Julie Nolan
Julie Nolan

What a great experience dealing with Maid Sailors. Quick response, friendly, reliable and terrific job.
This is by far the best I've dealt with in New York City and has become my regular service.
Julie - New York, NY

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Every Cleaner Is


Who We Are

Maid Sailors was started to remove the hassle of finding, booking and paying a professional cleaner. At Maid Sailors, we believe that having a clean home leads to a fuller, healthier and more productive life. While cleaning services have always been viewed as a luxury service for wealthy individuals, we are starting a movement to make cleaning services available to a broader audience. By creating an easy way to match homeowners with trusted, professional service providers at affordable rates, we’re taking the first step toward our mission of providing cleaning services to everyone.



It is our goal to offer you the best possible cleaning service available.
If you aren't 100% satisfied with your cleaning, we will come back and re-clean for free!

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. BOOK: Tell us when and where you want your home cleaning.
  2. CLEAN: A certified cleaner comes over and cleans your place.
  3. HAPPINESS: Sit back and relax. Enjoy your sparkling home!

What's included in a cleaning?

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Finding The Best Cleaning Services Chicago Has To Offer

Does you ever feel like there simply aren't enough hours in the day? If so, you're not alone. A lack of free time is a common issue faced by many hard-working Chicagoans. Now, take some time to consider how many hours per week you spend tidying up and cleaning your Windy City home or apartment.

Wouldn't it be nice to get those hours back? By hiring a professional cleaning service, you could free up hours of your time each week. That's time you can spend enjoying your favorite hobbies, spending more time with loved ones, or simply relaxing!

Is a Cleaning Service Right for You?

Perhaps you've thought about hiring a cleaning service in the past, but never followed through. Carefully weighing the benefits and potential drawbacks of hiring cleaning service may help you make a more confident decision now.

Advantages of Hiring a Cleaning Service

Perhaps the biggest benefit of hiring a cleaning service is the amount of time and hassle you can save by having a professional clean and tidy up your home. Even if you currently spend just 1-2 hours per week cleaning, this can add up to 4-8 hours per month of reclaimed time. And if you've ever sat down and thought about the true value of your time, it's easy to see how so many people can justify the cost of hiring a cleaning service. Combine this with the knowledge that you'll never have to scrub a toilet or strain your back cleaning baseboards again, and it's even easier to understand how a cleaning service can improve your life.

Hiring a cleaning service can also be beneficial if you ever feel uncertain about how to properly clean certain areas of your home or don't know which cleaning products to use. A professional cleaner has all the knowledge, tools, and products needed to properly clean your home so you can rest assured it's done correctly.

Possible Drawbacks of Hiring a Cleaning Service

For many, the biggest drawback of hiring a cleaning service is the inherent cost. Why spend money on something you can do yourself? Again, this is where it can be useful to consider the value of your time; just because you can do something yourself doesn't necessarily mean it makes sense to.

Another possible issue to keep in mind is that of scheduling; not all cleaning companies offer convenient scheduling. If you want to be home while your living space is cleaned, you may need to make yourself available during "traditional" business hours (which are typically 9-5, Monday through Friday). If you work odd hours at your job or are otherwise unavailable during the week, you may have a hard time working around a cleaning company's schedule.

What to Look for in a Chicago Cleaning Service

You've weighed the pros and cons of hiring a cleaning service, and you've decided to give it a shot. Now, all that's left to do is to find the right cleaning company to suit your needs.

As you begin your search, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of cleaning services in the Chicago area. All of them claim to be the best, but only you will be able to determine which cleaning service is best for you. As you explore your options, there are a few things you'll want to look for and that may help you narrow down your options.

Extensive Service Offerings

There are a few cleaning services that you can expect most companies to offer, including recurring cleaning, deep-cleaning, and move-in/move-out cleanings. From there, however, cleaning companies can differ greatly when it comes to their other services offered. Some, for example, may extend their offerings to include laundry, carpet cleaning, and even window washing.

If you have specific cleaning needs in mind that aren't "typical," or if you have other special cleaning requests, you may need to do a little more shopping around to find a company that can offer these services. Many residential cleaning companies, for example, will not dust ceiling fans or clean other areas that are out of reach.

Convenient Hours and Scheduling

If you wish to be home when your cleaning service is taking place, make sure you find a company that offers convenient appointment times and availability. Ideally, you'll want to find a company that offers appointments seven days a week. This way, if you need to have your place cleaned on a weekend, they can accommodate. Likewise, finding a company that can handle evening appointments may also come in handy if you wish to have cleaning done after you get home from work.

