How to Create Cleaning Estimate Forms

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Cleaning estimate forms are a tool for itemizing services to be performed as a household or office cleaner. An estimate form should spell out specific duties to be handled, the frequency of cleanings, and costs related to supplies, time and manpower.

Spreadsheet Format

A computer-generated spreadsheet is an effective way to organize your cleaning estimate form. Include your company name and contact information at the top and leave room for an order form number, date and customer contact information. Include a “notes” category on the form for special or specific instructions and include a section to note anticipated cleaning dates. You may also opt to use pre-printed duplicate estimate forms to be handwritten on site. You keep a copy and give the duplicate to the potential customer.

What to Include

Category headings should include specific rooms to be cleaned and the tasks in each -- for example, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, surface cleaning and disinfecting, and trash removal. In a personal residence you may include changing bed sheets, washing clothes or dishes, cleaning windows and general tidying up. Include a price break-down per room or per job and note if you’ll be using your own supplies and equipment or expect them to be provided by the customer.


About the Author

Lisa McQuerrey has been a business writer since 1987. In 1994, she launched a full-service marketing and communications firm. McQuerrey's work has garnered awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Associated Press. She is also the author of several nonfiction trade publications, and, in 2012, had her first young-adult novel published by Glass Page Books.

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