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Looking for a new house cleaner

By 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

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Looking for a new house cleaner
Thumper 5:56 pm 31 Mar 08

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

Thumper 5:54 pm 31 Mar 08


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

el 5:46 pm 31 Mar 08

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

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 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 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.

Mr Evil 3:00 pm 31 Mar 08

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!

CanberraResident 1:53 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.

realityskin 1:44 pm 31 Mar 08

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

Mr Evil 1:05 pm 31 Mar 08

“Sounds like what you need is a WIFE:

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

I thought it was –



ant 12:42 pm 31 Mar 08

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.

neanderthalsis 12:14 pm 31 Mar 08

oops, threats, not treats

neanderthalsis 12:12 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…

Meconium 10:58 am 31 Mar 08

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 Canberran 10:53 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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