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#21 lucy106

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    Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:54 PM

    Ours comes twice a month and is $65 each visit so $130 a month and we usually tip her cuz she does a great job and is a sweetie. We have a 1800sq ft townhouse (2bedroom, 2.5 bath). I dont blame you for getting rid of that gal that was breaking stuff and all. Thats not cool!

    #22 Rachelle E.

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      Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:02 PM

      Our house is 2200 sq feet and we pay $80 per clean...and have the house cleaned bi-weekly. So far it's working out great for us. She's really nice. She's not doing any 'extras" or anything like that, just basic cleaning. But that's what we hired her for so it's all good.

      I swear that's the best money we spend each month! lol!

      #23 Tracy

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        Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:39 PM

        $100 every 2 weeks....and my house is 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2600 square feet with 2 hairy dogs!! But i always was like you - felt like she wasn't doing good work, but was too afraid to say anything...so now i have put her on "hold" - the $200/month is nice...having to vacume and clean - not so nice.

        #24 Hartyt509

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:40 PM

          Not so sure its the norm to have a cleaner over here unless you are well off lol

          So I have to do it and I hate it lol I want my dad back place was amazing when he lived here lol

          #25 yamille

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            Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:37 PM

            Thanks for all the input ladies. On one hand I feel like I was being ripped off- but then again I think it's where you live.
            HArtyt- this is seriously the best money we spend because FI hates cleaning and early on it caused lots of silly arguements and my being passive aggressive when he left all his stuff all over the place. Now- he just pays which is fine with me because I do all the in between upkeep for the most part.
            ** he does dishes though :)

            #26 NewOrleansbride

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              Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:50 AM

              I haven't had a house cleaner in so long! I miss it and really want one now after reading everyones post!

              We had some friends visit this week and I had asked FI to clean the guest bath (I cleaned the rest of the house), and the morning our friends were supposed to arrive I peaked in the tub as I was leaving for work and it had not been touched (I bathe the dogs in this tub and had used it two days prior, so I knew what it looked like). LOL- when I asked him about it he said "I put the scrubbing bubbles in there, it should be clean". OMG! I know he is smarter than that - he just didn't want to do it. Luckily these are close friends... and the tub really wasn't dirty to begin with... because I didn't have time to do it.

              #27 BarefootBride

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                Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:14 AM

                I have an older lady that comes every week. I pay 240 a month. I have a typical Japanese house.

                #28 lenka14

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                  Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:26 PM

                  $60. I used to have one that only charged $50 and did a way better job, but she didn't speak English so we had a very hard time communicating.

                  #29 1elephant

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                    Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:42 PM

                    now that i'm reading thru and discovering that everyone has a cleaning lady except me (and harty), let me ask you - what are the norms of a regular cleaning lady/person? like will the person open the windows and clean between the storms and screens? will they clean the tops of fans and the tiles in the shower? i don't mind vacuuming and cleaning the sinks, and i'll fold my laundry, but i HATE doing everything else.
                    so what exactly does your cleaning lady do?

                    #30 ErinB


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                      Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:49 PM

                      My cleaning lady is $50. She comes whenever we need her to. Luckily this is a side job so we don't have to worry about staying on her schedule.

                      She does basic cleaning - vacuuming, sweeping & mopping, cleaning the counters, bathroom, etc.

                      I have a list of big things - wash baseboards, windows, ceiling fans, etc. (the big crappy jobs). She does one big thing on the list in addition to her basic stuff. When we could afford once a week it was fantastic!

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