I don’t have either and am really considering hiring all 3. Lately I feel like I don’t have time to do anything. We’ve been eating out a bit more lately which I hate, simply because we don’t always have the time to cook.
The funny thing is, we’re still DINKS. I mean imagine after kids! For now we’re thinking of getting someone to do the cleaning and the laundry. We usually do a major clean up once a week, and do laundry weekly as well. On average it takes about 3-4 hours to complete both per week. That’s about 16 hours a month that we could be doing something else.
We could likely get a cleaning lady for about $75-$100 a week which would free up a whole lot of time for us to do other things. I know this would cost us up to $400 a month, but it would be so worth it not to have to worry about doing the laundry or cleaning. I hate to see the laundry basket overflowing and I don’t like a dirty house, so I find myself sometimes putting in a load before our weekly laundry schedule, or if I see that something needs to be cleaned, I don’t always wait until it’s time to clean, I just do it.
My mom has offered to clean for us, but in all honestly I would feel guilty watching my mom clean and I am just sitting there doing work, since I work from home. We would start chatting and I would likely start to help her clean. So since I know how that would turn out, we would have to hire a non family member.
I am not sure exactly where to look for a cleaner. I guess I could try Kijiji or Craigslist, or just ask around. I have heard of Molly Maid, but I am not sure how good they are or how much they cost. Have any of you ever used Molly Maid? I am assuming that it would be cheaper to hire an individual versus someone from a company. There are just less people that would have to be paid.
Have you ever hired any help to assist around the house?
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