POPSUGAR Home Poll Have You Hired a Housecleaning Service? by Home 7/27/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook While it may seem like a splurge, hiring a housecleaning service, even once a month, can really put a dent in your cleaning duties. Occasional housecleaning help is especially great for big jobs like scrubbing floors and bathrooms. Image Source: Getty Read More House Cleaning TipsHousekeepingMaidCleaning Shortcuts POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Love and Sex DIY Home Tech Food Vegetarian Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 5 years I am a cleaning lady in Chicago, and I think this city has very busy people, specially on winter time, when you take forever to get home and still make dinner, wash dishes, give kids a shower, put them to sleep, get ready for another day of work... It really helps and the best think is, if you can afford, you will tell your cleaning lady or company, how you expect the cleaning, and they will surely do the job right! I have so many customers, and I am so glad I've found great people out there, that keep me for years, recommend my job and really appreciate my hard working! After that, I would like and would pay for a cleaning lady but just doesn't make sense! :D Frenched 5 years Sometimes I've been on the brink of wanting to just hire a maid BUT, I manage to get it all clean on my own. It's a luxury I'd like to try someday, though! lms 5 years Mine come once a week. arcticpuppet 5 years i wish! ms660bk 5 years totally worth it, especially in nyc. samantha999 5 years I do the cleaning and for the size of my apartment it makes sense. That I get a wee skeezed out at the thought of someone going through my stuff. Liss1 5 years After rereading my comment i realized it sounded like i don't clean my kitchen and bathroom often. :) I do clean them all the time what i meant to say was i wouldn't mind someone coming in everyonce in a while and doing a very thorough cleaning. For example scrubbing the tile/grout in the bathroom with bleach, stuff like that. :) I hate using bleach (i have asthma and it bothers my breathing) and would be nice if someone else did it. weffie 5 years I wish! No room in the budget to pay for something I can easily do myself. Zivanod 5 years When the baby comes, we will look into a once a month cleaning. However, I fear I may be the type that will clean for the cleaning people and that just defeats the purpose of one! c4rolin3 5 years when my mum broke her ankle she hired a cleaner to help her out. now her ankles just fine but the cleaner still comes once a month so my mum can have a break. :) i don't think it's a bad idea. definitely as steen said- when you're just moving into a home i think it's a good idea to hire professionals- they can steam clean your carpets too and just really give it a good once over. supercoolnat 5 years Nope, it's just me (with my husband helping a little). Definitely doesn't make sense right now for our 1-bedroom apartment. I do vaguely remember for a brief period when I was growing up, we used Merry Maids. It didn't last long though, probably since my parents figured out that my sister and I could do the work for free instead. GlowingMoon 5 years I'm with AmandaG. When it comes to housecleaning, I'm borderline OCD. I clean my kitchen and bathrooms everyday. Because of this, there is no build-up, and cleaning is a breeze. For me, the kitchen and bathrooms (where we cook and bath ourselves) MUST be clean. I can't imagine cooking and bathing ourselves in areas that are dirty. Liss1 5 years I agree with anonymous, i wouldn't mind having someone scrub the bathroom and kitchen once in a while, but i do all the cleaning myself. I have thought about it but i can do it myself so it's a waste of money. AmandaG 5 years I couldn't bring myself to do this. I have a little OCD and I can't stand the idea of someone else cleaning my house. My husband thinks its a little funny, I can't even let a dish sit, I just can't focus unless it is clean. On the flip side I burn alot of calories cleaning and any time anyone pops over the house is always clean. bellaressa 5 years I wish I could do this twice a year but I do all of my own cleaning. 5 years I wish I could afford to have someone scrub down the bathrooms and kitchen once in a while. steen 5 years I haven't as yet but I'm going to. We're buying a house and it's a mess right now; the previous owners were foreclosed on so they didn't clean ANYthing and the floors have all sorts of stuff tracked in by various professionals and potential homebuyers. We're going to have so much else going on after we close and the housecleaning would be relatively cheap ($75 for the house!) it would just be worth it to us not to have to spend hours upon hours cleaning up after other people. On a regular basis though --- I don't think so. Chrstne 5 years No, I don't. I think just buying the equipment I need and brushing up on my cleaning skills will get me by enough to survive without one.