Mums a cleaner she originally went through Absolute domestics but was sick of paying them half her wage so she does it privately now an gets all her jobs word of mouth
she cleans some weekly others fortnightly
she uses their cleaning products that they chose ( she uses her cloths)
She cleans what they want done like vacuuming mopping, bathrooms, kitchen, dusting. she will sometimes do windows as a one off etc
she charges $20 but a lot of cleaners are around the $25 an hour ( most houses she does are 2-4 hours)
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14-06-2012 20:20 #11
14-06-2012 20:22 #12
Hi, we have a cleaner - she is one of my favorite people in the whole world! Getting home after she's been is always soooo lovely!
How did you find them? Internet search - its a bit hit and miss - this is my 3rd company in 2 years but I've finally found a cleaner who is gold! Maybe ask around friends or other mums for recommendations.
Did you interview them? How many if you did interview? No - I figured I would be able to tell after a clean or two if they were what I was looking for. Everyone SOUNDS good, but with the first 2 I found I had to clean to get the bits they had missed which defeated the whole exercise!
How much per hour do they charge? $35 - it used to be $30 but she doesn't usually clean where we moved to do I offered to pay more for her to travel a bit further.
What do they clean for you? Floors, kitchen, bathroom are the big ones - a general dust, anything I specifically ask for eg. Oven. She also unpacks the dishwasher or does hand washing if I've run out of time - like I said, GOLD!
How often do they come? Is that enough for your needs? Once a fortnight for 2-2.5 hours - this is enough for our pretty compact 3 bedroom, 2 living, kitchen, bathroom house.
Good luck with your search! I highly recommend it - it has definitely saved (some of!) my sanity!
14-06-2012 20:28 #13
Also before i go to bed, when they first started, were you at home? Did you ever worry about theft or anything?
This is just something i am really considering because i am worn out from working so much and i want time to rest and be mum to but its hard when so much house work that builds up if i dont have it in me to do it after work.
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14-06-2012 20:33 #14Senior Member
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I was home for the first few months when she started. I didn't like the idea of someone in my house without me there, plus it meant I could tell her how I liked things done the first few times. So I deliberately picked a day I didn't work. Now I don't care so much as we have built up that trust and she has a key to let herself in if I'm not around.
14-06-2012 20:36 #15
I had a cleaner. She used to use my products to clean.
14-06-2012 20:38 #16
Our cleaner was recommended to us by a friend so we didn't have to worry about looking which was fortunate. She charges $50 to clean a standard 3 or 4 bed house. It includes bathrooms, wet dust of whole house, making beds, vacuum and mop. Takes her a bit under 2 hours.
She is worth her weight in gold.
14-06-2012 20:42 #17Senior Member
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- Jul 2011
I love my cleaners - I have a husband & wife team and they are lovely. My cousin had a cleaner who couldn't take on any more work so recommended this couple. I didn't interview them as there was a connection there.
They do mopping, vacuuming, do everything in the bathrooms, dusting, clean all surfaces etc. They don't have to do the dishes - I do a big tidy up before they come so they don't have to waste time tidying and can concentrate instead on actual cleaning. Every few weeks they'll do the oven. They also clean the inside of the microwave.
They charge $50 for 2 hours for the 2 of them (bargain!) and come every week.
Definitely recommend getting a cleaner. I love coming home after they've been
14-06-2012 20:42 #18Senior Member
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We have recently had a cleaner start at our place. She comes for 2 hours a fortnight and it cost us $50 we would love to have her come each week or for 3 hours a fortnight but can't afford it at the moment. She dusts, vacuums, mops, cleans bathrooms, wipes walls (I run a family day care so it can get pretty grubby at times), cleans windows and has offered to strip beds, do washing and ironing as time allows (but I have said no as I would rather she focuses on the other stuff). We found her through my family day care who uses her to clean their premises, preschool and OOSH. We tried absolute domestics but they were quite expensive and didn't have anyone for us straight away so checked out with the local preschool and school to see if they knew of anyone. She uses all her own cleaning stuff but makes up her own with eucalyptus oil etc and checked everything with us first
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14-06-2012 20:57 #20Senior Member
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- May 2011
Em does ur mum live on sunny coast like u did? Only asking cause I'm looking for a cleaner?
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