If the sudden need arises for a cleaning, you may also wish to find a company that offers same-day service. This can come in handy if you need to accommodate an impromptu house guest, for example.

What if you don't care about being home when your space is cleaned? If this is the case, look for a cleaning company that will use a spare key or access code to clean while you're away at work or running errands. This way, you can enjoy coming home to a clean and tidy space!

Competitive and Transparent Pricing

If budget is a concern while you're shopping for a Chicago cleaning service, you may wish to request quotes for the exact service(s) you need done. A reputable cleaning company will be happy to provide you with an estimate; this is usually calculated based on your service selected and the number of rooms (or the total square footage) that needs to be addressed. Receiving a few quotes from a few different companies can give you a better idea of what to expect in terms of cost. While reviewing a quote from a cleaning company, make sure that you can see a breakdown of costs for transparency.

Keep in mind that cleaning companies often run specials and promotions that can help you save money on their services, so take advantage. Many companies, for example, offer a certain dollar amount off your first cleaning appointment or a specific percentage off if you sign up for a mailing list. Ongoing, you may also be able to save money by signing up for a recurring cleaning service. Always keep an eye on social media pages for your cleaning company, too, as they may post special deals and discounts for their followers throughout the year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

In a perfect world, you'd be thrilled with your Chicago cleaning service every single time. However, even the most experienced cleaners make mistakes from time to time—so it's important to find a cleaning company that stands behind their work. In the event that you're not 100% satisfied with your cleaning, your company should have no problem with sending a maid back out to address the issue and conduct a re-clean if needed. This gives you additional peace of mind and confidence when you're booking an appointment.

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Cleaners

One of the most important aspects of hiring a cleaner is choosing one you can trust and that is fully licensed and insured. A reputable cleaning company will carry liability coverage, which will protect both you and the company if something is accidentally damaged at your property during a cleaning appointment. The same coverage can come in handy and protect you from liability if a cleaner is injured while on-the-job.

While it is unlikely that anything like this would happen during your cleaning job, this is not something you want to take chances with. Before booking a cleaning company, don't hesitate to ask for proof of liability coverage and licensure.

Ideally, your cleaning company will also go the extra mile to conduct background checks on all of their cleaners before hire. After all, you're going to be opening up your home to them; you deserve the peace of mind in knowing that they have been fully vetted. This remains true whether you'll be present during your cleaning service or not.

Available Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

Most cleaning companies these days bring their own supplies to each job; these are supplies that the cleaners are familiar with and know will get the job done. Still, if you have concerns about the cleaning products being used in your home, it's never a bad idea to ask for a list of products used by the cleaning company. This will give you a better idea of the types of chemicals that you may be exposed to during cleaning, which could be important if anybody in your home has respiratory conditions like asthma or allergies.

Likewise, you may want to look for a cleaning company that will supply their own eco-friendly cleaning products upon request. More Chicago cleaning companies are getting on-board with the idea that clients don't want harsh chemicals used in their homes and are beginning to offer green-cleaning crews at no additional cost. If this is something that is important to you, look for a company that offers eco-friendly products.

At the very least, a cleaning company should be able to accommodate special requests. For example, if you don't own a mop, your cleaning company should be able to bring their own with a heads-up. The same applies if you'd like your cleaning crew to use a specific product that you already have in your home.

End Your Search for a Chicago Cleaning Service

Finding your ideal cleaning service in The Windy City will take some time and research on your end, but your efforts will pay off many times over when you end up with a cleaning company you can trust for years to come.

At Maid Sailors, we're proud to offer an extensive range of cleaning services to the hard-working people of Chicago and the surrounding communities. Whether you're looking to enroll in a recurring cleaning service or are in need of a one-time cleaning, we've got you covered. All of our cleaning appointments come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and you can book online in a matter of minutes using our convenient request form.

Ready to schedule your first cleaning? Contact us today; the dedicated Maid Sailors team looks forward to making your living space shine!

Why Should You Hire A Professional Maid Service?


A Sensible Solution.

