How much do you pay for your cleaning lady

posted 1 year ago in Home
  • poll: Am I getting overcharged?
    Yes!! That’s too much! : (0 votes)
    Not at all! That’s a great rate! : (46 votes)
    98 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    362 posts
    Helper bee

    You’re getting a good deal.

    The cost isn’t priced per bedroom or per bathroom or square footage. That’s just the marginal cost to the cleaner. They have fixed costs: Driving, fuel, equipment and materials, time, and also the lost opportunity cost that they could go clean someone else’s larger house for more money.

    We paid $75 every other week in our 2BR and 1 bath place (1100sqft)

    Post # 17
    Member
    1200 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    why did I bother getting my degrees? Cleaners make more than I do!

    Post # 19
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    weddingbliss1028 :  Yes, that is very reasonable. I pay $90 every other week for a 3 bedroom/3.5 bath 2100 sq ft home. Two people usually come to clean at that price.

    Post # 20
    Member
    4825 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    That’s so cheap. We pay double that.

    Post # 21
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve never been quoted for space just for hourly rate. I was charged 125 for 4 hours. 

    Post # 22
    Member
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    weddingbliss1028 :  I pay $120 every 2 weeks for a 3 bed 1.5 bath, about 1900 sq ft. The initial clean was $240 for 2 people to spend over 6 hours hosing this place down. Just outside of Boston and we have a baby and a large shedding dog so it’s a big job lol. 

    Post # 23
    Member
    969 posts
    Busy bee

    I have been trying to find a house cleaner for a couple years. They all say they are not taken on new clients. 

    I had one quote the job at something ridiculous. Like $150 per week. 

    I would gladly pay what you pay. We have 5 bedrooms but 2 are never used.

    Post # 24
    Member
    12119 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    It sounds par for the course around here, actually less than average. 

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