Reliable cleaning services?

4/28/2008 Blast from the past:

While I’m on “vacation” (if you would even call it that), I’m bumping some older entries and other items that might still be of interest to readers both old and new. Here’s one about cleaning services in Hoboken. Do you have anyone you would recommend?

4/9/2007:
hoboken-house-cleaning.jpgI think I’ve heard good and bad opinions about each and every cleaning service in the area. Notwithstanding the occasional mishap, are there any downright reliable house cleaning outfits in the area?

Hoboken411 has most of the cleaning services listed on the site, and reader “Dramaqueen2000” chimes in with her request for feedback from the rest of you!

She said:

“Hi 411,
I have been a loyal reader of your blog for several months now, and have recommended it to several friends who live in Hoboken. I really enjoy the (often) pointed repartee that is volleyed between some of the blog regulars, and I appreciate how the blog sheds a light on how things really work in this town, Behind the Brownstones, so to speak. Thank you!

Does anyone have any feedback on cleaning services in Hoboken?
I would like to find someone trustworthy, thorough, and not so expensive that I feel ripped off. I did not see any listings under your business section, and I would like to hear people’s feedback.

Thanks and regards,
Dramaqueen 2000″

Here are the cleaning services listed.

All Season Cleaning
Continental Maid Service
Crystal Clean Services
Juliana Personal Cleaning Service
Natural Housekeeping
Quality Home Cleaning
Rags to Roses Cleaning Service
Regina’s Maids
Swept Away
Thorough Cleaning & Concierge

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118 Comments on "Reliable cleaning services?"


Member
8 years 4 months ago

Hey, I’ve used Natural Housekeeping for 3 months now. Not only are they thorough (she comes in and organizes my desk and under my bed), they’re trustworthy. I accidentally left a diamond necklace sitting on the top of my toilet bowl on the day of my cleaning. I came home to find it in a much safer place (middle of my range, right where I would see it immediately). Also, I’ve asked her not to organize this shelf/clean the tv/etc. and she follows the directions and never screws up. And my cats are never frazzled when I return home after she cleans, so she’s good with pets.

If I were you, I’d call Natural Housekeeping and request Valentina. She’s reliable, dependable, honest & thorough. For a 1 BR, approx 600 square feet, it’s $70/visit. It’s WELL worth it.

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willow
8 years 4 months ago

$70 for a 1 bedroom. That seems a little steep.

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Fisty McDIll
8 years 4 months ago

I’ve heard on a couple of different occasions that some of the girls in town provide an “extra service” from time to time. Is this true? Who should I call?

Member
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”20317″]$70 for a 1 bedroom. That seems a little steep.[/quote]
It was the lowest quote I found from the 3 cleaning services that actually bothered to call me back (I left messages at every single one listed on this site).

Member
8 years 4 months ago

I live in a 2 bedroom and have tried two different cleaners. I only have someone come in once a month, I don’t want to be locked into paying twice a month because I don’t think it’s necessary.

Christina is a hispanic lady who charges $65 and does a decent job. I have difficulty communicating with her, tracking her down by phone, and also with the language barrier. For a while I couldn’t reach her at all, so that’s when I had someone else come in based off of a friend’s recommendation. Christina is trustworthy – over the summer I misplaced my diamond ring one drunken night and couldn’t find it anywhere – a month or two later, she came in to clean, and when I came home it was sitting on my bookshelf in plain sight. I would consider recommending her. Will see how it goes this week with contacting her at her new number.

Ray works for Bonnie’s maids, charged $60 per visit for the 2 bedrooms, and did not do as thorough of a job as Christina. I would not have him back and would not recommend him.

If anyone has a strong recommendation, please let us all know. KS – if you’re paying $70 for one bedroom, I can’t imagine how much it would be for two. I don’t think I’m willing to pay that much.

ps – Can someone tell fisty to shut up with the inappropriate, off-topic remarks?