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I've had ENOUGH! How much do cleaners cost??

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Bigmerlin Wed 26-Oct-05 14:40:22

Had enough of doing all the bloody housework and working 3 days a week. Can't get dh to change, it's threatening our relationship. So... how much do cleaners cost [Berkshire] , and what's the best way to get one??

AND - why is it, if I drop just one of the many balls I am juggling, I am a bad mother, whereas if dh does even a TINY amount of housework, he is a fabulous new man and wonderful father???????

helpforyou Sat 24-Feb-18 12:59:17

Based in Nottingham we charge a flat rate £14.00 per hour. No long term commitment or minimum spend.
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Cuddlymeerkat Thu 21-Dec-17 23:20:08

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NJLahoriCam Sun 15-Oct-17 18:27:57

Hello! I’m desperate for cleaners to come in twice a week and help me out. Am a single mom with epilepsy and get really tired. Can afford from 8-10 pounds an hour. Any leads? Thanks Moms 🙏

OneForTheRoadThen Thu 05-Oct-17 12:34:51

I completely agree @funkadella1975

funkadella1975 Wed 04-Oct-17 13:10:27

I am disgusted with some of the attitudes of people on here. Us cleaners are not slaves to the highest bidders you know.
Honestly would any of you expect to work for less than minimum wage, and as for the cleaners don't encourage people to treat you like this.
I charge £12 an hour for cleaning and that's because I have to pay tax, petrol, business costs, insurance and live as well. Do you see the point?
Being a cleaner is a very tough physical job and most people that become cleaners didn't have the chance to go to University or do well in life. At least have the respect to pay your cleaners a fair wage and the cleaners need to demand to be paid a fair wage also, so people don't think it's OK to treat them like slaves.

Patricia68 Tue 11-Jul-17 11:48:00

I live in Barnet, London and I previously paid an Agency £15 per hour but I had things go missing and when I had a good cleaner they would disappear. I ended up using someone local to the area and used by a few other neighbours and I pay her £15ph. I trust her enough, like other neighbours, to have keys to my home.

avd2007 Tue 23-May-17 13:50:14

If you need a cleaner try Homeclean Somerset and Bristol.
They are a really good cleaning agency and
you pay the cleaner direct £8ph so you know exactly what they get.

Lillicrap123 Sun 02-Apr-17 14:37:15

Hi I am a cleaner outside London I leave it up to the client two I do once a fortnight one give my £25 the other one gives me £20 I also do three once a week one gives me £14 and one give me £35 and the last one is though a agency and she gives £18

JenniferYellowHat1980 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:20:39

Zombie thread! I was wondering how on earth people could justify paying less than NMW grin

I live somewhere very inexpensive and we're talking £10-15/hr cleaning these days.

amy91 Fri 24-Jun-16 12:13:33

I am looking for a cleaner to help me keep on top of things in my one bed flat in stratford, london. I have a toddler and a baby on the way, also trying to work so help every 2 weeks would be great. Can anyone recommend somebody?

IceMaiden73 Mon 16-May-16 16:43:08

Timetoask - I would love to find a bookkeeper for £8.50, in Hampshire we have to pay at least £13 ph PAYE

Cleaning is hard work

To the lady charging £6.50 per hour, why are you charging yourself out at less than minimum wage?

IceMaiden73 Mon 16-May-16 16:40:49

I think you are looking at £10 - £12 per hour - if you can only afford £10 a week, then I don't think you will find anyone that only wants to do an hour, it wouldn't make sense for them, with travel time taken into account

What sort of things will you want the cleaners to do?

You work 3 days a week, what about the other 4 days? How many days a week does your OH work?

ForrestGuy Mon 16-May-16 08:57:32

A bit late to the party, but for everyone else searching for cleaning prices and finding this link -> you can check a lot of nation average service prices at quotation check.

The thing for some reason they don't cover every domestic service there is. In that case, the trick I do is investigate some 20-30 companies I find through google. I check if they have cleaning price page and make myself a comparison sheet. Then I get a quote from the 3-5 companies with the best offers.

TayMiro Wed 27-Apr-16 10:41:12

A good cleaner, one with whom you've had a long association is worth their weight in gold. I wouldn't dream of paying mine minimum wage so I pay roughly the living wage +30% and I give her paid holiday and a Christmas bonus too. I hate her to leave, she's been with us for 8 years.

mayfridaycomequickly Sat 23-May-15 10:32:49

I'm counting down to next year when hopefully we'll be finished doing our house up and we can get a cleaner!

DustaBuster Sat 23-May-15 08:52:32

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MovingonUptoLahndan Mon 27-Apr-15 15:51:14

That website doesn't work. When you click on locations nothing happens.

NicGrey99 Mon 27-Apr-15 15:48:27

I use and they are fab!

Postchildrenpregranny Wed 04-Mar-15 00:00:41

Is your cleaner an illegal immigrant?
I cant believe you pay so little in London . I had a cleaner/ironer for 11 years and paid considerably more than that . Its sounds a bit like exploitation to me. Sorry ..

mimoza Tue 03-Mar-15 23:50:22

Eva Home Services is a cleaning company based in north London and our rate is £10/hour. All our cleaners have been professionally trained by our supervisors.
We provide reliable and top quality cleaning services throughout London area. With more than 10 years' experience, our company and crew are dependable, professional, completely trustworthy and friendly.
We take good care of your home and clean it as we would our own. We stand behind our performance and guarantee your satisfaction. We care about our services to you, and if you're not satisfied, we're not. Of course your quality cleaning is 100% guaranteed.
Give us a call – We do it all !!!!
Mob: 0793 1854 294
Thanks for your time reading our post

RosieRosie1 Tue 03-Feb-15 10:04:39

Mine is £9/hr and brings her own products and is amazing xx

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DustysCleaningService Mon 26-Jan-15 18:00:15

and still as relevant as the day it was written ;)

SoonToBeSix Mon 26-Jan-15 05:59:55


DustysCleaningService Mon 26-Jan-15 05:46:32

Good morning ladies.
We operate in a little town called stourport on severn.
We are one of the most eco friendly cleaning companies in the country.
We ONLY us Method products, the only line of cradle2cradle (the highest standard of eco) in the world.
We also pay all of our cleaning staff the LIVING WAGE, because if anyone pays less than this to an employee it is exploitation in our opinion.

We manage to do all this and charge £12 per hour. After paying the staff member that only leaves around 30% gross profit, from that we are to buy supplies, DBS check staff, insurance advertising and product research e.t.c

Just thought you would like a bit of an honest breakdown of costs from someone that knows and cares about your plight =)

Be very careful when choosing a cleaning company, there are plenty in my surrounding area that charge more and pay less. Those cleaners are someones children too and they deserve prospects and a future they can look forward to, regardless of how 'important' others consider their work.

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