Join Date: Jul 2011
If your gonna price these accounts by s.f, get a measuring wheel from Lowe's or Home Depot. For these two locations, I would submit a bid based on "what your time is worth." Consider too, your travel time (gas prices). Example. I clean an HVAC supply house once a week. It's approx. 2,000 s.f. It includes a small retail front, service area, a tiny break room & a small office area. There are also 4 bathrooms (sink & toilet). I vacuum four throw rugs, dust/wet mop VCT floors, sanitize/clean bathrooms & sinks, replace two 45-gallon trash liners, replace 4 waste paper basket liners and wipe off the breakroom table, 2 desks and the retail store countertops. This job takes me 2 hrs. to complete. I get paid $90.00 cash. I think my time is worth $45./hr and apparantly so does the company. I've been cleaning this location for three years. This location is 12 minutes from my home. I don't charge travel time because of the short distance. Ask yourself, what is my time worth/hr. for both you and your wife? This might make pricing of this account easier.
As far as the supplies, charge the client what you'd pay for your supply purchases. Separately list your supplies. Hope this helps.