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Old 05-16-2020, 11:13 AM
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I know it varies by area and size but what is a ballpark amount you think is reasonable for house cleaning? I really want to get someone or a company when we go back to work and sports because I just do not have time during the fall and dont wan't to lose all the progress I made while we have been off. We have 3 bed 2.5 bath about 1900 sq ft.


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Old 05-16-2020, 11:51 AM
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I have just over 2000 sq.ft. and pay $130. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths Hope that helps. Mine is a company not an individual.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:52 AM
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Yes it does! You have a little more than us so ours would probably be a little cheaper. How often is that for?
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:58 AM
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We have 2500 sq ft and paid $85.

I think you're going to get very different numbers depending on area. My mom was paying the same as me for about 1/2 the space.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:02 PM
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We have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Our ladies only did the master bedroom plus the rest of the house. We provided cleaning supplies and tools so they didn’t share with other clients. We paid $80 every 2 weeks.

During the Stay at Home period we have taken over. DH and I share the jobs and do them every other week. We stretch it out over 2 days and do the added bedrooms. So far we are okay with it.

Our home has no stairs. I know that makes a difference in our area.


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Old 05-16-2020, 12:07 PM
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1200 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath...We pay 70 dollars (It's a private person we've been using for the last 15 years.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:14 PM
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California, where it’s all more expensive.

Disclaimer for those who want to criticize me: I cleaned our houses until I retired at 65 (and during stay-at-home). Hiring cleaners is my retirement gift to myself. If there are pension cuts in this economy, there are other areas in my budget (like food) which will get cut before my wonderful cleaners. My income, my choice.

I have a service because I don’t want to deal with insurance, because I have a regular time & team and they send a substitute if necessary, and because I know the company is reliable, thorough, and trustworthy. When the manager came here to size up the place and give me a quote, she smiled proudly at their high prices and said, “Merry Maids is the Mercedes of cleaners.” They don’t charge by time, they charge by the job.

Most of my friends hire a “girl” (don’t get me started on how crazy that terminology makes me) who is working illegally and is cheaper than my service.

Comparison: IMO my team does a better job cleaning everything (and I keep it pretty clean to begin with). When they’re done, my home sparkles (I’m sure that’s only my opinion and you’d think it’s very so-so).

My condo is 2 bedroom/2bath, 1346 sf. They come every 2 weeks and it’s $144.

Good luck, Claire.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:26 PM
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I may have to go more for a Ford instead of a Mercedes, but at least it will help me out.

I just think it would be well worth spending the money once the crazy starts again to reduce some stress of trying to do everything.

One of the BEST things I did last fall was start ordering healthy, prepared meal delivery service for weeknights so dd and I didnt end up having to eat drive through at 10 every night. It made our lives so.much.easier. Order once a week and they bring all your meals packed on ice for the week and you just take them out of the fridge and heat and eat.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:57 PM
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My daughter lives I think near your area. She has a 2 story house and probably about 2900 square feet. She has an individual lady that comes every 2 weeks and pays $125. Usually first time is always more when you start someone new. She has had to clean her own house during the pandemic of course.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:00 PM
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Yes she's near me. That sounds reasonable to me and hers is bigger than mine.


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Old 05-16-2020, 01:07 PM
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I saw in your other post about having dogs. Have you thought of what you will do with them while you have a cleaning lady come in? My daughter just has a small Terrier and he stays in laundry room. No problem. But my friend who has a 2 ladies from a service come in has to take her 1 dog for a car ride while they are there. Crazy. It is a pit bull and the ladies are afraid of him.

Maybe ask on your neighborhood FB page Or NextDoor for recommendations of cleaning people. Someone may already be coming to your area and have an opening.
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They are crate trained so they can stay in them. My one only eats her way out if the crate during a severe thunderstorm.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:34 PM
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I paid $300 for an initial deep cleaning. Then twice a month fees were $150 each time. I wish I could still afford them.

California 4 bedrooms 2800 sq ft
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