Reviews from Some of Our Customers in Toronto & Surrounding Areas
Rent-A-Wife Home Services is always pleased to hear back from our customers about the quality of our services. It lets us know what we’re doing right and how we can improve. The customer reviews on this page were gathered from those submitted to the HomeStars website. Have you had occasion to use our services and would like to share your experience? Visit homestars.com to leave a review of your own, or send your comments to our office. Either way, we’d love to hear from you!
Complete top to bottom house cleaning prior to moving in, including appliances.
A hard working team of three, well organized, working very hard from start to finish. A refrigerator tempered glass panel was accidentally broken, and it was replaced, no questions asked. Maybe a bit pricier, but it was well worth it.
General cleaning of 2 bedroom apartment
I have used Rent-a-Wife twice. Both times the cleaning was excellent! All work was thorough and done cheerfully. Both ladies were a pleasure to have in my home. I definitely would recommend Rent-a-Wife.
It’s never been so clean!
Laurel put together a fantastic team that did an amazing job cleaning our home. It’s never been so clean! The cleaners were friendly, professional and very good at their job.
A nice touch with wood surfaces
Work was thorough and appeared to be efficient. Dusting, floor and surface cleaning. A nice touch with wood surfaces
Rental unit cleaning and staging
I left Laurel a message on a Saturday evening together with several other companies. She was the first one to respond on a long-weekend Monday. By noon of the same day i had a quote for cleaning a rental apartment and the work was booked for Tuesday, sparing me from losing valuable time in listing the rental unit. Laurel has very high standards, cares about clients’ needs, is careful about details and knows where to put the finishing touches. She is quick to give a hand to her team that is hard-working, responsible and experienced in bringing out the best in a place. Would recommend Laurel and her team to any landlord and owner alike!
I was thoroughly pleased with the work that was done. My cleaner was meticulous in her work. Both Laurel and my worker were pleasant and very easy to work with. I had to leave for a few hours and on my return hy house was clean and spanking clean. I would definitely refer anyone who needs cleaning to this company.
House of four
We are always satisfied with the cleaning services provided by Rent A Wife Ottawa.
We are a busy family: two young kids and two parents with full-time jobs. What a joy to come back to a house that is clean, tidy, and organized. We are happy to be serviced by the same employee, which makes things easier for everyone: she knows what we need, and can easily navigate our home to be efficient every single time.
We highly recommend using Rent A Wife Ottawa for house cleaning services!
I had contacted Laurel to clean my sister’s apartment to get it ready to sell. I found that working with her in terms of the cost and the work, was an absolute pleasure. She was professional with regard to the way she approached and addressed my concerns. When the clean up was finished, I could not have been more pleased. I was amazed with the detail and quality of her work. In my opinion, she is the best in the business and I would highly recommend her services to family and friends.
Home Cleaning Services
We are so happy to be helped by Rent a wife’s team.
It makes all the difference to us with a busy work schedule and two young kids. Our house is always very clean, organized and calm after Laurel’s team has come by.
Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Another new fan of Rent A Wife
Another new fan of Rent A Wife.
When selling our house recently we needed to have it throughly cleaned – especially a kitchen that hadn’t seen a mop since the 1990’s !
After Rent A Wife were finished we could not believe our eyes-the kitchen we thought was a write-off was gleaming !
Our realtor who had seen the before and after just said “Wow” about 20 times !
And not to mention they took on our job on very short notice to comply with our listing deadline.
End of story – our house sold in under a week.
I would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to anyone.
Big thanks to Laurel and Margaret for their super-efficient and friendly service.
Regular house cleaning
Hydro posted that we would be without electricity for most of my cleaning day! Disaster! Nope. Our cleaning lady came; she & I polished all the Christmas silver, and brass, and she washed the kitchen floor 2, scraped the edge of the baseboards, and then waxed it. We reorganized the sewing chest in the basement…by candlelight.
