House cleaning is one of the oldest professions of the industrialized world. Once workers began to spend their time working at industries away from the home and a middle class began to emerge, people began to realize they needed someone to help them around the house. The house cleaning industry emerged and has been largely unchanged ever since. For 150 years, housekeepers have come over and cleaned and then left. That’s about all there is to it. However, there are still trends that are emerging in the industry.
1 — It’s Easier Than Ever
One of the trends in the cleaning industry is a trend across basically all service jobs. The housekeepers are making it easier than ever for you to get your house cleaned. Many of them work through apps that you can download on your phone. Some of them can be found, hired, and evaluated on an app. That provides you with some protection if you’re hiring a freelancer who is not affiliated with a larger business. Others simply request payment and get paid through apps on the phone. That means you won’t have to worry about writing checks, withdrawing money, or getting your housekeeper’s money on time. You can just make the transaction from your phone.
2 — Free Cleaning Tools
Many housekeepers are giving their customers free cleaning tools such as proprietary cleaning solutions. They might give away branded scrub brushes, dusters, and rubber gloves. There are a few reasons why this trend has been growing. For one, it is a way for a housekeeping company to advertise for free. Every time you clean up a spill on your kitchen counter, you’ll see their logo. It gives you their contact information right at hand when you’re thinking about cleaning.
Also, it encourages customers to keep their homes a little bit cleaner than they might have otherwise. That makes it easier for housekeepers when they do come over.
3 — Green Cleaning
Eco-friendly cleaning has been growing in popularity as well. Eco-friendly cleaning typically means that house cleaners will use chemicals that are safe to be discarded. Many house cleaners have been exploring different ways to make use of vinegar, for example. Acetic acid is the primary ingredient in vinegar; at high concentrations, it’s a fairly strong acid. It can be used to clean everything from ovens to windows.
These are just three of the most popular trends in the cleaning industry; as technology changes, the industry is constantly innovating.