House Cleaning Fees for Service

I have been cleaning a house and making $85 a week. This house is 3400 sq. ft and now they have tacked on about 7 loads of laundry, unloading the dishwasher, and bringing in the trashcan after the city has collected it. Please help. I don't want to sound like a prude, but don't want to be there for an extra 5 hrs doing laundry. I get there at 7:30 and don't leave until almost 5 now. I am actually done cleaning house between 11-12.

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October 15, 20151 found this helpful

You client is clearly taking advantage of you! You must decide:
*whether you want to continue service for this client
*your price PER HOUR for house cleaning based upon the size of the house, type of cleaning, etc.
*how much more you will charge for additional requests such as laundry, emptying the dishwasher, garbage etc.

You should stand up for yourself even if it means you lose this client. Once you decide upon your fees and extra charges, give this client and all future clients a copy of your services and fees. After you and your clients come to an agreement, prepare a document for each client re the agreement of services and charges so there will be no questions down the line about fees and payment.

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December 1, 20150 found this helpful

This has happened to me and I nipped it right then and there, if they want those things done which wasn't part of the original agreement, I would need to make a new bid on that job, then take it or leave it. :/

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October 5, 20160 found this helpful

I would of charged for 3500 sq ft home 150.00 and charge 10.00 per load seriously because they are not going to find anyone else to do that much work for 85.00

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October 26, 20180 found this helpful

I charging for your services if your asked to do more then your services the food rat time,well yes amen he amount goes up. I would charge $125.00 per visit.

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October 16, 20151 found this helpful

As usual, Suds, I'm in complete agreement with DCA. (That's one sharp lady!)

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However, I would like to add the following. To paraphrase a great lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, no one can take advantage of you without your consent. Im sorry if that sounds harsh. Saying no isnt always easy, I realize that, but it is a good word to learn. Please calculate how many hours you spend to earn that $85 and use that hourly rate to extend to laundry and the additional chores your clients have added to the list. If they dont agree to pay for the extra work, dont do it. If you dont point out the fact your time is valuable, your clients wont get the message.

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October 16, 20150 found this helpful

So if you were there for 5 hours, you would be making $17 an hour. That is pretty darn good money. Could you make more anywhere else? A lot of college graduates do not make $17 an hour.

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Anonymous
October 17, 20150 found this helpful

Shame on me for what. First of all doing house cleaning work is hard labor no matter how you look at it.

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And secondly I was asking opinions not to be criticized.. But thanks anyways

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October 16, 20151 found this helpful

Sounds to me like $85 for a house that big she's getting a bargain already. If you give in to her terms it won't be long before she'll be adding a lot more. Don't let her take advantage of you.

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October 17, 20153 found this helpful

Sounds like these people are what I used to call 'canujusts', you know the sort " Before you go, can you just ...."? I agree with DCA and Rose Anne. Charge by the hour - they buy your services, not your soul. As I found out, if you do one extra thing they'll find you another. Some people are like that.

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April 21, 20160 found this helpful

I would not clean a 3400 sq foot house for 85.00 I would charge 125.00 plus another 50.00 for that much laundry

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July 1, 20163 found this helpful

I run a small cleaning service and I have been in business about 6 yrs now. I charge a standard fee of 20.00 per hr and must be booked at 4 hrs are more. This is for a basic clean only!!!!!. You have to be firm and up front with what services you render, anything more must be billed separately, laundry, outside of the home, baseboards and windows is considered deluxe cleaning. I would consider talking to your client because you are basically working for free or find new clients that will treat you fair. I hope this was helpful to you.

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November 1, 20160 found this helpful

How much it cost to take trash out apartment

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Anonymous
December 30, 20160 found this helpful

That is crazy that size of house you should at least be making 250 a week they are Forsure taking advantage of you sorry if you are doing all that they would either pay or I would be done FORSURE if they have the money to hire a housekeeper they have the money to pay you the rate you are charging is like for a small 2 bdrm sorry that's how I feel people will take advantage of you if you will let them and it sounds like they are Forsure doing it.

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