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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
$ 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

Description of service

Just before the holidays and the visit of our out-of-town guests, we hired a service to come in and do a solid cleaning of our house. They provided two women who brought their own cleaning supplies, and they worked for two hours at $100 per hour, which was the minimum time that the company hired them out for. We also tipped them $10 each so the entire cost of the service was $220.

Review of Service

The two workers did a pretty good job, but I didn't realize how short of a time two hours really is, so they weren't able to get to some of the things that I would have liked them to clean. We talked for a few minutes when they arrived and I gave them a list of the most important things that I wanted done, and then they went to work. I wasn't watching them the whole time, but it looked like they work working efficiently and doing a nice job. I have them focus on the kitchen and bathroom areas, and also some of the cosmetic things like dusting. The price was fair for the amount of time and also the holiday period. I was satisfied with their work and the service.


I wasn't aware of it, but I've since learned that there are often coupons in local papers and magazines for these services, so check for a discount. Also, make a list in advance of what you want the housekeeping service to do, and then talk on the phone to the scheduler to plan an appropriate amount of time for the visit.

$ 75
Jul 2007
Garland, TX
Thorough housekeeping service  more... close row
$ 68
Jul 2007
Alameda, CA
Housecleaning and fundraising  more... close row