Thanks Laurel, for your wonderful staff. I can’t imagine what I would do without you.
I have been using Rent-a-Wife to clean my home on a bi-weekly basis for the past three months. With so many cleaning service companies available, it was quite overwhelming to decide on any particular one. After perusing the reviews on HomeStars, I decided to give Rent-a-Wife a try.
I have personally found it difficult to trust a stranger to be in my house unsupervised, but I have since become comfortable with them alone in my home as they have always treated my place with respect. They also do a stellar job with the cleaning, so that I never have to worry about scrutinizing their work when they are finished. As a client service provider myself, I have come to adopt high standards and expectations when it comes to the delivery of services. Having been on both ends in this industry, I truly appreciate exceptional service when I experience it myself.
On a couple of occasions when there were very minor concerns, I reached out to Rent-a-Wife and expressed my feedback, and they have always responded in a swift and professional manner and would rectify the situation promptly and efficiently. This is why I will continue to use their services as long as they keep up the great work!
Saved the day!
Cleaning lady sent by Kris saved the day! She showed up right on time, worked fast and efficiently, and left my place sparkling clean. I’ll definitely be contacting her the next time my place needs some shine.
I have been using Laurel’s Rent-A-Wife services on and off since 2002 for various tasks – general house keeping after an automobile accident, move-in and move-out cleaning and the work has been exceptional.
I can’t speak too highly about Laurel as each time I call her for a task she has risen to the occasion to meet and most times exceed my expectations and in a most expeditious way.
Laurel was amazing in setting up the appointment. I originally need someone urgently which she accommodated, but then I had to cancel at the last minute. She was great to set up a new appointment a couple weeks later and the service was EXCELLENT! My house had never looked so clean. Will definitely be calling them to come back!
Thorough cleaning of multi level condo.
Cleaner was prompt, well groomed and very pleasant to have. Worked independently, quietly and accomplished task in time available. Had knowledge of and respect for antique furniture. End result was a transformation from dusty to sparkling.
Brilliant services. For a number of years, I have called upon Rent-a- Wife’s services for a major spring/autumn cleaning. Each time, Laurel and her team of professionals have done a fantastic job, with their high standards and attention to details. After their latest visit, my house had been transformed – every room was gleaming. I continue to highly recommend Laurel and her team.
10 out of 10!
I’m a single guy with a 1 bedroom flat in a house. I have used Rent-A-Wife several times in the past, always with good results. Usually I call last minute so have had several different cleaners. Kris, the owner has been friendly and helpful and asked the right questions as to what I am needing. The last time, I had Ava who I didn’t meet, but I left a key for her with a neighbour.
I have 3 cats that shed copious amounts of fur and dirty footprints everywhere (they go outdoors, in and out, constantly). There was a bit of clutter which needed to be organized in order to clean.
I am writing this recommendation because everything on the list was completed – vacuuming, floor washing, dusting, bathroom sink and toilet, kitchen counters, stovetop, fridge doors including dirty magnetic seals, and wiping down window ledges.
I arrived home at the end of the day to find my place peaceful and calm and spotless. Even the dirty light switches in the kitchen & bathroom had been cleaned as well as the outside glass on the aquarium (paw prints due to one curious cat). The clutter had been organized and many things put back where they belong. The skittish cat was sleeping in her favourite spot on the back of the sofa.
I would recommend Rent-A-Wife because I feel like I can trust that what I have requested will be completed, and always with excellent results. I have enough stress in my life with long work days and when I find people that can reduce my stress, I am a happy camper. 10 out of 10!
Attention to detail…
We use Rent-a-Wife for our monthly house cleaning, and we love them. Their attention to detail when cleaning our house is outstanding, and we love that they can take on more or less in the house, depending on what we need. We would highly recommend the team at Rent-a-Wife if you need a house cleaner!
