The best cleaning companies in Canberra

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Bliss Solutions, one of Canberra’s top rated cleaning companies. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Whether you live in a two-storey house or a studio apartment, keeping your space clean – as important as it is – can be one of those jobs that many of us simply don’t have the time for. From vacuuming to dusting, and window-washing to deep cleans in kitchens and bathrooms, you might feel like it’s something you’d rather not have to deal with – so why not hire a cleaning company instead?

Hiring such a company is a great way to get your home beautifully cleaned at a professional level without taking any time out of your week. Whether your lease is up, you’re looking for a one-off job or considering a regular booking, taking that extra time and energy of your own back will come as a huge relief. But how can you know what makes a great cleaning company?

In this article, we’ll give you a quick rundown of some of the most important traits to look for in a top-quality cleaning company, as well as a useful guide to some of Canberra’s best operators.

What makes a great cleaning company?

Hiring a cleaner can be a complex process, as a lot more goes into cleaning a home than you might think.

Here’s a list of qualities a great cleaning business should have.

  • Reliability. This means not only being on time but also understanding that they are being invited into your house and therefore creating a solid foundation of trust.
  • Affordability. You don’t need to hire the cheapest cleaners on the market but you should get what you pay for. There’s nothing worse than being ripped off.
  • Efficiency. The Canberra cleaners you decide on should do the work at a reasonable pace without cutting corners while ensuring excellent results.
  • Respectful. If you are hiring cleaners to tidy your home, you want them to respect your space and your belongings.
  • Effective. When the cleaners are finished, your home should be spotless. Attention to detail is paramount.

The best cleaning companies in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

New Generation Cleaning

New Generation Cleaning, a professional, local company, offers a wide range of cleaning, maintenance and rapid response services to both commercial and residential clients.

Reliable, trustworthy, qualified cleaners handle commercial building, strata, office, childcare centre, retail and regular house cleaning. They also make windows glisten.

New Generation Cleaning fully trains cleaners, including thorough safe work and cleaning procedures, and ensures police background checks. The team inspects sites regularly for high satisfaction rates. Account Managers deal with concerns swiftly and build responsive, long-term relationships based on open communications.

Whether a small home or a large building facility, New Generation Cleaning tailors cleaning services to premium standards, paying attention to detail and maintaining high hygiene standards.

New Generation Cleaning’s site quality management system ensures work, processes and procedures

Strata Manager, Heather Sanderson wrote, “I had an owner call from Bridgepoint. They just called to let us know that the complex has never been so well looked after. Your team has done a great job after taking over the cleaning services and they wanted to say thank you to the cleaners – it’s not often the client will contact us to give us positive feedback.”

iCleaning Corporate

iCleaning Corporate has a sound reputation for its reliable, high-quality commercial cleaners and impeccable service. Key to success is developing great rapport with office, strata and commercial clients.

Commercial cleaning services cover office areas, common areas, windows and carpets. The team is professional and offers customers peace of mind. With iCleaning Corporate, customers have a dedicated business owner, local to their area, who goes that extra mile.

iCleaning Corporate believes cleaning quality isn’t just about the cheapest price. It’s about using the right chemicals and cleaning practices and avoiding cross-contamination. All iCleaning Corporate staff are trained on the finer details and certified to ensure the highest level of cleanliness with office, strata and commercial environments.

Environmentally friendly recycling and waste management practices are important. iCleaning Corporate, established early 2011, is an ACTsmart Accredited Business.

Kristina Smith from Rural Funds Management wrote, "iCleaning has been doing the general office cleaning for Rural Funds Management’s Canberra head office since 2011. iCleaning’s efficiency, helpfulness, friendly service and professionalism have always been of the highest standard."

Bliss Solutions

Bliss Solutions, which services the ACT and surrounding regions, was founded with a vision to reinvent the cleaning industry. It specialises in all aspects of commercial cleaning, strata cleaning and office cleaning, only ever using the latest techniques, technology and equipment. Bliss Solutions is a leading provider of custom-built commercial cleaning packages to suit all requirements.

