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Have You Hired a Housecleaning Service?

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.

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Frenched Frenched 7 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 lms 7 years
Mine come once a week.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i wish!
ms660bk ms660bk 7 years
totally worth it, especially in nyc.
samantha999 samantha999 7 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 Liss1 7 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 weffie 7 years
I wish! No room in the budget to pay for something I can easily do myself.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 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 c4rolin3 7 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 supercoolnat 7 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 GlowingMoon 7 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 Liss1 7 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 AmandaG 7 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 bellaressa 7 years
I wish I could do this twice a year but I do all of my own cleaning.
steen steen 7 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 Chrstne 7 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.
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