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House cleaning pricing guide (Auckland)

Cleaning Auckland price

Professional cleaning companies are equipped with professional staff and equipment to handle all sorts of cleaning services and provide you with a high standard result.

House cleaning Auckland prices depend on number of factors. These factors are:

• Size of the property (including numbers of stories, bedrooms, bathrooms, living and dining areas, kitchens, offices,  and garages)

• Geographic location also plays a role in how much you’ll pay for house cleaning.
Auckland cleaning services will be more expensive than services in towns with a lower cost of living. The costs that house cleaning companies charge in high-cost areas account for higher insurance rates, higher costs to operate vehicles, higher labor rates, etc.

• Many cleaning companies also offer add-ons. Add-ons are additional cleaning tasks that you can add to your clean. Add-ons can be: carpet cleaning, window glass cleaning, walls and ceilings cleaning, oven and fridge cleaning. Some cleaning services in Auckland make bedrooms cleaning as add-ons as well.

So, if the total cost seems too low or too high, have a look what cleaning company includes in the clean exactly. Ask the to send you a spec sheet of the clean or have a look on website first. By doing this, you will understand what you are paying for and why. 

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    What house cleaning prices are based on?

    Cleaning businesses and maid services in Auckland charge based on different factors, such as: square footage, price per room or price per hour, price per Labour Hour. Also, due to each job is unique, most professionals will only provide a quote in estimate.

    Cost of a house cleaner (NZ)

    Some cleaning companies charge an hourly rate based on the number of cleaners:

    One Cleaner NZD$ 30-$40/hr
    Two Cleaners NZD$ 40-$70/hr
    Three or more Cleaners NZD$ 80-110/hr

    Some house cleaning services charges an hourly rate based on the number of cleaners required for your clean. For two cleaners on site, they charge around $45-$70 per hour. For one cleaner on site, they charge around $30-$40 per hour. They also might charge an additional cost for add-ons like: carpet cleaning, windows cleaning, blind cleaning, sliding doors cleaning, etc. This is reasonable, because not everyone need carpet clean or fridge clean for example. So, the less common cleaning tasks appeal as add-ons.

    When cleaning companies charge an hourly rate, it means that the price you pay for each visit can vary with condition of your home. Typically, house cleaning companies that do charge by the hour will provide you a walk-through before you hire them.

    House cleaning Auckland price based on Number of rooms

    Some cleaning companies in Auckland estimate their prices based on number of rooms: bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, offices, garages, etc.

    One room NZD$ 55-$70/hr
    Two rooms NZD$ 100-$130/hr
    Three rooms NZD$ 150-$190/hr

    For example, if your house has a one bedroom, one living room, one bathroom, one kitchen. You clean will be around $230-250 because it is a clean of 4 rooms overall.

    House cleaning Auckland price based on Square meters

    Not many cleaning services in Auckland charge based in square meters, however, there are some companies who do this, the cost of a house cleaner in NZ can vary quite a bit, but here’s a rough guide:

    Home Square meters Deep cleaning Cost General cleaning Cost
    100 $240-$290 $170-$220
    200 $340-$420 $220-$310
    300+ $420-$480 $250-$330

    House cleaning Auckland price based on Labour Hours

    Some cleaning services in Auckland charge based on Labour Hours. People find it attractive because it saves their time and provides with an excellent result. So, clients get the clean done 3-4 times faster and to a high standard. For example, if you have 2 stories house with 5 bedrooms2 living rooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining, your deep one off clean will be around $450-$490 and it will take around 10-12 Labour hours to complete the clean.

    For the cleaning companies in Auckland 10-12 Labour hours clean will be completed in 3-3,5 hours for you. 3 hours instead of 10 is more convenient, isn’t it? You might think that 10-12 hours is too much even for big 5-bedroom house.

    Think about it this way, professional cleaners clean your home differently, then you would do yourself.

    One-off deep clean, Spring clean or end of tenancy clean are huge and very deep cleanings up to a high standard. It includes scrub down of all surfaces, kitchen, clean and disinfection of bathrooms, and toilets, tubes and showers, dusting of the whole house from top to bottom and many others tasks that make you home look and feel great in a little time. Moreover, usually, cleaning services in Auckland that charge per Labour Hours, have a refund policy. Not every company has this policy. Refund policy means that if a company quoted you 10 Labour Hours clean and then they spend 7 LH de facto on site, you get refund of 3 LH that was not spend on site. 3 hours refund could be around$100-$120.

    I will walk you through it for you to understand how it works.

    There are few examples:

    Original Quote Time spent on site Refund Price De Facto
    7 LH-$290 6 LH 1LH refund-approx.$35-40 $250-$245
    12 LH – $410-$550 9 LH 3LH refund-approx.$100-$120 $310-$410

    7 Ways how to save money on one-off house cleaning

    When you need professional help with your cleaning duties but can’t afford it, you can always find the way how to reduce your cleaning cost and at the same time get professional help.

    7 Easy tips you can use to save money on professional house cleaning:

    1. Individual house cleaners

    Individual house cleaners often charge less than professional house cleaning companies. Professional cleaning services usually have more standardised pricing models, are more likely to be bonded and insured, and often perform background checks on their employees. You may decide that the convenience and trust of working with a company is worth the cost.

    Many cleaning companies have uniforms for their staff, company cars, and standard procedures and processes for cleaning homes. You are more likely to receive a written contract with a larger company than an individual who might operate more informally.

    Although many individual house cleaners don’t have formal systems such as cleaning checklists or spec sheets of what clean is include. Individual housekeepers usually don’t provide any contract as well. Even if they don’t offer, it’s always makes sense to ask for a written agreement with your independent cleaner.

