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    Default House Cleaners - How Much do you pay

    We've decided to get a cleaner in once a fortnight to give the house a good clean - Floors, Dusting, Bathrooms and other odd bits and pieces.

    With both DH and I working and trying to find quality time with DS we've decided it will be money well spent



    How much is the going rate per hour?
    What does your cleaner clean?
    And any other helpful info?

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    we pay $20 per hour for ours and she comes for 2 hours a week and it is money well spent in my opinion - she does the floors and bathrooms and dusting and kitchen top to bottom and windows - whatever needs doing really. She will do anything though, she has clients who she even does the washing etc for.

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    We pay $65 for 2 hours, with a 2 hour minimum. We go through an agency. They use our products, which is important to me as we're chemical free and the thought of a mop that's been used elsewhere going over my floors gives me the heebie jeebies.

    That includes 2 bathrooms & toilets, 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas. Clean all surfaces, kitchen, dusting, vac and mop floors. She could also do ironing but she's new so we wanted to see how she goes first.

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    I've always gotten my cleaners from Gumtree, and they have been really good. Around $20-$25 an hour, some bring their own stuff some don't (happy to pay more if they do though). In 3 hours they do an amazing job.
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    I pay $50 for 2 hours fortnightly. I too feel it's money well spent when it allows me to be with my children rather than being stuck in a bathroom scrubbing. Chances are it'd take way longer than it needed to because i got called away from what i was doing multiple times.

    My cleaner brings everything but uses my vaccum cleaner. Everything she uses is chemical free.

    She cleans 2 bathrooms/toilets, dusting and vaccuming. We have a 3 bedroom house and two large living areas.

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    We pay $30 an hour and our cleaner does 3 hours a week in our 4x2 home. She's amazing and does so much! Kitchen, bathrooms, toilets, laundry - all spotless - all dusting, vacuuming, mirrors, all surfaces wiped, microwave cleaned inside out and all floors mopped. Even our stainless steel fridge gets the full wipe down on the front (I don't expect her to tackle the inside of it, lol).

    We supply all the cleaning products but she's honestly worth her weight in gold

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    We pay $60 a fortnight, used to be $74 through agency but after about 8 months she suggested I cancel her from agency and she would do it minus the agency fee and take as long as she needed as she knew it was generally 2 hrs sometimes a biut more sometimes a bit less but with agency she had to charge extra if here longer BUT had to charge the $74 even of finished earlier as that was min booking thru agency and they expected there $14 from her!!

    We have had her for over 3 years now. Best money spent! Somethings annoy me as not done as good as I woudl like BUT a god send to get floors and bathrooms done without kids slipping on wet floor or trying to get hand in bucket!

    She uses all my products.

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    I pay $45 for 2 hours every week. We cut back coffees and take lunches into work to fit it into the budget.

    She uses my products and vac.


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    Sorry to hijack but are any of you home full time and have a cleaner? We used to have one but they quit the agency and I was not sure how to do it if I am at home, do you go out when they come? I think would feel very awkward being here but I am really useless at cleaning.

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    I am. For the first few weeks, I was staying home. I've just given her keys so I'll probably start going out when she's here. They just get on with the job. I'm usually on the 'puter "working".

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    I don't have a cleaner (ahh to dream) but a friend was a full time SAHM and she did, she just went out for the time the cleaner was there, i think she's even worked it around HER schedule like when her DD had swimming etc.
    DP's aunt is a cleaner, she says most of her clients are at work or go out when she's coming, it's very rare she has someone actually around but she has a few older clients who just potter around the garden while she's inside.

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    I go out as the boys would trash the place fast!!

    I have just recently given her a key so that I don't have to rush home or wait for her to arrive, I was scared to give a stranger a key but figure after 3 years she is ok!!!

    Occasionally we have had to change day due to kids being sick etc and it has worked much better on a day that we are all out all day at child care work or uni placemenets!

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    I always go out. At the moment our cleaner comes while we have playgroup (for 2 hours) then I usually hit the shops for a bit afterwards. Our cleaner has worked around DD's sleeps which has been great.

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    I'm generally home, but have not been there on a couple of occasions.

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    We always stay home with ours because I feel it's important to be happy with their work, and I kind of check as he goes.

    I pay $70 as a flat rate, because my cleaner sometimes takes his time and sometimes he is really efficient. He does bathroom toilet laundry, kitchen bench tops, microwave, cupboard doors, dusting, mirrors, vacuum and mop all floors. Tbh he is a bit expensive but I really like him and be is lovely with the kids. He takes about an hour and fifteen to do it all, and comes fortnightly. He is open to cleaning behind furniture and wiping windows etc too. He brings all products and own vacuum and mop and has a police check and insurance.

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    I pay $25 an hour....I get it done on a fortnightly basis - usually three hours....I stay around with DS1 and DS2 - we have a three storey house, when she is upstairs we are downstairs and when she comes downstairs we will go outside or into the playroom, she is great and we have a chat, etc. It is so nice to know once a fortnight the whole house will be clean, I will get the vac out every couple of days to vacuum the downstairs area and clean the toilets, etc.

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    Well I've organised one through Absolute Domestics on a friends recommendation, its only $70 for 3 hours. She comes next Wednesday but is gonna pop over Tues while I'm at home to have a quick run through. I'm excited. Went and bought a new mop (had been meaning too for a while) and a few cleaning products that were running low so everything is available that she might need.

    Oh, Did I tell you I am excited. No housecleaning this week for me - WOOOOOOOOOT!!!

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    OMIGOD - I love my cleaner

    Got home and the house is sparkling, she's put me to absolute shame. I am going to ring her tomorrow and tell her she is a legend.

    I felt bad as she couldn't get all the soap scum off our ensuite shower screen (I'm a shocker with cleaning the shower), I feel bad, so I'll get it ship shape so its easy to maintain

    However, the house is just lovely and smells great. This is one of the best things we've ever done!!

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