I want a Cleaning Lady!

@VickiJW (210)
Canada
September 14, 2015 12:28am CST
I love my home - I really do. I hate cleaning it though - I really do. It's a thankless waste of time, and yet it has to be done. It's not as if you can clean, and just sit back and admire it. In a couple of days you get to do it all over again. It lurks in the background, grows dust bunnies in the corners, and strange, gross fur in the fridge. I'm a cheerful soul. I put a little lavender essential oil in my mop bucket, and adore the fresh clean scent that proclaims I've finally done the floors. However, the bathrooms and kitchen definitely take more time. One day I'm definitely going to have a cleaning plan. In the meantime though, I can tell you, I have a not so secret wish. I'd love to have a cleaning lady. I'm tired of not being paid for my domestic goddess services. This is a crazy world. I could hire a cleaning lady - well, not really, 'cause she would charge a hefty $30 per hour! But ironically, if she decided to clean her own home she'd get nothing. Zilch. So it would make perfect sense for all of us unwilling housekeepers to just swap houses and pay each other by the hour. As long as you're not cleaning your own home you can make some pretty decent money. I'd feel a lot more motivated. And I'd have a lot more to spend on the garden.. Jus' sayin'.
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• United States
14 Sep 15
wait a sec! cleanin' other folks filth brings in that much these days?? dang, that's more'n i made trainin' horses. i've been a bum the past month 'n it surely shows in my house. in the mornin' i'm gonna start tacklin' it all though - one room 't a time, from floor to ceilin'. yer correct though, by the time i get done with one end 'n move to the next room, dust bunnies 'n cobwebs 'll already be formin' in my wake. i do it fer myself, to keep my sanity. which 't the moment is on edge.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx Yep, that's the reality! You and I differ on this my dear friend. I'd choose not to do it, in a heartbeat, just to keep my sanity. Give me the garden anyday. Hugs and love
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Right by the time you're done with one room and move onto another you need to start over again with that first room.
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• United States
14 Sep 15
@Marcyaz most maddenin' cycle, aint it? kinda like laundry when ya 've a household. seems they dirty it up quicker 'n ya can tend to it.
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@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 15
I feel a bit guilty because I DO have a cleaning lady! When I retired that was the one gift I gave to myself. Mine only costs £8 per hour, not sure what that translates to in your money. I always hated housework - it's one of those jobs that nobody notices when you've done it, but everyboby notices when you haven't.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@jaboUK understand that would be about 16 dollars here. So about half of what we pay! Guess your ladies underestimate their value. Kudos to you though - I'd be right on that!
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Good for you Jabo for having a cleaning lady send her to us for a day or so.
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@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 15
@Marcyaz It would be a bit of a long trip - lol
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
14 Sep 15
I love to clean! And can always find something to clean. Yep, should have started my own business.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@Susan2015 Oh, Susan, you would be a gift from heaven for so many! Never too late to start your own business, and it's very good money! Please think about it. Wonder how much you earn per hour in your neck of the woods?
@gudheart (12752)
14 Sep 15
I don't like cleaning, I find it really tiring and boring. Wish I was more like you though.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
@VickiJW Seems it is very expensive no matter where you live.
@dodo19 (32869)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Sep 15
Like you, I don't like cleaning. I wish I could just snap my fingers like Mary Poppins and have it all done. But since that's not possible, it'd be nice if we could have someone else do it for us. Thankfully, my husband does a lot of it. I'm just not good at it, although I am trying to do some during the day so it's not horrible when he gets back, but with three kids its a bit of a challenge sometimes.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@dodo19 - three kids is a challenge, depending on their ages. In theory, as they get bigger and older, you can conscript them to do the chores, while you sit back and eat Bon bons. That's in theory though. Glad your hubby jumps in there for you!
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@dodo19 (32869)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Sep 15
@VickiJW they're all under four. I can ask my two eldest to help clean their toys, and little things like that. For the moment, that's what w're doing.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
just think when the kids are older they can help clean, cook and do laundry. Free help.
