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February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 191

A home cleaning business can be very economical to start, and has the potential to be one of the most lucrative. Depending upon whether you will be offering to provide all of the cleaning tools, or whether your client will be providing those when you come to their home, there could be some initial start up costs for mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, etc. This can also be said for the cleaning products that you will be using. Often, the cleaning tools which you already use in your own home can be used in your business, thus eliminating start up costs in this area.

When considering what cleaning products to use for your new home cleaning business, it is important to remember that many people have sensitivities to fragrances in cleaning products, as well as the chemicals which are used to manufacture those cleaners. Some peoples sensitivities are so severe that they can lead to breathing problems, or even asthma attacks. It would be best to consider the exclusive use of fragrance free, non toxic cleaning products; this will not only be a great benefit to the home owner and their family members {including the pets}, but a great benefit to your personal health as well. Furthermore, it would be advantageous to your bottom line to look for cleaners which, in addition to being fragrance free and non toxic, are super concentrated. Not only will this save you money, since you are not paying for water, but you will be carrying only small amounts of the concentrated cleaner to the home which you are cleaning. When you need to refill a spray bottle for windows and mirrors, or the general purpose cleaner, you will simply use your concentrate and water from your client's faucet.

Another start up cost will be paying for your business cards and fliers, as well as some advertising in the local paper. You will be able to give your business cards and fliers to your friends and neighbors, and don't be shy about asking them to give your business card to someone they may know. Referrals are often the very best lead in any business, but even more valuable in the home cleaning business. Why? People are often very skeptical, and even fearful, of having strangers come into their homes, especially for the intimate job of cleaning private, personal areas in the home, and rooms where they may keep their valuable jewelry and clothing.

Yet another start up cost will be your business license with your city and/or county, and in some instances, a special ''bond'' which is recommended for some cleaning businesses. You will often see the headline "Bonded, Licensed & Insured" on large ads for various services, including home cleaning businesses. Should you choose to be the only participant in your business, it's possible that these things will not be necessary, especially when you are cleaning for friends, and friends of friends.

One more consideration when calculating the start up cost of a home cleaning business is transportation and fuel costs. If you own a fuel efficient vehicle, you won't hesitate to consider taking on clients who live a distance from your own home. If fuel costs are an issue, then search for new customers in your immediate neighborhood.

Something very important to keep in mind is that all of the items you purchase for your business, including the cleaning products, the cleaning tools, the business cards etc, are legitimate business tax deductions. You will want to keep track of each purchase in a log, safely store the receipts in a special folder set up for your home cleaning business, and have a written log of the miles you travel in your vehicle. It is critical to know the miles which are related to your home business. These business deductions can add up to significant savings when April 15 rolls around.

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