Looking for a new house cleaner

lumnock 31 March 2008 29

Does anyone currently have a house cleaner that they can recommend, and is looking for a bit more work? Work times can be quite flexible, and our house is in the Belconnen region. We would be looking for about 3 hours every fortnight. I would go through an agency, but their commission prices are not a welcome addition.

If you could ask your current cleaner (if you have had them for a while, and feel they are trustworthy) that would be appreciated. Please send their name, number and their general going rate (if comfortable to include), to revelations_10 AT hotmail.com

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29 Responses to Looking for a new house cleaner
chauntelle chauntelle 4:14 pm 13 Apr 10


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 chauntelle85@gmail.com

Thanks for reading

realityskin realityskin 3:03 pm 02 Apr 08

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_out Stressed_out 12:51 pm 02 Apr 08

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

Mælinar Mælinar 9:20 am 01 Apr 08

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

el el 7:33 am 01 Apr 08

Roger that, Maelinar.

Thumper Thumper 10:18 pm 31 Mar 08


I still don’t understand cantonese.

Or Hongkongese for that matter.

Or simaese if you please…

Mælinar Mælinar 10:14 pm 31 Mar 08

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

Thumper Thumper 9:44 pm 31 Mar 08

Yeah….. Right…..

I got it…

Ah, no I don’t….

Besides, Mael didn’t go to ANU.

el el 9:34 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

Thumper Thumper 8:39 pm 31 Mar 08

I have no idea what the question marks mean…..

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:33 pm 31 Mar 08

LOL, maelinar LOL…

Mælinar Mælinar 6:47 pm 31 Mar 08

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

Mælinar Mælinar 6:46 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

realityskin realityskin 6:40 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

Thumper Thumper 5:56 pm 31 Mar 08

And now I will humbly submit to being soundly berated by my partner 🙂

Thumper Thumper 5:54 pm 31 Mar 08


I would have thought it was obviously abundant that it was a joke.

el el 5:46 pm 31 Mar 08

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

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 4:53 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

Mælinar Mælinar 4:51 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

ant ant 4:21 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

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