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Although we’re in the Junk relief business, we often cross paths with Chicagoland-based cleaning services. Cleaning and junk removal often go together like peanut butter and jam. You can just eat a peanut butter sandwich, or you can just eat a jam sandwich. But sometimes, the combination of both does the job better than each on its own.

Clearly, this analogy breaks down if you take it too far, but:

As it applies to junk removal and cleaning services, sometimes you need one, and sometimes you need both.

We’ve put together a list of seven of the top-rated apartment cleaning services in the area for your benefit. Whether you’re an individual who rents or owns an apartment (sometimes called a condo) or a landlord who needs to make sure an apartment is in good shape for the next tenant, the right cleaning service can make all the difference.

Top-Rated Chicagoland Apartment Cleaning Services

1. Sparkly Maid

Sparkly Maid Cleaning Service

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Sparkly Maid offers three distinct types of cleaning services:

  • Standard Cleaning: Includes tidying up, dusting surfaces, vacuuming, and mopping floors throughout. They pay attention to cleaning and disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms and suggest this level of cleaning for residential homes that get cleaned periodically and need maintenance touch-ups.
  • Deep Cleaning: Great for homes needing extra elbow grease to get them back into space. This type of cleaning involves heavy-duty scrubbing where needed and more thorough and intense cleaning than standard.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: For those one-time only cleaning projects that either ensure you get your damage deposit back or you move into a spotless new home, this cleaning service can be the best gift you give yourself (or someone you love) when you’re faced with the overwhelming task of leaving an old place or moving into a new one.


“Superb! I am close to moving into my new house and really needed a full-service cleaning to give my husband and me a fresh start. Two determined women came over and left my house spotless! I am so grateful to Sparkly Maid and their cleaning service. I will be recommending them to everyone I meet!” — Ashley M.

2. Chicago Clean Home

Chicago Clean Homes

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  • Contact: 773-769-9145​,
  • Ranked: 4.8 stars

Chicago Clean Home only use environmentally friendly and biodegradable products.

They also offer three types of cleaning:

  • Deep Cleaning: If you haven’t had a cleaner previously or haven’t had a professional cleaner within the past three months, you’ll need to start with their deep cleaning service. They do this level of cleaning to prepare your home for their regular cleaning.
  • Standard Cleaning: They offer this service to maintain a clean level in your home with monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, or daily cleanings. Standard cleaning includes making beds, dusting ceiling corners, vacuuming vent grills, and hand wiping baseboards as needed.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: Their move-in and move-out services include vacuuming, cleaning windows and mirrors, carpet and upholstery, dusting, and polishing.
  • Note: check the hyperlinks for an in-depth look at what each clean provides.


“We’ve been using Chicago Clean Home for many years now and at three different apartments. They’re always wonderful and timely, and my cat loves when they visit! Even when we need to reschedule, they’re always very flexible and responsive. Highly recommend.” — Lindsay B.

3. Sweep Home Chicago

Sweep Home Chicago

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  • Contact: 312-313-6022​,
  • Book online
  • Ranked: 4.3 stars

Sweep Home Chicago’s staff offer green residential cleaning services to their environmentally conscious clients. Family-owned and operated, all their cleaning services are guaranteed. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, contact them within 48 hours, and they’ll send someone out as soon as possible to re-clean any missed areas for free. They go the extra mile by offering cleaning coupons and promotional discounts.

Their cleaning services include:

  • Residential House and Apartment Cleaning: This cleaning service covers the cleaning of all rooms and hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and living areas. Services include dusting all baseboards, cleaning all mirrors, and discarding all trash. Available on a one-time, weekly, or bi-weekly basis.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: As well as thoroughly cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, and all other rooms, this service makes sure to clean all baseboards, windows and window sills, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. They’ll also remove any and all cobwebs and clean the interior and exterior of all closets.


“Brandon and his team are responsive, timely, and professional. He always responds to our changing schedule and needs. The crews are always friendly and trustworthy. The place is always clean when I get home. Would highly recommend.” — Steve N.

4. Cleanzen

Cleanzen Cleaning Service

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Cleanzen offers a wide variety of cleaning services and prides themselves on their flexible scheduling options and superior cleaning services. They do not require service contracts and let you book when and as you need cleaning at whatever level in your apartment. They offer a Happiness Guarantee with affordable rates that promise to deliver exceptional value.

The services Cleanzen offers include:

  • Regular Cleaning: This flexible cleaning service promises to eliminate allergens, bacteria, and other substances that could make you and your family sick. You can let them know exactly what type of cleaning you’re looking for and request specific tasks like folding laundry, cleaning windows, cleaning the fridge, and other non-standard cleaning tasks.
  • Deep Cleaning: Cleanzen promotes the value of occasional deep cleaning on your own schedule, whether that’s every six months or only when you call. This cleaning includes dusting lampshades, cleaning all light switches and power outlet faceplates, vacuuming the tops of drapes and window treatments, cleaning ceiling fan blades, air vents and light fixtures, and more.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: Their move-in/move-out cleaning services are like a deep cleaning on steroids. Perfect for landlords who need to prepare a home for their next tenant or for homeowners who lease an apartment and need to have the space cleaned as a final condition of the lease agreement.
  • Home Organization: Unique to Cleanzen, they offer a decluttering and organization home service. They start with a cleaning service and then work closely with you to identify items you want to keep and ones you no longer need and help you decide what to give away, donate or throw away. Once you’ve eliminated unwanted items from your home, they’ll help you create an effective storage solution for what remains.
  • Green Eco-Friendly Cleaning: For this service, they only use green cleaning products that meet U.S. EPA standards and advanced cleaning processes.

