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Domestic cleaning agencies in central London likely to hire a retiree?

Asking for a friend who is a fit 65 and is needs casual employment as a cleaner. The catch: she has no formal cleaning experience or references. What central London agencies might hire without experience and/or offer training? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Jul 19, 2016 - 0 answers

Housecleaner needed in L.A.

I want my 1BR apartment on L.A.'s eastside clean, and I don't want to do it myself. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 22, 2015 - 4 answers

House cleaners in Albuquerque?

I'm interested in hiring a house cleaner for my Albuquerque home. I'd like bi-weekly or monthly cleanings of the public spaces and both bathrooms (around 2,00 sq. ft.), as well as those "major cleaning" things, such as windows, on a schedule. I'd like them to use effective cleaners that are also somewhat green-ish (clean trumps green). Because I do animal rescue, I do have cats/dogs in the house (most foster dogs are crated when I'm not home). Any recommendations?
posted by answergrape on Mar 3, 2014 - 1 answer

Looking for house cleaner in Jamaica Plain, MA

Can anyone recommend a good house cleaner in Jamaica Plain, MA? I've checked yelp reviews and Boston magazine but I'm hoping for a personal recommendation. Thanks!
posted by Majorita on Dec 30, 2013 - 3 answers

How much cleaning should I do before the cleaning person arrives?

I'm becoming irrationally anxious about the housecleaning service that's happening at my apartment this afternoon. I don't know what's reasonable to expect, how much prep I should do beforehand or how much I should manage the person they're sending over. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Oct 9, 2013 - 20 answers

Looking for an independent housecleaner in Los Angeles

Massive overtime at work, and spending our free time cleaning is killing my husband and me. I think it's time to pay someone else to do this. AskMe, please refer someone based in LA! [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Jul 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Japanese Houseboy - WTF?

What is the story behind the pop-cultural trope of the "Japanese Houseboy?" [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Cleaning in Minneapolis?

I have a need for a one time deep-cleaning service in the Minneapolis area. Does anybody have any recommendations? Further, does anybody have tips for getting family members to try and be less cluttered? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 - 7 answers

can't believe I'm asking this

Dear Ask MetaFilter, I never thought this would happen to me: requesting recommendations for a private house cleaning service in Durham, NC. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Am I a terrible MoH?

More Maid of Honor woes. How am I going to do this? What are normal expectations for a MoH? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jan 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Hey, Cleaner, leave those machines alone!

Cleaner of 1+ year is using our clothes washing machine(s) without permission. She's a smoker and it makes the machines smell. Is this an expected perk? Regardless, what's an indirect way of saying "Please don't use our washing machine."? [Ridiculously detailed story inside…] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 - 37 answers

How can I get customers for my house cleaning business?

I’m trying to start up a housecleaning business, but can’t figure out how to actually get any customers. I’ve been putting flyers on houses in fairly upscale neighborhoods – McMansions, hip urban condos, places populated by professionals and executives. I have an ad on craigslist, although my city doesn’t use craigslist much. I’m not getting anywhere with either of those methods though. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2011 - 43 answers

Maid of honor/Bridal shower advice

I'm maid of honor for my sister's upcoming wedding, and fear her inner Bridezilla is coming out. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jul 7, 2011 - 25 answers

How to get this place clean?

We're having a party. Our house is a disaster. I feel like I need a professional to help. Fiance disagrees. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jul 7, 2011 - 55 answers

Cleaning Service Trust Procedures

What should I do to increase my trust of my house cleaners? [more inside]
posted by Phredward on Feb 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Wanted: stories or memoirs of the Unwanted

I am looking for stories or memoirs of persons famous or otherwise who at some point in their lives realized that nobody wanted them as a partner/lover/mate and how they dealt with this realization in the rest of their life.
posted by Sully on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Something Old, Borrowed, or New

What's a cool gift my wife -- the Maid of Honor -- can give the Bride on her Wedding Day? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Non-shady maid service in LA?

Can anyone recommend non-profit or even just non-shady house cleaning in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jun 3, 2010 - 2 answers

How common is/was Alice?

