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Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Jul 9, 2024 9:24 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 9:26 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 9, 2024 9:29 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Jul 9, 2024 9:30 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jul 9, 2024 9:41 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Sisco [MO]) Jul 9, 2024 9:43 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Nicole [PA]) Jul 9, 2024 10:03 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 9, 2024 11:03 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by RB [TN]) Jul 10, 2024 7:25 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by CJ [FL]) Jul 10, 2024 7:25 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 10, 2024 7:40 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Jul 10, 2024 8:46 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by S i d [MO]) Jul 10, 2024 8:49 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by WMH [NC]) Jul 10, 2024 9:12 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by tim [CA]) Jul 10, 2024 9:32 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Robin [WI]) Jul 10, 2024 9:42 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Jul 10, 2024 10:28 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Elena [PA]) Jul 10, 2024 12:10 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Phil [OR]) Jul 10, 2024 2:22 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Jul 10, 2024 4:18 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 10, 2024 4:38 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Sisco [MO]) Jul 10, 2024 5:09 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by wmh [NC]) Jul 10, 2024 5:44 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 8:27 PM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by zero [IN]) Jul 11, 2024 8:14 AM
       Cleaning lady prices!! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 11, 2024 11:11 AM

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Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:24 PM
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I havenít used a cleaning lady in a while, called 2 new prospects today. Small newly vacated rental house, one story ranch 840 sq ft. First Lady wants $650. 2nd lady is her and a helper, $120/hr. Estimates between 4-7 hours. More per hour is she brings a 3rd helper. Iím selling everything and starting a cleaning company. Ladies and Gentlemen, weíre in the WRONG BUSINESS!! --24.152.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:26 PM
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How dirty is the house?

--76.129.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:29 PM
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If I get quotes on anything these days, I always think I am in the wrong business and am reminded why I DIY so much.

I haven't ever hired a cleaning lady, and it sounds like I may never do so.

Are you cleaning house now, or will you hire one of them? --76.129.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:30 PM
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This is sight unseen by the way. I asked the First Lady if sheíd like to look at it since it was small before we agree to a price and she said no reason to, because itíll be in that range. If she does a house a day @ $650, sheís pushing over $150,000 a year in income. 2nd lady is at least coming to take a look first. Iím guessing that Iíll be the one cleaning. Iím not paying lawyers prices for window washing. --24.152.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:41 PM
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I always do my own cleaning. Now if you're a doctor or lawyer and you do REI for a tax write off then by all means hire a cleaning lady. --64.246.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 9:43 PM
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Only Cleaning houses that never get dirty is the secret sauce of successful cleaning businesses. --149.76.xxx.x




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 10:03 PM
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In the past few years, cleaning ladies have come up "deep cleans". They supposedly somehow touch every inch of your place. Such as washing walls. They include things like cleaning blinds. I don't have blinds and if I did, I'd toss them and get new ones rather than pay someone to clean them. they "sanitize" bathrooms ... that means spray with Mr. Clean or Fabuloso and then spritz with Lysol. They scrub bathroom floors with brushes. They use steam cleaners on things.

For me, no thanks... not in my house and certainly not in a rental. --98.237.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2024 11:03 PM
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If you have a women's center in your town, call them and ask if they have someone that needs a job for a day or two. My wife works at one that caters to women getting out of prison and wanting to get their life back in order. They almost always have a client or two that needs a job, most are willing to take short term gigs until they can get something permanent lined out. THere are a couple of others that cater more to the homeless. I pay them $15/hour and my wife picks them up and takes them back since they usually don't have cars.

I've also had luck asking some of the Mexican nationals that work for different trades. The painters almost always will send a couple of women to clean relatively inexpensively. --209.205.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
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NE,

You've got a good idea there. Prices around here are about the same. Make a month's net rent in one day. Here most of them want cash only as well. --172.58.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
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NE,

You've got a good idea there. Prices around here are about the same. Make a month's net rent in one day. Here most of them want cash only as well. --172.58.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 6:59 AM
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NE,

You've got a good idea there. Prices around here are about the same. Make a month's net rent in one day. Here most of them want cash only as well. --172.58.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 7:25 AM
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For 150 an hour, I'd want all the knobs polished. --69.130.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by CJ [FL]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 7:25 AM
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Here they want $150 to $225.00 or more for even small relatively clean places, sometimes extra for the stove, refrigerator or windows...... What happened to $15 per hour? I can see $25-30 per hour these days , ok. $75 average per hour for one person.....yikes! --76.242.xx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 7:40 AM
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Perhaps you can find a stay at home mom with kids in school? If not that then put up a flier in the laundromats closest to your local trailer park.

A pro cleaner doesn't have o have the market cornered. If tenants can find a mom and pop landlord, shouldn't those mom and pop's be hiring out other mom and pop operations? $150 does seem high but it really depends on the scope of the job. If the job is only 2 hours long and takes them 45 minutes to get there, $300 might be alright. Rarely though is there just a two hour job that you hire out --24.101.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 8:46 AM
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4-5 years ago, a mother and daughter cleaned many units for me. $125-$175 per unit for both of them and they supplied materials. --174.197.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 8:49 AM
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I had a ridiculous one not too long ago that I made a mistake and authorized a cleaning without getting a quote. New gal, professional, advertises.

