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Acceptable Price for Housekeeping?? Mesa/Gilbert

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My husband and I both work full time and we've decided it is time to hire a housekeeper. A friend of mine referred a housekeeper to me but I think she charges a little high for my small home. I have a 3 bedroom (only 2 of which would need cleaning because the 3rd is full of baby stuff etc.) & 2 (small) bathrooms and my home is less than 1800 square ft. My friend's home is 3 story and 3500 square ft. and the housekeeper charges her $85 bi-weekly. I was expecting her to quote me quite a bit less given the size variation... and she quoted me the same! I haven't gotten any other quotes, and I think it is a good idea to get a reference that is dependable and trustworthy; however, I think that price is a little high. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how much is reasonable? I have read posts regarding housekeepers in the east valley and thought about giving some of the referred housekeepers a call but I want to get some feedback first. Thanks!

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I found a housekeeper who charges $20 an hr. She comes to my one story 3100sq ft home and cleans it in 3 1/2 hrs sometime 4 hrs if we had a crazy month. She comes whenever I need her to, I have not set a schedule with her...right now I call her to come over about every 3 weeks. I was doing every other week but she would come and the house was still pretty clean and once a month seemed too long. She lives in Queen Creek. But if you are interested I can ask her if she would want to go Mesa/Gilbert and from there give you her number. She does a very good job. And the way I heard about her is she grew up with my bother in law so he has known her for years.

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Hi T., My name is P. Masaquaptewa and live in Mesa. Are you wanting a full time housekeeper or to clean once a week when necessary? The going price right now is $15.00 without supplies to $20.00/hr. with supplies on house cleaners. So I'm not sure what you are requiring. I work full time but do house cleaning on weekends. You may call my employer NATURx @ ###-###-#### for references regarding my cleaning ability. I work there full time in the shipping/receiving department but do their weekly cleaning also. I have also cleaned for another very nice lady and her family over the weekend. I worked for a short time with Maid Brigade also. I am Native American (Hopi-Tewa) from Northern Arizona but live in Mesa now. You may contact me at ###-###-#### during working hours or at ###-###-#### or ###-###-#### in the evenings. Or through this page. Thank you, P.

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I found a housekeeper who charges $20 an hr. She comes to my one story 3100sq ft home and cleans it in 3 1/2 hrs sometime 4 hrs if we had a crazy month. She comes whenever I need her to, I have not set a schedule with her...right now I call her to come over about every 3 weeks. I was doing every other week but she would come and the house was still pretty clean and once a month seemed too long. She lives in Queen Creek. But if you are interested I can ask her if she would want to go Mesa/Gilbert and from there give you her number. She does a very good job. And the way I heard about her is she grew up with my bother in law so he has known her for years.

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I have no idea what the rates are, but I would ask myself, "how much would I need to clean this house for someone else?"

Sometimes the smaller homes are harder to clean because there is less space, and thus more things to manuever around, which takes more time and effort than cleaning "empty space".

My sister is in the Gilbert area and cleans. Her name is Carefully Cleaned By Chris. Her number is ###-###-####. Im also a designer and recomend her to my clients. Family or not I would never recomend someone I was not comfortable with. Most cleaning people are by the hour not the size of the house. Good luck

You are right it seems a bit high for your size house.

However, if you have the same number of bathrooms and since you both have kitchens then your houses are not that much different - those are the time consuming areas. It also depends on the amount of clutter, surfaces and knick knacks. So how long does it take to REALLY clean your house and multiple times a decent hourly rate.

Also, if she has been cleaning your friend's for awhile she may have raised her prices on new clients so she doesn't have to go back to existing. It is very hard to up prices when you clean houses - even if you deserve it. So you look to new clients to balance.

Phoenix is VERY high for cleaning. I've been quoted as much as $25 - 30 a hour (one person). My mother still makes $15 an hour in Illinois (I think she's a bargain). I'm paying $90 for about 6 hours. I thought it was high until I saw the job she did...now I'm giving up lunching out to have my house cleaned.

Good luck.

I am a realtor in east valley, and I have been using 2 girls for the past 5 years for all my real estate needs. They are dependable and very reasonable. Although I can not quote you a price as every home is different. Give Veronica a call at 480/238-7459. Good Luck! M. Avila/Arizona Elite Properties 480/232-5555

Hi T.,

$85 2X/mo is a great price! If she is giving that same price for a 3500 sq ft home, she's probably doing her a favor. For my 2700 home, I've paid anywhere from $200 - $400/mo for bi-weekly service...$200 being EXTREMELY low. I can't even get service for $200/mo any more.

Good luck! :)

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Hi T.!

I think that is a bit expensive. Our home in east Mesa is about the same size and we pay our cleaning lady $60 bi-weekly. She comes with her daughter and they are done usually within 2 hours. She was referred by a very good friend of mine who's house is about 2500sq ft and she charges her $75 bi-weekly.

Working full time, being mommy AND cleaning is hard! Hope you find what you need.

Hi, my name is L., in responce to your question, i would have to agree with you that $ 85 is a mite high for a bi-weekly cleaning no matter what. My advise to you is to run an add and to state how much you are willing to pay and let it go from there. I would personally say $50 is fare and might i also say that when a person comes into your home rather for the first time cleaning or every two weeks, that they should always be doing a fantastic job. Remember that, when some one quotes your home they are giving the price they feel is fare, to maintain it on a regular basis. I have always kept that in mind, I am looking for a few homes to clean during the week days, I have 10 years experince, doing residential homes and offices. I can offer you references if you are interested. I have reliable transportation, my own supplies, and i don't believe in saying that o first time clean is to be called a detail and the rest is a basic!!! All the homes i clean i am detailed in and thats the way it should be. OH, and by the way everyone will say that they are honest, reliable, hardworking and you just never will know that until you try them out.Please e-mail me at ____@____.com or phone me at ###-###-#### if you have any further questions.Thanks!

Hi T.,
It's tough. There are so many cleaning companies out there. In my last house, 1850 sqft, I paid a lady $80 every 2 weeks. I now have 3800 sqft and pay a different company the same amount! Can't figure it out. Was I paying too much before? I do know that my new company isn't the best, but they get the things done that I can't. If you find someone GOOD and affordable, pass em' on to me!
Thanks!

Hi T.,

I would have to say that the price you were quoted was fairly competitive. I live in Chandler and we were previously paying someone $80 once every two weeks to clean our 2,000 sq. ft. home. Recently we hired someone else due to numerous reasons.

Now I'm paying $90 every two weeks, but the service is more reliable and more professional. I called quite a few places for quotes and some were quoting me figures over $100.

Would you mind forwarding me the name and number of the cleaning person that your friend told you about. Since our current cleaners are still new, I would appreciate having another referral one hand should there be a problem. Thank you.

S.

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