Cleaning Lady (or man)

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

BWLE:  We do!  It’s freaking awesome.  She comes every 2 weeks and stays for about 2 hours in our little 850 sq ft house.  She just does the basic cleaning that neither of us is motivated enough to do… wiping down surfaces / cabinets / floorboards, sweeping, mopping, shaking out the rugs, vacuuming the couches, cleaning the bathroom.  She comes during the day when we’re at work, and she uses our cleaning stuff rather than bringing her own.  She was recommended to me by a friend and just works independently on her own.  All the local services I looked into charge about $30/hr, but she charges $12/hr!  So so worth it.  

Post # 3
6443 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m considering this as well. Growing up, we had a mother/daughter pair come in about once a month to clean the entire home. They were great, but before them, we had used other cleaners and my mom had her jewelry stolen.

I’ve been asking our neighbors for recommendations and more info because (1) don’t have to worry as much about trustworthiness (2) the cleaning crew may charge less given that they’re cleaning several homes/apartments in the area on a given day.

Friends of mine have starting using Homejoy ( and have really liked it.

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yep! We work full time and make good money, so it’s totally worth it. We have a lady who comes with 1-2 other women. They’re here for about 2 hours and we pay $70 total. I consider that a smokin deal!

Post # 5
151 posts
Blushing bee

Absolutely worth it.  Boyf and I both work long hours, and we’re clean enough on our own, but neither of us have several hours a week to devote to heavy cleaning.  I love coming home to a freshly cleaned house. The amount of stress it takes away is so, so worth the cost.  We pay $120 for one cleaning a month (we live in a big city, so this is probably on the higher side).  I would pay twice that, honestly.

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