Post # 1
So as I’ve gotten further along, I’m less able to comfortably do things like scrub floor molding, get after cobwebs and do some of the heavier cleaning that we usually do on weekends. The house was starting to drive me nuts.
We bit the bullet yesterday and hired someone to come in and clean. It wasn’t that costly and I’m amazed by the results. I’m thinking of having them come back periodically, but feel a little guilty that I’m spending some of our budget on this and not doing it myself.
How do you feel about having someone do this for you? Would you do it? Do you have a housecleaner? Do you have any tips on how best to prepare the house for them? (Yes, I was that freak that cleaned before they came!)
Post # 3
Mrs. DG – We have one! she comes every other week and it is awesome! It is a very helpful to us having a happy marriage 🙂 We both work long hours and spending so much of our free time on that wasn’t really working – plus I see the dirt before my husband does so either I ended up cleaning more or having to nag him to do it – neither of which I really liked.
We basically pick up our stuff before she comes so she can clean better. Honestly it makes me SO happy to come home to that clean house. When I cleaned it would only be one thing at a time and a whole clean home is AWESOME!!! and I feel better about the $$ because I know the impact it has on our lives is not a lot but it is hugely important to our houseclearner….
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
My sister has someone who comes every other week – they basically just do deep cleaning stuff, and I think it would be SO awesome! I will totally have someone someday…when I can afford it!
Post # 5
The woman we hired had to send her baby back to her home country to get health care, since she couldn’t afford to get it here. A bunch of the docs at the hospital all got together to hire her, so the small amount she gets from each of us is going to enable her to bring her child back! Huge impact on her quality of life! (So I totally agree, Janna! 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t have one, but my parents have had one for as long as I remember. They have a same group/staff of about 3 or 4 women come in every other week. They do vacuuming, mopping, dusting, etc. And, honestly, they (and I) love it! I told my fiance that if we ever have the budget for a house cleaner when we get a house, we’re getting one.
Post # 7
I had one when I lived in a bigger city, and worked 60+ hours a week. I work 1/2 time now, so I can;t justify doing it right now, maybe in the future when we have kids I will get one again.
Post # 8
My mom has one and I want one LOL. I guess she didn’t have one in the beginning and had to clean many many years before she was able to hire someone so I guess I will have to wait.
Post # 9
If the inlaws critique me on emore time I might ask them to pay for one! Ha! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/personal-house-cleaning-habits
But really, I think its is totally fine to hire someone to help you out!
Post # 10
Yes! It makes my Fiance uncomfortable, but it’s a must because otherwise it becomes a big contest of who can live with more filth before backing down and cleaning. The filth wins and we all suffer.
Post # 11
my mom always had a person cleaner our house, since my older sister was born so i’ve pretty much had someone my whole life until i moved out. i’m not working now, so it would be silly for us to have one, but growing up my mom had three kids and worked so it was nice for her, and she also made us clean before she came! she told us she wasn’t there to clean up after us, she was there to clean the house.
we also have friends that have people to clean, and my fi’s brother. his wife isn’t the cleanest and doesn’t like to clean so it’s a sore spot in their marriage, having a cleaning lady helps with that. if it makes life easier, i say go for it!
Post # 12
YES – YES – YES – – – its worth every single saving sweat drop and penny!
We live in Seattle too and with two dogs, bamboo floors, and a 4 floor townhouse holy argue saving gods sent from heaven our cleaning ladies are! We have a team of 3 gals that come every other Tuesday and clean 4 floors + in the summer time they cut back the potted plants and flowers on our rooftop deck, heeheehee We have had them for about 2 years now and I don’t ever regret it.
Before they come we do strip the beds and leave clean sheets for them to make our beds. Other than that they don’t do any laundry. We put away odds and ends make sure our dirty laundry is off the floor of our closet, etc…
I am thrilled to learn you caved! You won’t regret it
Post # 13
We have one and I LOVE it. I felt so guilty at first, since we are both perfectly capable of scrubbing a toilet. But my fiance presented it to me as our time together has a price; an amount of money that we could put towards someone else doing our chores while we spend quality time together and save our sanity. Why spend our free time cleaning when we can afford to spend it enjoying ourselves? It’s been worth every single penny.
I am guilty of tidying up the house before they come over, though 🙂
Post # 14
Bwah hah Entangled! I know how you feel!
And STL- it was your thread that inspired my post. I was wishing the cleaner had gone to your house yesterday so you wouldn’t have to worry! I totally know how you feel 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I want one SO BAD but the idea makes me kind of uncomfortable. Our place isn’t that big and I’m always afraid that they’ll judge us, thinking “They can’t even clean a place this small themselves?” Hahaha!
But I would looooooooove it.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
we got one a few months after the mr. moved in. i tell you, it has saved our relationship. we have *very* different styles when it comes to cleanliness and neatness. i told him that i have the time to clean and the we didn’t need anyone, but he said that it wasn’t about whether i could do it, but how i would feel about him. so wise! now that we have her, i couldn’t imagine not having her, she’s awesome. i never got my apt that clean on my own.