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Hands up. Who's got a cleaner?

Once a bastion, or so I thought, of the upper class. I was amazed to hear how many people I know actually have a cleaner come to their homes once a week!
And the people I know certainly ain't upper class!!

Times they are a changing.
So come on, which of you toffee nosed, plum mouthed aristocrats are actually getting someone round to do your dirty work?

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  • Me. I’m okay with a cleaner freeing up my time to do something more worthwhile. But don’t get me started on nannies.
  • When my dog shuffles off her mortal coil, then I'm getting one......!
  • Not me - I've suggested it to my missus in the past but she's always said she wouldn't want anyone else clearing up my mess!! I voted remain.

    But my eldest has a cleaner - and he voted remain also!
  • Yep we have a cleaner and a gardener.
  • Had one in the past for a while but no more.
  • edited October 17
    My hand raising servant is absent on a day off, I will get him to answer on his return tomorrow. I trust that will be adequate.
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  • We had one until recently. Was handy but we had to spend the evening before they came tidying up which was a pain.

    Will probably use one again when our building work’s finished.
  • Have had in the past, but none have done it to my exacting standards and I enjoy doing the cleaning tbh. I'm a bit if a aficionado when it comes to cleaning products
  • We have one, worthwhile in my opinion
  • yes we do.

    An interesting question would be how much an hour do people pay for their cleaners?

    We pay two people who are each there for 1.5hrs a total of £50. That equates to £16.67ph each. Cash in hand. Extortionate in my opinion. However, we inherited them when the mother in law moved in and she won't get rid of them. Other people I know pay roughly £12/£14 ph.
  • Yes, I have a cleaner.

    I think more important a question would be 'who pays their cleaner a decent living wage?' If you don't, but shout about unfairness from the rooftops, then maybe you need to ask yourself why not.
  • Three staff and an interpreter.
  • Yes. Had one for the last 3 years or so after my wife insisted that we got one. Wouldn't not have one now.
    Its great to come home on a Thursday night to a sparkling clean house and don't have to spend our evenings and weekends cleaning, so we get quality time together as a family at weekends.
    (And no, we don't have to do a pre-cleaner clean either!)



  • Used too, but she died a few years ago. Was a close family friend so did it to help out , i still occasionally will get my sister round for a proper good clean as sometimes my skin is bad and needs to be done thoroughly.
  • Just moved into my first place on my own, actually find cleaning/tidying quite relaxing tbh. I'm only 1 month in though and i'm sure that'll fade and i'll be back to living in squalor like at Uni!
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  • edited October 17

    Yes, I have a cleaner.

    I think more important a question would be 'who pays their cleaner a decent living wage?' If you don't, but shout about unfairness from the rooftops, then maybe you need to ask yourself why not.

    Good job I'm a champion of zero hours contracts and think the minimum wage is a load of baloney - my cleaner was on £2 an hour and told to piss off halfway through a 2 hour shift and I think she should be happy with the 2 quid I threw at her, in copper....
  • yes we do.

    An interesting question would be how much an hour do people pay for their cleaners?

    We pay two people who are each there for 1.5hrs a total of £50. That equates to £16.67ph each. Cash in hand. Extortionate in my opinion. However, we inherited them when the mother in law moved in and she won't get rid of them. Other people I know pay roughly £12/£14 ph.

    I'm sure my 3 will do it for a tenner each.
  • LouisMend said:

    Greenie said:

    When my dog shuffles off her mortal coil, then I'm getting one......!

    Does the dog do the cleaning at the moment then?
    If only, I do it, my Mrs does all the cooking and I do the housework, I generally dress like Freddie Mercury in the video of 'I want to Break Free' when I'm cleaning (it works for me).
    BUT my dog is in her 14th year and a bit frail, her medication and specialist food costs us £300 a month, so when she goes, in comes the cleaner, clouds and silver linings etc etc.
  • yes we do.

    An interesting question would be how much an hour do people pay for their cleaners?

    We pay two people who are each there for 1.5hrs a total of £50. That equates to £16.67ph each. Cash in hand. Extortionate in my opinion. However, we inherited them when the mother in law moved in and she won't get rid of them. Other people I know pay roughly £12/£14 ph.

    My son pays his cleaner £15ph (Stoke) and I pay my gardener the same (south Cheshire) - seems the going rate.
  • yes we do.

    An interesting question would be how much an hour do people pay for their cleaners?

    We pay two people who are each there for 1.5hrs a total of £50. That equates to £16.67ph each. Cash in hand. Extortionate in my opinion. However, we inherited them when the mother in law moved in and she won't get rid of them. Other people I know pay roughly £12/£14 ph.

    When my sister cleans will give her £30 for roughly 2 hours, ages ago stopped her coming because thought a bit OTT when she could probably do in 1hour or so but she does a very good job. To make clear i live in an annix off the main house so its like a small flat she has to clean, not amazing messy but because of my eczema it gets a bit dusty (skin)
  • Used to have one.
    £9hr for 3hours once a week.
  • Jokes aside, I think £15 an hour is about the going rate tbh. Cleaner / gardeners get about €17 to €18 an hour her as far as I know
  • yes we do.

    An interesting question would be how much an hour do people pay for their cleaners?

    We pay two people who are each there for 1.5hrs a total of £50. That equates to £16.67ph each. Cash in hand. Extortionate in my opinion. However, we inherited them when the mother in law moved in and she won't get rid of them. Other people I know pay roughly £12/£14 ph.

    Cleaners £13ph gardeners £20ph.
  • In lo don it’s closer to £12 an hour but they damn sure don’t clean for the hours you pay them (3 hours a week in my case)
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