Yummy house cleaning service in Melbourne for $15 a day
A new house cleaning company has been set up in Melbourne’s north, to help people in need with their house cleaning and maintenance needs.
Key points:Owner Michael Janssen has opened a company called ‘House Cleaning Australia’ that provides a free house cleaning for Melbourne residents with a petThe company has partnered with a Melbourne local property manager to offer free house cleanings on a weekly basis, and a limited number of people will be allowed to rent out a house every weekThe company will also provide a limited supply of free house cleaners for people who do not have a petLeaving behind the tidy, tidy, clean, clean house is a common refrain of those living in the city’s south, where the cost of living is a challenge.
As the housing market has become more expensive, and people have had to make tough decisions about where to live, there is a growing number of residents living in areas that are increasingly difficult to afford.
While a number of other local businesses have been offering free housecleaning services for the past few months, it has been a surprise to see a local property management company offer such a service to residents in Melbourne.
The service, which is available for those in Melbourne-area suburbs including Ballarat, Fitzroy and Melbourne’s west, was set up by local property owner Michael Jenssen, who is a passionate dog lover.
Mr Jenssens’ wife, Laura, a retired social worker, said the experience was “just a very nice thing to do”.
“I’ve got dogs that I love dearly and my kids that I take care of, and this has been something that I’ve been doing for about three years,” she said.
“I was actually looking to rent a house for a while but my partner wanted to take a look at it and said if he could help me out, I’d do it.”
House cleaning has become an increasingly popular option for many Melbourne residents as the housing crisis has forced them to make difficult decisions about their future.
In the last few years, Melbourne has seen a boom in the number of vacant properties and empty homes, as people scramble to get their finances in order.
In fact, in 2015, there were just under 9,000 properties vacant in Melbourne, compared to more than 20,000 in 2016.
“There’s a lot of people that have lost jobs and it’s just not affordable to live in a place that you can’t get your own home in,” Mr Jensens said.
The new company will offer a free cleaning service for Melbourne households that do not currently have pets.
“The aim is to provide free housecleanings to people who have a family member who has a pet, or a pet that is at home,” Mr Hines said.
Mr Hines is also partnering with a local animal welfare charity to offer a limited selection of free home cleaners to residents who have pets as well as to other people in Melbourne who are currently renting out their properties.
MrJanssen said he hoped to increase the service to a full-time team of staff in the future.
“It’s something that we’re hoping to get a lot more involved in,” he said.
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