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

(108 Posts)
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???????

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!

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

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

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

I use cleanit.co.uk 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 !!!!
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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.

Nolim Wed 21-Jan-15 18:52:10

If you cannot get a cleaner every week then do it every 2 weeks or when you can. It really makes a difference.

danny14 Tue 20-Jan-15 13:17:01

I am working as housekeeper ironer cleaner and i have regular clients forthnightly or once while for deep cleaning. For regular light cleaning it takes between 2.5-3,5 hours to clean whole flat, BUT if it wasnt cleaned properly for 3 months and then expect cleaner to make whole flat sparkling in 3 hours its ridiculous. Deep cleaning means scrubing, removing limescales, grease in kitchen, it. Is hard work.
I charge from 8 to 10£ hour depends if client is regular, how many hours needed and location. I do south east london and it can vary. Client in stratford wont pay more than 7 while client in tower hill pay 10. I have to count my travel expenses, and because its hard work, i cant have 3 clients in day, nor the travelling takes time, thats reason why cleaners charge more than minimum wage lol.
I am also more focusing now on working for estate agents because i am sick of clients who cant aford to pay fair rates, laying in sofas while i wipe the floor by hand, canceling it day before, abusing etc...i want only clients who respect me and my work and that is it.

isaterror Thu 07-Aug-14 09:54:44

I paid £12 an hour recently in the Cotswolds but had to give her up as we just couldn't afford it, needed 3 hrs a week but compromised to a fortnightly clean, but still couldn't afford it. Amazed to hear the difference in cost between areas.

ubiaro Thu 07-Aug-14 00:09:40

Hi can anyone recommend a very good cleaner I live in Tipton west midlands.

Timetoask Thu 26-Jun-14 17:21:58

And for this role accounts assistant the pay is £10.5!
"The purpose of the role is to take responsibility for the financial management and control of a number of project contracts.
The main duties of the role are
Project Accounting for contracts. Core activities include completion of IBP, Monthly Reporting, CSRs, Sales and Margin trading plans, Cash Management and Bid support within reporting deadlines "

Are you telling me that a cleaner is worth the same?

Timetoask Thu 26-Jun-14 17:18:55

Well, a bookkeeper earns about £8.5 per hour, not sure a cleaner should earn £10 to be honest.

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