To want to marry my cleaner.
SmileEachDay · 13/11/2019 22:32
I recently got a cleaner. I can’t really afford it but the joy of coming home to a beautifully sparkly house is worth eating less foie gras* and more toast.
I actually love her. I think she is awesome.
*for clarity, I have never eaten exploded duck iver.
thecatsthecats · 14/11/2019 12:53
I keep my cleaner quiet at work because I know how it would be received.
But she is magic and precious and essential - and in my house right now, making it all pretty.
They feel no restraint in talking about Sky and iPhones etc, but I would rather give up WiFi and TV than my cleaner.
Emeraldshamrock · 14/11/2019 13:15
Good for you.
I think a cleaner is essential if you are working full time and can afford it, to many women take on FT work, DC and Housework.
It is a win win situation for you and the cleaner flexible work.
If I won the lotto I am going to employ 3 house keepers full time.
Ouchmyleg · 14/11/2019 19:16
My cleaner was so bad when I had one!
As soon as my house is finished being worked on I’m getting another. I don’t work full time as I finish early a couple of days but my kids are literally at an activity every night and I’m studying so I bloody deserve it!
ELM8 · 14/11/2019 19:25
Finding a good cleaner is very much like dating I find, there are some unsuitable matches out there and you will need to kiss a few frogs and dump them after an awful first / second / third date..
When you find the right one though it's a game changer and if mine ever dumped me I'd be beyond devastated!
SmileyClare · 14/11/2019 19:33
Nice to read a cleaner appreciation thread.
I'm a cleaner so would like to give you a word of warning. If you marry your cleaner and she moves in, she won't do such a good job. My house is nowhere near the sparkling clean standard of my clients. When I get home I'm too bloody knackered to clean my own house
John470322 · 14/11/2019 19:38
My DW and I are the most untidy people you can imagine, every 4 weeks we rush and clear up because we are terrified that our cleaners will find our house untidy. It is brilliant, we tidy up and the cleaners clean and we have a clean and tidy house.
The best is when we go away on holiday, the cleaners come while we are away, and we come back to a perfect home.
The wonderful cleaners also make our bed so we have lovely clean smooth sheets etc.
Cleaners are wonderful,
SurfnTerfFantasticmissfoxy · 14/11/2019 19:38
God I know how you feel. I'm recovering from a pretty major back op and my very kind and generous mother in law has offered to pay for a housekeeper /nanny to come in and do 2 hours a day of domestic bits then collect the kids from school. Holy shit my life is transformed - I am going to cry real tears when she has to go 😥
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