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the Cost of One Time Housekeeping Service

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$ 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

Description of service

I recently hired a housekeeper to clean my house. While I know some one time housekeeping services charge by the room, I found one who charged by the hour, which I thought would be cheaper for me. I live in a two story house with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The housekeeper charged me $20 an hour for her services. She finished the whole house in three hours. Since it was quicker than I anticipated, I tipped her an extra ten dollars.

Review of Service

I was very pleased with the housekeeper I hired. She did a fantastic job. She was very efficient but also very thorough. She also brought all her own cleaning supplies, so I did not have to stock up before she came. She cleaned the house top to bottom, even dusting things that I did not expect her to clean.


I heard about this woman from a friend of mine who uses her regularly. If any of your friends have a housekeeper, I suggest you ask if that housekeeper does one time cleans. This way, you can hire someone whose work you can find out about in advance. I happened to be home when this woman cleaned my house, but if you don't have this option, it is even more important to go with someone you can find out more about ahead of time.

$ 100
Mar 2008
athens ohio
One time cleaning to prepare for a party  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
$ 340
Aug 2008
Portland, Or.
Full day deep cleaning before moving in  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
Pine Bluff, AR
House cleaning for grandfather's 85th birthday  more... close row
$ 85
Feb 2008
Huntington, WV
Great job of house cleaning  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