A major advantage of engaging Bliss Solutions is minimal disruption to business activities, which leaves clients free to focus on what matters most, in a clean environment.

Bliss Solutions cleans many types of spaces, including multipurpose buildings, offices, warehouses, medical clinics and carparks. It cleans public and private schools, childcare centres, gyms, training facilities and shopping districts. Bliss Solutions is also expert at Strata cleaning.

Another major advantage of Bliss Solutions’ is its management approach and track record in exceeding expectations. The business is structured so clients get the care they deserve. Business Development Managers ensure quality control. Area Managers ensure high standards and quality checks. Staff are fully inducted and trained.

Clients benefit from Bliss Solutions’ three-step system – consultation, deep clean and ongoing maintenance. Only market-leading products and chemicals are used on all sites, which adhere to Australian health and safety legislation.

Bliss Solutions leverages management software and modern technology to provide seamless execution, as well as track sites and address emergencies. The company is fully insured and adheres to the highest industry standards.

Over many years, Bliss Solutions has time-and-again implemented its foolproof system of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance cleaning packages, always guaranteeing results.

Vineel Dutt wrote, "The crew always does an outstanding job cleaning for our events. Outstanding service!"

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Bliss Solutions - one of Canberra's top rated cleaning companies. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Synergy Four Services

Synergy Four Services has more than a decade’s experience in construction, commercial, new builds and end-of-leasing cleaning. Providing a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee, Synergy Four Services’ motto is to only leave when its cleaners would be proud to call a property their own.

Family owned and operated, Synergy Four Services provides quality services at competitive prices. Services are available for a single project or Synergy Four Services can provide routine cleaning on an ongoing basis.

With construction, experienced cleaners project manages sites until they are cleaned to perfection. This includes mid-construction site cleaning, site office and facilities cleaning, post-construction final cleaning, handover cleaning and full waste removal.

With commercial premises, Synergy Four Services provides trusted cleaning for office, schools, hospitality, medical practices and more. Additional services include window cleaning and high-pressure washing.

New builds and end-of-lease cleaning is detailed so residential properties are ready for new owners or tenants. Synergy Four Services works with residential builders, property owners, strata managers and body corporates.

Synergy Four Services is fully insured and certified, white card and asbestos inducted and has secure local jobs code certification. As an Indigenous-owned business, Synergy Four Services is Supply Nation registered.

Obligation free quotes are available.

Best Local Cleaners

Professional and reliable are hallmarks of Best Local Cleaners’ services. The team of skilled cleaners provides a wide range of high-quality cleaning services to commercial and residential clients, using the latest tools and products.

Best Local Cleaners offers competitive pricing for one-time and regular cleaning services, with exceptional results every time. Its menu of services includes deep cleaning, regular cleaning, end-of-lease cleaning (with a Bond Back Guarantee), office cleaning, commercial cleaning, strata cleaning and builders cleaning. Also carpet and oven cleaning.

Services are flexible, affordable and reliable. Best Local Cleaners works hard to eliminate the stress and hassle of cleaning, on jobs large and small. A satisfaction guarantee is provided, giving clients peace of mind.

Poornima Sethi wrote on Google, “What an amazing experience. Great company and exceptional customer service. I was contacted within a few minutes after posting the job. Booked the end-of-lease services. Cleaners were very professional and I was promptly updated with all the details of the services.”

Mint Cleaning Group

Mint Cleaning Group – locally based – has been in business for over 10 years and services Canberra and Queanbeyan. Their team works within client schedules and provides quality cleaning to mint condition.

With commitment, experience, reputation, qualifications, and available resources, Mint Cleaning Group handles cleaning projects for home or office. This includes commercial cleaning, COVID-19 deep cleans, sanitising and disinfecting, strata cleans, regular cleans, spring cleans, end-of-lease cleans, inspection cleans, one-off cleaning, office cleaning, construction cleans and tailored solutions. We also handle carpet steam cleaning, Airbnb cleaning, window cleaning and pressure cleaning.

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Mint Cleaning Group, one of Canberra's most recommended cleaning companies. Photo: Mint Cleaning Group.