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@SuzieDQ (42)
• United States
14 Sep 15
When I was in elementary school a long, long time ago, they told us by the year 2000 we would have robots that would take care of things like house work for us. Still waiting on mine...
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@SuzieDQ you can get one of those robo vac things, and they're fun to watch.I believe there's one to do the mopping now too. You have to be able to afford them, and they're noisy.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Well you can go out now and buy one from what I understand. Might be a little pricey but hey if they work go for it.
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
14 Sep 15
I hate it too..so you aren't alone.. I used to clean houses for a living and believe me we were under paid..i'd get $25.00 for the whole house no matter how long i was there..very hard work..plus doing her dishes putting them away..do her laundry, dry and then put away..her sheets and towels..dry and then change the sheets on her bed..yes..i was underpaid..
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
You sure were underpaid but no eggs or left overs i bet.
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@Inlemay (16512)
• South Africa
14 Sep 15
I could do with a cleaning lady today as well - I love my home too, but when i have work to do, the house work is just a hamper
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@Inlemay When I lived in SA there seemed to be a lot of house cleaning help. I always did my own though.
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14 Sep 15
Something similar to barter system I like that idea
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@innovationReaction yeah, I like bartering, but not in this case. It's gotta be money and lots of it before I'd start cleaning other homes. Just having my own is enough of a trial.
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@allknowing (65005)
• India
14 Sep 15
How does that work? If you are paying someone and they pay you then you will have no money with you.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@allknowing I wondered if you'd all pick up on that! We can't really win can we?! The only thing we could hope for is a sliding scale of payment, depending on the severity of dirt! Hey, you really are all knowing !
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@allknowing (65005)
• India
14 Sep 15
@VickiJW You can do one thing. Pay others less but charge others more
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@allknowing I figured that out! Shhhh! Don't tell everyone!
@LadyDuck (156778)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I also love my home but I do not like mopping floors and washing windows. A cleaning lady is very expensive, so I have to do everything by myself.
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Looks like you and I are in the same position with this - but I do have a spin mop now, and that thing is fantastic! I use it for dusting and mopping.
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@LadyDuck (156778)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@VickiJW I am looking at my curtains and I know that I should wash them. It's so annoying.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Sep 15
I would also like to have a cleaning lady. We have someone who cleans the apartments where we live, getting it ready for people to move in. Some of the apartments have been disgusting. It's student housing so you can just imagine. Because of that, there is no way I would do cleaning for a living. My stomach is not that strong.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Some places they couldn't pay me to clean.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Me either! I think some of these students weren't taught basic housekeeping.
@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
16 Sep 15
@simone10 LOL!! I think what they consider commercial cleaning is quite a different animal, no pun intended. No,I'm just thinking of other homes! Specifically mine.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
14 Sep 15
I'm not a fan of cleaning my house too. But the most annoying thing for me is ironing.
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@gudheart (12752)
14 Sep 15
I would if they were not so expensive!
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• Avenel, New Jersey
14 Sep 15
LOL so true!! maybe you can think of it as "saving money" since you are not giving into hiring someone? its a tough sell, i know...
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@mom210 (6762)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 15
If I could tie up all the people in my house and just leave them, my house would stay SO clean! I agree, I would really sue one too.She could just follow the kids around all day and pick up what they throw around and that would be SUCH a help!
@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
16 Sep 15
@mom210 Now I know why we were ALWAYS outside as children! I hadn't realized that before!
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@kloud9 (86)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 15
i feel you. i dont like cleaning my home unless my mom ask me too, then im gonna clean the house. sometimes im too damn lazy to even sweep the floor, so my other brothers would do the cleaning then. i agree that cleaning is a good way to make yourself comfortable at home. maybe you can listen to your favourite songs while doing some cleaning.it helps me though XD...anyway have fun guys . cheers ^^)
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Sep 15
I want one to when you hire one send her/him my way.