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Giving My Husband a Break from Cleaning: Maid Service Giveaway

I’ve always dreamed about how nice it would be if we had a maid. Granted, at times it seems as though my husband fits the description really well (I’m lucky I know) sometimes I’d like to give him a break.

I wanted a deep cleaning of our townhome before Lil’ J is born, so we could sit back and relax, knowing all the little nooks and crannys were cleaned and taken care of. I was worried my urge to nest may never kick in… It’s just not me, so I thought it would be a good idea to get some help.

BidMyCleaning.com contacted me a while ago about doing a review. And boy have I been excited to give it! I had never hired a cleaners before… Heck, I was a custodian for a little bit in college, so having someone else (besides my husband) clean for me was surely a treat!
If you’ve ever tried to hire a maid before you’d know it can be a pain. You have to call around and get quotes from people as many companies don’t put their prices on the web. Personally, I’d just like to know up front how much I’m paying and not have to call a million different people and give them my information over and over again to find out that it’s way out of my price range in the end.

BidMyCleaning
makes it SUPER easy to check everyone’s prices at one time, and choose the best cleaning lady (or dude or group of people) for you.

I just went on the site, browsed around and decided which type of cleaning I wanted. I decided to go with the most thorough and get the “one time annual cleaning” which gets everything from between the sofas, inside the fridge, cleaning all the windows, you name it.
Then, I plugged in all of my information and opted to use “eco-friendly” cleaners. I figure with a baby coming it doesn’t hurt to try to use less-toxic materials in our home.
On the next page BidMyCleaning.com broke it down and showed me different maid services in my area. It compared their prices, services, and ratings. All things that would take me hours to individually find out by looking up, researching and calling each one.
I chose the one which I liked best based on reviews and price… The Picky Maid. I set up the date and time I wanted them to come over all on the same site, there was no switching around to different websites to get this all set up.I completed my transaction, which was a piece of cake, and BidMyCleaning set up the service for us. Sweet! One stop shopping! I got confirmation emails and calls and sure enough they showed up when I was 38 weeks pregnant, ready to make my day!

And they did a great job! The maid service didn’t charge me until the job was done, and they guarantee their services 100%, which that satisfaction guarantee made me feel a lot better about choosing them.

I went out that day to get my hair and nails done so I was pleasantly surprised when I came home and everything looked amazing. I just wish I could hire a maid every month (and maybe that I had had them come over closer to my due date)! Everything smelled so good, like lemons, and I wasn’t inhaling bleach-smell like I probably would had my husband cleaned the shower.

If you are in the market for a cleaners, you can actually search on their site for routine cleanings too, there are different, lower prices for that, and on other cleanings depending on how deep of a cleaning you want. It’s easy to just hit the back button and change things around to get the quote you’re looking for.

BidMyCleaning.com is free, so that’s also a plus!

Be sure to check out the site! Also you can follow @bidmycleaning on twitter and Like BidMyCleaning on Facebook. They also have a BidMyCleaning blog.

In fact, BidMyCleaning is letting me give away a $100 certificate to their site to use for a cleaning service! My deep cleaning (I chose the most expensive service) was just $150 so we got A LOT for the money!

In order to enter just check out their site and use their search feature to let me know a maid service that’s in your area! You can just tell me in the comments. That’s all!

You can get an extra entry if you are a blog follower of mine, and/or if you follow BidMyCleaning on Twitter or Facebook AND let them know you heard about them from my blog!

I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner July 17th (extended) at 11:59pm
(wow, I’ll have a baby then!)
Good luck!

*Thanks to BidMyCleaning for letting me try out the service at a discounted rate, and for sponsoring the giveaway. As always, opinions expressed are mine alone.


Kimberly says:

I would LOVE to win this – what a great idea even if I don’t win! I found My Maids in Boston – sounds great.

Amber says:

I hope this still counts, though I searched bidmycleaning.com for carpet cleaning prices 🙂 I too am having a baby and need the carpet cleaned before his arrival! I would probably go with Atlanta Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, as suggested by the site. It was the cheapest by $101 and still got a 4* rating 🙂

Kari says:

Very cool service! I checked out the site and found three services in my zip code area (I never could find a place that showed their names?). But the prices for a normal one-time cleaning of my house ranged from $125-$137 – not bad at all.

Kari says:

I follow your blog

Kari says:

Following BidMyCleaning on twitter as @alas3lads

Amber says:

I am also a blog follower of yours!