The team at Mint Cleaning Group is trained for high-quality service and checks in to ensure client needs are met. They are committed to long-term relationships based on trust.

Along with a quick response to enquiries, Dora from Mint Cleaning Group is a pleasure to deal with.

On Google, Jennifer Chen wrote, “ Mint Cleaning Group staff were fantastic. Dora and Sonam are lovely and cleaning staff professional and efficient.”

If you’re after more information on the best cleaners in Canberra for something more specific, check out our articles on the best carpet cleaners, the best window cleaning services and the best end-of-lease cleaners in Canberra.

Your experience with cleaning companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the cleaning companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a regular clean and an end-of-lease clean?

An end-of-lease service is a lot more involved than a regular house clean. In an end-of-lease clean, the service will not only include vacuuming and wiping surfaces as it normally would, but also cleaning out empty cabinets and drawers, wiping down windows, and cleaning your stovetop. It depends on what kind of property you have. The purpose is to make the home look virtually untouched for the next tenant.

Are there environmentally friendly cleaning products?

Absolutely! Nowadays, many companies specialise in products that are made with sustainable manufacturing practices, minimise waste, are naturally derived, safe and non-toxic, and feature biodegradable ingredients that won't harm the environment or the inhabitants of your home.

Is it worth hiring a cleaning company for regular jobs?

This depends entirely on your lifestyle, but if you have a busy schedule, are in a large home or are living alone, then it's something you should consider. If any or all of those traits apply to you, then hiring a professional cleaning company can mean an extra couple of hours in your week to do the things you want to do, all the while living in a professionally maintained home.

Can a cleaning service also do laundry and dishes?

Occasionally. Dishes and laundry do not fall under the normal list of jobs you can expect professional cleaners to perform, so it's best not to assume they will do these things for you. However, it's worth asking what they are willing to do, particularly if you are looking to hire them regularly.

Can I provide the cleaners with my own cleaning products?

For the most part, yes. Cleaners will bring their own mops and vacuums, but if you have specific products that you'd like them to use due to allergies or wanting to be more environmentally friendly, then you can consult the company and make sure this will be acceptable.

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Kaung Myat Moe5:33 pm 16 Feb 24

No way

Kaung Myat Moe5:31 pm 16 Feb 24

When it comes to cleaning companies, our experiences have varied significantly. From excellent service to disappointing results, we’ve encountered it all. However, our recent collaboration with End Of Lease Cleaning Supplier has truly exceeded expectations. Their meticulous attention to detail and proactive approach have set them apart as the best in the business. With Superb Property Group, you can expect exceptional service that not only meets but surpasses your needs. Whether it’s office cleaning or any other cleaning service, we highly endorse Superb Property Group for their outstanding performance and excellent value for money.

danielphamact2:31 am 05 Jun 23

Thank you, Sara. Please check out our website and our Google My Business for Gift4mum Green Cleaning ACT. We offer 100% satisfaction and bond back guarantee.

I have a very good experience with Canberra Express Cleaners(, they were on time and displayed a high quality of work. They are highly recommended for Commerical Cleaning.

ive heard really good things about for commercial cleaning

I changed from using services of cleaning companies to an individual’s as they often swapped cleaners that was what I did not like because I am the one who care about privacy. One of my friends referred her to me. She is a professional and responsive cleaner. Her price was reasonable, and a bit surprised me as it was much cheaper than those of the companies I had used. After almost two years, she is still doing great job.

Amy Victoria11:04 pm 03 Jan 20

Could you possibly share their name? I agree that swapping cleaners all the time is super frustrating

Hi Amy, Her name is Huong. She is doing Master of Accounting if I am not wrong. She sometimes comes together with her husband Daniel. They are very nice and excellent cleaners. Her number is 0410189138.

Harrison Jasmin9:10 am 07 Mar 20

Hi Saralyall,
I totally agree with you. Just about posting a similar review for these guys. They are awesome! I am happy to be a reference for them if someone is after a cleaner. My email is and happy to give my phone number through my email.

danielphamact2:29 am 05 Jun 23

Thanks Sara. Please check out our website and our Google My Business Gift4mum Green Cleaning ACT.

