Angie's List Report: Book Holiday House Cleaners Early

Updated: 11/18/2013 5:25 PM By: Heidi Enninga

Hiring someone to clean your home might be a good option to save a little time.

Cleaning services say they do get busy around the holidays, so it's a good idea to book early.

Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, said you should ask for an estimate before you hire someone, and also clearly communicate your needs and the condition of your home.

"Be sure to ask questions and understand exactly what you are getting so that you can be confident that you're not going to get an up-charge for things after the fact," Hicks said.

According to Angie's list, the average cost is a couple hundred dollars, but that can go up depending on the size of the home.