?

You can combine your passion for cleaning and your interest in entrepreneurship by starting your own residential cleaning company.

Most people don’t enjoy cleaning, and most people aren’t very good at it, either. Also, few people want to spend their free time cleaning their homes.

As a result, this is a service that many people are willing to pay someone else to do for them – and they should be paying you!

Fortunately, starting a residential cleaning company is simple. Even if you’ve never attempted small business ownership before, if you set your mind to doing your absolute best, you can become the best cleaning company in your area.

Read on for tips on how to get started and how to rise to the top.

Getting Started

Getting started is always the hardest part when trying something new. The key to overcoming that obstacle is simple – start!

If you want to start your own residential cleaning company, you’ll first need to make some decisions.

What kind of cleaning products will you use? What general local area will you serve? What days and times will you be available to clean? Do you want to work alone or hire others to work with you? How much will you charge your customers?

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Once you have brainstormed the answers to the above questions, you need to make your company legal. You’ll need to get a business license and set up a business bank account before you can proceed.

Your next step is the most important. You’ll need to find a few initial clients. You can probably find your first clients through word of mouth.

Ask your friends and family if they need their homes cleaned; you might consider offering a discount in exchange for positive online reviews.

Rising to the Top

You may find plenty of clients through networking and word-of-mouth, but if you want your business to grow, you might need to advertise and market yourself and your business.

Advertising can be as simple as posting fliers around town. Alternately, you can purchase paid advertising in local publications or on local radio to get the word out to your community.

The best way to succeed in the cleaning industry is to offer the highest quality service you possibly can on a very consistent basis. You should always show up on time and you must keep meticulous records.

You should always do your absolute best when cleaning. Whenever possible, go above and beyond and show your customers how important they are to you.

If you do all of the above, your business will blossom. You will soon have more clients seeking your services than it is possible for you to serve.

However, if this does not occur on its own and you feel like you are doing everything right, then you may benefit from some consulting assistance; Debbie Sardone Consulting helps residential cleaning services thrive.

Good Luck With Your Residential Cleaning Company

Starting a residential cleaning company is easy for the right person. Are you the right person? Can you do all of the above things with a smile on your face? If so, this may be the right path for you.


Good luck with small business ownership; you will find it to be challenging but so worth it in the long run. There’s nothing quite like owning your own business!

Does this seem like the right startup for you? If you’re interested in learning about others, check out our Startup Ideas section for more!


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