Our experiences with cleaning companies have definitely been a bit hit and miss. Some cleaning companies can be fantastic and then completely drop the ball and others just can’t do the basics from the start. We have recently started using Superb Property Group and found them to be the best. Their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile is admirable and great value for money. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for office cleaning or any other cleaning service.

Our experience with Cosmic Cleaning was less than stellar. The casual appearance of the staff was reflected in the job that we received. We requested an initial deep clean with the intention of having the company clean our apartment on a regular basis. There was little adherence to their own cleaning checklist. While Louie did offer to rectify the situation by sending another cleaner at a later date, the cleaning job provided was so poor that my wife and I were not willing to provide a second chance. At $350+ this was an expensive and disappointing experience. Based on this outcome, we cannot recommend Cosmic Cleaning.

Emily from Clean ‘Em is amazing! She has been cleaning our busy household monthly for the last 2 years. She is thorough, reliable and really really well priced! I highly recommend Emily for all your cleaning needs!

Darryl Tuck-Lee2:33 pm 16 May 19

I saw your comments re “Clean EM” last year and was wondering if she is looking for more work as I’m looking for someone to help out at my place. Any contact details will be much appreciated.
or she could contact me 0402 226149

Hello. Clean Em sounds great but I can’t find a phone number to phone. Are you able to give me one please. Thank you

Hi Grace,
My name is Daniel Pham. I am not sure that you a still looking for a cleaner, but if you are, we are more than happy to work for trial. We guarantee that if you are not happy with our cleaning quality, our visit will be free. We use all safe and green cleaning products, no harsh chemicals for regular house cleaning to protect your health.
If you have a minute, please visit our website for more information.
My number is 0410189138. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Daniel Pham

Clean Em (Emily!) has been doing our cleaning for over a year and she has been extremely reliable, well priced, thorough, will accommodate our requests for extra or special cleaning as we need. Em is flexible if we require changes to timing, brings all her own equipment and is always a pleasure to deal with! Recommend her to anyone! Contact her on ?+61 477 913 250? 🙂

The phone number you listed for Clean Em is not connected. Do you have any other number
. Thanks

Changed cleaners due to scheduling and used at friends suggestion Molly Maid aka ACT Cleaners. Charged way more for no cleaning supplies, late arrival and incomplete work.

Will be sticking with Privilege Cleaning

Akhter Hassan5:22 pm 30 Oct 17

Well guys, I can challenge any one who is not happy with Get Clean ACT.
Get Clean ACT is the best cleaning services provider in Canberra and Queanbeyan areas.
They are the best ever in my life from carpet cleaning to end of lease cleaning, to curtain and leather cleaning and restoring. and very affordable prices.
Their services come with 100% satisfaction WRITTEN guarantee and they provide you the professional receipt as well for the landlord or real state agents.
Their number is 02 6247 1582 or 0412 615 211.
Just give them a call to accept my challenge.

Sam Munztier4:01 pm 13 Oct 17

Hello we hired Ultimate Helpers which was referred to us from a friend that had a them for a spring clean. The ladies that came out for the exit clean did an amazing job and went over what was asked from them. We passed the real estate inspection and got all our bond back, I Highly Recommend them

Weaselburger11:37 pm 21 Oct 16

look in the “Work wanted” section on gumtree. should easily find someone

maybe it’s a single person that only pees once in the morning before going off to work and a couple of times at night. between many people that shower elsewhere (such as a gym or workplace) i can understand how it doesn’t get too festy….

Who cleans a bathroom only once a month? I would say that a monthly clean is a strange ask. A bathroom that doesn’t get a minimum clean is going to be a much heavier cleaning task than a bathroom that is kept to a maintenance clean. For a monthly clean expect to pay quite a premium – or have a high supplier turnover.

Depends how you treat the bathroom. If the bathroom is wiped around after use and kept tidy, a thorough clean once a month might be enough. I used to have a monthly cleaner (three person household) and that was enough, as none of us were grots that fouled the place up in between cleans. On the other hand, I have seen some people’s bathrooms that need cleaning after each use. Depends on who uses the bathroom and their habits.