Apartment move-out cleaning
Laurel and her team did a great job and provided their own supplies. All the appliances, above and below, cupboards etc. were cleaned thoroughly. Very satisfied with her work. Thanks!
House cleaning after renovation
We had a lot of construction dust in our house after renovating and despite our family’s own efforts, it needed a serious cleaning. We were suffering from allergies from all the dust, that got worse when we cleaned. Owner Laurel was recommended by my contractor. She is very professional and was helpful in scheduling cleaning as soon as possible. Margaret came several times and cleaned very thoroughly, with a lot of attention to detail, until the job was done. The air in the house improved, things looked great, and we felt better! A job well done and good value for money spent.
Post-renovation – major clean
Desperately needed help cleaning my home after a major 2 month renovation. Laurel and team were flexible enough to work around delayed construction timelines. They are a very experienced crew and cleaned much more than I would have thought of
Regular Home Cleaning
Great professional manager and cleaner- efficient, extremely thorough and pleasant!!! I would recommend this company to anyone who wants a wonderful result. Laurel is so interested in customer satisfaction and Polly was terrific.
Full cleaning before selling home
I wanted to have a thorough cleaning of my apartment before listing on MLS. I found Rent-A-Wife on Homestars and within a few days, Laurel was able to come by and give me an accurate estimate.
Laurel and her team did an excellent job cleaning the apartment and they even did it on a Sunday! There was an issue with the floor (no fault of the cleaners) and one of Laurel’s team was able to return two days later to finish the job. Great work — would hire again and would recommend.
I have used Rent a Wife in Ottawa for several years for cleaning services at my home and that of other family members, especially in the home of my elderly Dad. Laurel, the Manager, is always very friendly, helpful and accommodating. She has very strict standards and the work done has always been of very high quality. We have had the opportunity to work with 3 or 4 different cleaners over the years and each one has been very hard working, reliable and very pleasant to deal with. Polly has done an excellent job in the past, and during the past year we have been working with Stephanie. I cannot say enough about how hard Stephanie worked – Dad’s house was shining when she was finished. She always did everything that we asked and many times went above and beyond what was required. She is a very pleasant person and was very respectful, polite and kind when dealing with my Dad and with me.
I have had very positive dealings with Laurel and her staff and would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.
Deep House Clean and Followup
I grew up in a household that was spotless, because my mother was relentlessly cleaning the house. I never liked cleaning because it would never be up to her standards, she would go into hospitals and stay they were filthy. I hired Rent-A-Wife to do a deep clean of my house as it hadn’t been deeply cleaned in many years. When I returned after the cleaning I was amazed because not only did the house look like my mother had cleaned it all of my knickknacks were exactly where they belong. Other then the dust being gone I would have never know that anyone was in the house. I would like to add that, I have a lot of small items in my house and every single item so exactly where it belongs. I then had them back for a second cleaning, a month or so after, this time just a maintenance clean but still the same great service and attention to detail. I have and will recommend this to anyone, as they really do a great job.
I could not be happier
I was desperate to find someone to clean my house; my usual cleaning company could not meet my request. I searched Homestars and discovered Rent-A-Wife. I could not be happier. Jane is an amazing woman. My house was absolutely spotless when she finished and she worked long into the night. I hired her again after that one time and will hire her again as well. My only concern was the price. I recommend Rent-A-Wfe, but I personally find it a little too expensive given my income.
I will absolutely use rent-a-wife again
I just moved into an absolutely filthy house (seriously, probably the dirtiest I’ve ever been in) and rent-a-wife came to the rescue! Within 7 hours they had transformed it into a clean, livable, lovely place to be in. I really liked that Laurel comes and does an in-person visit prior to the cleaning day to discuss the customer’s priorities and budget. The quote for services was very accurate and I definitely think I got my money’s worth! I will absolutely use rent-a-wife again.