Amber says:

I have become a liker of BidMyCleaning on Facebook. I left them a comment, referencing your blog…

I used their search feature- I love how customizable it is!

joanna.price at live dot com

Follower!

joanna.price at live dot com

Like them on FB and wrote on their wall- Joanna Price

joanna.price at live dot com

Follow them on Twitter- @joannagiveaway

joanna.price at live dot com

Tia says:

I found EcoMaids in my area.

Sarah says:

Clean Tek is in my area.

Brandi says:

All mine said was independent company but what a great website.

Sarah says:

I follow your blog.

Brandi says:

I follow your blog.

Emily says:

I never did find a way for the site to show me the name of the company (there was only one in my area) but it was quite pricey at $527 dollars for the annual cleaning. I really need to have my house cleaned, but that seemed really expensive to me.

Emily says:

I follow your blog.

Emily says:

I “liked” BidMyCleaning on Facebook.

This site is so great! I’ve never heard of it before – thank you! I now “like” them on FB and am following on twitter (I’m @jthomas327). I like the idea of letting BidMyCleaning choosing the Independent Provider – for around $120! However, there is LCM Cleaning for $99, either way (giveaway or not) I’ll probably be calling LCM Cleaning in August. Thanks again!

Kim says:

these are in my area: Top Notch Cleaning Services

Kim says:

and I follow you!

PsychoTwin says:

This is pretty cool. I’d choose M&L Quality Cleaning Services in Miami

Jenn says:

I like the Ecomaids of Orlando!
Whodoesntlovecoupons@yahoo.com

Kt says:

This sounds amazing! Goodwin Cleaning Services is in my area.

Kt says:

I’m also a follower!

nicole says:

I found “The Cleaning Chicks” in my area.

heather says:

This is awesome. I found “organic provider” which would find someone for me with a great price. The other ones that it mentioned were around $400 so i figured the “organic Provider” would be best.

Jen J. says:

Yeah, this is AWESOME! I found R&A Enterprises Inc. in my area!!
worldofdennifer{at}gmail{dot}com

Jen J. says:

I’m a follower of your blog!!
worldofdennifer{at}gmail{dot}com

Sarah says:

They didn’t have names for a company in my area but I would love this especially since we move a lot with hubby being in the military and I hate cleaning after our apartment is empty. I think that is my least favorite part of moving after packing.

jrdnc88 says:

I checked out their sites. I guess because of where I live they were pretty pricy for just a single mom. ($300-$346 for an annual cleaning in zip 28115). It didn’t show any names either. But this is a great site!

jrdnc88 says:

i follow your blog and i followed bidmycleaning on twitter (jrdnc88) and on fb. (becky watts davis)

Oh, this is so great! I was trying to talk my husband in getting a maid just once this morning!! Okay, I really want this 🙂

I went and the prices aren’t too bad. My bids were between $111-121.

I follow your blog 🙂

And I follow Bidmycleaning on twitter.

Okay, I think I’m done now!

EMILY G. says:

love it!!! the one near me is instrument of service!… halfway through this pregnancy and this would be great once it gets closer to the end!! thanks!

carly says:

I am looking around for a good cleaner for right before I have my baby at the start of September, and a 100$ credit would fabulous.

Amy says:

I would love to win this as a gift for my mother in law.

Amy says:

I’ve been a subscriber for a while but I’m now a follower as well.

stumbull says:

Mine just said an independent contractor in my area.

stumbull says:

I follow your blog

I follow bidmycleaning on twitter

I follow bidmycleanining on facebook

I follow you on your blog

I follow you on facebook & twitter

I love this service I checked out the site and its wonderful. I just had a baby a few weeks ago and he came 7 wks early and is a preemie and would love to have my house cleaned up. for a Standard cleaning in my area ranged from 150-200..not bad at all!

Jenna says:

I follow you! Off to look at the site.

Jenna says:

Ok, Dirt Removers, LLC is in my area. $117 for a Deep Cleaning. Can’t beat that!

Kathi says:

Whoa…annual deep cleaning in my area cost $517 from an independent contractor. Yikes! Hopefully I will win.

Wow, I’m surprised at how affordable it is. Maid Easy, Inc. in my area has great reviews and prices. Over all, the vendors were all pretty good pricewise. For this price, I should have called in a maid ages ago, LOL. Now if I could find a laundry service I’d be set.

caitlinhart says:

coolness, I’d love to get a gift certificate! I’m not sure who it was but I liked the cheapest one for my zip (78664), and I also follow your blog and have your blog button on my blog: http://hoketungs.blogspot.com. THanks!

Nichole says:

would prob get a standard or deep cleaning, and let me tell you this place needs it. i hate spending weekends cleaning!!

