Ever think that you could've done what you just paid the housecleaner to do for a lot less time and money?
Many people who charge a lower rate can do that because they do a low-quality job. They wipe things down quickly, don't pay attention to details, do just enough to say they did it.
It's my philosophy that when you hire a housecleaner, you're hiring a professional and should get a professional-quality housecleaning.
I pay attention to the small things when I clean-- the crevices around the faucet and faucet handles, the bottom of the shower door, wiping underneath and behind everything on the counter-- because I clean a house like I would want mine cleaned. That's just common sense.