I continue to be impressed
Laurel and her team have cleaned our house several times over the last few months, and I continue to be impressed. Laurel is responsive, professional, flexible and committed to doing a fantastic job! On each occasion, I was able to outline my priorities for cleaning in advance of the visit which was great. One time the team did a detailed (and much needed) cleaning of the kitchen, while another time was focused on getting the house ready for a party I was having. Last time was a general cleaning – what a wonderful feeling to come home Friday night to a spotless house! Laurel and her team do a phenomenal job and I am now going onto a monthly schedule.
Last minute clean
My usual cleaner who does not belong to a professional cleaning service did not show up or reschedule the cleaning appointment … just a few days before Christmas holiday guests arrived. This was on a Friday! I contacted this company via Facebook and had an excellent house cleaner in Monday morning at 11am. Judy the cleaner did an excellent job and was extremely friendly and professional. Also the rates are very reasonable and I payed via e-transfer so very convenient!! Would highly recommend this professional company due to dependability and excellent work!
Cleaning and decluttering
My apartment was cluttered and disorganized. There was so much “stuff” that I could not clean properly. I was helped to organize and clean my home in a professional and efficient manner.
But most of all I appreciated the sensitivity afforded me. I highly recommend this service for anyone who is overwhelmed.
Amazing house cleaning!
I used Rent a Wife in Ottawa for the first time a few weeks ago. Wow! My house had never been so neat and clean. Merci pour le travail impeccable!
For sure, I’ll use Rent a Wife again! I’m a new fan now!
The cleaner that came to us was energetic, efficient, thorough and cheerful. Very accommodating to any requests we made and did an excellent job including finding areas to clean that most people don’t even see or take note of. We are more than pleased at the results. I highly recommend this company.
A Clean House!
I have been using the services of Rent-A-Wife Home Services for over 2 years now, and I am very satisfied. Initially I needed some cleaning services at my Dad’s home when he was hospitalized. Two crews were sent and they both did a very thorough job. We were very impressed with the quality of work done and felt that the price was reasonable. We are now having regular cleaning services provided at my Dad’s home and we continue to be satisfied. The cleaners are experienced, reliable and thorough, and are always willing to do whatever additional jobs may be required. I have also purchased gift certificates for cleaning services at my children’s home and the experience has been just as positive. Again the work was well done; the cleaner arrived as scheduled and did a very thorough job. My experiences with Rent-A-Wife Home Services have been positive. The manager, Laurel Blackman, has been professional, accommodating and pleasant to work with. And the members of the cleaning staff that I have encountered have all been thorough, reliable and very willing to please. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Rent-A-Wife Home Services to family and friends.
They are professional, hard working and complete the task(s). Laurel has been great, flexible and very helpful. We have been using Rent a Wife for many years and are extremely satisfied.
Their cleaning people are always lovely, considerate
Their cleaning people are always lovely, considerate and go the extra mile. Scheduling can sometimes be difficult, but their work on site is exemplary.
De-Cluttered & Organized a Messy Home
Paulianna was amazing! She de-cluttered a messy home, created organizing systems for a family of 6 plus a dog, and cleaned. She accomplished so much in 5 hours. Thank you!
Great cleaning service
A great cleaning service! I tried several others, but this was the one I stuck with. Great attention to detail, professional administration. Everything is always sparkling after they’ve been here.
Rental apartment cleaning
Laurel was exceptionally helpful, punctual and went above and beyond my expectations. She is straight to the point and has high standards which ensures the end product is of high quality.
I recommend her without reservation.
Clean house for sale
Cheerful attitude and positive approach to the task in hand. The house was commendably clean and attractive when done.
Excellent Home Cleaning
I have been a customer with Rent-a Wife Ottawa for many years and have never been disappointed. Laurel and her employees are professional, friendly and always on time. It is a great feeling to come home to a sparkling clean house. I have recommended Rent-a-Wife to my friends and they too are impressed.
