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Do you have a cleaner?

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wangle99 Mon 04-Apr-05 21:01:46

I'm thinking of getting a cleaner, never had one before but just not managing to keep the house clean what with work and the children.

Do you have a cleaner? Are you happy with them? How much do you get them to do? Do you fine yourself cleaning before they get there lol?!

Anything else you want to add?

Thanks

Sarah

RTMTMML Mon 04-Apr-05 21:05:41

Yes I have a cleaner. I have 13 month old twins and without my cleaner I would drown in mess etc. I tidy what I can before she comes because I want her to clean rather than tidy. She's amazing though. What she gets done in 2 hours is far more than I could ever do!

pixiefish Mon 04-Apr-05 21:07:33

used to have one. paid £15 a time for 2 of them to come in and blitz the house. used to keep it tidy in between. had to give them up when i went part time though- can't afford it anymore

galaxy Mon 04-Apr-05 21:08:44

I have a cleaner from last wee- started a new job and a colleagues au-pair wanted some cleaning work. Pay her £5 an hour to clean our house and do an hours ironing and she is brilliant.

sansouci Mon 04-Apr-05 21:09:05

Yes & am SAHM. So there!

Mosschops30 Mon 04-Apr-05 21:09:34

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RTMTMML Mon 04-Apr-05 21:09:50

me too sansouci, me too!

sansouci Mon 04-Apr-05 21:10:05

Refuse to justify this criminal bit of self-indulgent sloth!

trefusis Mon 04-Apr-05 21:12:23

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sansouci Mon 04-Apr-05 21:15:03

Trefusis, why aren't you working on your thesis?

Earlybird Mon 04-Apr-05 21:15:41

yes, she comes once a week for 2 hours, and I pay her 16pounds - which may sound alot, but I'm in central London. Well worth it!

vickiyumyum Mon 04-Apr-05 21:19:15

couldn't live without my cleaner. shes excellent, does a far better job of cleaning in a few hours than i do in a whole weekend.
she comes twice a week, changes the beds, and takes my ironing away with her and brings it back on the next visit.
i pay £8 per hour and if i could afford it i would pay more just not to lose her.
i don't clean before she gets here but i do have a quick tidy round the night before so that she can get on with the cleaning straight away!

JoolsToo Mon 04-Apr-05 21:20:39

no

wangle99 Mon 04-Apr-05 21:21:21

Mmm think I'll definately consider it then - how do you find a cleaner? Is it mainly word of mouth? Or do you advertise?

I'm sinking into a disgusting mess I think - I definately need help!

Sarah

trefusis Mon 04-Apr-05 21:21:32

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ThomCat Mon 04-Apr-05 21:21:34

Yes and will never not have one!
2 hours a week for 15 quid.

I keep the house tidy all the time, and clean the kitchen as I go, she does the rest.

God bless her.

I love coming home on a Monday after she's been.

sansouci Mon 04-Apr-05 21:24:25

Good for you, trefusis. Am actually envious as the most taxing thing my brain is required to do these days is post on MN...

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