On the spectrum of "Do It Yourself" and "Hire a Full-time Maid," there were few levelheaded cleaning options for homeowners and apartment-dwellers – until now. As 2015 rolls forward, one thing is clear – e-commerce has evolved in favor of the consumer. With a swipe/tap/keystroke, you can summon a driver, sushi, or even a mattress to your front doorstep faster and cheaper than ever before. Lucky for you, Maid Sailors works tirelessly to revolutionize the world of professional cleaning, allowing you to efficiently (and cheaply) summon a Maid to fulfill your home-management needs.

Our solution is simple, sensible and safe. We’ve empowered thousands of New Yorkers (who’ve saved hundreds of dollars and hours) by offering a reliable, professional cleaning service. As a leader in on-demand home services, we offer our high-quality service at affordable prices, with the ultimate goal of becoming an ongoing part of our clients’ busy lives – for as little as $100 per month, a 1-bedroom apartment can remain impeccably clean year-round. While our coverage includes bedrooms of all sizes, prices do not meaningfully increase for larger homes, making Maid Sailors an ideal, wallet-friendly solution for singular residents and families alike.

While New Yorkers are still waiting for the folks at Google to develop self-driving cars and WiFi-equipped x-ray goggles, they’re NOT waiting for innovations in on-demand cleaning – see below for the most salient details regarding our service and book your first cleaning today. Check maidsailors.com for further information and take advantage of the opportunity to talk to a customer service representative who will be happy to answer your questions.


50 Shades of Clean.

Let’s say you’re about to clean your home. Where will you start? How thorough will you allow yourself to be? Most homeowners will simply address the obvious problem areas (and rightfully so), like the kitchen and the bathroom, and leave the rest for "later" (which, surprisingly, never comes). Your floors, walls, carpets and tables have probably been unaddressed for so long that your dust collects dust. Professional cleaners will address every area of your living space, no matter how large. They’ll leave these problem areas in immaculate condition and pay special attention to your floors, walls, mirrors, doors and table-tops. While dusting, vacuuming and mopping are all routine tasks that professionals perform with ease, they can also clean inside common appliances (microwaves, ovens) and take out trash and recyclables for you. Professionals are thorough and expansive; they do not leave until the job is done. Try it just once – we guarantee any remaining dirtiness will most certainly be in your head.


"OMG, I’m Way Too Busy to be Doing This."

Of course you are. If you weren’t busy, we probably wouldn’t exist. The hallmark of Maid Sailors’ service is that it is customizable for every person, group and/or family. Face it – when you’re "doing it yourself," it’s difficult to gauge exactly how long certain tasks will take. Even if you’re aware, spending hours cleaning is simply an inefficient use of your time (unless you’re a professional cleaner). It’s a double loss – you’re dedicating time towards an unenjoyable effort and accomplishing the bare minimum to hold yourself over until the next dreaded cleaning.

Save time, money and headaches by hiring Maid Sailors. Unlike your last-minute visitors, we accommodate you. Monthly, semi-monthly, weekly and one-time cleaning frequencies are all available – cleanings range from only 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the size of your home. We employ English-speaking, background-checked professionals who provide by-the-minute communications (if need be), allowing you to manage every facet of your cleaning experience.

Working with responsive partners allows you to take control of your schedule and plan your year masterfully. Think of it this way: allowing a Maid Sailor to clean your home while you’re out and about is just like letting Windows (or iOS) to install updates in the background while you’re responding to e-mails and scrolling through Instagram – killing two birds with no stones!


State-of-the-art Equipment.

Do you have the tools for the job? The answer to this question only matters if you’re planning a solo mission. Maid Sailors come equipped with cleaning supplies necessary for fundamental cleaning tasks – they use eco-friendly agents and are able to address all areas of your home (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, floors, sinks, walls, etc.) without any assistance. If there are special tasks (e.g. cleaning wood) or specific supplies you prefer, you can alert the professional beforehand and they’ll arrive fully equipped. If you’ve moved into your home recently or you’re light on supplies, Maid Sailors can be a perfect, timely solution. More importantly, if you opt to make professional cleanings an ongoing part of your life, you can discard excess cleaning supplies and brainstorm new "things" to put in their place (as if you needed another excuse to hop onto Amazon.com).


Consistent Reliability.

The thought of letting an unidentified stranger into your home is bound to bring up some anxieties. Maid Sailors addresses this concern in a manner that truly differentiates them as an industry leader. All of our professionals are experienced (this isn’t their first rodeo), background & reference checked, English-speaking and interviewed in-person. In addition, all cleanings booked through Maid Sailors are insured and bonded. We’ve worked tirelessly to develop a gold standard of reliability so our clients never have to worry about anything except what they’ll be cooking for dinner. Don’t simply take our word for it – read our 5-star reviews.


