(Closed) SPINOFF: Do you have a Cleaning Lady/Person?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have a Cleaning Lady/Person?

    Yes

    No

    No, but I would if I could afford it

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  • Post # 167
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Am I the only one that actually enjoys deep cleaning? It’s picking up the general stuff around the house that gets on my nerves. DH’s socks and such. Give me a sponge and a mop any day. It’s actually kind of zen for me. 

    Post # 168
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yep, I have one…AND I have no kids, work from home, and have a flexible schedule. Bottom line, I *hate* cleaning. Hate it. Granted, my cleaning lady comes more as needed. In the summer/fall months my schedule is crazy hectic (even though I work from home) and so I have her come. In the winter months, when it’s my off season and I’ve got a lot of free time, and so I do my own cleaning. 

    Can I paint my own nails? Yeah, but the lady I pay to do it does a better job. 

    Post # 169
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    in my opinion (and ignoring/skipping over whatever arguments happened)… if the residents of your home (you included) can’t handle cleaning your own home, you have too much home.

     

    am i going to respond to any arguments against that? no. why? because it’s an opinion, not a fact. i feel as if i need to say this because of the tone of this thread. are there any exceptions to that little opinion? of course… nothing in this world is ever perfect, so there are exceptions. in most cases, the exceptions don’t apply and so are not worth mentioning at this time.

    Post # 170
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @kay01:  +1! I really don’t get the moral superiority on this thread. Everyone makes choices and tradeoffs with their time and money based on their own personal values. Hiring someone to do a task you hate doesn’t make you a bad person; it’s just a personal preference.

    I personally don’t have a cleaning lady due to my living situation (just me in a small apartment). But I would not hesitate to hire one if that changed. I can’t stand a dirty house, but I also don’t like to clean lol.

    Post # 171
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    4369 posts
    Honey bee

    Wow, I can’t believe such a heated argument erupted over the issue of hiring a cleaning person.  

    Post # 172
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Ahem, as a former residential cleaner, no I will not ever hire someone. Not knowing what I know 🙂 

    Post # 173
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    For now, I would say no because our place isn’t that big. As much as I complain about cleaning if I just got down to it and did it I’d only spend 2 hours max. once a week. For that matter, once I start I sort of enjoy it. It’s not often you can say, “Oh yeah, I cleaned the whole house today”.

    That being said, if we ever purchased a larger home or if i had children I would definitely consider it.

    As a side note, the bane of my existence is all the soap scum in our shower. I seriously suspect that no one has ever cleaned it properly. I’ve tried some heavy-duty cleaning spray but no dice. The only thing that seems to work 70% of the time is scraping it off. But that would obviously take days to do.

    Does anyone have a good way of getting rid of soap scum/mildew?

    Post # 174
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

     I wish I could have someone come maybe once a month and do a deep clean. I’m pretty domestically challenged, the last time I kept my entire living space clean was a tiny single sized dorm room lol. I’m getting a lot better but the house we’re renting is a massive increase in size so I’m floundering a little. Thank god Fiance does periodic deep cleans. Luckily he seems on board with some occasional help once we can afford it even if I’m home most of the time. I’m making a good faith effort to get better but I’m never going to be that person that remembers to clean the baseboards or dust all the shelves.

     

     Cleaning help is a great tool for people that are busy, bad cleaners, or just don’t like doing it. Everyone outsources some kind of labor depending on their priorities and skills.

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    @CMSnails: I hope someone answers you because I have a similar problem. It was there when we moved in and it looks like it’ll be there when we move out at this rate.

    Post # 175
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    @CMSnails:  For soap scum, use about 2:1 water to fabric softener, spray and then wipe with a magic eraser style scrubby. For real. 

    Post # 176
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Uhhhhhh this is ridonk.

    It’s just a cleaning lady.

    I wish I could afford one, but I can’t.

    Seriously, who the hell likes cleaning so much as to make a big issue out of how great it is to clean instead of pay someone else to when you have more money than you have time? This is the weirdest fight ever. 

    Post # 177
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We’re considering it in the New Year.

    Post # 178
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    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Yes it is me!

    Post # 179
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    Bee Keeper

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    @StuporDuck:  same here!

    The clutter and just stuff everywhere drives me crazy, but I actually don’t mind giving the baseboards a good wipe down and scrubbing down the bathtub!

     

    We don’t have a cleaning lady because I feel like I’m able to handle it right now but I wouldn’t rule it out in the future 

    Post # 180
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

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    @deucesarewild1:  Sooooooooooooo…. what do you know? 🙂

    Post # 181
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    @StuporDuck:  I’ll just say that no matter how careful and great and lovely the cleaner is, she or he is going to make little gross mistakes that may involve the head of a toothbrush touching things it just should not, or a cloth used to clean the toilet making its way onto your kitchen counter.

    I’ve even had hospital cleaning staff admit to this sort of stuff, so there is no getting away from it. 

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