When you start living in a clutter-free and organized home after doing the KonMari Method, or even just living with fewer things, it makes cleaning your home so much easier. It’s so important to create a healthy environment in your own home so that the air you breathe is safe and you can avoid getting sick. I have always cleaned my own home, but as life gets busier I can only make time to clean countertops, wash dishes, sweep the kitchen and living room floors, and take out the trash and recycling on a daily, regular basis. However, general cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, and washing the floors, does not happen as often as I would like it to be. Being a busy parent living an entrepreneurial lifestyle, cleaning does not always make the top of my priority list. Did you know that 25% of Torontonians spend about an hour cleaning their homes each week? Only 33% of Torontonians pay for regular weekly house cleaning. Also, women find that household chores are their second-biggest daily stress (just after finances), and for men household chores are last on the list! Even though my house is in order, I am the main person doing the majority of the cleaning at home, which can be frustrating at times. Almost half (45%) of Torontonians feel the cleanliness of their homes has been the source of conflict in their relationship. So I decided to experience a professional cleaning service so that I can make better use of my time and have some self-care, by having an expert take care of things while I work during the day.
I discovered Adèle House Cleaning, a professional house cleaning service based in Toronto, as well as Montreal. Adèle uses a unique online booking system, with technology that caters to today’s busy clients like myself. I really like that you can easily book and pay for their services online, up to 24 hours in advance, and there’s even flexible and commitment-free appointments for people looking for one-time or continuous services. It was really important for me that the cleaning company I chose to use works with healthy natural products for the health and well-being of my family, and I was happy to know that Adèle uses eco-friendly ECOLOGO® certified products which means it has the highest international environmental certification, and that gives me peace of mind. The Adèle cleaning Pros are thoroughly trained and insured, so you know you are getting trustworthy and reliable people working in your home.
When it came to booking my appointment, it was user-friendly and everything was really simple to enter in and it felt like an easy process to make the appointment. When you first book, it asks you for your postal code and then what kind of home you live in to determine the service that would suit your home. I live in a typical semi-detached house in Leslieville, Toronto with three bedrooms, one and a half bath, kitchen, dining and living room with three floors. So the size of my home would mean my appointment would be approximately 3-4 hrs and 40 min. long. There are three service options to choose from, and I chose an “on-demand” service for just one time. You can also select a “subscription” option for weekly, every 2-3 weeks, or monthly services. If you do Airbnb or any short-term rental you can pick an option for this service which happens between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. You can include what times the Adèle Pro expert can arrive from the earliest to latest times and if you will be there or not and special instructions for entering the home.
When my appointment was confirmed, I realized that I didn’t enter the correct date that I wanted, so I quickly sent a message through their online chat and submitted my message. However I was able to figure out when checking my dashboard that I could easily edit and change the dates on my own, and it was quick to fix to change the date and get a confirmation instantly. I was relieved that I didn’t have to get on the phone to waste time to change this. I received an email notification to inform me of the change and also of when my Adèle cleaning expert would be available to come that day. You also get notification reminders of your appointment and your Adèle cleaning Pro will contact you via text message to let you know exactly what time they will arrive. It really feels like the Airbnb of cleaning services which I like.
On the day of the scheduled cleaning service, I decided to welcome the Adèle cleaning expert on arrival. When she arrived at my doorstep, she was really friendly and I instantly felt comfortable having her in my home. I showed her around my house and then provided my vacuum for her to use throughout the house, as this is required for them to do the work. Then I decided to work outside of home at a local cafe so that I could focus on my work and let her clean and work her magic! When I returned after 4 hours, she was just about finished and then she had me inspect the home before she left. I quickly noticed right away an incredible change in my home; it felt like the time when I first moved into my house almost nine years ago! Everything was shining, from my toaster, to the fridge, the faucets and mirrors (even the toilet!), which I haven’t seen shine and sparkle in so long. Everything felt so brand new and it was such a difference to see and even feel. I could even sense from breathing that my home was no longer dusty.
Getting a professional cleaning is like a whole new level of cleaning that I think I can’t even make my home sparkle in the same way. One thing to note is that the cleaning service is actually not a deep cleaning that does scouring or scrubbing down the inside of your oven or shower and it does not include tidying the "things"you have. Even though deep cleaning is not part of the service, you really feel and see the difference with getting your home a really good refresh. Click here: https://www.adelehousecleaning.com/house-cleaning-services/) to check out what’s included in the service. After my cleaning was complete, Adèle sent me an email for a cool meal box for three free meals delivered to my home so I don’t have to worry about cooking and I can save even more time, such a nice surprise! I would definitely consider using this service again, and to me it really felt like self-care for both my time and my home and is definitely worth the investment to experience.
If your interested to have the Adèle cleaning experience, visit https://www.adelehousecleaning.com/ and use my promo code Michele30 for $30 off your first cleaning (only valid for first-time users).