Everything else.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." If Pablo Picasso were still alive (and living in New York), he might consider hiring Maid Sailors. From a cleaning perspective, we’re on the same page – we strive to meaningfully improve the quality of your days by taking the mundane task of cleaning out of the equation while saving you money and time. We’re tried and tested experts that proudly claim all types of New Yorkers as clients – newcomers and natives, single 20-somethings and full families. Try a cleaning and see for yourself – similar to a one-time personal training session, even if it’s not for you, you’ll still walk away with valuable insights. In the opulent jungle of New York, many luxuries are often in sight but out of reach – let Maid Sailors show you first-hand that professional cleaning isn’t one of them.

Everything You Need To Know About Home Cleaning Services

Many people use home cleaning services to keep their home neat and welcoming. Trusting professional cleaners can be a great way to make your home more comfortable, but you need to make sure you hire the right cleaners. It's always best to do some research before using the services of a cleaning company. Learning a few things about cleaning services will make it easier for you to find the ideal home cleaning company and to get the best out of the service you selected.


What Are The Advantages Of A Professional Home Cleaning?

First of all, cleaning your home takes a lot of time and energy. If you have a full time job or children to look after, you might not always have the time to tidy up your home. And if you do have the time, you might not have the energy to clean your home thoroughly. Relying on a cleaning service means you will get more free time to focus on other important things or to relax.

Professional cleaners can thoroughly clean your home, thanks to special products and equipment. Their many years of experience and training allow them to quickly spot the things that need to be done for your home to look flawless. As a result, professional cleaners will be able to get amazing results in a fraction of the time and effort it would take you to scrub your entire house on your own.

Coming home to a clean house is a lot more pleasant than finding a messy home after a long day at work. This is especially true if you have children or pets who tend to make a mess. You will find that you are much happier and less stressed if you take the time to relax after a day of work instead of spending all your energy on cleaning.

Professional cleaners can perform advanced cleaning services that will make flooring, furniture and decor last longer. Cleaners can, for instance, wax hardwood floors or shampoo and seal your carpet. In the long term, you might actually save money, since you might not have to replace your flooring and other items around your home as frequently or at all, even with normal wear and tear.

Hiring a cleaner to vacuum and shampoo your carpet and dust and scrub everything in your home will improve the quality of the air you breathe. If you suffer from asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions, clean air will make a huge difference for you or anyone else you live with that may be prone to asthma. Living in an environment with clean air also significantly reduces the risks of your children developing asthma and allergies.


Are Cleaning Services Worth It?

Paying to have your home cleaned by professionals is definitely worth it. However, you can end up overspending on these services if you are not careful. You should keep in mind that some cleaning services are more expensive than others. Typically, a service located in a well-to-do neighborhood will charge more for cleaning. A cleaning company that has been around for many years and with a solid reputation might also charge more.

You should not hesitate to spend a little more so that you can hire cleaners who are properly trained and who have a lot of experience. The most affordable cleaning services in your area might not perform a thorough cleaning or might hire people who are not properly qualified and experienced. You might be tempted to save by selecting the most affordable service you can find, but you should keep in mind that you will probably get better results if you focus on finding a more reliable company.

Some people feel that spending money on cleaning services is not worth it because they can clean and maintain their own home. While this may be true, you might not be able to get your home as clean and spotless as professional cleaners can. You need to remember that professional cleaners have received specialized training and use equipment to clean your home. You will not be able to get the same results with the cleaning products you can buy in stores.

The main advantage of using a cleaning service is that you do not have to spend the time and energy necessary to keeping your home neat. This means you could get more work done, spend some quality time on your favorite activities and hobbies, or relax with family and friends. Having more free time to do the things you love or to work is well-worth the cost of cleaning services.

Be careful not to pay for cleaning services you do not really need. Relying on professional cleaners might not be worth it if you are charged for unnecessary services. If you choose a company that offers packages, go over all the services included to make sure they align with your needs. It might be more efficient to select a service that gives you the possibility to personalize the formula offered.


How Can You Select A Good Cleaning Service?

It is crucial that you take the time to select a reliable cleaning service. You might not have a good experience if you select the first affordable company you can find or trust someone you do not know at all to clean your home. You need to make sure the company you select provides high quality services, values you as a client, and properly trains their employees.