Good Price & Great Service
Just simply amazing service and an amazing company. I have had a couple bad experiences before this but now will only use Rent-A-Wife Home Services. Good price and great service. I don’t usually comment on these sites but feel I should spread the word.
House cleaning / rent a wife Ottawa
Margaret came and did an amazing job. I have 2 cats and she removed the cat from everywhere (even the curtains). And the house smelled so fresh and clean. Thanks Margaret (and Laurel for sending Margaret)
Easy problem solving
Rent-a-wife was a simple solution to a big problem – working longer hours for a month meant that I was very behind on the house, and it was feeling overwhelming. This service was very easy to arrange, the ladies who came to my house were lovely; they got on with things immediately without needing lots of direction and I didn’t have any concerns about leaving them to let themselves out when they were finished. They were also great with my pets (2 cats and a dog!). On price they seemed a little cheaper than some of the major competitors. I will definitely use them again.
Server for my Christmas Party
My rent-a-wife server was a Rockstar! Everything I could have asked for, and more. She set out all my prepared food and heated and served my hot appetizers. She made beautiful platters, cheese trays, Charcuterie boards, vegetable trays and dessert trays. She served my guests like they were family. My kitchen was completely clean at the end of my party. Outstanding!
Impressed by the diligence and professionalism
I have used rent-a-wife home cleaning services in the past and have always been impressed by the diligence and professionalism of its staff.
Absolutely in awe of Margaret’s work-fabulous, am so pleased.
Laurel is exceptional-all my expectations were met and more. I will stay with them without a doubt. My place never looked so good!
I heartily recommend the services
Laurel at Rent-a-Wife was a godsend when I moved from Toronto to Ottawa last year. With very short notification in the midst of February winter storms, she arranged for someone on her team to come and bring their cleaning equipment and supplies to clean the home that I had purchased prior to the arrival of movers. My home was shiny clean and ready to move-in and unpack within days of my call. I’ve just used Rent-A-Wife services again this month for cleaning following roof leak remediation repairs. Laurel always takes a personal approach by first completing a site visit to determine scope and then follows up with her staff. I’ve always been impressed with Laurel’s professionalism, attention to detail, punctuality and knowledge. Laurel has amazing resources for all of your cleaning needs. I heartily recommend the services of ‘Rent-a-wife’ if you want focus on value for your dollar and peace of mind.
Pre-move apartment clean
I hired Laurel and her team to do a basement apartment cleaning. Laurel was great to deal with, she got back to me right away and despite being very busy, made every effort to accommodate my schedule. Her team was punctual, very hard working, efficient and positive. The apartment was gleaming and their attention to detail and thoroughness was impressive. For the price, it was an exceptional job. I highly recommend Laurel and her team and will be using their services again.
Bottom Line: The best cleaning my house has ever received.
We have used a number of cleaning services and none of them compare to the quality of service that I received from Rent a Wife. We needed a deep clean before staging our home and the cleaners made our place sparkle. They were meticulous, courteous and above all, took immense pride in their work. The cleaners were scrubbing this place down to a toothbrush and even managed to remove tile grout from our kitchen that had built up over several years. Our floors are shining, our bathrooms, windows and baseboards are spotless. Our house feels totally refreshed.
We contacted Rent a Wife on very short notice and Laurel, the owner, had her cleaners in the next day. Laurel also dropped in on cleaning day to make sure things were running smoothly.
Simply put: Rent a Wife is the best and I look forward to using their services again.
Wow! Delighted…with home cloning that exceeded my expectations!
Wow! Our home with the 3 of us, a shedding dog and a new baby left me overwhelmed and the house In need of a desparate clean. Laurel at Rent a Wife assessed our needs, provided this and then some! At my request she was even able to supply vacuum and cleaning supplies. The big deal was the cleaner she sent. Clearly loved to clean and she was thorough, professional, efficient and meticulous with a great eye for the usually overlooked spots and really attentive to details. Delighted to return to a freshly cleaned home! Will be a regular from now on!
