Post # 1
SPINOFF of the Domestic Disaster poll!!
As I read that poll I reminded myself how lucky I am to have a cleaning lady that comes every other week to pick up my domestic slack!
Do you have a cleaning lady/person?
If yes, how often does she/he come and what does she/he do?
Post # 3
I don’t because I am a stay at home mom. If I worked, I might have someone come in once a week to do the bathroom and kitchen floors and chores like that.
Post # 4
We have two cleaners that come every Tuesday. When they come they clean all three bathrooms, the mirrors and inside of the windows and vacuum/mop the place We also have someone to do all the ironing every Wednesday. It’s surprising how much household work there is still to do even with all their help. I would hate to be without them!
Post # 5
I told FI that when we’re in a bigger house and a better position financially, I’d like to have someone come in once a month to do a deep cleaning because I HATE doing that.
Post # 6
Growing up we had one. My mother worked full time, and my brother has cerebral palsy. Basically any free time she had (she had a flexible job) she would be taking him to therapies etc. Having a cleaner saved her sanity.
I was one in college, but I was friends with the people I worked for (one before starting, another after working for her). If I ever had one, I would want similar.
Post # 7
I don’t now, but once baby arrives I will probably look into it as I might have difficulty stay on top of things.
Post # 8
when we were growing up my mum used to hire one to come in three times a week, she did ironing and cleaning. it is god to have one if you have a big house and can afford financially, it really helps a lot
Post # 10
@Petite_Fraise: I am southern so I was raised to take pride in my domestic skills. I’d feel horrible if i had a made. Like I was lazy.
Post # 11
Oh dear God, yes. She is here twice a week and she does everything. Then she looks around for extra stuff to do
She adores my dogs (3 German Shepherds) & is the sweetest person. We had her and her bf at our wedding.
My house isn’t especially small, 2100 sf, but this gem only charges me $85. She likes coming here, she’s family to us.
Post # 12
@farawayviolet: In your moms case with a special needs child I’d understand needing help
Post # 13
We never had one, but it is our agreement that we will once the house is paid off, so in about 1.5 years…
We hired two ladies for a big cleanup before our son was born last year and now that I’m home with the baby, I do the main things (grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, dishes, vacuum, bathroom cleaning), but I know that more could be done and I don’t have time for it as I’m spending time with the baby, taking him to classes and playgroups and stuff.
So even if I end up staying home with the kids for a few years, we’ll still have hired help once the mortgage is paid off, freeing my time to actually raise the kids!
Post # 14
We have someone who comes once a month. We have a 1000 sq ft apartment now, but when we buy a larger house next year, we’ll increase the frequency.
Post # 15
Yes, she comes once a week, she has been with us since I was about 12 I think if not even younger so she is practically family. Before her we had another one who babysat my sister and I and used to play with us and read to us, so she was like family too 🙂
Post # 16
@subtlebee: Ah well I guess it’s a difference in perspective. My “domestic skills” are certainly not what define me… I take pride in my home which is why I hire someone to help out because I know I cannot do it all. I don’t think it’s lazy to have different priorities!