$1,060 was the bill ... for a 2-bed bungalow. WHAAAAT?!? Granted, it was a bit dirty, but not scuzzy filthy. No trash left, no bugs, etc.

I paid it because I said "do it". I also never hired her again.

I now use a cleaning service that specifically advertises that they do rentals. My typical cleaning from them, for a crew of two gals, runs $150 - $250, depending on how bad the stove, fridge, and bathtub is. Very reasonable. I think he pays them $25/hour, which is pretty decent wages for basic, manual labor in my area, so taking his profit into account I figure between the two of them work for about 4-7 hours total per unit.

I figure it's similar auto-mechanics: there's the dealership that charges full, retail, inflated pricing to people who don't don't bother to shop around, and then there's the local auto-shop who gets it done for 30%-50% less.

Ask around for references. That's how I found my current guy's crew.

--184.4.xx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 9:12 AM
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Tried to hire a cleaning lady for my own place when I was sicker. Here is what I asked for - and ONLY what I asked for, no hidden add-ons - Vac & mop all floors (indoor/outdoor type area rugs, Allure flooring but include vac/dust baseboards as part of the vacuuming.) Clean all bathrooms thoroughly. On a regular basis, like weekly. Two old people and a cat live here.

That's IT. No kitchen, no dusting, no windows, nothing. We have lots of bedrooms but they are closed off when no guests, no cleaning or making of beds in any bedroom anyway.

$650 was one quote... --173.28.xx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by tim [CA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 9:32 AM
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These days, they all claim to do "deep cleaning". For many, it's just become a buzzword for the same work they did in the past, but now charge double for. --73.2.xx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 9:42 AM
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There's a gal that used to attend our local RE meeting and advertised as "Deanna'll Do It" or something like that. Her business was cleaning rentals. I asked her to quote me on a 3BR 1 BA house in decent shape. Her price was north of $1000. When I questioned it, she told me that it was because she did a really thorough job, and it would take extra time to remove the little adhesive mirrors they'd stuck on the living room wall.

I hired my handyman instead. He popped those little mirrors off in less than a minute with a putty knife, and had the place clean in a day. Cost me about $200. I was pretty bummed when he went to work for a big apartment complex. --104.230.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 10:28 AM
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Wow, Iím surprised to see everybody else seeing the same kind of ridiculous pricing. I guess the only thing more expensive than the average contractor or HVAC crew is a pair of single moms and a couple pack of Newports, parading as a professional cleaning company. --174.197.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Elena [PA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 12:10 PM
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You are lucky at least they came back with a quote. We had 2 ladies come out to give an estimate and neither called back.

I am going to do the cleaning myself. --173.62.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 2:22 PM
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Yup--prices have gone up. We pay in that range for cleaning.... and we charge $75 + per hour per person... in the rent contract. Just had 2 turnovers.... one had over $1000 in cleaning and damage (small amount of damage) and the other had just under $2600 (again not a huge amount of damage). Took it all out of security deposits.

I HATE cleaning.

Raise your deposit and cleaning fees. --76.138.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 4:18 PM
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Another good idea might be to start a clean out service for landlords that removes all the junk when they have to do evictions or clean outs. I used to do that when I was younger - I had 4 trucks running every day in the city where I was located. Back then dump fees were only $2 (yup, two dollars ) for a pickup load. I was getting $50 a load and each truck was doing 2 to 3 loads a day. I got high school kids to do it and paid them $6 per hour when the minimum was $3 per hour at the time. They would do 2 loads after school on weekdays and 3 loads on weekends. We'd take cleanouts and also tree branches and even move people around town when they were moving from house to house. Whatever it took back then. Gas was only about 25 cents a gallon then, pre the Arab oil embargo in the 70's. --172.58.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 4:38 PM
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So now begs to question, if tenants are already on tight budgets as everything cost more, are we really going to be able to ask for a higher SD and get it?

Where is the end of this madness? --76.129.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 5:09 PM
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I think the days of sub $1,000 per month rent are almost gone for everyone now. --149.76.xxx.x




Cleaning lady prices!! (by wmh [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 5:44 PM
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Price of cleaning ladies is why our lease calls for tenant to do their own cleaning - it will be clean when they move in and if it isn't clean when they move out THEY pay for it, not me.

Works for us. --96.238.xxx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 8:27 PM
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In previous recessions the guy with a hammer was now a handyman and the gal with a broom was now a cleaner.

INSTANT income on day one.

What I see now is our local factories are starved for workers and will take anyone who can breath and push a button,

so those handyman/cleaner people are busy in a factory.

The part I have trouble with is folks who refuse a second part time job on the side - evenings, weekends.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2024 8:14 AM
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Around here so many of the factory type settings are hurting so they no longer do drug scans.

I hear stories from people that work at some of them.

Yet another reason I am happy with my little bit of freedom.

Right now I can honestly say that my entire workforce is drug free on the job. --107.147.xx.xx




Cleaning lady prices!! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2024 11:11 AM
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At move-out time, I am sure to mention that professional cleaning is really expensive in this area and they can save a lot of money by doing the cleaning themselves. It gives them a little extra motivation. That and the rather large security deposit that they are hoping to get back. --76.178.xxx.xxx



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