I just had a home cleaning by Jane – She did a fantastic job, very detail oriented – I will definitely be using Rent-a-wife for cleaning again in the future and will recommend to my friends/neighbours.
Cleaning of unit for putting on market
We have used Rent-A-Wife in the past and were very pleased so we did not hesitate to contact Laurel for this job. The unit was in very bad shape and Laurel was able to get not only the cleaning but also painting and some minor repair work done in the unit. It was truly a easy process and Laurel did all the co-ordinating of the jobs. The cleaning staff did an absolutely fabulous job! It was done in a timely manner and every nook and cranny was clean. Could not ask for a better result. Her work will certainly help sell the unit. We will continue to use Rent-a-Wife and would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and clients.
Efficient crew was willing to clean and/or tidy whatever was asked
Four floor house required top to bottom cleaning to prepare for sale. Fully equipped crew arrived promptly for 2 sessions, including furnace and storage rooms, period reception rooms, antique fixtures, very high ceilings, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Also swept patio and carport of winter debris, scrubbed exterior entrance. Efficient crew was willing to clean and/or tidy whatever was asked. Would definitely recommend.
“A Stupendous Job” of Pre-Sale Cleaning
Thanks so much for a stupendous job. Both my sister and the real estate agent were amazed by the difference: no longer a “pig in lipstick” but a beauty, clean and shining. Thanks again.
Bathroom and kitchen Love
This was my first time hiring someone to clean my home. I was unsure and I like you, came to Homestars to find someone based on reviews. I called Rent-A-Wife (despite my dislike for the company name) and I’m so glad I did. We arranged for Ava to come to my house two days later. Just in time for guests arriving the following day. Ava was great! I asked her to give my kitchen and bathroom some love and it looked like it did when we moved in 5 years ago. It was long over due and she took the time and paid extra care to what I needed to be done. I paid up front over the phone so I was able to leave Ava to do what she does well. She was pleasant and I’m absolutely going to call again to have them help me out when it gets away from me.
We were very impressed with the cleaning of our basement after major repairs. Laurel, the owner, was honest and candid when reviewing what work would have to be done. The two ladies (non smokers) performed the cleaning in a very professional and efficient manner. The repairs caused a lot of dust, some of which was embedded onto the wall and floor causing a dull finish to the linoleum; all of the dust and dirt were cleaned. The shine returned to the linoleum. Articles and boxes, some quite heavy, that were in the way of the cleaning were removed and, once the cleaning was done, all were placed neatly on shelves. We could not have expected more.
Great job.Showed up on time They cleaned a large duplex apt and when finished it sparkled. The girls were great .Nothing was too much trouble and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Home cleaning service
I just wanted to let you know how incredibly happy we are with our cleaning service. Our house cleaner is very thorough and doesn’t miss a thing. Her attention
to detail (i.e. lights, patio door, window sills, baseboards, etc.) is SO greatly appreciated. When I think of our previous cleaning service providers, the service you provide
is truly in a category of its own.
I have recommended Rent-a-Wife to a friend who is
currently searching for cleaning services and would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who asks!!
Thanks so much and please tell our house cleaner how much we appreciate her hard work!!! She is also just a lovely person! We are so glad we found you guys!
Move out cleaning
Laurel and her team came in the day after we moved out of our home to clean and detail it from top to bottom before we put it on the market for sale. The quality of their work and their attention to detail exceeded our expectations which were high as we wanted to sell our house quickly. Everything was sparkling – from the appliances, the floors, the windows, the bathrooms. There wasn’t a nook or cranny that escaped their reach! Bonus was that they came in under their estimate in both cost and time. PERFECT!!!
The best piece of mind you can get!
We were given a gift certificate for Rent A Wife for Christmas and fell in love. Everything was so easy, from booking a time to feeling comfortable leaving the house.
When we returned the house was better than I could have imagined. We will continue to use this amazing service.