YUMMama says:

What a neat site.

Ana Lee says:

This is awesome!! I’m way excited to enter this one. Good luck with your delivery!

Ana Lee says:

I am a follower of your blog. Loving looking at these bids and trying to figure out options.

Heidi says:

I would love to win this! I tried to get onto their website several times but kept coming up with an error…their site wouldn’t load for some reason :(. Hope my entry still counts!

froggy_luver at hotmail dot com

Eliza Rae says:

I couldn’t get their site to load. I’d love to still be able to win this! I desperately need just 1 maid cleaning. Then I should be able to keep up with it all after a new baby with a toddler. I’m not due until February. But this first trimester is kickin my butt this time.

Eliza Rae says:

I follow your blog.

Eliza Rae says:

I like bidmycleaning.com on facebook and told them you sent me.

Abby says:

I’m a follower of yours!

Quiana says:

their website is down but they are in my city (ny, ny!), i’m your follower and like them on FB too. thank you =) (p.s. $150 is A LOT to pay for a cleaning; in nyc you can get your entire apartment deep cleaned for only $50-$75)

Marina says:

Hi! I was online yesterday searching for cleaning services in Atlanta and came accross bidmycleaning.com! I googled them again to read reviews about the site and got to your blog. I wasn’t sure how legit their services were, but now that I know you used them, I bid and scheduled the cleaning this Friday. The price was pretty good, $67 for a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. I always buy the cleaning groupons when they are offered and it’s usually $50-60. I would love to get the $100, it would allow me to have my placed cleaned more often! Thanks for posting this, I feel safe now! Marina

K. Rock says:

Emmaculate Cleaning Services came up for my area. Prices are not bab either!

Jessica says:

Wow, it would be heaven to have someone else come clean my house. Give me a minute to enjoy that thought. …… Aaahhhhh…. That was nice.

First I remember being at the last stages of being pregnant in the hot summer and wanting our baby to be born. I hope it she comes soon for you. Second LOVE LOVE LOVE this giveaway. I “like” them on facebook now. I found a couple of places on their site but it never gave the name. I would love to win this b/c we are getting ready to be stationed to another location and with everything going on not having to deal with the clean up of my house would be wonderful! (Krystal D)

I’m also a follower of your blog and I now “like” bidmycleaning on facebook (Krystal D)

ecomaids of north atlanta could do our hoom.

Keonte' S says:

I found a wonderful service in my area here in MD. Who knew? Thanks for sharing this site. This would make a great Christmas present.

Keonte' S says:

I follow your blog. (Keonte’ S.)

Keonte' S says:

I follow Bid My Cleaning on Twitter and told them you sent me: http://twitter.com/IamKeonte/status/17752229766

Brie H says:

Maid2Order – man some of these look good on the pricing – Maybe I can talk my husband into letting me hire one 😀

Brie H says:

I am a blog follower
bdelaughter(At)hotmail.com

Brie H says:

I follow them on twitter and tweeted that I heard about them from your site
http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/17868061587

Winning would be awesome! Smart Move Cleaning Service is in my area!

Henria O. says:

I didn’t get any actual provider names. I got Independent Provider, Organic Provider and Bonded Provider.
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. says:

I’m a follower!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. says:

Following BidMyCleaning on FB and left a comment!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Kim says:

Pristine Maids is in my area!

Kim says:

I follow your blog!

chromiumman says:

i found johnson’s cleaning, in my area

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

chromiumman says:

i follow you via GFC

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

Lori Vann says:

What a neat site, I’ve never heard of it before.

I found: Peachy Clean Maid Service in my area of South Metro Atlanta.

Lori Vann says:

I follow your blog through google friend connect!

Beth says:

We are getting ready to move and put our house up for rent so I would love to win this! I found a company called Instrument of Service in my area.

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Beth says:

Follow BidMyCleaning on Twitter @bethwillis01

bethwillis01@gmail.com

I would probably use Bishop Custom Cleaning. What a great site – so easy to use!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

I follow your blog.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo.com

I follow Bid My Cleaning on Twitter.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

I like Bid My Cleaning on Facebook (and left a comment).

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Sarah says:

There are three in my neighborhood (ROCHESTER (MONROE COUNTY) NY 14616), but it did not give me the names of the companies.

