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Just wondered - how much does your cleaner charge?

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paddingtonbear1 Tue 18-Jan-11 19:09:35

Just had a note from mine saying her fees are going up to £13 per hour. She's v good (came recommended), and only comes every 2 weeks, but I just wondered how much others pay for theirs?

thisisyesterday Tue 18-Jan-11 19:14:27

£10 an hour, we;re in the south east

paddingtonbear1 Tue 18-Jan-11 19:31:25

should have mentioned - we're in the north west.

Saltire Tue 18-Jan-11 19:32:32

I don't have a cleaner, but my friend does it and she charges £8.00 an hour and the same for ironing.

nannyl Tue 18-Jan-11 20:31:34

£10 hour in yorkshire

LadyTremaine Tue 18-Jan-11 20:35:21

£7 an hour, outer london... Eastern european cash-in-hand blush

SofaQueen Tue 18-Jan-11 20:41:02

£8/hr in west london, but I have her for 15 hours a week.

littledolly Wed 19-Jan-11 09:00:32

Going rate round here is around £8-10 per hour, am in Northern Ireland, but think it might be more in Belfast

thrifty Wed 19-Jan-11 09:26:34

i pay £8 per hour. 3 hours a week. I used to pay £15 per hour for a cleaning service who were crap. My cleaner is fab. I hope she doesn't decide to leave. Though if she asked for more i think i'd probably pay it.

paddingtonbear1 Wed 19-Jan-11 14:02:54

Thanks all - mine seems quite expensive then! She is independent, not through an agency. She is v good though, a friend recommended her (and she'd tried various agencies beforehand, none any good).

LilRedWG Wed 19-Jan-11 14:04:20

£12 through a small agency.

bacon Wed 19-Jan-11 14:52:42

Struth! £13ph I would expect miracles for that. Thats more than some technical qualified people get! I would say £7.50 - £10ph as it is hard graft. I pay £8 SE Wales.

Avoid agency, the poor blighters only get above minimum wage and the agency cream off the top.

Rainydaze Wed 19-Jan-11 15:49:37

£7 per hour. She's great. We live in Cheltenham.

Mandy21 Thu 20-Jan-11 13:10:17

We're in the NW too - £8 a hour here but that's quite cheap compared to what some of my friends pay. I think you'd have to pay slightly more for a fortnightly set up - but £13 still sounds quite steep.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 20-Jan-11 13:11:40

£8 per hour - Oxfordshire - she's self employed.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 20-Jan-11 13:13:30

I would suggest you go on your local gumtree and see what everyone else is paying in your local area. I suspect your cleaner is having a larf.

BecauseItoldYouSo Thu 20-Jan-11 13:14:04

£7.50 per hour - West London private self-employed cleaner. She is very flexible on dates times as are we with holidays and studying. She studies part-time and goes away several time a year.

janekimble Thu 20-Jan-11 18:00:03

£10 but the cleaner doesn't mind if I leave my kid with her while she cleans and I go out so it's worth it.

janekimble Thu 20-Jan-11 18:00:32

£10 but the cleaner doesn't mind if I leave my kid with her while she cleans and I go out so it's worth it.

Plumm Thu 20-Jan-11 18:00:52

£12 through an agency or £8 cash in hand.

Janeyx Thu 20-Jan-11 19:16:23

£8.50- £9 an hour in Bedfordshire

MaeMobley Thu 20-Jan-11 19:17:57

£9 per hour in SW London.

GeorgeEliot Thu 20-Jan-11 19:57:12

£7.50 an hour cash in hand, for 6 hours a week over 2 days. rural area, South of England.

sinpan Thu 20-Jan-11 20:09:43

£8.50 per hour in Manchester for 3 hours a week. Worth every penny

paddingtonbear1 Fri 21-Jan-11 08:20:11

I share my cleaner with the friend who recommended her - my friend used to have her every week until she was on mat leave, then we arranged to share. sinpan I want your cleaner, I am in s manchester!

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