Cleaning service… For apartment?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would it be ridiculous to hire an occasional cleaning service for a one bedroom apartment?
    No, especially if it would relieve stress and tension in your relationship. : (74 votes)
    77 %
    Yes, it is very excessive to ever expect anyone to clean up after you. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, the space is too small for a cleaning service. : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It wouldn’t be my first choice of how to spend money. Honestly, a one bedroom apartment is so small that all you have to do is put things away where they belong after you use them, do the dishes and the kitchen daily, the bathroom regularly and dust and vacuum weekly, and you are done.

    On the other hand, that takes each person acting like an adult and doing their share. If he won’t pitch in, and you are both working full time, I suggest he should pay for the cleaning service.

    If it preserves the relationship, it might be worth it to hire a service.

    Post # 5
    Member
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @AnonymousCupcake:  Go for it!!! My FI also does nothing unless specifically asked. I even gave him chores that are only his and I refuse to do them (take the garbage out, wash the floor, and occasionally empty the dishwasher – That’s IT!) and even still he lets the garbage pile up for 3 days before taking it out and the hardwood floors have NEVER been washed (only swiferred). You can bet that when I have to move to Sask for 4 months to work on my Masters I will be hiring him a cleaning service.

    Plus if your place is small it probably wont cost much and even if its just once every two weeks to help you keep on top of things it will totally be worth it. Just don’t eat out as often or something to offset the cost.

    Paying for a maid is cheaper than paying for marriage counselling later right? jk!

    Post # 6
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    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    the cleaning maids come to our neighbors apartment and clean 2 times a month. I don’t think it’s expenisve  at all. I would love to have someone come for hour 2 bedroom Apartment. just calm and see how much it is. I dpnt think its silly at all. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve wondered the same thing, as neither of us like to clean, and we also live in a one bedroom apartment. My problem isn’t about the actual act of sanitizing stuff. I don’t mind actually cleaning the bathroom or something, but I hate picking up random odds and ends that end up everywhere. We are very unorganized. I think a big part of it is that we have way too much stuff for our apartment so there is no way we could have a place for everything. When we lived in a larger house, it was super easy to keep clean because shit wasn’t just.. everywhere. 

    Overall, I think if you do have the little extra money, it might be worth it though.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i’d do it twice a month. its not that expensive and i think itd really help

    Post # 9
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t find a one bedroom apartment to be difficult to take care of, but I understand the frustration you have feeling like you’re the only one contributing. Because of that, I’d definitely talk to him about hiring someone just so it doesn’t all fall on you. If he doesn’t want to lend a hand in a timely matter (one month to clean a bathroom =/= timely), then he can put up for a cleaning service!

    Post # 11
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    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    @AnonymousCupcake:

    Honestly I wouldn’t clean up any of his things and depending on how upset I was I wouldn’t even clean up mine.  If I keep asking for help and it just feels like I have to drag him I’m going to stop dragging.  Dishes in the sink would get moldy and nasty and laundry wouldn’t get done (well his wouldn’t I sneak mine once in awhile).  If he wants to be an adult we can be adults together but if he wants me to be his mother he’ll soon learn I’m not known for being motherly.  Eventually he’ll figure it out, we’ll talk about it and he’ll actually help, or I’ll become bored and leave.

    Post # 12
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    186 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would totally do it. My mom is very clean and tidy and my dad is more of a messy guy. They both worked full time, so mom didn’t have any more time to clean than he did, so they always had a cleaning service. It saves my mom’s sanity and she and dad don’t ever argue about him not cleaning anymore. It isn’t that expensive and I think it’s worth it. Thankfully, my FI is even cleaner than I am, so we don’t have this issue yet. But if/when we have kids, I will absolutely be hiring someone to help with the chores.

    Post # 13
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    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @AnonymousCupcake:  i know a ton of people in apartments who have a cleaning service. it’s usually once or twice monthly. if you can afford it, then go for it. it makes like easier. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    3032 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have done it before, the 1st was a studio apt that was barely 500 sq ft so I say go for it.  For me I hate cleaning and in the little spare time I have I do not want to spend it cleaning.  I paid $50/ per 1.5 hr cleaning at the NYC tiny apt (I have a room mate so we split it) every other week and $15/hr for a FOF to clean my 2 bedroom 925 sq ft apt (again w/ a room mate) she did dishes and it would take her 2 hrs every week.

    We have talked about is as I am KU and we are moving into a house.  I think it’s worth it to save time and arguments.  

    Post # 15
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @AnonymousCupcake:  We live in a small apartment – 2 bedrooms. I would LOVE for someone to come once a month and do a deep clean. FI likes to be tidy – as in he picks everything up. But he never dusts or cleans the floors or toilet or shower etc etc. While I’m a total mess and it looks like a tornado went through our apt when I come home, I’m always the one who gets stuck doing the grubby stuff.

    FI absolutely doesn’t want anyone coming to clean and says he’ll help – but I end up having to nag him about it before that happens.

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