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To want to marry my cleaner.

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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.

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Twinkletoenails · 13/11/2019 23:26

Oooh... we cant afford it really but SOOO tempted to get one too! Bet it's lovely! Do you get her to concentrate on the whole house or just essential parts?

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alreadyinchristmasmood · 14/11/2019 12:17

Mine is the same. When we come back home it sparkles and smells sooooo nice. Wouldn't marry her thoughGrin, I'm happy with just paying herGrin

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Flippetydip · 14/11/2019 12:21

Ours is pretty crap but still it's less crap than it would be if she didn't do it.

And I know, I should get rid of her, but she's nice and I feel bad etc etc.

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IWorkAtTheCheescakeFactory · 14/11/2019 12:21

Grin I’m a cleaner. One of my clients has given her husband permission to marry me if she dies! Not sure if I get a say in the matter Grin

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Toddlerteaplease · 14/11/2019 12:49

I agree. My mum can't understand "why I would pay £40 a month for a cleaner." My response is why wouldn't I. She's lovely and does a great job.

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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.

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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. Smile

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chocolatesaltyballs22 · 14/11/2019 13:25

I love my cleaner she is awesome. Hate it when she goes on holiday, it fills me with fear that I have to do it myself!

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SmileEachDay · 14/11/2019 19:03

Do you get her to concentrate on the whole house or just essential parts?

She does all of it - but my house is only little!!

It also forces me to be better about tidying the night before she comes which helps the overall state of this game 😂

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SmileEachDay · 14/11/2019 19:03

*of things 🙄

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ItsJustTheOneSwanActually · 14/11/2019 19:07

We've had one for a year now and it's just the best thing ever. Husband and wife team so i can't marry either of them Grin

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AreYouOkayHun · 14/11/2019 19:08

I love having a cleaner, she is so much more efficient than me anyway.

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SimonJT · 14/11/2019 19:13

My cleaner is ill, so no visits from her this week. She also does my laundry, I forgot to put the machine on before work yesterday, that meant no pants to wear today.

Cleaners rule

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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!

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TheSandman · 14/11/2019 19:18

My cleaner is ill, so no visits from her this week. She also does my laundry, I forgot to put the machine on before work yesterday, that meant no pants to wear today.

You only have seven pairs of underpants????

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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!

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SimonJT · 14/11/2019 19:25

No, but they’re my only white clothing item so that means there is a purely pant wash to stop them going gray. Pant wash and towel wash were the only ones I hadn’t done.

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SmileyClare · 14/11/2019 19:33

Nice to read a cleaner appreciation thread. Smile

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 Grin

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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,

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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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ELM8 · 14/11/2019 19:40

@SmileyClare My cleaner also has her own cleaner for her house as she says she would be the same otherwise Grin

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CMOTDibbler · 14/11/2019 19:44

My cleaner is the cornerstone of my life tbh. She's been with us 9 years now and we have 6 blissful hours a week when she cleans, tidies, and organises us. She's having a cull of clients at the moment and I live in fear of her giving up entirely

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MarianaMoatedGrange · 14/11/2019 19:46

@IWorkAtTheCheescakeFactory I expect marrying the widower is part of your terms and conditons. Check your contract! Grin

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IWorkAtTheCheescakeFactory · 14/11/2019 19:50

I expect marrying the widower is part of your terms and conditons. Check your contract!

Grin

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SmileEachDay · 14/11/2019 19:54

*If you marry your cleaner and she moves in, she won't do such a good job

This is an excellent insider tip.

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