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Desperately seeking cleaner!
Part-vent, part recommendation request...

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#1 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

So I'm due in five weeks and we've decided to get a cleaner at least for now until the first few months. (I'm still getting the house back into order after some home improvements so I'm left with little energy to do the floors etc myself.)

I've read some online reviews and contacted a few companies but they have not gotten back to me to secure a date for an in-home quote   wacko.gif  Okay that's the venty part over!

Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaners in the Sydney area, preferably a company that uses natural/eco-friendly type products?

#2 BeccaBoo88

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Where in Sydney? I am in Hills District and have a fantastic cleaner if you're around here?

Usually in your local paper they have cleaners looking for work? Ask for references and I just wouldn't leave while they were in my house! Haha. I'm not very trusting though.

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I've been trying to get a cleaner for about 6 weeks.  I tried the ones who left a flyer in my mailbox first - no call back.  Then I tried a couple of other large well-known cleaning companies and they didn't call back.  I got a mail out from Myer One and Jim's Cleaning is a partner, so I contacted Jim's via the website and got a message saying someone would call me between 8 and 10 am the next day. The cleaner called me at about 8:02, he started last week and he did a fantastic job.

#4 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Thanks BeccaBoo but I'm in the inner west so may be too far for them to travel?
SeaPrincess, glad you found someone who'd return your calls in the end!
I'll keep trying...

#5 twinboys

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

When I have used cleaners in the past - They used my cleaning products so I know what is being used.
Some would bring their preferred mops or cleaning cloths though.

When I inquired in Sydney - the prices from cleaning companies flipped me out.

When I was in Melbourne I always found ladies who did it on the side and I would pay $50 for 2 hours work - the companies I inquired at for 2 hours work is around $150

#6 ~~HappyMummy~~

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Hi, my mum organized a cleaner for me for a few months after baby number two.  Best present ever!  She used Katy & Jerry cleaning - 1300 364 089.  I think they do all over Sydney.  I was happy!!

#7 Lifesgood

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I wish you luck! Good cleaners in Sydney are rarer than hens teeth. If mine ever tries to quit/retire I'm going to have to move to another city.

#8 AnotherFeral

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I know one but in the Hornsby area which is probably too far. She uses Enjo products mainly.

#9 March*baby

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (BeccaBoo88 @ 20/02/2013, 11:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where in Sydney? I am in Hills District and have a fantastic cleaner if you're around here?

Usually in your local paper they have cleaners looking for work? Ask for references and I just wouldn't leave while they were in my house! Haha. I'm not very trusting though.

Hi Beccaboo, I just tried to PM you but it didn't work. I'm in the hills district too and have been on the lookout for a good cleaner. Do you mind PMing me the name of your cleaner? Many thanks! original.gif

#10 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:49 AM

Than Happy Mummy - I'll check them out!
ETA - Oops, that was meant to be 'thanks!'

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 21 February 2013 - 05:03 PM.

#11 March*baby

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Hi Beccaboo

Oh-my-gosh. I just tried to PM you again, but my message dissapeared! Don't know what I am doing wrong. ohmy.gif

So if you see a response from me with just your quote, pay no attention. I did write a massive long reply to you, but can't for the life of me figure out how to send it.

But just wanted to say many thanks for getting back to me. original.gif I'm reading your messages, just can't seem to reply.

#12 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

A happy ending: my SIL recommended a company, a completed an online quote form this early this morning, they called me at the start of the day, came over for a quote before midday, calling me when they were on their way, gave me a quote, and can start next week! Fingers crossed they are good!
Contacted a different branch of the same company this morning about steam cleaning. They called me at 8am, gave me a quote over the phobia & they're steam cleaning the rug & the runner tomorrow!!

#13 Escapin

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

Good to hear you've found someone. I'm inner west too, mine is great. I'll attempt to PM her details in case you need a plan B.

#14 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

roll2.gif Just saw an autocorrect typo I missed - a quote over the phobia!! Haha was meant to be phone, but maybe I do have a phobia of cleaning!

Thanks for the PM Escapin - for some reason I struggle to get PMs to work, even replies, so I'll just reply here. Always good to have a Plan B!

I'll be glad when my replacement computer finally arrives and I can type on a keyboard rather than use my phone all the time.

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 28 February 2013 - 02:37 PM.

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