So. New baby around here, and preschooler to boot. I've always cleaned my house myself but I've got a little extra cash and would like to hire some housecleaners to come in and do the heavy stuff -- clean out fridge, tubs, mop floors, inside of microwave, stove/oven, etc.
What's the best way to find a housecleaner? I know that the company-name ones like Merry Maids etc. are a little more expensive and that the individuals who have their own business can do just as good of a job...but I don't want a random person. Should I look on CraigsList? Ask around? What's a good rate, and is it usually paid per hour? Do two cleaners come at once? How often - every two weeks?
Never done this...Thanks in advance for tips/advice