Do/did people have Alices? I'm referring to The Brady Bunch's Alice -- a combination maid/cook/nanny who lived on site and was treated as a much-loved member of the family (with no outside life of her own aside from a mostly chaste relationship with Sam the butcher) while doing almost all of the real work of maintaining the household. Does/did this kind of role really exist in real life? [more inside]
posted by amyms on May 29, 2010 - 52 answers

Recommend independent or well-treated Astoria cleaners

Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Recommend a cleaning lady in Columbus, OH!

In search of an awesome cleaning lady in Columbus, OH. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 5, 2010 - 2 answers

I really hate dusting. Like, A LOT.

Does anyone in the Denver Metro area (or even better: Aurora) have a recommendation for a house cleaner for bi-weekly cleanings? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Oct 19, 2009 - 2 answers

I want to eat off my floors AND my ceiling fan, please.

When cleaning, what nooks & crannies might the maid accidentally miss? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Jun 15, 2009 - 15 answers

How clean is your house (or small apartment)

Can anyone recommend a good one-time maid/cleaning service in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Recommendations for a Seattle cleaning service

Looking for a service to clean my Seattle apartment. Any recommendations? General recommendations on how to pick a cleaner or service are welcome. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Cleaning in New York

Please recommend/warn me about cleaning services and independent housekeepers in New York City [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Sep 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Need a cleaning service in Chicago

Can you recommend a cleaning company or individual in downtown Chicago? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Aug 5, 2008 - 0 answers

Cleaning service in Brooklyn?

Can any of you recommend a good, reliable cleaning service in Williamsburg/Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Jun 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Cleaning service advice?

Advice for hiring a cleaning service (or a recommendation for one in the Northern VA area)? [more inside]
posted by empath on Mar 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids.

Name that TV show. Gasmasks, hotel rooms, eggs and dead maids. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Oct 29, 2007 - 5 answers

DC Maid Service?

Can anyone recommend a reputable maid/cleaning service in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by ASM on Oct 27, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem?

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2007 - 61 answers

Is there any reason for concern if my maid, a legal resident, just asked permission to report her bi-weekly payments from me on her Section 8 income report?

My maid called this evening to inquire as to whether she can include my bi-weekly payments to her in her Section 8 (Los Angeles) income report. She is a legal resident but not a citizen. Other than tax implications for her, are there any issues that I should be aware of now that this previously non-broached issue has been broached (e.g., tax or legal)? My options are as follows: (1) say no and let her continue working; (2) say yes and let her continue working; or (3) politely inform her that her services are no longer required. She has only been cleaning my apartment for two months and came highly recommended by a friend. Obviously option (2) is preferable but I’d rather be safe than sorry.
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I convince my roommate that we need a maid?

Jimmy (my friend/roommate/landlord) and I both like to have a sparkling clean apartment. He thinks it's lazy and morally objectionable to hire a maid. I think my free time is valuable so I don't want to spend it cleaning bathrooms. Since cost isn't a concern, how do I convince my roommate that we should just leave the cleaning to the professionals and hire a maid? [more inside]
posted by santry on Aug 5, 2006 - 50 answers

Big dust bunnies in Toronto

Can anyone recommend a a good non-agency house cleaner in Toronto? (Also bonus points: out of curiousity, does anyone know the maid service that Globe and Mail reporter Jan Wong worked for in her series, "Maid for a Month"? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Jul 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Tell me about your maid service?

So i'm a young professional who doesn't have the {time,energy} to keep my house clean. I've been thinking about getting a maid or cleaning service, but the house is such a pigsty that I'm worried about them just throwing up their hands and going home. Do you keep your place in very bad shape? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Apr 2, 2005 - 31 answers

Tips on hiring a cleaning service?

Maid/Cleaning Services. [2 parter, more inside] [more inside]
posted by kerouaciness on Sep 29, 2004 - 7 answers

Choosing a Housekeeper

I'm a lazy bum who makes enough money to buy his way out of his problems. My problem: My girlfriend says our house is too messy, and she's sick of cleaning it. My solution: we'll hire a maid to come twice a month or so to do most of the routine chores.

My question: How do I go about finding a trustworthy, high quality housekeeper?
posted by davebug on Aug 4, 2004 - 22 answers

Cleaning services

Has anyone ever tried a hired maid/home cleaning service before? [more inside]
posted by swank6 on Apr 4, 2004 - 22 answers

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