“monthly clean of only bathrooms” though makes me think there might be many bathrooms, such as in a business. Do you mean bathrooms or toilets?

Bebrite have cleaners all over the Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. They also do regular house cleaning and are very affordable.

Here is their website

I’ve been using Absolute Domestics and our cleaner is fabulous. Everything is bright and shiny, she is totally reliable and tolerant of renovations.

Almost half the cost of our previous, less competent cleaners too.

You could try Dream City Cleaning and Housekeeping
Well presented, reliable and do a good job.
maybe not the cheapest but have insurances etc.
Check out their website;


My family use Cosmic cleaning canberra. They are a new company and very very good.

Their website is

The best thing is their are no quotes, all done on their website.


My family use Cosmic cleaning. They are a new company and very very good. They seem to have the best website.


The best thing is there are no quotes, its all very straight forward.


For cleaning Southside of Canberra call Molly Maid 0424933800. The do regular cleaning and can provide back up if needed. They directly bill if it is insurance related cleaning. If your not happy with whom they send you let them know and they will send you someone else to try. That way you get what you want in a cleaner.

jordanmullen11:52 am 19 Jun 15

Hi There. We found cleaner called A Cut Above Cleaning in Canberra. The lady who runs the company is called Tania. They dont have a website, they dont advertise and this because they dont need to because they are that good. We had massive with issues real agent asking clean & fix that were originally there when we moved in! She was willing and help us with these issues even though we were interstate.

If you want someone is professional, does job on time and supports you through the process I suggest you avoid anyone Google and call this lady. She doesnt advertise because she doesnt need to.

Tania is her name and they are priced well for the service they provide.

Tania 0402124370 – A Cut Above Cleaning

I would not recommend A Cut Above to anyone, friend or foe.
They charge way more than other cleaners and are unreliable and unprofessional.
I had a clean booked and confirmed by text on Monday 2 July. When I messaged Tania on the day to find out the time the cleaners would arrive I was phoned by her and told that the booking would have to be rescheduled as they only clean on the Northside one day a fortnight. The clean was rescheduled to the Friday afternoon of the same week. I was given a window between 12 and 1pm. At 2:30pm Tania called to say that the cleaners could not find a park. I was asked to give them my parking space in my building which I could not do, and so the clean was cancelled because the cleaners had to finish by 3:30pm. The cleaners told me Tania would be in touch with me to reschedule another time. I never heard back from Tania. My efforts to follow her up resulted in me being told that they were fully booked on the next date I requested three weeks later.
All I can say is, don’t waste your time with this lot.

Hi,”the best cleaners I have found in Canberra and most reliable are from the housekeeping school , its an agency 0437826993 is the number

Phill Belgrove. 0431 764 247
Really nice guy and easy to deal with.

Parkway Parker5:52 pm 13 Jun 12

Ask your neighbours, that is how I found mine. I was surprised how many of my neighbours have a cleaner. Makes it easier for your cleaner too.

Lazy I said :

In before Gen Y bashing and “do it yourself”

Yer Mr muscle
Mr sheen
And any of the aldi’s products of course and put in a bit of elbow grease!

jules_from_latham9:09 pm 07 Dec 11

Avoid Bebrite – not that good and two items stolen from my house

Try My Adelina Cleaning Services – use all environmental products and very reliable.

SophieMarie said :

Dear Lazy, thanks for the suggestion. But just spent 6 weeks in intensive care. Not up to doing it myself. But thanks.


Holden Caulfield12:14 pm 16 Nov 11

Jean Reno does a pretty good job as a cleaner and he’s professional.

SophieMarie said :

Thanks ThatGuy. I’m kinda looking for someone to regularly clean my home though. Someone who will not only do the carpets, windows, kitchen and bathroom but also polish my furniture, make the occasional bed, put on and clear the dishwasher. You know – like a mother would. Except not my mother. She’s very messy and a little bitchy. Bit like me, really. So not like me or my mother. Someone good, who’ll take the time and care to make a house look like a home rather than a bomb-site (which is what it looks like now)!

