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the Cost of One Time Housekeeping Service

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 230
Dec 2007
Seattle, WA
Local housekeeping business initial cleaning  more... close row
$ 70
Apr 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island
Thorough housekeeper brings her own supplies  more... close row
$ 100
Mar 2008
athens ohio
One time cleaning to prepare for a party  more... close row
$ 85
Feb 2008
Huntington, WV
Great job of house cleaning  more... close row
$ 275
May 2008
Winston Salem,NC
Cleaning of large four bedroom house before moving in  more... close row
$ 100
Sep 2007
Bellmawr, NJ
Cleaner even brought own cleaning supplies  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
Pine Bluff, AR
House cleaning for grandfather's 85th birthday  more... close row
$ 340
Aug 2008
Portland, Or.
Full day deep cleaning before moving in  more... close row
$ 100
Mar 2007
Montgomery, AL
Special spring cleaning service package  more... close row
$ 110
Nov 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
Deep cleaning before selling house  more... close row
$ 180
Apr 2007
Rainbow City, AL
New house needed cleaning  more... close row
$ 100
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
One-time cleaning before move out  more... close row
$ 220
Dec 2007
Dallas, TX
Two workers from housekeeping service  more... close row
$ 75
Jul 2007
Garland, TX
Thorough housekeeping service  more... close row
$ 68
Jul 2007
Alameda, CA
Housecleaning and fundraising  more... close row

Description of service

An acquaintance who does housecleaning cleaned my house for 4 hours, at $17/hour.

She didn't get the whole house done in four hours, but made quite a start, especially in the ktichen. She cleaned the kitchen stove, counters, sink, floor, the bathroom, and vacuumed. I have a dog who likes to shed so vacuuming alone is quite a task.


Review of Service

She did great, although she definitely started slowing down at the end of the time. There were some things that she paid more attention to than others, but she isn't a professional house cleaner (doing this to raise money for a missions trip), so that is to be expected.

I probably could have gotten better service from a professional, but this person was raising money for a good cause, and this way I was getting a service as well as helping with the cause! I also felt good about the fact that I knew this person.


Tips

I felt more comfortable knowing this person than I would if it was somebody who I didn't know. I was able to stay in the house while she was cleaning, which not all cleaners let you do. Also, because I knew her and she came with recommendations about her personal character, I didn't worry about her going through my personal things.

Make sure that you know exactly what someone is willing to clean. Some people have specialties, or things that they won't clean. Make sure that is clear up front, so that there are no misunderstandings later.