If you know anyone who uses professional cleaning services, ask them about the cleaners they currently use and about the services they've used in the past. This could be a great way to find a reliable company in your area. If after talking to your friends, relatives, neighbors and colleagues, no one can recommend a good cleaning service, your best option is to do some research on the Internet.

A reliable cleaning service should have some kind of online presence. Not all small businesses have their own websites, but they should at least have profiles in local business directories or on social media sites. Try checking business directories to get a comprehensive list of cleaners in your area, as well as their contact information. You can then proceed to calling these businesses to find out more about prices and services.

Online reviews and ratings can be an excellent way to select a reliable cleaner. You can usually find reviews and ratings on social media and on business directories.You will get a much better idea of what to expect from a business if you check the reviews shared by or posted on a third party website.

There are a few red flags that can help you easily recognize low quality cleaning services. You should not select a company that has made billing errors in the past. You need to be able to trust your cleaner to charge you for the services provided without making any mistakes. Any instance of employees and representatives being rude to clients is another red flag you need to watch out for. In addition, another factor to keep an eye on in reviews are mentions of employees who are hired without any background checks or not properly trained. A few bad reviews should not be a problem as long as they do not mention any of these flags.

You should take the time to call different professional cleaning services to get quotes. Some companies offer fixed prices to their clients, while others calculate quotes based on the surfaces that need to be cleaned, the services you need and how often you need them. You might be able to find lower prices if you ask for a personalized quote instead of choosing a cleaner with fixed prices, but you can also come across cleaning services with better fixed prices compared to what other local companies are offering.

Don't forget to ask a few questions while you request a quote or inquire about prices. Find out who will be coming into your home. Ask if they will be alone or accompanied by a manager. Find out how employees are selected and trained, and make sure the cleaning service you choose performs background checks. Professional cleaners might be cleaning your home when you are not there, and you should feel comfortable about having these people in your home.

You should also ask about insurance. A good cleaning company should have a comprehensive insurance policy that covers any kind of damages done by cleaners in your home. Although professional cleaners should know how to do their job without causing damage, it is best to stay on the safe side and to select a cleaning company with enough coverage. Furthermore, having a comprehensive insurance policy is always a sign that the owners are serious and reliable.


How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Cleaning Service?

Paying for professional cleaning services can be expensive, which is why you need to make sure you get the most out of the services you are paying for. This is especially true if you decided to spend more to receive higher quality services or have chosen to purchase a more comprehensive cleaning package. Here are a few things you can do to make sure cleaners do a good job in your home:

Clearly communicate your expectations to your cleaning company. If you have any preferences or needs, let them know. While there may be limits on what the company can do, you should not hesitate to ask for additional services when needed or to explain how or when you want to have your home cleaned. A cleaning service that values its clients will accommodate your requests.

Ask about quality checks. A good cleaning service should ask its employees to perform a quick quality check before leaving a home. This procedure should include checking the different areas that were cleaned to make sure nothing was missed. If your cleaning service does not require employees to perform a quality check before leaving, consider using a different company or ask how you can be sure that the cleaners will do a good job.

Take the time to inspect your home once in a while. If you notice that it is not as clean as it should be, contact your cleaning service. You should not hesitate to give them some feedback or to ask that cleaners do a few things differently. On the other hand, if you are satisfied with the services received, you should also let your cleaning company know!

Ask about additional services offered. Most cleaners do a lot more than just vacuuming, mopping or scrubbing. Some cleaning services offer carpet shampooing and restoration, waxing for your hardwood floors, backyard cleaning, restoration services after a home has been damaged, and some companies even fix and restore furniture. You should consider using some of these additional services if you need help with maintaining your home. You might be able to get a discount on additional services if you already subscribe to residential cleaning.

Evaluate the cleaning plan you selected. Your needs might change or you might decide that you need additional services because you are not entirely satisfied with your current package. A good cleaning service should be flexible and make it easy for you to purchase additional services or to customize your package.

In the end, using residential cleaning services is the best way to keep your home clean without having to put time and energy into cleaning it every week. The right cleaning company can do more than simply clean your home -- they can transform your home into a more welcoming space, improve the quality of the air you breathe, maintain your home, and make it easier for you to find some free time. Take the time to find out more about different local businesses and find the company that best meets your needs.  If you'd like to find out more about what we here at Maid Sailors can do for you, feel free to further browse our website or give us a call at 212-299-5170!