How can you justify hiring a cleaner?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Personally, I couldn’t rationalize it for myself just because I do have the time to clean, even though I don’t enjoy it haha. I also don’t like paying someone to do something if I can just do it myself. If someone is truly that busy and physically doesn’t have the time then I can see it making sense. To me though… why not just stay home Saturday and clean for 2-3 hours and then have the rest of your day to yourself and your money?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

if i could afford it? i totally would hire one. i despise cleaning (i’d rather pull my fingernails out, one by one than do housework), so does FI. we’re living with my parents now, and my father is chronically ill and my mother works overnight shifts so she sleeps during the day. she pretty much spends all day on sunday cleaning the house (aside from FI’s and my bedroom and bathroom). i try to clean the kitchen for her, but she re-cleans because she’s weird.

if i could afford a cleaning person? i’d do it in a heartbeat. because it would be less stress for us.

 

and in the future, you can always not have one. like, do it while you’re both working and then when you stop working, don’t have a cleaning person. or have them only come once a month or something.

 

Post # 5
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I haven’t ever really felt the need to justify it! We both work full time, and have busy lives, it just really takes the pressure off.  Doesn’t cost too much and she only comes a couple of hours every other week.  I could do it myself, and do in between visits, but it is so lovely coming home to a clean house, it is worth every penny!

Now I am pregnant, i appreciate all the more, and i’m sure i will continue to when the baby arrives.

Post # 6
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if i could afford it i would have one.

you don’t need them to come every week, they could come every other week, once a month, etc.

some do once a year and then maintain themselves the rest of the year.

 

 

Post # 8
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3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you can afford to do so, hire a cleaner. We have cleaners come every weds. I work two jobs by choice and my husband works a stressful job. Free time is a luxury around here lol. 

Post # 10
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would probably hire a cleaner every other week or once a month for those deep cleaning tasks I rarely get around to – cleaning the fridge, scrubbing the tub, etc. I don’t think I would want a cleaner every week though. 

Post # 11
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nic01:  FI and i are unemployed at the moment. so a cleaner won’t happen. i know that when my mother looked a couple years back, right after dad got sick, everyone she got info from was charging a couple hundred dollars a week to clean. mom was the only one working at the time, so it wasn’t doable for her.

it depends. if i found someone who could do the whole house once a week for $100-$200? i’d tell my mom. haven’t found that yet. haven’t looked in a year or two, but when i last looked, the average for this area was around $300 per week to have “one deep clean per month, and weekly cleaning” or something like that.

Post # 13
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I can totally justify having a weekly cleaner because of my mobility & health challenges. OP, it’s the best money I have ever spent. I would definitely recommend it. It’s lovely to come home to a clean house. 

Post # 14
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2720 posts
Sugar bee

If we made a bit more money then we would totally get one. My time is valuable and I would rather not spend it cleaning. DH agrees but currently we live in a 700 sq feet 1 bedroom apartment so we shouldn’t get one just yet. Sigh.

Post # 15
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nic01:  when i bought my house, i called around for estimates for a cleaning person.  it was more money than i wanted to spend.  at this time, i’d rather have the extra cash and clean myself, than have the cleaning person and not have any extra play money.

in the spring, i do plan on hiring a cleaning person just to do a once over everything.

 

 

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