50 year old single man, never been 'domesticated, now my house is in a sorry
state. the kitchen and toilet are clean, but the rest is a mess mainly of
tools and dust a few engines. I know the major work is mine only, but after
I clear my mountain are there still 'women that do' when I was a youth there
were many old Mr's Jones who came in a time or 2 a week for a small fee, and
'did for' . Is there such a service still active in the UK? I would even
consider attending a collage course as I don't have a clue! thanks... oh
well back to the Hoover and mop.
Services such as Merry Maids are very expensive here in Detroit area
If you go with independent person here they charge up to $10.00 a hour
plus easy and you have to be careful as our news exposed these people
going through your waste baskets for bank/credit card statements and you
end up the victim of ID fraud.
Why don't you hire a pro. service for a one time heavy cleaning then
make a chart you can stick by for every day cleaning so things don't
pile up on you.
Mark an X on chart as chores are done and you wil go to bed a more happy
there are certainly women that do! (women who do...? whichever!)
my brother is a lot like yourself albeit younger (and without the old
engines) & he had a cleaning team come in & get the problem down to a dull
roar first, and now they just maintain the cleanliness. he CAN do it, it's
just that he doesn't want to, so he does a bad job & the mess just gets out
yes indeedy, you have to pay for it, but if it's worth it to you to have
someone else do it, it's money well-spent imo. if it's not worth it to you
to pay the going rate, do as ms tonya suggests - maintenance is easier than
tackling the whole problem yourself if you feel you won't do it well. for my
brother, it's worth it, because housework puts him in such a bad mood. i
don't really understand his view on this since it's his mess, but the fact
is, for him it's worthwhile to have a cleaner come in once a week to deal
with his mess so he doesn't have to.
In my neighborhood maids are quite common. The expense depends on the
amount of cleaning to be done. Cleaning generally is $12-16 an hour.
Obviously, the cost will depend on what you want done. Look for proof
of insured and bonded personnel unless you are hiring a trusted
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