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If you had a cleaner for one hour a day...

(9 Posts)
Siwi Mon 16-Nov-15 11:28:06

What would you ask them to do?

sparechange Mon 16-Nov-15 11:33:13

I don't think an hour a day would be as useful as 5/7 hours once a week, or 3.5 hours twice a week

If I had 3.5 hours twice a week, I'd have one day for general cleaning, and the other day to deep clean a different room each week. I can only dream of that though!

atticusclaw2 Mon 16-Nov-15 11:34:53

Don't do it like that. You end up with them duplicating the same tasks over and over (kitchens and bathrooms).

I have a cleaner three days a week and a good amount of duplication occurs.

DrE678 Mon 16-Nov-15 11:37:13

It would be much better to have the cleaner for a solid block of time on one or two days. It would be very hard to keep on top of things with one hour a day.

CorydonFrills Mon 16-Nov-15 11:38:26

I'd love an hour a day, because if (when) I fall behind it all piles up so quickly!

"Please empty the dishwasher, load the dishwasher, wash any dishes remaining. Then fold the clean laundry and hang out the wet. Vacuum a room. Then have a cup of tea, thanks so much and I'll see you tomorrow as usual."


Nydj Mon 16-Nov-15 11:39:49

OP, are you trying to plan your own routine of cleaning for one hour a day? In which case I think you need to provide a bit more information about house size, living style etc.

If I had to have an hours cleaning a day, I would dust and vacuum one a week ( no pets or small children here), kitchen and bathroom/ toilet three times a week so that kitchen would include cleaning a cupboard each week, bedding etc one day and then ironing one day.

ChunkyPickle Mon 16-Nov-15 11:40:01

I'd just have them do what I do once the kids go to bed, but a bit more thoroughly - so pick up and put away bits, wipe down sides, put away any washing lying around and bring down any that's upstairs.

I think it depends what gets you down the most - for me, just someone being a kind of hotel maid would be fine, coming home to a house where I can see the floor, but haven't had to do it before we all head out to school/work - so I come home to a tidy house every day.

That would be lovely.

Deep cleaning I somehow mind much less than the little daily pickup drudge.

RainbowRoses Mon 16-Nov-15 11:41:02


BasinHaircut Mon 16-Nov-15 13:49:55

I've dreamed big and assumed housekeeper rather than just cleaner. Not necessarily in this order but....

Day 1: bathroom
Day 2: kitchen
Day 3: bedrooms (including strip and remake beds)
Day 4: lounge/hall/stairs
Day 5: big or deep clean job (windows, outside bins, oven etc)
Day 6: grocerie shop
Day 7: iron DH's shirts and few other bits that we bother to iron

Now I wish this was a possibility!

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