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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brokenbane,

Our 3 bed sleeps up to 7 as we have a pull out full size trundle bed, that does push the cost up a little as there is setup time and more bedding.

I think our cleaners work pretty hard for the money. The cost of living in the west country is probably a lot less than the Cotswolds.
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Brockenbane



Joined: 02 Apr 2016
Posts: 19
Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zebedee wrote:
I've just taken a look at the 2 bed property. You do have a lot out on display that would need to be dusted (possibly even using a ladder). So your costs, plus the fact that you advertise as "luxury" should be higher that some.

However, 10.5 hours is more than a standard working day. Are they doing the garden as well in that time????
Have you thought of popping in sometime unexpectedly to see exactly what is going on?

Edited to add - how do you manage a same day changeover?? Or even a following day changeover if guests leave by 10am the cleaner surely isn't there till 8pm that night?????


No, 3 of them for 3.5 hours each!
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Brockenbane



Joined: 02 Apr 2016
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Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ianh100 wrote:
Hi Brokenbane,

Our 3 bed sleeps up to 7 as we have a pull out full size trundle bed, that does push the cost up a little as there is setup time and more bedding.

I think our cleaners work pretty hard for the money. The cost of living in the west country is probably a lot less than the Cotswolds.


Yes but we're paying 14 inc. NI, Holidays etc.
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COYS



Joined: 06 Jun 2015
Posts: 746
Location: Greek Islands

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brockenbane wrote:
zebedee wrote:
I've just taken a look at the 2 bed property. You do have a lot out on display that would need to be dusted (possibly even using a ladder). So your costs, plus the fact that you advertise as "luxury" should be higher that some.

However, 10.5 hours is more than a standard working day. Are they doing the garden as well in that time????
Have you thought of popping in sometime unexpectedly to see exactly what is going on?

Edited to add - how do you manage a same day changeover?? Or even a following day changeover if guests leave by 10am the cleaner surely isn't there till 8pm that night?????


No, 3 of them for 3.5 hours each!


Maybe just me .... but 11/hr x 10.5 (115.00) would be a fair bit less than we pay for 3 beds (inc laundry). If they are doing a thorough job that you are happy with I don't see too much of a problem there. We are on a fixed rate & if I'm honest I'd be over the moon if I thought they spent anywhere near that time earning it, but don't get me started!!
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Annieb



Joined: 11 May 2017
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Location: North Cornwall

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: cleaning costs Reply with quote

I pay my housekeeper 70 pounds for a changeover and on top of this we pay for laundry costs. She drops the linen off at the laundry and collects it when ready. We have a 2 bedroom bungalow with a shower room, bathroom and a utility and sunroom.
We also pay the housekeeper an extra twenty pounds to mow the lawns and sweep the patio and whatever bits need doing. So far she is doing a fantastic job and is happy to take deliveries for us and do anything extra that is required. If she has to do any extras I will pay her for them as I do not want her to feel that we are taking advantage of her.
Before I got the housekeeper I spoke to a cleaning company who said expect to pay approx. 10 percent of your weekly income on cleaning with the laundry on top of that.
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