    This can include the cost of cleaning services, what specific cleaning tasks are included for the price, days and times they are scheduled to clean, and other details you find important for you. The best working relationships are always based on clear communication and clear stated expectations.

    2. Purchase your own supplies

    Professional cleaning services usually bring their own equipment and cleaning products to clean a client’s home. Cleaning services in Auckland usually charge $5-$10 for cleaning supplies. By asking cleaners to use your cleaning products, you can save this amount of money.

    3. Choose only certain rooms to be professionally cleaned

    You can cut your cleaning cost by excluding the cleaning of certain areas like: laundry, garage, living room etc. It can save cleaners time and save you money. For example, if you have 3-bedroom house with 1 living room, 2 bathroomskitchen and laundry, you can save around $50 just by removing laundry and living room cleaning from your enquiry.

    4. Clean home on a regular basis

    Taking care of your home on a regular basis help control allergies caused by indoor irritants and make for a happy, healthy home. Moreover, cleaning price, also, depends on a home’s condition. It takes more time to clean messy home rather than the one that have been regularly taken care about.

    5. Use companies that have a refund policy

    Many cleaning companies provide quotes in estimate only because every home is different and has different conditions. However, if a company has a refund policy, it means that you can get a refund if they complete the clean earlier than it was quoted.

    6. Do a light clean by yourself

    If you can’t afford to pay for the whole clean, you can do a light cleaning by yourself first, and then, leave other tasks for professionals. If a company has a refund policy, you can be refund and the whole clean will be cheaper in the end.

    You can also, ask for a general clean instead of deep one off clean. General clean includes less tasks. It will be a great option to finish your clean with professional general clean.

    7. Ask for a minimum charge clean

    Many cleaning companies in Auckland provide a minimum charge of 3 or 4 Hours or Labour hours which is around $120-$190. You can prioritise important tasks for cleaners, so they can follow your list of tasks and clean as much as they can within this minimum charge rate. It will be still a great help for you, even if you cannot afford the whole deep clean.

    How to Find Good and Reliable home cleaners in Auckland

    Often, it is a great option to delegate some duties and make your life easier, less stressful, and more pleasurable. One of the tasks you can successfully delegate is cleaning of your home. There are few companies which provide professional home cleaning service in Auckland that you can use for your cleaning needs.

    When you decide to use a professional cleaning service, you might come up with some questions. How can I find good and reliable cleaners in Auckland? Can I trust any of these companies? Should I use private cleaners or cleaning companies? Can I trust them? What to expect from them? What if they damage my floors or furniture? What if the clean I paid for, will be done with a very low standard? What if they steal something? All these questions make sense! You want to be sure that people who you let in your home are harmless, trustful, and professional.

    Why should I use a professional cleaning company instead of individual cleaners?

    Background check

    When you are choosing between private cleaners and cleaning companies, one of the important aspects to mention is that everyone can be an individual cleaner. Individual cleaners are not accountable to anyone and they have no background check. So, you never know, if they have a criminal past or negative work background that might affect your choice as a customer. While cleaning companies do all the checking of criminal record and ask for referrals from last employers before employer a cleaner. So, not everyone can be a cleaner of a cleaning business. This also minimises any potential risk of theft.


    As I have mentioned before, private cleaners don’t carry any responsibility for anything they do. Even if they provide a low-
    quality service. While professional 
    cleaning services, hold their staff members accountable for the cleans they do. Cleaners who work for a cleaning business even can lose their jobs for a low quality of work. Also, Cleaning companies make sure that their cleaners arrive to a client on time and provide a decent quality of services. They are trained cleaners to provide the best service as possible to meet a high standard and to be reliable, responsible, and professional.

    Professional Cleaning services in Auckland have a quality assurance manager who establish quality regulations of a service
    and employees to improve service and customer satisfaction.

    Reputation and responsibility

    Private cleaners are self-employed therefore, they don’t worry much about their reputation and the quality of the work. Also, private cleaners are often not insured when it comes to their business. So, it means that if private cleaners accidentally damage something in your home, they are more likely to run away rather than solve the issue. Also, when you expect high standard excellent service from an independent cleaner, you may not get what you paid for and no one will solve the issue for you.

    However, Professional Cleaning services care about their reputation. They realise the risk of having unhappy disappointed clients. If there are any issues or complains, cleaning companies deal with it and investigate the problem and provide you with the best solution within the 48 hours.

    Things to be concern
    when choosing cleaners
    Independent housekeeper Professional Cleaning
    Police check Not guaranteed Yes
    Insurance Not guaranteed Yes
    Operation manager No Yes
    Employee training No Yes
    Safety Not guaranteed Yes
    Cheap Prices Yes No
    Quality Assurance No Yes
    Different cleaning packages Not guaranteed (may be) Yes
    Quality of equipment and
    cleaning products
    Not guaranteed Yes
    Secure payment Not guaranteed Yes
    High standard cleaning Not guaranteed (may be) Not guaranteed (More Likely)

    Ask any questions you have on the phone. Just call any company that seems reliable to you and make sure they are able to provide you what you want.

    Another important aspect that makes a difference between Independent house cleaner and Professional cleaning service is that a cleaning service has a procedure or process that they follow. So, they seem more reliable and structured rather than individual cleaners. Also, Cleaning companies have different departments where every specialist in the office has a particular duty like:
    • Accounting department – do only accounts for a company

    • Operation manager – specialist that do only operations and deal with complains

    • Sales and Marketing department – do only sales and marketing for a company

    • Cleaners – cleaning only.

    Well-structured organisations are more reliable and responsible in any circumstances.
    If you need any advice about cleaning in Auckland Call us 09 909 6560 or email your enquiry

    Our cleaning teams are reliable, trained, friendly, and fast. Even a big job will be done in as little time as possible for you and to a high standard.

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