Everyone on this board and friends RAVE about a housekeeper. Am I the only cheap-o that can't get comfortable with shelling out hard earned money for household help?????
My backstory: we are getting ready to put our house on the market (which we bought to remodel and flip). I feel like we've been bleeding money for months. I know that there is not enough time in the day, and the house is way huge. But around here cleaners are at the very least $15/hour and for the size of our house I am getting quotes of $300 or so just for the initial clean. When we moved in I paid about $600 but that seemed ok b/c is was construction clean-up and the previous owners never cleaned when they left, so nasty would be putting it mildly.
I have other reasons, such as they never do as good a job as I do, they don't want to use my green, non-toxic cleaners, I am paranoid about stealing stuff.....
I make a decent living, but I calculate my take-home hourly rate (yes I know that is after taxes, 401k, benefits, daycare, parking etc) and, um, how do I put this....one day of cleaning is almost equal to one day of my pay....no thanks!
What say you?