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Do you have / would you get a cleaner?

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  • 16-02-2016 11:07am
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,564 ✭✭✭✭


    What was once only something the mega-rich or celebs would have, now even the average family can have a cleaner come to their house once a week to assist with ironing / cleaning etc... for a small fee while they get more precious time available to enjoy with their family / friends.
    Many of my friends, whether it be couples with kids or without, have availed of their services.

    Do you have a cleaner or would you get one?

    At the moment, I'm on the fence. I've no kids so I do have the time to clean the place. It actually gives me a sense of accomplishment to see everywhere clean and tidy afterwards. I could well afford a cleaner, but I just don't see the value.
    Maybe if I had kids, I'd value my time more and want to spend as much time with them, so paying a small fee would be well worth it.
    All top business folk of this world advocate such thinking of getting other people to do menial tasks, while you focus on what you're good at to succeed.


    Perhaps some people simply wouldn't like the idea of a stranger coming into their house to clean about?

    Do you / would you get a cleaner? 229 votes

    Yep! It's fantastic! I don't know how I managed before!
    0% 0 votes
    No, but I'd love to have one!
    35% 81 votes
    No, and I don't need one but may consider it in the future.
    48% 112 votes
    No, I'd never consider it! Don't like the idea.
    15% 36 votes


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭Sheep Lover


    Only if she was proficient in polishing knobs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    Im actually thinking about getting a cleaner in at the minute.
    I work 5 days a week and when I get home cook dinner, put on wash, drive kids to practice sort next days dinner Im wrecked.
    I always thought women who got a cleaner in were mad but NOT ANYMORE...
    My weekends are spent cooking cleaning and washing/ironing and just last weekend I was wondering what in the name of god was I doing.
    Im stressed and cross most of the time and the kids getting the brunt of it and I feel as if life is passing me by and I dont have time to catch my breath anymore


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,483 ✭✭✭tigger123


    Don't have kids and live with partner. We have a cleaner for a few hours a fortnight and its a lifesaver. All you have to do is keep the place tidy in between and you're sorted. Highly recommended!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭kieran.


    Cleaner in for 2-3 hrs one day a week, cleans the bathrooms sweeps/hoovers/mops floors and gives the rest of the house a good general tidy up.

    This gives a half day extra to Mrs Kieran and I to enjoy with the kids at the weekend. As we only get approx. 2-3 hours with the kids in the evenings and most of that is spent having dinner and doing home work the extra couple of hours it saves us at he weekend is invaluable to us as a family :cool:.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭stimpson


    I talked the missus into it when she went back to work. A lovely woman comes every other week and gives the place a good clean and irons a couple of shirts for me. Weekends are now spent hanging out with the kids instead of arguing over who should clean the jacks. Money well spent.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 39,022 ✭✭✭✭Permabear


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    Permabear wrote: »
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    So do we............... she's called Mammy:P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    Permabear wrote: »
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    What's the difference between a nanny and an au pair? Do they take shifts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    smash wrote: »
    What's the difference between a nanny and an au pair? Do they take shifts?

    I always think a nanny is someone older (who the husband wont take a shine to!!) ) and an au pair is a younger person


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭kieran.


    smash wrote: »
    What's the difference between a nanny and an au pair? Do they take shifts?

    Only if the cleaner gets to watch


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,944 ✭✭✭✭josip


    Cleaner comes in once a fortnight and it's great because it forces us to tidy the house before they come in.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 39,022 ✭✭✭✭Permabear


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,168 ✭✭✭✭smurfjed


    I have a full time live in maid, she cleans and takes care of our dogs. Seriously couldn't survive without her :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,775 ✭✭✭✭kfallon


    Permabear wrote: »
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    Have you ever been introduced to your kids? :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    Permabear wrote: »
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    Who's hotter?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,638 ✭✭✭andekwarhola


    I don't think I'd get one myself (more cos I don't like the idea of a stranger poking round my place) but anybody who does, why not. Life's too short to do stuff like cleaning if you really hate it or you're really busy and they don't really cost a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,655 ✭✭✭draiochtanois


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 39,022 ✭✭✭✭Permabear


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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus


    No. Because now rather than having my wife freaking out about getting the cleaning done during the day, she'd be freaking out trying to get the house cleaned during the evening before the cleaner arrived the next day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭txt_mess


    I know a couple of people that have gotten in cleaners main reason was when they looked at spending €40 for two hours a fortnight they decided it was better value then them doing the cleaning (or not as the case maybe).

    I would be up for having a cleaner if we had spare cash only considerations for me is the stranger in the house so would need to feel a bit comfortable with it and the urge to clean the house first.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    When we were children we helped with housework and other needs... shaking my head here. Would hate anyone in my house; was given a home help for a while way back and dropped that idea fast..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,968 ✭✭✭blindside88


    What kind of cost are people paying for cleaners? It's just myself and the wife at the minute but if we have kids if consider getting someone in to do the ironing and hovering once a week for 2 or 3 hours


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    Permabear wrote: »
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    Well if they're doing shifts I guess there's no need to choose! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    Graces7 wrote: »
    When we were children we helped with housework and other needs... shaking my head here. Would hate anyone in my house; was given a home help for a while way back and dropped that idea fast..

    Kids do help out but because I work they do after school study so its late by the time we all get home. By the time we have dinner sorted and cleaned up and rest of homework finished the night is nearly gone.
    I dont particulary like the idea of someone in my house but at this stage im so tired I wouldnt care where they snooped


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 39,022 ✭✭✭✭Permabear


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,394 ✭✭✭Pac1Man


    Do kids not do their own homework?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,611 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane


    It was something I would never have considered until the babóg came along. We'd only really have time to do a proper clean at the weekend but cleaning opportunities are limited then so we got a cleaner.

    It frees up an hour or two of my time at the weekend which is worth it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    Pac1Man wrote: »
    Do kids not do their own homework?!

    Yeah thats why theres isnt much time left for them to help around hse in the evenings


  • Registered Users Posts: 469 ✭✭rafatoni


    Genuinely, if anyone has someone they recommend in Dublin south please PM me, looking for someone for a few hours a fort night.

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,611 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane


    What kind of cost are people paying for cleaners? It's just myself and the wife at the minute but if we have kids if consider getting someone in to do the ironing and hovering once a week for 2 or 3 hours

    Hassle.com you're looking at something like 15/hour


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