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    I work fulltime, 38 hours per week, DP runs a business, stressful work etc. we both pull our weight so it never gets on top of us. I couldn't justify a cleaner but will use one to clean up when we move.

    I've never known anyone to have one TBH, even the very wealthy side of my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyVB View Post
    I used to have a house cleaner when I was working. I probably will end up hiring another when the bubs finally arrives, it depends on how I juggle being a first time mum and doing my house work.

    We have an extremely large 4 bedroom home, 2 bathrooms with 3 living areas. We aren't clutter people as we loathe it with a passion, we have pretty much minimal furniture, lots of open plan living and every bench top is clear except for one of our coffee tables that has one of our giuseppe armani pieces on it and a couple of magazines. The only time any surfaces have anything on them is when we have guests coming around and I light candles throughout the house.

    We used to have the cleaner come once a week for 4 hours and that cost us $60. I keep the house immaculate from top to bottom so it's basically just a more thorough clean. Every week she would do a base clean which involved your general mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bench tops, wiping cupboard doors, dusting fans, cleaning skirting boards, wiping down power points and light switches, dusting photo frames, cleaning bathrooms and mirrors. She rotated the once a fortnight cleans which were the fridge and freezer or oven. I clean the oven after every use and wipe out the fridge and freezer regularly so they're pretty small jobs compared to other households. I would never let her touch the gas cooktop because I'm so finicky about how I clean my cooktop. She offered to do our windows and screen doors but I like them to be crystal clear with no streaks so I found it easier just to do them myself.

    She usually had a spare hour left in the day which she could choose to go home earlier or put on a load of laundry (towels), iron my partner's t-shirts and hang the towels out once they finished. She used to leave things on the kitchen bench if she didn't know where their homes were but eventually she learned. DF used to leave the kettle or toaster out on the bench after making himself breakfast and a hot cuppa... How I miss my cleaner putting them away... drives me up the wall!

    If you're someone who finds you don't have enough time in the day to do your housework than I would suggest hiring a cleaner. I originally hired mine because I only got to spend time with DF on Saturdays which we would do garden work as I would spend all day Sunday cooking and cleaning. I contemplated hiring a cleaner during my pregnancy to do the bathrooms as the chemicals really bother me. I ended up opting for the wipes that are advertised for being so easy that even a teenager could use them. I still wear gloves when using them and they're not the best but its better than breathing in the fumes. The only issue I have now is the windex fumes when I clean the glass... I don't mind suffering through it when I see how beautiful and sparkly my shower is after it.
    Oh.my.god.

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    Wow, so many people have cleaners! I want one now...*dreaming* I thought they would be more expensive than that. I remember when I was a kid we had a cleaning lady and a gardener and Mum was a SAHM. She said ironing depressed her so Dad got someone to do it for her.

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    i wish i had a cleaner!

    but i don't.

    my house is not immaculate, far from it.

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    We have a cleaner. I work approx 25 hours a week, 15 of those from home.

    It's $50 a week for dusting, bathrooms, toilets, vacuum and mop, all surfaces wiped. We have a 3 bedroom house.

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    gosh i wish. just to do the floors and bathroom/toilet. just those things! and every once in a while a specific clean of, say, the stove. or the pantry. for instance.

    that's the stuff i hate doing. i'm find with doing the laundry, and ironing (not that there's much of it anyway) and bird cages, and i wouldn't want someone to do those for me anyway, i'm too specific about them.

    but the floors, bathroom and toilet someone else can take care of! lol ahhh to have that kind of money. hire someone to do my mowing and bath the dog while i'm at it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyVB View Post
    I used to have a house cleaner when I was working. I probably will end up hiring another when the bubs finally arrives, it depends on how I juggle being a first time mum and doing my house work.

    We have an extremely large 4 bedroom home, 2 bathrooms with 3 living areas. We aren't clutter people as we loathe it with a passion, we have pretty much minimal furniture, lots of open plan living and every bench top is clear except for one of our coffee tables that has one of our giuseppe armani pieces on it and a couple of magazines. The only time any surfaces have anything on them is when we have guests coming around and I light candles throughout the house.

    We used to have the cleaner come once a week for 4 hours and that cost us $60. I keep the house immaculate from top to bottom so it's basically just a more thorough clean. Every week she would do a base clean which involved your general mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bench tops, wiping cupboard doors, dusting fans, cleaning skirting boards, wiping down power points and light switches, dusting photo frames, cleaning bathrooms and mirrors. She rotated the once a fortnight cleans which were the fridge and freezer or oven. I clean the oven after every use and wipe out the fridge and freezer regularly so they're pretty small jobs compared to other households. I would never let her touch the gas cooktop because I'm so finicky about how I clean my cooktop. She offered to do our windows and screen doors but I like them to be crystal clear with no streaks so I found it easier just to do them myself.

    She usually had a spare hour left in the day which she could choose to go home earlier or put on a load of laundry (towels), iron my partner's t-shirts and hang the towels out once they finished. She used to leave things on the kitchen bench if she didn't know where their homes were but eventually she learned. DF used to leave the kettle or toaster out on the bench after making himself breakfast and a hot cuppa... How I miss my cleaner putting them away... drives me up the wall!

    If you're someone who finds you don't have enough time in the day to do your housework than I would suggest hiring a cleaner. I originally hired mine because I only got to spend time with DF on Saturdays which we would do garden work as I would spend all day Sunday cooking and cleaning. I contemplated hiring a cleaner during my pregnancy to do the bathrooms as the chemicals really bother me. I ended up opting for the wipes that are advertised for being so easy that even a teenager could use them. I still wear gloves when using them and they're not the best but its better than breathing in the fumes. The only issue I have now is the windex fumes when I clean the glass... I don't mind suffering through it when I see how beautiful and sparkly my shower is after it.
    $60 for 4 hours and all that work?? Some one call the police.....

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    I don't atm but when I go back to work full time I will look into getting one in. Mainly because I don't want to have to spend my weekends cleaning rather then spending it with DS.

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    Yes, it costs $75 for 3 hours. I have one 'coz I work my bum off and I have 4 kids


 

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