That made me lol.

I told my 6yo the other day that she had not done a very good job of wiping the bench and her reply was “But mum, a clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life.” I get the feeling that she will be looking for a cleaner in a couple of decades too.

Dear Lazy, thanks for the suggestion. But just spent 6 weeks in intensive care. Not up to doing it myself. But thanks.

pink little birdie11:37 am 16 Nov 11

My dude Terry is awesome. He’ll do what you ask and clean windows and help you move furniture. He comes weekly to mine and few friends. Say Jess gave you his number. (I need him to move furniture in the next couple of weeks so refering people is good). 0401072439

He does cleans the deck and stuff. and our house is less of a bomb site since he started cleaning regularly.

In before Gen Y bashing and “do it yourself”

Thanks ThatGuy. I’m kinda looking for someone to regularly clean my home though. Someone who will not only do the carpets, windows, kitchen and bathroom but also polish my furniture, make the occasional bed, put on and clear the dishwasher. You know – like a mother would. Except not my mother. She’s very messy and a little bitchy. Bit like me, really. So not like me or my mother. Someone good, who’ll take the time and care to make a house look like a home rather than a bomb-site (which is what it looks like now)!

Pretty sure they’ll go southside – Salloum Cleaning (02) 6241 4339.

They did an end of lease clean for us in Bruce that received praise from both the owner and agent. I remember them being really well priced too (from memory, I think it was $500 – $600 for a 4 bed, 2 living, 2 bath house top to toe). This was a couple years ago though.


I do cleaning in Canberra and surrounds. I am happy to do all types of cleaning including:

– dusting, bathrooms toilet kitchen vacuuming mopping plus more – further duties can be discussed (including ironing).

I provide all cleaning products which are all non-toxic.
Can do cleaning as a once off, weekly, fortnightly, move in/out and spring clean.

Competetive rates with 5 star cleaning. I have experience and refs (from very satisfied clients) if required.

Send me an email to discuss your needs at

Thanks for reading

Stressed_out said :

realityskin, im looking for a cleaner on the southside. where did you get your cleaner’s details?

It’s one of my friends brothers wife. If you’d like contact details leave me your email address.

Stressed_out12:51 pm 02 Apr 08

realityskin, im looking for a cleaner on the southside. where did you get your cleaner’s details?

I steriotype people, I play my stereo. I don’t care how you spell it.

Roger that, Maelinar.

Hence the chinese text, I’m afraid I’m steriotyping again…

I think I got it.

That was a reoccurring and disgusting issue at the ANU when I was there…

A seat isn’t something you’re meant to stand on.

This in particular applies to toilet seats, and the associated detritus when certain elements try to use the facilities whilst standing on them.

LOL, maelinar LOL…

err the ??? is a chinese text – probably not installed on the computer…

Besides what’s wrong with leaving the toilet seat up? – ahh a popular conversation. I love the irony of being accused of being lazy by not putting the seat back down, when its laziness driving the conversation in the first place by them being too idle to put the seat back up – and then having the gall to mention something about it.

I’ll quickly pass over the obvious solution that if everybody puts the lid down, then everybody has to lift something up, no matter how they are using the toilet.

You should always leave a toilet in whichever way you would like to be remembered. I’ll just put that out there as something everybodys grandmother should have told them as children. ??????????????????????- yes that message is for you, I know who you are, and you have grandmothers. And its a SEAT, same as a SEAT, that you use EVERY DAY in some form or another. I’ll not dwell except to say if thats how you want to be remembered, so be it.

The presented solution is often to leave the lid up, and the sitting seat down – hmmm so I’m to contribute infantessimally towards your obesity by using the calorie of energy it takes to flick a seat into how you want to interact with a toilet ?

Do it yourself lardass is my response to that one.

As I mentioned before, the obvious solution is to put the entireity in the down position. Believe it or not, there are several reasons why you should be doing this anyway. Firstly, particles from the loo when flushing get out. If thats not bad enough, if you have a 4 legged indoor pet, it drinks out of the loo. Anything thats in the loo gets transferred to your pet, and then whatever it licks in the future. If those two aren’t bad enough, natural evaporation takes over, and you lose potable water that should otherwise be drinking water.

