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and have they ever STOLEN anything?
and nope, they're ace.
thanks for your input
Something like "I have noticed there are two types of people that have cleaners - the rich and houseshare plebs".
which one is xylo?
I've heard on the grapevine that he has an accountant so I can only imagine he is fantastically wealthy.
I'm quite happy to clean but my bf hates it enough to pay someone £25 to come and do it every couple of weeks. Means I don't have to. Everyone's a winner.
Well, he's recently had about a £20k pay rise. I'm still poor.
Between 6 of us a house - totally worth it.
Every time I think they've stolen something, it just turns out they've moved it (cups to dishwasher, fancy stuff teetering on the edge of tables, sheets folded up etc).
I like our cleaner, she's nice. And the bathrooms are now NEVER manky.
Me. I do a full house clean once a week (a few small cleans during the week) and I do it for free and I haven't stolen anything yet. Though my cat keeps stealing my socks out the laundry and leaving them dotted around the lounge. I would like her to stop as it just adds to the cleaning.
what non-cleaning mundane tasks would you pay someone to do for you at similar rates? I don't really mind cleaning, but would happily pay someone to:
- go grocery shopping and leave food out ready to cook every night
- go to the cunting post office
- call my parents on a regular basis
as long as someone gives me the money to pay for it all.
Order once, save it, then every order takes 5 minutes. Nice chap brings it into the kitchen. A doddle. Love it.
or missing shit
or dumb substitutions
or they just don't show up
and you have to use big supermarkets, obvi
they do none of the above
but refunded within 24 hours.
I turn into a horrible moaning, nagging woman
as they run round in their pants at ten to 8, singing and fighting paying absolutely no attention to me demanding get dressed! do your teeth! put your shoes on! you'll miss the taxi! In the end I have to run around with them and sing until they do as I say...every freaking morning
ironing's borderline for me, can be quite meditative but cba sometimes
because i hate it
they've never stolen anything and have been a life changing force good in the house.
when you get in from work
and the cleaner's been
working her magic
what a time to be alive
so - they just come in when you are not there?
while they're cleaning the house! Are you mad?! How embarrassing!
I'm straight outta there
not sure about that
comes and goes as she pleases every other Monday. Restores your faith in humanity.
I just have trouble thinking of anything I'd let get gross for two weeks...
gonna need a few more to make up even a full hour tho
clean windows (inside) and mirrors
clean bathrooms (we may give them a cursory wipe in the interim)
wipe down cupboards doors, fridge, that kind of thing
oh god, I've come over all EmO
you don't have to worry too much because you know it's gonna get done in a few days
she's coming on Monday!
I want it weekly but my bf won't allow if cos he's tight as a duck's arse
Never! In the summer she even picked flowers from the garden and put them in a little vase on the table <3
did you report her?
But gave a memory
(is that still a thing?)
I think we're past peak cleaner angst on here, and I'm too tired to stir the pot this arvo...
at the 'having a cleaner' thread
that changed that for me. Seems like it's asking for Marckee to come in, eyes closed and in full smug mode, pointing out that just because someone is a cleaner doesn't mean they are a thief etc.
if someone's genuinely stressing about it it's probably worth pointing out that cleaners probably aren't going to run off with your shit, idk
you can never be too careful
but I just assumed it was deliberate baiting
but couldn't find any
that inappropriately angry bloke who took having a cleaner wildly personally? songs about something?
there was definitely someone who raged about how awful it was having someone else clear up your mess, working class hero etc
and for those who remember, lunchwithprole a lovely blast from the past http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4133515
well old school
about middle-class guilt/what's the difference between paying a cleaner and having a waiter serve you food etc. It was great.
to having someone wash the windows or cut the grass, but I don't think I could have a cleaner. It must be ingrained in me from some event in my childhood or something, but getting someone else to clean up after you (assuming you have the ability to do so yourself) almost seems like a moral failing.
Also, I'm totally skint.
"there is a set of big, tedious weekly cleaning jobs I'm happy to pay someone else to do"
"I am an embarrassing gross child who can't clean up after myself on the day-to-day."
I just think I'd feel guilty if I had a cleaner. Is this the catholic guilt that everyone talks about?
does any dishes that are lying
wipes down all the surfaces
makes beds/tidies away any clean washing that's out
as said above going home knowing your house is spotless and you haven't had to bother your arse to do anything is magical
life's too short
that particular issue was about people using the space without prior permission AS YOU WELL KNOW
than the cleaner.
Virgin Box? See ya!
Gym membership? Fuck off!
When we were planning our wedding and life admin seemed to be going off the charts.
Now six months post wedding I can't ever go back. It's not actually the time spent cleaning so much as the time I used to spend thinking I probably should clean.
Spend hours every weekend cleaning with the Mrs. Seems pointless. We should be living life!!
We pay like £15 or something a month and she comes once a week for a good few hours
I also don't have any fucking new running shoes, which I'm considerably more upset about
i thought you ordered some?
me and El both got burned
Mr S won't let me as he is embarrassed at the neighbours knowing we've got a cleaner.
Might have another go at persuading him later though
Presuming it's a her. I think I'd quite like the opportunity to snoop around other folks houses.
it's not hard to be tidy you fucking slobs
the same people who are now bored, craftless, fattened office workers all with cleaners would've five years ago called you a cunt for suggesting you were above tidying up after yourself.
In fairness if I had any choice in the matter I would probably sack her off. But when I moved in here the other guys were like oh yeah we chip in twenty quid a month for a cleaner for the communal areas. Frankly if she didn't hang the shower curtains in a weird way I wouldn't know she was there. Just another fact of modern life chipping away at the old conscience.
unless i had loads of children and a full time job and my partner was really busy too or something. its only a few hours work a week. fine if you just cant be arsed cleaning up after yourself but i hope you're all paying your cleaners really well and not being disgusting and leaving condoms that you've wanked into everywhere.
and whole flat looks fucking amazing. She's the best