With a very spirited and high energy toddler on my hands whom I only get a 1hour break per day from, I can no longer get the house to my level of cleanliness.
We have already gone through 2 different cleaning agencies that were disappointing (the last cleaner broke 2 vases and left a permanent stain on my carpet [IMG]http://www.**********.com.au/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/IMG]) So I would prefer to hire an private individual, rather than go through another agency (unless the cleaner you have is phenomenal in which case I could personally request them).
I am happy to pay a higher fee for a cleaner who is very thorough - the job they do is more important than the price they charge. I have no idea how often/long they would need to come, but I am open to them coming as often as 2hours per week.
If anyone has someone they think is fab and would recommend, please PM/reply with their details and some brief info. We live in the Balwyn North area. It would be such a great help!