Post # 1
Is getting a house cleaner or cleaning service worth the expense?
I’m especially interested in ‘regular’ income families with children, those that have to budget for this – is it worth it to make your life run smoother?
Post # 2
I wish! I work from home so cleaners here typically so it durning that day which doesn’t work for me. I get someone in here and there when something big is coming up or I really want my floors, walls, baseboards etc done and don’t have time. It’s a big help just those few times.
Post # 3
So I’m a little embarassed to admit this, but yes, we hire a company to come in and do a house cleaning for us once a month. It’s $80, and we’re a regular middle class family so we do have to budget for it, but it’s totally worth it for us. Could we do without it? Absolutely. I still vacuume every weekend and keep the house clean and tidy throughout the month, but once a month this company sends someone to do a “deep clean.” My husband and I both travel for work, and it’s amazing to come home after work one day and find the house clean
clean. Honestly I’m a neat freak so spend a lot of time cleaning anyway, but that little extra help once a month is worth it if it means that I get back one weekend a month to spend with my husband instead of deep cleaning our house.
Post # 4
One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! (obvisouly exaggerated but totally worth it) I have them come every two weeks. We just purchased a large home with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and I was very honest with my SO when we first started dating that I don’t like to cook or clean! I will but I don’t enjoy it. He on the other hand is OCD about having a clean house so for the sake of our relationship it was a no brainer for me!
Post # 5
I have a house cleaner come in once a month to help us maintain our home. It’s a steep $100 each time but so worth it to us!
Post # 6
No we don’t I feel like I can manage everything on my own. We could definitely afford one but I have a flexible work schedule and no issues keeping up with chores. Now laundry I would hire someone to do all steps of that.
Post # 7
We don’t I manage to keep up the house cleaning, cooking and commuting to and from work. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either. We have a (3542 Sq feet) 5 bedroom, 3 bath house. If we had it in the budget I would pay to have the house cleaned at least once a month, maybe when I am making more $$ I will, but as of right now it’s only me doing the cooking and cleaning
Post # 10
i will be having one. i am due with my first child in april. EVERYONE told me a house cleaner is worth it. you want to spend as much time with the baby, you are tired, and don’t want to spend awake moments cleaning.
in march we are doing a top to bottom cleaning to get ready. then we will have someone come every 2 weeks. we will do this for a few months and see if we can afford to keep it or can handle cleaning on our own.
Post # 11
yes we do. Worth every penny. We both work long hours at stressful jobs. We agreed a long time ago that we would not spend our precious free time cleaning.
Post # 12
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
I have recently decided I’m going to start budgeting for this. I work long hours and just don’t have to do it all and my Fiance, though he says he tries, just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t really get the deep cleaning and I swear, doesn’t even see the mess. It’s not worth the frustration and arguments over cleaning duties. I’m going to pay for it–cheaper than counseling at any rate.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2016 - New Orleans, LA
I have a house cleaner (no kids) but my FH and I both work 8-5, active lifestyles with activities after work like gym, work functions, etc. We have a house cleaner come every other week for the past 6 years. I currently have her on hold for a month due to moving and I can NOT wait to get her back once everything settles down. She runs $100/cleaning so at $200/month, she is at the top of my list budget wise. She is indispensable and saves me so much time.
Post # 14
I would love for someone to come to my house just to do the laundry. I can wash and dry it all but putting everything away is what gets me. I basically live out of the dryer but my husband hates it when I do that. My husband helps me out with the cleaning but he does none of the laundry and that’s probably my least favorite “chore”.
Post # 15
I’m a full time student, and I hate cleaning. We have a housekeeper come once a week for $100 each day. Totally worth it to us