House cleaning is not fun, but it has to be done. From daily tidy-ups to weekly scrubbing and the ever-popular annual spring cleaning, the hassles of maintaining a clean home is never-ending.

Many people are happy or willing to do this job themselves, but some hire professional house cleaners to do get the tough stains out.  It's always smart to get at least 3 quotes from local house cleaner near you in order to ensure you are getting a fair market value.  Not every cleaning service charges the same way and it's good to find a company that fits the needs of the house or area to be cleaned.

In some cases, a specialiy cleaner may be required.  Professionals that clean carpets, floors, windows, roofs, pavement, and other areas of the home should be evaulated on their own instead of with regular home cleaners.  In order to find the best services for the job, it's smart to read reviews and check ratings before hiring any local cleaner to work in a home.  Angie's List provides real reviews and ratings of professional cleaning services in your area.

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You need some odd tools to clean the oddest items around the house, including toothpicks, pumice stones and Magic Erasers.
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Wondering how to clean that odd item or tackle out-of-the-ordinary chores?
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Got a stubborn stain. The best laundry stain fighters you can use are probably in your kitchen pantry.
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Before hiring, meet prospective house cleaners in person and find out how they set their rates.
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Don't let stains and spills sack your Super Bowl party.
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Dear Angie: What is reasonable to expect from a housecleaning service? — Richard H., San Antonio.