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How many hours a week would you think a cleaner could do a good once-over in?

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dinny Sun 07-Sep-08 18:42:28

three-bed house - thinking of kitchen/bathroom/dusting/hoovering/floors washed

and occasional windows/cleaning behind furniture

is three hours a weeek realistic? if so, best in one chunk or two lots?

thanks, Dinny

HolidaysQueen Sun 07-Sep-08 18:50:05

Definitely possible.

In 3 hours once a week, our cleaner does 3 beds, 2 bathrooms and a toilet, kitchen, sitting room, dining room. She dusts, hoovers, washes the floors, and gives the bathrooms and kitchen surfaces a really good clean. She also does ironing in that time (maybe 3-4 shirts). She also tends to be pretty good at tidying as she goes - neatens the cushions, puts the baby's toys away if they're out etc. She basically just keeps the house looking lovely and clean and tidy. We do the bigger but less frequent jobs like limescale removal or oven cleaning ourselves.

Earlybird Sun 07-Sep-08 18:51:30

Probably possible for surface clean, and one bathroom.

I'd have them do it in one go.

dinny Sun 07-Sep-08 18:51:51

great, HQ - just what I wanted to hear

God, am ridiculously excited about it - just can't keep on top of housework atm

dinny Sun 07-Sep-08 18:52:29

one bathroom, two loos

stitch Sun 07-Sep-08 18:54:39

three hour chunk should be fine. if youdecide togo for more than three hours, then it is a good idea tof actor in a coffee break type thing.

stitch Sun 07-Sep-08 18:54:40

three hour chunk should be fine. if youdecide togo for more than three hours, then it is a good idea tof actor in a coffee break type thing.

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