By Rachel Azark

The difference between cleaning your house now and during spring cleaning is that you have no time to do the cleaning right now. Between Christmas shopping, cooking dinners, attending holiday parties and family visiting, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually clean your house. But it still needs to get done, because the family is arriving any minute and you’re hosting a huge holiday party. What to do? That’s where cleaning services come in handy, so you can make it look like you had all the time in the world to get the cleaning AND the cooking done.



800.764.6628 or 312.241.1686

KleanMaids offers next-day service, a free in-home estimate, and a personalized walk-thru checklist. They are also the number one provider in the metroland area. They’ll even do maintenance cleaning and closet reorganization. If you’re worried about Fido, they use non-toxic, eco-friendly and pet-friendly products to keep your home sparkling for the holidays.



Maid For Chicago

1650 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613

Maid for Chicago offers their cleaning services on the weekends and even until 9 p.m. if your work schedule is a little crazy. If you have more than cleaning, and have a few handyman jobs that need to be completed before the guests arrive, they’ll do those too. Make sure to visit their website for coupons for their cleaning services. They also supply all their own cleaning supplies and offer green cleaning upon request.



MAYE’s Cleaning Service


MAYE’s Cleaning Service is a family-operated and owned company that has been providing its cleaning services to Chicago since 2007. Whether you live in a residential home or studio apartment, MAYE’s can help you get the job done this season. They send their small teams of 2-3 people out with an English-speaking team leader. If you have dust on the baseboards that you know Grandma is going to raise an eyebrow at, bring over MAYE’s to help clean.

Manic Maids

3036 W. Palmer Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647

Manic Maids is ranked number one by — who makes it their mission to rank the top cleaning services in each state. They have a simple flat rate of $22 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours for residential cleaning. However, with the low cost, you do need to provide your own cleaning supplies for the maids. Manic Maids specializes in cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, floors, dusting and vacuuming. Pretty much the basics if you have guests coming to stay. They might be a good option for that quick clean before the guests do arrive.

Good cleaning services can sometimes be hard to come by in this day and age. If you have a company that you love to use and does an excellent job, share your knowledge in the comments section and spread the cleaning joy this holiday season!

Rachel Azark is a writer and lives in Chicago. Read more of her work on her blog