If you think the cost of professional cleaning services is high, wait till you try amateur services. The underground cleaning service market, which includes hiring your nephew to come over twice a week, may seem like a cost saver, but in the long run it can be insufficient at best and seriously costly at worse. Sometimes it comes down to convenience too. Do you have the time to properly hire and screen the person you will be allowing to clean your home?
Furthermore, to handle the job right there are other management tasks. Do you want to handle the payroll, taxes and other requisites for hiring an “independent contractor” in accordance with federal law? While it may seem cheaper in the beginning, there is plenty of reason to avoid working with unskilled, unlicensed, uninsured and inexperienced cleaning professionals.