First off, Angela is such a personable person that you immediately feel comfortable with her. I was hesitant to hire someone to come clean my house for a couple of reasons. The first being I didn't want a stranger in my house and especially when I wasn't there. The second was it seemed strange to me that I would pay someone to clean my house when I should be doing it myself, after all that was how I was raised. Only the privileged pay someone to clean their homes right?
So I decided to look into it (What is the expense? Are these people researched? etc etc.). I went on a couple of websites (thumbtack being one) and put in my request. I received quotes right away with Angela's being the first. She wasn't the most expensive or the cheapest but her rate seemed the most reasonable, however I researched all of them. I met Angela on a Monday and it seemed like we had known each other for awhile and were immediate friends. I didn't get the same impression with the other candidates and hired her to come in that same Friday to clean my home.
Angela came to my house to perform a general spring cleaning for me which consisted of cleaning the bathroom (shower, sink, toilet), kitchen (dust walls and ceiling fans, wash outside of cabinets and appliances, clean floor), den (dust walls, surfaces, and ceiling fan, vacuum furniture and carpet), family room (dust walls, surfaces, and ceiling fan, vacuum furniture and clean hardwood floor), 2 bedrooms (dust walls, surfaces, and ceiling fan, and clean hardwood floor). There are 4 cats living in the house as well so you can only imagine the fur left behind on the furniture. Not to mention the mess the bird makes! She did an outstanding job!
She came to the house around 11am and by the time I got home from work at 3pm she was almost done. She had me walk around and to make sure I was happy with everything before I paid her and she left. Needless to say, I was more than happy with her work and have hired her to come in on a routine basis for me. I also referred her to my parents and sister to help them with there housecleaning.
If you are thinking about hiring someone and you are looking at Angela, my advice is stop looking and hire her. You will be more than happy.