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    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna matata View Post
    Definitely tidy first! I want more bang for my buck, and her time is better spent cleaning things rather than tidying. I actually felt a little annoyed when she emptied my dishwasher and hung washing out for me one week
    mine doesn’t do anything like that!! it’s literally just the clean. i really need a housekeeper

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    I tidy first (and spend the night before yelling at DH and DD to help pick up their stuff).

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    Thanks ladies I feel normal now. It’s about value for money and also a bit of pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    I tidy first (and spend the night before yelling at DH and DD to help pick up their stuff).
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    mine doesn’t do anything like that!! it’s literally just the clean. i really need a housekeeper
    She does love me. She even offered to change my beds if I leave the new stuff out to pop on

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    Mine does our beds too! Best. Thing. Ever.

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    Oh i want a cleaner soooo bad now!
    If i did have one, i would totally agree with clearing spaces so they can clean them efficiently and sorting dirty washing, i wouldnt really like someone going through my stuff to see whats dirty and whats clean.
    And i wouldnt expect them to put stuff away as they wouldn't know where things go.
    I would just love to have someone come and just mop and vacuum all the floors and wipe down all the bathroom fixtures and surfaces once a week. And maybe clean the windows once a month or something. Hmmmm... thinking i might look into this.

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    Back before my DD got braces and we could afford a cleaner we would tidy the night before. DH, kids, all of us. She was paid to vacuum, mop, dust and do bathrooms /toilets, 2hrs. Just the same as when I have my big cleaning day, everything needs to get packed up and tidied away first. If I wanted her to tidy I'd need to pay for the extra hour+ that it takes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    Thanks ladies I feel normal now. It’s about value for money and also a bit of pride.
    I totally get the pride thing, when we had a cleaner I was ok with her seeing crumbs on the floor but I didn’t want her to know the actual state of our house with toys strewn everywhere
    Now I miss having a cleaner, might see if I can convince DH to get one again

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.j View Post
    I had a cleaner steal from me too It was $300 in gift cards. Amazingly I was able to track down where they were spent. I then viewed CCTV footage of the cleaner spending them so was able to prove it and get a confession plus my cleaning fee and amount for the gift cards was returned to me!
    Oh that’s so lucky!! Mine was $900 in cash I had stashed away in a drawer. Silly I know to have that money sitting there but she really had no reason to go into the drawers and I was putting this money aside gradually for our holiday and it was hidden. When I questioned her on it she hung up on me, then stopped answering my phone calls. I went knocking on her door (she still had my house keys so wanted them back) and she confessed that she had taken it as a way of getting out of a messy relationship and she would pay me back. A week later she had moved, changed her phone number ect. Cops didn’t couldn’t less and said not their problem!!


 

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