Curious said:I'd do it if I had the money. Someone to deep clean all the cracks? Hell yeah! Lol. Sure I'm capable, but a professional can do a ton in 3 hours.
I'd do it if I had the money. Someone to deep clean all the cracks? Hell yeah! Lol. Sure I'm capable, but a professional can do a ton in 3 hours.
im sah right now but thinking about going back to work in the next few months. i will be working overngihts and i will probably look inot a cleaning person. mostly because i will have to sleepand i cant sleepand clean at the same time. a 4 year old and a 1 year old are not good cleaning helpers when it comes to big cleaning projects :)
I work so my comment may not be applicable here... but I love having someone come and do the deep cleaning every two weeks.
Not having a maid was one of the reasons I left my first husband. I was working out of town all week, and then was expected to spend all day Saturday scrubbing bathrooms, doing laundry, floors, etc. I begged him to let me hire someone. But bc of his traditional views on what a wife should be doing, he was flat out against it. I never got over that resentment.
If it is in someone's budget, I say do it. It is such a small thing that really goes a long way.
I work FT, as does DH. We have a cleaner come in every 2nd week to do all the deep cleaning (floors, bathrooms, etc). It has saved our relationship. After DS2 was born, trying to keep up with all of the cleaning while DH was out of town for 2 weeks at a time was really frustrating, and he was really frustrated coming back to a messy house. Getting a cleaner was the best decision we have ever made.
I'm off on mat leave at the end of March, but we still plan on having the cleaner come in; a baby and a toddler are not conducive to having a clean house, and I'd rather play with them anyway.
I would love to have someone clean my house, if I worked or didn't. I work full time and I'm a single mom , and my house is never really super clean. It's tidy and semi-clean. Some people (like me) just don't like to clean, or are not good at it.
I wish upon every star I win the lottery so I would never have to clean again ...lol
@Demanda I can't imagine her being able to deep clean a house (even a small one) in an hour!!! But I guess it's possible since she wouldn't have any kids dangling from her legs or a husband that keeps asking her questions, etc. It's hard to clean a house with kids, so's, pets, etc. I don't remember what it's like to clean a house without interruptions...I miss it. Really. I've even gone home on my lunch before just so I can clean in peace and it's amazing what I can get done in such a short time at home by myself!! But anyway, I would still feel like an hour of her time would be worth it for her...you are still paying her the same hourly rate as the other houses, right? Hopefully you find someone else to help you out!
@demanda - I have the tiniest house in the world. My maid is there a minimum of 4 hours.
Laundry alone takes a couple of hours to finish (45 min for washer, 50 min for dryer).
If the girl you first interviewed was good, she would have found many things to keep her busy.