When you hire Cleanzen for their home organization service, you’ll find that a call to Junk Relief picks up where they left off. We’ll come and collect all the pieces that need to leave your home and make sure they are disposed of according to your instructions.


“Patricia was amazing in helping us with our move-out process. She was so nice and professional. She knew exactly what to do and didn’t need anything from us once she got started. The apartment was completely spotless when she was done! Booking with Cleanzen was easy, and they were really responsive (they also reached out to talk me through the booking since it was my first time using a cleaning service). We will definitely use their service in our new place!” — Chip Le.

5. King of Maids

King of Maids Website

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King of Maids is currently responsible for regularly cleaning over 10,000 homes. With an A+ Grade, they are a BBB verified accredited business. They offer next-day availability — book online in 60 seconds, and you can schedule your home’s cleaning for as early as tomorrow. They offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with their work.

The services King of Maids offers include:

  • Regular or Deeping Cleaning: Regular and deep cleaning have the same checklists. King of Maids requires you to have a deep cleaning if your home has not been maintained/cleaned by you or a professional in the last 30 days. Deep cleaning simply requires more time and attention, and we assume a little more elbow grease. You can also request extra cleaning services such as wet wiping window blinds, laundry, and folding, organization, dishes, inside fridge and oven, inside cabinets, and interior windows.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: Deep cleaning is included in their move-in/move-out package. This type of service doesn’t include the extra cleaning listed above.


“I had my apartment deep cleaned by Sandra; she did a good job and was very friendly. Will definitely be using this service in the future!” — Greg S.

6. Companion Maids

Companion Maids Cleaning Service

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  • Contact: 773-346-6714,
  • Book online
  • Ranked: 4.7 stars

Companion Maids offers comprehensive cleaning services and is one of the few cleaning companies we know that has an upfront pricing schedule. Along with their rates based on the number of rooms, they offer a recurring booking discount: 20% off for a weekly schedule, 15% off for bi-weekly, and 10% off for monthly cleanings.

The cleaners will bring all necessary cleaning supplies, including a portable vacuum cleaner and a Swiffer. If you would like them to use your cleaning supplies, simply leave them out with a note, and they’ll be happy to do so.

The services Companion Maids offers include:

  • Apartment Cleaning: Every apartment cleaning includes one bathroom, kitchen, common living room, and selected bedroom(s). You can order more bathrooms and bedrooms plus any additional room as needed.
  • Deep Cleaning: A deep clean includes all the services of a standard clean, but with more attention to areas you may have forgotten to clean over time. It’s a more thorough cleaning that requires going above and beyond with attention to detail. Once they’ve completed a deep clean for your home, it’s easier to maintain with regular cleaning.
  • Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning: Each move-in/move-out cleaning follows a complete cleaning checklist. If there are more specific tasks you would like to make sure happen, their service calculation page will allow you to add on an a la carte basis.


“We used Companion Maids this week for the third time…Maria does a great job communicating before and after the service and is very professional. Very easy to book and great communication with Companian via text, etc., makes using the service smooth and seamless. Will definitely use again for our next cleaning.” — Mike M.

7. Mila’s Cleaning Services

Mila's Cleaning Services

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Mila’s Cleaning Services is another family owned and operated cleaning service. Every staff member is personally recruited and trained to match the highest-caliber professional cleaning firms.

They offer a complete one-page description of their popular cleaning services, their discounted package rates, average cleaning costs based on the number of rooms you have, and a detailed list of what they will clean in each room. As well, they list additional services and tasks with prices, such as cleaning the inside of a fridge ($15), cleaning a fireplace ($15), handwashing dishes ($10), cleaning screens ($3/screen), cleaning window tracks ($5/track) and many others.


“Mila came to my apartment and personally met with me to understand my needs and desires. Perfect service and very attentive to detail. Even for this former US Marine.” — Raleigh W.

When Do You Need Junk Relief?

Even the best cleaning services don’t offer what we do — packing up and removing stuff you no longer want or need. Even and maybe especially the ugly stuff like carpets that are past their use-by date.

When the clutter in your home interferes with just how effective the cleaners can be, it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a call. No matter how much junk you need removed, we can deal with it.

And to be fair, sometimes what needs to be taken away isn’t actually junk. We deal with that too. So not only will we take away your unwanted furniture, pool table, appliances, mattresses, exercise equipment, and pianos, but we’ll also make sure they end up in the right place.

Workers Removing Junk Boxes

Our 10,000-square-foot warehouse has all the room we need to sort out and recycle whenever we can before adding to the waste sites in the area. We are passionate about recycling and leaving our planet in better shape for future generations.

When it comes to building materials, we do that too. Our crew will come in and rip out and remove old carpet, old wood flooring, or anything else that’s nailed or screwed into place. We’ll take it out of your home and deliver it to the appropriate site for disposal.

In a nutshell, let cleaners clean what you value and want to keep, and let us deal with the rest. That’s what we’re here for.


Joe Weidman

Joe is a Chicago native, born and raised in Elmhurst. He founded Junk Relief more than 10 years ago and has worked with more than 20,000 homeowners and businesses throughout Chicagoland. His passion for starting a business in junk removal stemmed from seeing the need to do things differently. He prides himself on his company's model to provide unexpectedly professional service.


If you’ve got junk in Chicago or the Chicagoland Suburbs, we can help. CALL US or TEXT US at (312) 800-1940.


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