by Cora Gold May 26, 2021 3 min read

We live in a DIY culture, and that goes for pretty much everything you could think of, from crafting and decor to cleaning services. While, of course, people have been cleaning their homes and personal items themselves since the dawn of time, there is something to be said for inviting a professional in to get the job done every once in a while, too. In fact, it can be a delicate balance, and only you can decide which one is right for you. While of course, everyone is different and has different priorities, you can learn about the differences between professional home cleaning and DIY so you can make the best decision for you. Here’s a bit of what you need to know when it comes to choosing the right option for you and your home.

1.  Your Home

When it comes to your home, you likely have a decent amount of experience cleaning at least certain things yourself. However, there are times and circumstances that definitely call for some outside assistance. Specifically, you can ask yourself if you have the time to thoroughly clean everything you want to clean on a regular basis, if there is special equipment you can’t usually access that a professional would, how many rooms you need cleaned and other questions of that nature.

2.  Your Car

Plenty of people love the experience of washing their own car, but if you want to get the job done on a regular basis quickly and easily, you may have already considered going for professional car washes instead. The car wash industry isn’t what it used to be — from the use of sonar technology to the convenience of membership programs, there are so many great reasons to go for a professional wash, even just to try it out and see how you like it.

3.  Your Laundry

Laundry is another service that most people know how to do on their own, but turning to a professional from time to time can certainly have its perks. Specifically, if you don’t have a washer and dryer in your home — or in your unit of your apartment — or if you don’t have the time to justify doing it yourself, dropping your laundry or using a pick-up service can be a great alternative. Additionally, if you have delegates or specific materials that need intensive care, professionals might be best equipped to handle your laundry.

4.  Your Carpets

While this one can do hand in hand with home cleaning, carpet cleaning can be a bit more specific. While you can definitely DIY plenty of carpet cleaning jobs, you may want to ask yourself if it’s worth the time and energy. Especially if you have a large surface area to cover or your carpets need deep cleaning, the equipment professionals have access to can be the best way to get the job done quickly.

Professional Cleaning or DIY

There are so many places in your home and your life that the DIY approach can save you money and effort. However, calling in a professional can sometimes be the best way to get the job done. Really, it all depends on you, your comfort level and what you need out of the cleaning service.



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