Do you have a housekeeper or do you do all the cleaning yourself?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
December 28, 2006 5:18am CST
I used to have a lovely lady clean my floors and bathroom once a week when I worked full time. Now I think thata would be a luxury as I only work part time. What do you think? Do you have a house cleaner? (other than your mum if you live at home ha ha)
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21 responses
• Ireland
28 Dec 06
My aunt used to come to my home onece a week and do my cleaning. However, her work was never satisfactory and when I moved to my new house, it was too far for her to travel. I don't think I would like to have another housekeeper, as I like to do things in my own time and only if I feel like doing them. Nobody here, would notice if I skip the cleaning for a couple of weeks so why bother doing it every day. I love my lazy lifestyle.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Sounds like you have it down to a fine art. Congrats to you. Thanks for your response.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I dont have a housekeeper and would never want one for 2 key reasons...3 key reasons LOL #1 - its my house and our mess why should i have some stranger pick up after us? besides I dont mind housework #2 - I would never feel comfortable having a stranger in my home rumaging through my things #3 - I refuse to pay someone to do work that i am very capable of doing myself. My mum had one though yrs ago, she has long since passed on but she was a very nice older lady....and a couple of friends of mine actual do housekeeping for a living
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Some people actually like doing housekeeping for a living. I sort of agree with you but I didn't have a lot of time spare when I worked full time and it was just beautiful to have the floors clean when you got home (she was my cleaning fairy!!)
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I don't have a housekeeper but I wish I did. I do almost all of it myself. Actually, I wish that the people who lived here in the house with me would do some housework without me yelling at them all the time.lol.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Three children in this house think I am the paid help too! Husband does do a fair bit to help though. He just cooked dinner...
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I do all the house work my my little ole self. Always have, and always will. I am a fuss pot.:) Did it when I worked outside full time, too. Happy new years sweetie.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
Thanks for your response. I hope your new year is blessed.
• United States
4 Jan 07
Thanks, the same for you. Good luck in your new home. Many best wishes.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
I'm not lookig forward to the weekend...lots of hard work.
• United States
2 Jan 07
all of the reasons above not to have a housekeeper i do agree with. However, i am disabled and cannot take care of my house nor my household chores. I am very grateful to have someone to come in everyday to help me out.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
I am a home care nurse and we have a lot of clients that have someone do the cleaning for them even once a week. It is one less thing to worry about. Thanks for your response.
• United States
5 Jan 07
you are quite welcome
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
6 Jan 07
I am glad you have some help at home misty. Thanks again for your comments.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I dont have a house cleaner...i would love one! but i do all the house cleaning myself and my hubby is a pig!
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
Ha ha. Thanks for your comment. I think you share the stage with a lot of people here.
@cessy1 (1748)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
when we were younger, we had our housekeeper but she got old and we tried our best to find a new one..however, there were a lot of complaints regarding the person we hired or she keeps on disobeying my mom's instructions...in the end, we decided to have it our way and we just do all the chores..during weekdays, my mom would be the one to attend to all the household duties because my dad and i got to work and my sister is still in college..on weekends, we do all the chores and let my mom attend to her personal needs..
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
That sounds like a good system to have. Its nice to see you all working as a family.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I had house keepers that would come in once a month, and clean 3 rooms for me. The trouble was, I actually needed them more than that! I just didn't have the money. If I ever get really well on our feet, I plan on it! So for right now, we do the cleaning ourselves. we try!
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
Sounds like me. I love a clean house and it just seems so much nicer when someone else has done it. hahah
@kathys (54)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I wish I did have a housekeeper. My family thinks I am the housekeeper and the maid. The only housecleaning I don't do it take out the trash.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
That seems to be the way of a lot of families! I would like a magic button that turns off the TV and makes the children clean up!!!!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
No I do my own housework, but twice I had someone come in to do my housework (after 2 ops. separate times) and the silly thing about it was I cleaned certain areas before she arrived, so guess I would do the same now if I had someone come in again! lol Crazy, I know!
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
I know I used to make sure the washing up was done and the beds made before she came so she didn't think we lived like pigs haha...
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I used to do housekeeping for a living, but not no more. I do clean my own home, never had a house cleaner,but sometimes I wish I did.But it has to be someone I no.You just can't trust people any more. My daughter has a house cleaner if fact there is 3 of them that come to her house every 2 weeks, and one of the ladies stole her husbands pain pills. So they fired the maids and got 3 different one.And so far they are happy with them. so watch out who you hire.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
5 Jan 07
How awful for your daughter to have someone steal from them. I visit elderly people as part of my job and they are very vulnerable. I would hate to think that someone would take advantage of any of them for any reason.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Here in USA i have to clean up myself. Everything i do i do it myself buddy. it's okay. no problem. nice to meet you here buddy.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
Thanks for your reasponse. I have added you to my friends list. Nice to meet you.
• Australia
1 Jan 07
Do husbands count??? lol We just stayed at a motel, normally when we stay somewhere, they don't bother with room service till after we go. Leaving fresh towels (if required at the door), Day 1 we went out for a few hours to come back to someone had clean up after us... Freaked me out big time, wish they had warn me... Next few days we cleaned up or hid any mess before we left... lol
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
Ha Ha gives you a bit of a fright in motels sometimes doesn't it? I love getting fresh towels each day though, makes you feel special...
@myrith (1830)
• Canada
1 Jan 07
Cant afford to pay a housekeeper, so I do my own cleaning. I've been doing this all my life.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
It is a luxury to some of us as I have said before. Thanks for your comment.
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I have never had a housekeeper. I do all of the cleaning in our household. I would love to have the luxury of having a housekeeper some day.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
It's like arriving home from work and someone has waved a magic wand over the place. A bit of a luxury though.
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
I do most myself except what the kids do as their chores.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
That is supposed to be the plan at my house too!
@anjuscor (1266)
• India
31 Dec 06
I have a lady servant works. She comes in the morning aroud 11am and goes off within 1pm. She washes utensils and clothes, wiping the floor. That is all she does. Rest of the work, i do it all the time. But when i get married, i would love to do everything for myself. I dont want to keep housekeeper or servant.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
It must be lovely to have someone come in each day. You can concentrate on other more important things then.
@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
29 Dec 06
I used to have a cleaner who came once a week. She used to put the new sheets on the 4 beds, clean the bathroom & kitchen floors, do the dusting, and general tidying, all for $25 for 2 hours. She quit for a better job, and I have not found another one yet. If I find someone else, I will try to convince my husband that it would be a good idea to have one rofl.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Dec 06
That's not too expensive for a clean house I think. I used to love my cleaning fairy it was well worth the money. I paid about the same I think.
• United States
4 Mar 09
I am a house cleaner. I wasn't always a house cleaner. I worked in an office before. I now do this because I have a family and I can make my own schedule. Cleaning houses gives me exercise too. It's also a lucrative business. Dirt= money lol!
@arlene_27 (231)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
i could really use a housekeeper, except i can't pay for that, haha! i do all the house cleaning. thank god my apartment is relatively small but big enough for me.