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those of you who have a cleaner, how much do you pay?

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overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 08:28:08

if i get the job i'm hoping to i am determined to have a cleaner. but local agencies quote £9 + an hour! just wondered what everyone pays, i'd thought £6?

BreeVanderCampLGJ Fri 08-Aug-08 08:30:08

I pay £25 she does between 2.5 and 3 hours a week.

I don't care how long she takes, as long it is done.

BreeVanderCampLGJ Fri 08-Aug-08 08:31:08

You will struggle to get someone at £6, do not use agencies, they are truly dreadful.

claraquitetirednow Fri 08-Aug-08 08:31:10

About £80 a month, full time cleaner and nanny.
But then I don't live in the UK grin

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 08:40:01

bree - why are they dreadful? i'd used one before and it meant someone always came although it was always someone different which was a drag

and do you just offer the set amount to do the job? how many bedrooms do you have?

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 08:41:14

clara where do you live!?

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 10:15:26

anyone else have a cleaner? surely you do

lilymolly Fri 08-Aug-08 10:16:31

10 per hour

luvaduck Fri 08-Aug-08 10:18:37

10 per hour, in london
but she's amazing

NorthernLurker Fri 08-Aug-08 10:18:38

Watching this with interest - we could do with one......

wasabipeanut Fri 08-Aug-08 10:20:51

£30 a week for a 3 bed house - we use a company that sends out several cleaners to do one house. They do a pretty good job actually.

mm22bys Fri 08-Aug-08 10:21:46

£30 once a week, I think she stays about three hours (sometimes more, sometimes less) - don't know exactly as I try not to be at home the whole time she is here.

We're in London...

DillyTanty Fri 08-Aug-08 10:24:24

£8 an hour. would never use an agency, if they're getting £6 an hour, how much is the woman who's cleaning your loo actually getting. you have to get a personal recommendation from someone, and be aware that good cleaners pretty much interview you... wink

SoupKitchen Fri 08-Aug-08 10:33:46

I get £10 an hour, but am very good [smug emoticon]
Also think you would struggle to find someone for £6

fleacircus Fri 08-Aug-08 10:36:21

My cleaner asked for £7 an hour, that was a while ago, we paid that to start off with but put it up every six months, she now gets £9 an hour. We pay her if we're away and also if she wants a week off (very rare, she's only asked for one twice in two years) and we give her a Christmas bonus. We're in London.

Pinkjenny Fri 08-Aug-08 10:37:03

£7 an hour in the North West.

IAmNotHere Fri 08-Aug-08 10:37:06


Minniethemoocher Fri 08-Aug-08 10:42:08

£8 per hour in the South East, but we don't pay her holiday money and she still comes in to clean if we are away.

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 10:44:13

so if agency charges £9/hour the cleaner is getting around £7 i reckon. if thats what the cost is i'd rather spend it on her and guess she might be more loyal?

why not an agency?

taliac Fri 08-Aug-08 10:45:36

£7 an hour for a minimum of 2 hours a week plus an agency fee of £100 a year.

The agency (london based) we use is very reliable, have used them for years, in fact my old flatmate cleaned for them. You pay the agency their yearly fee and the cleaners their money direct, the cleaners don't have to pay a proportion to the agency or a fee for signing on or anything, I checked.

The agency vets the cleaners, replaces them if they don't work out and makes sure you have holiday cover etc. So all good I reckon.

DillyTanty Fri 08-Aug-08 10:45:55

more like £6.

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 10:48:37

taliac who is your agency - wonder if they where i live?

taliac Fri 08-Aug-08 10:54:11

Hey overthemill, its Homeclean - they cover London only though?

taliac Fri 08-Aug-08 10:55:21

Don't, repeat, don't use the agencies that push flyers through your door, they are generally the ripper offers.

All the good agencies work on word of mouth really.

overthemill Fri 08-Aug-08 14:04:20

thanks - they dont cover my area - just hoping! now i need to ask around my road and see who has a cleaner they can recommend!

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