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My Husbands Hired House Keeper

June 24th, 2014 at 08:23 pm

My husband has decided that since I'm gone all of the time that he needed to hire a housekeeper,
I occasionally go home a few days if I can find someone I can trust to stay with my Dad, but it just doesn't happen much,
I do agree with him, someone needs to clean his restroom, he is a rancher and you cant believe how his shower looks after he's been out in the pasture all day! Plus he is just not one to clean.
He found a lady through my sister in law, she works for her and another couple who live on the same road as us. We live 30 miles from the nearest town so she has to drive a good way.
The job just requires dusting, changing beds, sweeping, mopping, and vacumming area rugs. I have a steam mop so mopping is very easy to do on the hardwood floors and theres a fluid in the same steam mop that shines them. It really isn't a lot of work, as far as the rest of the house goes we are very neat and we pick up after ourselves. Id like to have someone do baseboards and ceiling fans, the stuff I really dislike doing. We don't leave dirty clothes or dishes for her to clean.
After she worked the first day my husband asked the sis in law how much he should pay her for 5 hours and she said 150 dollars. That's 30 dollars an hour! She refuses to use the steam mop or the vaccum I think it might be because she thinks something might go wrong with them. After she cleaned last time I went home for a day and there was dirt all under the rugs and in the spare bathroom. I just would think that for that price she could sweep vaccum and mop!
My sister said she would do it for that price and I think I'll take her up on the offer because she does know how to clean.
Does anyone here use a housekeeper? What are the rates in your area?

4 Responses to “My Husbands Hired House Keeper”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Don't know the prices and don't have a housekeeper, but that does seem high.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    I live in Katy, TX. I've had my house cleaned twice as a treat to myself. Both times it was $130 for a 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath 1800sq ft two story house. I think it depends on the size of your house and how often they come out. I got a flyer not too long ago and it had $60 for every two weeks.

  3. Nika Says:

    I'm paying $200 for a 12 hour day of working and cleaning the apartment. She has a long commute and she more than willing to come for a big stretch of hours. I pay for her train tickets, and make her lunch, and do not deduct short breaks.

    She is very conscientious. Moves everything out of the room to wash floors, than dries them with a dry mop (wood floors). She gets everything - grout, mop, cupboards, windows, stowe, vacuuming curtains. And does specific things I ask - like after disinfecting things in my son's room she washes them off with water and leaves them to dry, so not to leave a Clorox residue on them (to limit his exposure to cleaners). Things like that. I only have her come over once a month, but there is no way I have time to do these things on my own right now. That one day I work alongside her (I do the organizing and she does the actual cleaning), and we catch up on the backlog enough to keep from me ending up on "Hoarders".

  4. rachel021406 Says:

    I'm in Texas. I pay $40 for a 3 hour time. Last time she did $100 for 6 hours. So it ranges from $12 - 16 an hour. That is for cleaning 2 bathrooms, sweeping and mopping (all but 2 rooms in my house are tile), dusting, general picking up, cleaning windows, and whatever else I ask that she can do in that time period.

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