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    Mine comes for 3 hours once a week. They wipe down all benches (kitchen bathroom laundry) clean bathtub and showers, toilets. Dust and polish wooden furniture, clean microwave, clean mirrors and glass doors/windows in main living room and dining room and kids play room, vacuum and mop. If I have something specific (like clean fridge/wipe skirting boards etc that's more of a one off) I just leave a note and they do that too. $20 p/hour.

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    Cleaners near me start at $30 an hour. We pay $90 for someone through and agency once a fortnight for our 4 bed 2 bath house. They spend up to 2.5 hrs here and dust everything, clean both bathrooms, wipe down all kitchen surfaces, clean microwave, clean mirrors, vacuum and mop, blinds are done every so often and windows as needed. The bathroom DH uses gets a lot of soap scum on it, so it's great to have someone else to do it!

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    Default Re: If you have a cleaner...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurenk View Post
    Mine comes for 3 hours once a week. They wipe down all benches (kitchen bathroom laundry) clean bathtub and showers, toilets. Dust and polish wooden furniture, clean microwave, clean mirrors and glass doors/windows in main living room and dining room and kids play room, vacuum and mop. If I have something specific (like clean fridge/wipe skirting boards etc that's more of a one off) I just leave a note and they do that too. $20 p/hour.

    How did you find your cleaner? I noticed you're in qld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlipFlop View Post
    Is your mum in Brisbane?
    no sorry

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    Mine is $85- husband and wife team- they are here for about 1.5 hrs once a fortnight. I love them because they bring their own professional standard equipment and products. They change all the beds (this is a massive bonus- I dont think they would get changed otherwise!), do the bathrooms, clean all surfaces (benches, floors etc). It keeps the house ticking over. In between, I have to tidy and do minimal stuff.

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    My cleaner doesn't charge by the hour. She cleans a standard 3 or 4 bed house for $50. It takes her about 1 hour 40 mins here.

    She:

    Vacuums and mops
    Wet dusts entire house including polish on wooden furniture
    Cleans bathrooms, toilets
    Makes beds
    cleans microwave
    Bit of a general tidy

    She is amazing. The house looks like new when she leaves.

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    Default Re: If you have a cleaner...

    There is some awesome cleaners out there!!

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    Can I ask a question here..for those of you who are SAHM or WAHM what do you do while your Cleaner is there?


    I am Carer for my mother & DH, we have a small hobby business we run from home.

    We live in a 4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms on a 1/3 acre block. My mum soesn't mind cleaning but is lucky to vac a room in a day without wearing herself out or putting herself in pain

    I would much rather Mow the Lawns then clean the house. I know cause Aside from kitchen & bathrooms there have been times when I haven't cleaned the lounge rooms for 2 or more months.Even when I do the bathrooms I tend to leave the Tub unattended as it's only used to hold a clothes horse. Yes I am a major Slob, I also have a pretty much carpeted house and have anxiety attacks when I hear a vaccum cleaner (can you tell mum & I had fights about cleaning in the past).

    I have often thought about getting a cleaner in cause being UTD and haveing severe sciatica Somedays I am lucky to move from the couch to the bathroom a needed. I will be getting someone to do the lawns At least till bubs is born and I can just no go outside while they do that. But with getting DH & mum to leave the house being hard as is, what do I do while the cleaner is in the house? I would really only want them to vac/tidy the lounge rooms, clean both bathrooms & kitchen & maybe make the beds. I would just feel uncomfortable doing nothing while they cleaned. I would even feel like I was in the way. I don't have any regular thing I do every week except for a Wednesday night thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefooted&Pregnant View Post
    Can I ask a question here..for those of you who are SAHM or WAHM what do you do while your Cleaner is there?


    I am Carer for my mother & DH, we have a small hobby business we run from home.

    We live in a 4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms on a 1/3 acre block. My mum soesn't mind cleaning but is lucky to vac a room in a day without wearing herself out or putting herself in pain

    I would much rather Mow the Lawns then clean the house. I know cause Aside from kitchen & bathrooms there have been times when I haven't cleaned the lounge rooms for 2 or more months.Even when I do the bathrooms I tend to leave the Tub unattended as it's only used to hold a clothes horse. Yes I am a major Slob, I also have a pretty much carpeted house and have anxiety attacks when I hear a vaccum cleaner (can you tell mum & I had fights about cleaning in the past).

    I have often thought about getting a cleaner in cause being UTD and haveing severe sciatica Somedays I am lucky to move from the couch to the bathroom a needed. I will be getting someone to do the lawns At least till bubs is born and I can just no go outside while they do that. But with getting DH & mum to leave the house being hard as is, what do I do while the cleaner is in the house? I would really only want them to vac/tidy the lounge rooms, clean both bathrooms & kitchen & maybe make the beds. I would just feel uncomfortable doing nothing while they cleaned. I would even feel like I was in the way. I don't have any regular thing I do every week except for a Wednesday night thing.
    I work - but on the odd occasion I am home (sick kids etc) - I really just do my best to stay out of her way. Why not use the time to work or do your shopping etc?

    I found my current cleaner on gumtree. We put an add up and withing 24 hours had five applicatants. I interviewed 2 - asking for police clearance, references and to view the drivers licence. The lady I picked I offered her a two week trial and was there the first time to show her what I wanted done.

    I asked her what she wanted $$ wise - and she asked for $20 - so was happy to pay that. I also pay her when we go away etc - she comes in and does the "odd jobs" during that time.

    It really does make such a difference to my week - she comes Fridays - so afterwork on Friday the house is spotless. I can relax and spend time with the kids on the weekend - $100 well spent.

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    Our cleaner charges $15 an hour - cash. She comes in for 2 hours once a week & does the following;

    - Vacuums whole house - 4 bedrooms, hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom & computer room.
    - Mops laundry, bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge rooms.
    - Dusts all surfaces in lounge, hallway, dining room & our room (not the kids rooms), mantelpieces etc
    - Cleans bathroom - sink, shower, bath, toilet, mirror
    - Cleans toilet in laundry
    - Wipes down kitchen surfaces and cleans the stove top.

    She comes in on a Monday when I am at work - I love coming home on a Monday, the house is so clean and fresh!

    When I was on maternity leave with DD3 we kept her on - I didn't want to loose her and have to try and find someone else when I went back to work. Just meant on a Monday I would often go out for a couple of hours, she doesn't mind if we are home, and with a newborn I would often just hang around out of the way rather than have to go out in the cold.


 

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