Cleaners


#1

Do/would you pay someone to clean your home?

  • Yes, and I feel fine about it
  • Yes, but I feel bad about it
  • No, but I would like one
  • No, I think it’s immoral/Tory to have one
  • No, I think it’s lazy to have one
  • No, I think they’d go through all my stuff

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Cleaner Dilemma
#2

Had one in a houseshare to avoid stupid arguments, can’t justify it now.


#3

No, and I’m just happy doing the cleaning myself / would rather spend my money on other stuff.


#4

My rent pays for someone to clean the kitchen and bathrooms every week. I’m fine with it. She doesn’t do a great job but the rents good anyway so see it as a bit of a bonus.


#5

Think we’re looking at it wrong and should focus more on it being a positive thing finding employment for people and distributing earnings rather thsn just spending it on shite.

Course it’s lazy, and you’re a twat if you bring it up publically as if it’s some sort of status badge…but fundamentally it’s a positive thing. Just makes sense, doesn’t it. Lots of chores are boring, lots of people need money. It’s no different to going to a restaurant.


#6


#7

have had one previously when work was threatening to drive both me and A insane. When work got easier we didn’t need one anymore. I suspect as christmas hits we’ll get someone in for a month


#8

We do mainly because we don’t have a lot of spare time and an hour or two a week spent not cleaning is good time together. Plus, it’s a job. Nothing wrong with being a cleaner. Ours is great.


#9

Also think there’s a big difference between general tidying and proper cleaning. It’s easy enough to combine a full-time job with general stuff like doing the laundry, pots, or running the hoover over the living room carpet, but spring cleaning’s fucking hard, mate, and properly time-consuming and boring. I’m not working six days a week and spending my day off bleaching the bathroom grout or dusting. Fuck that. Telly, papers, one pot on the stove, boozer.


#10

yep. this. actually getting a place properly clean takes a lot of time. same with why people get gardeners to come and sort out the tricky stuff innit


#11

That’s a good way to look at it.

We don’t, but we often spend hours on a Saturday doing cleaning when I think we could be doing family stuff. My wife is adamant that we shouldn’t as she thinks it’s a bit flash, and also raised the whole “Well, are they insured? Are they fairly paid?” etc.


#12

Does the missus count

#OiOi #PoliticalCareerDownTheToilet


#13

Exactly. It’s hard to properly clean a house top to bottom in a few hours. If you can do it and make a living out of it, go for it. I suspect most cleaners earn more than cafe staff, yet most folk don’t have a problem with someone else making them a cup of tea.


#14

Used to have one when I lived in a houseshare and it was actually a disaster. She used to come on Wednesdays, and most of my housemates just used it as a excuse to never lift a finger to do anything for themselves - for example, dishes used on Wednesday night would quite happily stay there unwashed until cleaner came in on Wednesday morning to sort them. I’m a reasonable tidy person and this kind of thing used to freak my nut out…


#15

not happy with my cleaner at work cause she blabbed about me just sitting on the shitter in silence while she cleaned


#16

if you were on the shitter in silence how did she know you were there?


#17

Left the door open.


#18

:smile:


#19

cause she was waiting outside to clean the cubicle when I came out


#20

“I’d give it 10 minutes sweet’art”