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    I've been a working mum with kids in care and a sahm using cc for my break. when i worked work was my downtime. its more about the mental break for me than getting my shopping done.

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    To hire a cleaner costs $25 an hour. That's 3-4 hours work post tax- just for a 2 hour cleaner. If we had a cleaner and a lawn mowing guy I'd have to work an extra day per fortnight to pay for it..... I'd rather be home with the kids. I am waiting for the day our car is paid off and we have the choice between an extra day at work and getting a cleaner. Also waiting for the day I can qualify as anything else so I stop getting crap nursing pay.

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    DH & I both work FT. He does 38hrs a week & I do approx 45hrs per week. We NEVER get down time together. He will go off & do boys nights occasionally (once a month) & I try & go chill out with friends one night on a weekend for about 2-3hrs after the kids are in bed.

    That 2-3hrs is awesome, I get to be "me" not mummy... And hubby gets to watch uninterrupted football!!

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    I work 3 days and my DD is at school, and DS is at daycare. My hubby and I give each other regular time out. He has soccer one night and a game on the weekend, while I have gym one night, and go out for a few hours on my own each weekend. I do all of my housework while DS has a sleep on my days off. DH does the groceries and cooking. We also go out together about once a month and my parents or my SIL look after the kids! I'm lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meags82 View Post
    To hire a cleaner costs $25 an hour. That's 3-4 hours work post tax- just for a 2 hour cleaner. If we had a cleaner and a lawn mowing guy I'd have to work an extra day per fortnight to pay for it..... I'd rather be home with the kids. I am waiting for the day our car is paid off and we have the choice between an extra day at work and getting a cleaner. Also waiting for the day I can qualify as anything else so I stop getting crap nursing pay.
    Really? I've never found a cleaner for as cheap as $25 an hour..... Here they are generally $50 an hour!!

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    Wish i got $50 an hour for cleaning my own house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2EandR View Post
    Really? I've never found a cleaner for as cheap as $25 an hour..... Here they are generally $50 an hour!!
    When I looked into it, they were $30 to $50 with minimum 3 hours per week! I take home maybe 13/hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2EandR View Post
    Really? I've never found a cleaner for as cheap as $25 an hour..... Here they are generally $50 an hour!!
    Mine is $20 per hour for 3 hours a fortnight. So it's still def worth working and paying for it even after child care!

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    Over the last few days getting a cleaner is something i have been.thinking about to make my life that little bit easier. Might see over the next few weeks what sort of hours i average out each week and see if i can afford one.

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    I pay $88 for about an hour to one and a half hours, but it's 2 people cleaning. I've had them for 3-4 years. Can't imagine life with out them!


 

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