Natalie says:

Using the search function, I got the response of “One Independent Provider” in my area (no big surprise, because I’m in a rural area). I’m not sure why the response indicated a different environment than what I had entered? I could really use this–thanks for the giveaway!
aleq13@gmail.com

Natalie says:

email subscriber

Natalie says:

“Like” bidmycleaning on FaceBook
Told them you sent me 🙂

PAIGE says:

There’s everything in my area but I’m most excited about Dallas Window cleaning Services.

sarah says:

It didn’t give me the names without scheduling, but there were 3 providers listed, one independent, one organic and one bonded

sarah says:

gfc follow (stigay)

Sara says:

I totally NEED a deep cleaning for our house. They found 3 contractors in my area.

We’re moving into a new home in early August, and I would love to have someone in to clean it thoroughly before my family and our stuff moves in. There are several providers from BidMyCleaning that service the Pearland, TX area, where we’re moving. I would love to win this giveaway. -Carrie

mmentor says:

please and thank you

crystalf says:

I had 3 choices but it didn’t show names for any of them. I just love the site and how it goes into detail with what each cleaning covers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bebemiqui says:

The one here in Golden, CO is an Independant Provider.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

jennem says:

Goodwin Cleaning Services
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Valeen says:

I found Dirt Removers Cleaning in my area! Thanks for letting me know about a great website!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

kayte71 says:

I found 3 services that offer green cleaning! I would be SO excited to win this.
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

Following Bidcleaning on Facebook 🙂

Eagle Eye Maids and The Picky Maid – I can’t wait to use them if I win or not – but I hope I win 🙂

Ms. Autumn says:

it only gave me 3 & didn’t say there names but my quotes were 600-700 dollars for a deep cleaning?!?!

autumn398 @ yahoo.com

see above says:

I’d love to suprise my wife with the same thing you got. Sounds like a whole house cleaning is just what we need and if I could set it up for some afternoon and then take her to the movies or something and just shock the crap out of her when we got home and the house was spotless, that would just be awesome! Great giveaway and great find, they’ve been bookmarked (whether or not I win). 🙂

see above says:

Oops, forgot to mention that the only providers that showed up when I searched were “Independant Providers” and the lowest price I got was $600.

Anastasiya says:

The best giveaway I ever entered! I found M & L QUALITY CLEANING SERVICES in my area. Thanks!

Anastasiya

Oh! Im excited, there are some in my area!! They are all “Independant Providers” but they are all less then $150! So exciting! What a great website…win or lose Ill be using this website (but hopefully win!)

I would LOVE this! I would use R&A Enterprises Inc.

kelley says:

SM Housekeeping is in my area. This would be a great win!

pandahugger @ gmail

guettel78 says:

Very useful site! I found one cleaning service in my city of Columbus, Ohio, that uses environmentally friendly products only – EcoMaids of Columbus – that sounds perfect for our needs. Thanks for the chance to enter!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 says:

I’m following your blog: guettel78

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 says:

I’m following Bid My Cleaning on twitter (@guettel78) and I tweeted to let them know I found out about their site through you: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/18744231823

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Liz says:

I couldn’t find a name but there were 3 in my area with the cheapest being $348. 🙁

contactdealfriends@gmail.com

Jen M says:

Clean Tek is a service in my area.

stashing jen @ gmail . com

“There are a total of 3 Providers offering Carpet Cleaning in your Zip Code.”

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Sonya says:

Larkan is a service that will clean for us!

Sonya says:

Blog follower

erin m. says:

Royal Carpet Care is near Camarillo,California!
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. says:

Following the blog via GFC.
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erin m. says:

Following Bidmycleaning via Twitter.
(erinxduh)
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erin m. says:

LIKE Bidmycleaning on Facebook and posted on their wall about the blog!
name:Erin M.
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I found Goodwin Cleaning Services in my area!

follow you via gfc

Gena says:

I can’t find the name of the cleaner in my area but they have some!

Gena says:

Blog follower of you!

Jinxy and Me says:

Mine just listed it as “independent” company

Jinxy and Me says:

I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

Jinxy and Me says:

I’m following them on Twitter (I’m @LuckyJinxy).

Haylee says:

There are three cleaners in my area!

happy_haylee_3@hotmail.com

I found 5 around my area in vancouver wa. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

i follow your blog

Rajee says:

I searched bidmycleaning.com for cleaning the whole house. I think I must ask them to try for the first time

rajee@momsfocusonline.com

very appreciative thanks for sharing.

It would be nice to ask for quotes first. And you’re right some companies are not showing the prices before you get the quote because they are still being estimated. This is a good blog! Great work!

Cody Gabriel says:

Very informative article. During my wife’s pregnancy we hired a local maid service to assist our cleaning needs so we could focus on the preparation of our new family member.

Cody

Having some help from a maid service can really help take the pressure off a pregnant woman or new mother. Great tips!

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