BerraBoy68 said :

Back on topic – apart from having someone else clean your house what are the benefits of hiring a housekeeper and what is the general cost? Do they charge by the hour of by the amount of work to be done? I’m curious as I’ve never had one.

I have a cleaner visit every fortnight, she mops the floors, vacuums rugs and lounge, dusts, does 3 toilets, 2 bathrooms, cleans the kitchen (sometimes when im lazy she puts new sheets on bed ) 2.5 hours. $70.

You make it sound like a *bad* thing, CanberraResident!

I took Mr Evil’s comment for what it was, merely adding to a humorous comment first made by Neanderthalsis. Obviously humor is a personal taste. Besides what’s wrong with leaving the toilet seat up? Why must women make us put it down when they can simply lift it up when they finish?

Back on topic – apart from having someone else clean your house what are the benefits of hiring a housekeeper and what is the general cost? Do they charge by the hour of by the amount of work to be done? I’m curious as I’ve never had one.

There’s nothing wrong with Draught beer either. No further correspondence will be entered into unless its to compare it with East India Pale Ale, or suchlike.

I never knew that being metro meant having to have a humour labotomy.

For the record, I found both articles distasteful, as well as the entire topic only has a threadbare and failing fast link to Canberra/ACT.

Who is the filthier person: Mr Evil or somebody who needs a cleaner to pick up after them for 3 hours every fortnight ?

** Disclaimer **
I am a supporter of the cleaning/household industry, however the tenor of the article does not make this apparent.

I do not employ a cleaner or any form of household assistance at this present time.

Oi! What’s wrong with doing the washing up once a week? That’s what weekends are for. I’m not wasting my precious eatin’ and TV-watchin’ time in the week doing washing up. No way.

Weekends is for doing the washing, airing the mattress (they should come with handles), cooking the week’s lunches, fertilising the plants, shopping and washing the dishes.

So Canberra Resident, you think you can judge me because of a post????

Well, you’re totally wrong: I pick my nose and leave the boogers on the carpet, I’m living in the 80s, and I’m a non-smoker!

CanberraResident1:53 pm 31 Mar 08

I find the above post by the evil one extremely offensive.

Here’s a taste of your own medicine. No doubt you are divorced, have no money, hold down a job (but only barely), are living in the 70s, you eat fast food every night, and you have a dirty smelly bathroom. You leave the toilet seat up, you do your own dishes about once a week, and you wear the same undies three days in a row. Women run away from you at first sight. You pick your filthy toe-nails and leave them on the carpet. You treat dust as your friend, because you have no real ones. You have a bad reputation, and you probably gamble, smoke Winnie Reds, drink Draught beer and fart in public. Your favourite past-time is being an obnoxious ar@e on a public website.

You are … Mr Evil.

No correspondence will be entered in to.

I have an AWESOME one, but on the southside. Little Thai clean freak, she does wonders 😀

“Sounds like what you need is a WIFE:

W – washing
I – ironing
F – food
E – entertainment”

I thought it was –



Wives can be useful, you can tell the properties around me with Wives, as they don’t have to lock the gate when they leave. Wife is at home and will scare off robbers.

neanderthalsis12:14 pm 31 Mar 08

oops, threats, not treats

neanderthalsis12:12 pm 31 Mar 08

Sounds like what you need is a WIFE:

W – washing
I – ironing
F – food
E – entertainment

I might go and hide before I start getting death treats from liberated women…

I’m in this boat too, mine just left for England for six months 🙁

She was really hard working, my only gripe is that she used to wash my clothes extra hot and put them in the dryer, and that damaged my new shirts… even when I kept them out of her sight, she managed to find my new clothes and ruin them! But that’s what happens when you pay someone to do the chores you’re too lazy to do yourself <:)

Joe Canberran10:53 am 31 Mar 08

Lumnock if you get more than one enquiry care to pass on details to me? Similar area and also in need!

If you don’t get any takers it might be worth advertising (for free) for someone to do it on

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