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Have you ever hired a maid to clean your house?

Just once? I am looking into it. Yes I'm about to bitch because I'm sick of picking up after my sloppy husband! I feel like I'm constantly doing it!


Asked by uwmilf at 2:38 PM on Dec. 1, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • I didn't have good luck with Merry Maids. Three or four of them would sweep in like a tornado and make me feel like I was in the way at my own house, then bang around for a half an hour and sweep back out. The cleaning was okay, but several times I found things later that had been broken and I wasn't informed, so then I couldn't prove anything. After I had my baby, I was given a gift of a few months of cleaning by a private person, and I've been paying her ever since. It was once a week, now I've cut back to once or twice a month to save money, but I figure it economically. I could clean my own house, but it would take me a few hours a week. I actually save money by working during those hours because I make more than I pay the woman who helps me. Plus, she's been a good friend and an occasional babysitter. Treat yourself if you can afford it. Even once every few months, deep cleaning or dusting, is worth the money.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:47 AM on Dec. 2, 2012

  • Yes. I still have plenty to do, but I look forward to my "week off" when I don't have to pay as much attention to the kitchen or bathrooms! Quite a few of my friends have the same thing, which is how I found the lady that cleans mine.

    Answer by missanc at 7:30 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • no- but I cleaned other houses *worked for Merry Maids...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:41 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • No.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:46 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Nope, but I would in a heartbeat if I could afford it.

    Answer by kmath at 3:22 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Yes. I may do it again. I would like to hire one to help me clean the whole house about 4 times a year.

    Answer by booklover545 at 9:14 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • I'm glad you said no just to get your two points.

    Comment by uwmilf (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Yes, for a few years then hubby decided he could do it better, so I agreed and he has been cleaning ever since!

    Answer by older at 3:30 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • No, I can clean myself why waste money.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:55 PM on Dec. 1, 2012

  • Yes. Now I have a lady who comes every other week and deep cleans the kitchen and bathrooms. It's a gift from my dh to give me a break.

    Answer by missanc at 4:18 PM on Dec. 1, 2012