Best of Boston

1981 Best Cleaning Service

Kate Schnabel and Susan McEachern, Clean Sweep

Who has time to clean these days? Or do the laundry? Clean Sweep does, and for $6.50 to $7.50 an hour (for-hour minimum), it seems like a bargain. Owners Schnabel and McEachern began in 1978, and are so successful they’ve got a rookie camp, where cleaning neophytes are drilled in the fine points of floor-washing and plant-watering.

Brookline, 617-277-9009,