Deep Cleaning

(20 Posts)
Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:16:54

OH is away for a while and he's a real clean freak.

Am seriously considering having a deep clean of the house just before he gets back because quite frankly I cannot be arsed.

Has anyone had this done?

What should I expect and is it bum clenching me expensive?

Or AIBU and should just suck it up and do it myself?

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:17:22

*bum clenchingly grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 26-Jul-16 18:18:06

Is it all your responsibility to clean? Can't he give it a deep clean if it bothers him so much?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 26-Jul-16 18:18:56

I'd get some one in to do the oven, that IS worth it.

Leirope Tue 26-Jul-16 18:19:02

Placemarking as I'm looking into getting the same - Newborn and a DP who has no concept of tidying up after himself.

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:19:27

No - but hardly fair to expect him to come home and clean my/kids dirt when he hasn't been here smile

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:20:00

Yeah have had my oven done before blush

EveOnline2016 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:20:54

Just try and keep on top of it while away.

Shezza71 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:22:15

I would do exactly the same, phone a couple of places to compare prices and what's on offer. If it's out of your price range find a local cleaning agency and get a couple of cleaners just to do house top to bottom, I do this occasionally and costs £12 per hour. Definitely worth it!!

JustMarriedBecca Tue 26-Jul-16 18:22:58

We paid £10 an hour for ours in London. I have never wanted to smooch anyone more than the cleaner and carpet guy when I came in. Do it.

katiekrafter Tue 26-Jul-16 18:23:38

I have a cleaner and tbh it is the best thing I've done. It means the house is cleaned twice during the week from top to bottom and frees me up from being a moaning Minnie/stressed out/ashamed of the dirt. My mental health has improved a lot. It takes a quarter of my income (I work pt in low paid job) but I would cut back on many other things before that. I always said I would never do it...

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:27:37

How many hours would you expect a 3 storey, 4 bed, 2 reception house to take?

Do you get three teens rooms done (minging) rest of house is ok, clean but I don't often dust or pull anything out and clean it - I work F/T (that's my excuse grin).

JayDot500 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:33:05

We paid 132 for a 3 bed house (all doubles) outside London. We were hosting a party and my baby won't let me get anything done. It was worth it. I'm considering a regular one, especially for my quick-to-grime kitchen and all the floors my baby loves to explore but won't allow me to clean blush

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:33:51

Ooh that's good! Am also outside London ..

DanglyEarOrnaments Tue 26-Jul-16 18:34:22

With our company it would cost around £200+ for a deep clean of every room, but for regular maintenance cleaning about £60+ but we are mid-priced and there are cheaper and more expensive services out there depending on the service level you are after.

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:35:09

Am looking on Groupon too grin

Shezza71 Tue 26-Jul-16 19:26:53

Don't do the groupon cleaners. The family I nanny for have a 4 storey, 2 reception, 5 bed, playroom, 3 bathrooms, 2 toilets. 5 hour clean £50

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 19:27:45

Wow - is that North?

Shezza71 Tue 26-Jul-16 19:29:59

Surrey. House isn't particularly dirty though. If I could afford a once a week clean would definitely do it. Hard to find a good cleaner, so use agency maybe once a month

DanglyEarOrnaments Tue 26-Jul-16 19:32:35

I don't think a 5 hour clean could be classed as a 'deep clean', we would need a team of two for around 6 hours (ie 12 man hours minimum) to come close to a basic deep clean in a home that size without oven, carpet washing etc, just a domestic deep clean. As for a regular clean that sounds ok for a temp discounted price.

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