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Bathroom
Bathroom
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floor
  • Wipe down and sanitize sink
  • Clean mirrors
  • Wipe down and sanitize outside of cabinets
  • Scrub bathtub/shower including tiles and doors
  • Clean toilet bowl and entire toilet area including hard-to-reach areas
  • Remove dust and cobwebs
  • Empty trash
Kitchen
Kitchen
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floor
  • Wipe down and sanitize sink, countertops, and backsplash
  • Clean outside of appliances
  • Remove grease and build-up on stovetop and wipe clean exterior of oven
  • Wipe down and sanitize outside of cabinets and all surfaces
  • Empty trash
Living room
Living room
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floor
  • Dust and vacuum furniture
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Wipe down and sanitize tables and other surfaces
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust windowsills and ledges
  • Dust lampshades and picture frames
  • Dust baseboards
  • Remove dust and cobwebs
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floor
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Wipe down and sanitize surfaces of bedside tables, desk, vanity, etc.
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust windowsills and ledges
  • Dust lampshades and picture frames
  • Dust baseboards
  • Remove dust and cobwebs
  • Change sheets and make the bed (if requested and bed set provided)
  • Empty trash
Halls
Halls
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floor
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust windowsills and ledges
  • Dust lampshades and picture frames
  • Dust baseboards
  • Remove dust and cobwebs
Disco
The Fresh Start (+$32)

This in-depth service is tailored for homes that have not received consistent professional cleaning. In addition to the standard cleaning services, the Fresh Start includes:

  • Professional assessment of space and specific cleaning needs
  • In-depth cleaning of surfaces and floors, including hard-to-reach areas
  • Dusting of Ceiling fans (client must provide safe ladder)
  • Pet hair clean-up

If your home hasn’t been professionally cleaned in a while, a little extra attention (and elbow grease!) is needed to meet the rigorous quality standards of Up & Go service professionals. Fresh Start services are required for all first-time cleanings, and after 22 days since your last cleaning service. 

For $32, the Fresh Start service tackles dust and dirt in hard-to-reach areas, stains on walls, stubborn tub rings—all the areas that need work to get your home looking like new. This service gets your home in great shape for recurring cleanings at a reduced price, or for you to more easily keep up until you’re ready for your next Fresh Start. Learn more about what's included in a home cleaning on Up & Go.

The businesses on Up & Go are all owned by the people who clean your home. Booking with worker-owned businesses means living wages, better quality service, and a stronger community. 

A Fresh Start cleaning takes an average of 5-6 hours, depending on the size and needs of the home. Some 1-bedrooms can be cleaned in 2.5 hours, while we've seen a 3-bedroom take 10 hours. A Refresh cleaning, the service for homes being cleaned monthly or more, typically takes 4 hours. The service professional can provide a more specific estimate of the number of hour upon arriving at your home.

The Bottom Line: the service professionals will spend as long as is needed to make your home truly clean. The number of hours will not affect your price.

PRODUCTS: The following eco-friendly cleaning products are needed for your home cleaning. You can provide them yourself, or, for an additional $11 the service professional can bring the products.

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • All-purpose eco-friendly/non-toxic cleaning solution
  • Borax or Liquid Castile Soap
  • Natural Disinfectant Essential Oil such as: tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract, lavender, and eucalyptus
  • Rubber gloves

EQUIPMENT: We ask that you have the following equipment available and accessible to the service professional:

  • Vacuum Cleaner (with attachments and replacement bags)
  • Clean Mop and Bucket
  • Dustpan and Broom
  • Rags and Paper Towels
  • Sponges and Scrubbing Brushes
  • Toilet Brush 
  • Garbage Bags

If you have any specific concerns about equipment and cleaning products, please contact us.

CANCELLATION. We understand that unexpected changes in your schedule may come up. We do our best to be flexible and fair to both our customers and the cleaning professionals. 

  • No-Fee Cancellation: You can cancel or reschedule your service without a fee up to 10am the day prior to your appointment.  (So, if your appointment is at 8am on Wednesday, you’d need to cancel before 10am on Tuesday.)
  • Cancellation Fees: If you cancel or reschedule at 10am or later on the day prior to your appointment you will be charged a cancellation fee.
    • Short Notice Cancellation Fee: 50% of the maximum estimated price for your requested service. Applies to cancellations made after 10am the day prior to your appointment, but more than 3 business hours prior to your appointment. 
    • Last-Minute Cancellation/No-Shows: 75% of the maximum estimated price for your requested service. Applies to cancellations made less than 3 business hours* prior to your appointment, or if the cleaning professional is unable to access your space within 20 minutes after your appointment time per the entry instructions you provided. Up & Go will make every attempt to contact you during this 20 minute waiting period.

*Business hours are 9am to 5pm.

PAYMENT. To offer both you and the service professional the fairest rate based on home size and cleaning needs, your Up & Go booking includes a price range. Once your appointment has been confirmed, Up & Go will place a 7-day authorization hold on your payment method for the maximum price listed in your service summary. The final payment amount will be confirmed by your service professional at your first appointment, based on the size and condition of your home. In rare cases, if the service professional determines that the appropriate service price exceeds the estimated range, we will contact you before the start of the job. This final payment amount will be processed after your service is completed. 5% of your price covers Up & Go’s costs to book the appointment.

ACCESS DETAILS. The service professional must be able to access the home according to the access details you provide in your online booking. For your first appointment, you must either be at home to meet the service professional, or leave the key with a doorman. If there are any changes to the access method you selected, please update your appointment details or contact us at least 3 business hours prior to your appointment time. If the cleaning professional arrives at your home and is unable to access your space per the instructions you provided, they will wait for up to 20 minutes after your scheduled appointment time while Up & Go attempts to contact you. If Up & Go is unable to contact you or access your space within 20 minutes, a No-Show fee will apply (see Cancellation Policy). 

SERVICE QUALITY SATISFACTION. As worker-owners of cooperative cleaning businesses, Up & Go service professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality service and ensuring client satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the cleaning service you received, please notify Up & Go within 2 business days of the completion of the job and the service professionals can return within 72 hours to finish the specific incomplete component of the job. If you do not want the original service professional(s) to return, another member of the cooperative business can finish the job.

Tips are not expected, but welcome for a job well done. Tip amounts, while entirely up to the client, are commonly 15% of the cost of service. At this time, tips may only be paid via cash or check to the service professional. Up & Go will notify all users when tipping becomes available through the platform.