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#11 KarmaB

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    Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:59 PM

    We have a 4 bedroom, 2400 sq ft house and we only pay $65 for our cleaning lady. We have hardwood floors downstairs so there is a lot of mopping too (which I hate).

    I don't think you should give up yet, It takes me all day to do what they can in 3. I think it's worth it if you find someone good. We went though about 4 or 5 different people before we found our current housekeepers.

    #12 stkitts2010

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      Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:02 PM

      We live in a 3 bedroom 2 bath brownstone. We have a housekeeper who comes once a week. We pay $40/visit. I've had her for four years in total. She has never increased her rate.

      #13 yamille

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        Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:34 PM

        Omg.. I need to keep looking. I know NY is overpriced with everything but it's really rediculous. NIce to have ballpark figured though. Thanks ladies!

        #14 Maura

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        Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

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        Originally Posted by anacgarcia
        Mines comes twice a week and I pay her $20 each day.. so that's $160 a month

        Oh but I live in Mexico, that's why it's cheaper! heheh
        LOL anny, i keep telling jose we need to move to mexico so we can afford a live-in maid because i HATE cleaning. his parents have two maids (one live-in, and one who comes 3x a week) and they have different duties. they pay the live in maid something like $80-100 a week and she lives there at their house for free and eats for free too. they even take her to the doctor when she's sick.

        here in chicago, we paid $60 plus tip when we lived in a one bedroom/one bath apartment last year. we have yet to hire a cleaning lady for our new place we moved into in april but our cleaning lady we used to use charges $75 for a one bed plus den.

        #15 becks

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        Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:57 AM

        I don't have one for the new house. I'm dreading what that might cost - 5 BRs, good god...

        Our 1Br/1Ba in NYC cost us $80 per visit. But she was AMAZING. The apartment was always perfect.

        Yamille, if you want her contact info, let me know. I think she lives somewhere out in Queens.

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        #16 anaderoux

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Maura
          LOL anny, i keep telling jose we need to move to mexico so we can afford a live-in maid because i HATE cleaning. his parents have two maids (one live-in, and one who comes 3x a week) and they have different duties. they pay the live in maid something like $80-100 a week and she lives there at their house for free and eats for free too. they even take her to the doctor when she's sick.

          here in chicago, we paid $60 plus tip when we lived in a one bedroom/one bath apartment last year. we have yet to hire a cleaning lady for our new place we moved into in april but our cleaning lady we used to use charges $75 for a one bed plus den.
          I know! My parents had to maids too, but the both quit and now one of them has just come back, she's been with us for more than 15 years, she comes and goes but she's like part of the family, she does everything! my mom doesn't even do laundry

          #17 Maura

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:08 PM

          oh yeah anny i know what you mean - the maids are totally like family. my FMIL is actually in a fight with one of jose's cousins right now because the cousin moved to the US for a job a few years ago and stole one of my FMIL's favorite maids! well, my FMIL only just recently found out that that's where the maid went and now she's not talking to the cousin and apparently the cousin is not coming to our wedding because she is afraid hahahhahahahhahahhaha

          #18 kerryjbrown

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            Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:10 PM

            Our lady is WONDERFUL! She has been with us for 2 years. She charges us $100 (I pay her $125) for 4000 sq. ft. She also helps me do the extra stuff like folds/puts away the laundry, helps me cook when I have a big party, etc.... she even walks my dog when she is here. I love her and couldn't live without her and her husband!

            #19 melglnh2o

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              Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:17 PM

              Our maid comes every 3 weeks and she is absolutely fabulous. I don't know how she makes the bed so tight. I can certainly appreciate a well made bed now!! We pay $80 and have about a 3,000 square foot townhouse (3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4 levels).

              #20 Kishalee

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                Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:38 PM

                We pay $40 for her to clean our 1050 sq foot house once a month. She does my parent's place too and she charges them $70 for a 3 bedroom house. She does a great job, except she puts things away in places that don't make sense and she will only start the laundry, but you have to remember to look into the washing machine the days that she comes other wise you have moldy towels, etc. Eh, you get what you pay for...




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