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Got a quote for a one off "spring" clean - £275 :(

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hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 21:05:36

I've been really ill off and on for months and the house shows it. DH does loads of an evening but the house is still looking shitty. I am in really poor health with no energy, pain etc and its just awful. I am however quite houseproud by nature. So I decided to get a couple of quotes for a one off spring clean (it needs it ) and then regular maintenance cleans til I am in better health as at the moment I am even looking into applying for DLA etc. I am really embarrassed about my house and I hate to admit it.

I had a lovely lady from a cleaning firm over today, she then emailed me a quote through for the one off clean - £275!!!!!! shock it seems extortionate to me! I mean I'm not being funny, my house does need cleaning but we arent talking Kim & Aggie cleaning! Really! I was less horrified at the fortnightly clean of £37 but there is no way I can pay that for a one off clean.

I have another company coming round tomorrow. Feel really down about it. I just wish I could do it without seeing stars and getting dizzy spells.

ReneRusso Thu 24-Sep-09 21:59:07

That does sound an awful lot. Does that include carpets windows etc? Have you got Molly Maids near you? Could be worth a try.

hereidrawtheline Fri 25-Sep-09 08:13:28

it includes hoovering and inside of windows like with regular window cleaner. I dont know about a Molly Maids - I have another just local company coming round this morning at 10 so will cross my fingers with them. I am willing to pay for what is fair hard work but £275 just seems a huge amount really.

kylesmybaby Fri 25-Sep-09 09:01:49

would you not be better off getting a good cleaner and then giving her extra hours in the beginning to get on top of everything.

i worked for a company and we did exactly the same on the one off clean as on a normal clean - just all in one day.

kylesmybaby Fri 25-Sep-09 09:02:39

how many hours did they say you would get? you can work out the hourly rate and compare?

hereidrawtheline Fri 25-Sep-09 09:24:48

the quote didnt say how many hours or people doing it but its a good idea to add extra hours in the beginning

ChasingSquirrels Fri 25-Sep-09 09:28:06

do you need the one off clean? I agree with just getting a cleaner in and having some extra hours at the beginning, or directing the normal hours towards different things for a few weeks.

£10ph seems pretty average so your £37pf could easily be 2hrs per week which would help to get and keep on top of things.

hereidrawtheline Fri 25-Sep-09 12:45:04

well lady who came today was lovely and her company is starting asap without a one off clean but fortnightly cleans, £35 per time, 2 cleaners and I think its 2 or 3 hours each time. Which is brilliant! She was so fair and honest and open I really appreciated it. She'll start Monday cant wait!

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