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Average Cost for House Cleaning and Doing Laundry

What is the cost per hour for cleaning a house and doing the laundry?

By Sara B


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June 10, 20131 found this helpful
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I cleaned house for many years. I charged $30 and hour at the time I retired. This is a high cost of living, high income area. I was well known and had more work than I could take. Your reputation will be what allows you to raise your rates. In lower income areas the rate can be as low as $10 an hour. Keep in mind that the nature of the work only allows you to work for about 5 hours a day. It is a very concentrated workout. I never worked more than 4 days a week.

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May 17, 20162 found this helpful
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Never ever charge by hour you always charge by the job period

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August 31, 20160 found this helpful

Did you pay your own social security and medical? Most employers do not pay their cleaning service employees this. If you can only work five hours, you can only orl five hrs. No one should pay you more.


This is life! Does a fireman, policeman, nurse or doctor tell someone they can only work five hrs./day so please pay me for 8hrs/day which equals 40 hrs./wk. for 25 hrs. Of work (5x5)? Something is wrong here.

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November 24, 20160 found this helpful

I agree

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June 9, 20130 found this helpful

I pay $12/hr in Seattle.

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