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The Clean House Calculator

The Clean House Calculator 12 Jul

Ever wondered how much time and money you spend in order to have a clean house? All the cleaning products, the sprays, the mops, the vacuums, etc. And many people think hiring a domestic cleaner would be more expensive than doing it themselves. Well now’s your chance to find out, how much does it really cost to hire a professional cleaner?

So the quiz is simple, all you have to do is answer four simple questions about you and your weekly habits. Just enter what you’ve spent on one-off household items for a clean house, your monthly spend on cleaning products and the time you spend a week cleaning your house. Also if you have any outgoings for chore payments to children. Because they won’t work for free!

Take our Clean House Calculator Quiz

Potential list of Cleaning Expenses

cleaning products
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One-off purchases:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mops
  • Steam cleaners
  • Brushes
  • Broom

Monthly purchases:

  • Kitchen roll
  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponges
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Feather duster
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Bathroom spray
  • Window spray
  • Air freshener
  • Air freshening products
  • Mop heads
  • Replaceable steam pads
  • Chore payments to children per week


  • Hours a day spent tidying up
  • Hours a week spent deep cleaning

Your monthly clean house costs drilled down

Pretty much everyone owns a vacuum cleaner so this cost spread over a year, is anywhere between £4 and £16 a month, depending on the price you paid for it. If you own a Dyson or G Tech AirRam, this will be the upper bracket at £10 to £20 a month. As an average, the monthly costs of branded cleaning products would be £15 to £20 a month. And as a family, if you have your children do household chores and give them pocket money, this can be from £5 to £20 a month depending on the number of children you have, and the deal they’ve negotiated.

So an average family, with all the above mentioned overheads, will be looking at between £30 a month at the lower end, to £60 a month at the higher end. That’s between £360 and £720 a year, you could go on holiday for that! There’s also the extra time that you end up spending tidying up and cleaning your home. Even if you only do 3 hours a week, that soon adds up. And you’ll be spending 156 hours a year just on scrubbing and vacuuming your house, that’s the equivalent of 6 and a half days, or near enough a whole week of your life!

Hiring professionals

Instead of doing it yourself and keeping your spouse and your children busy, why not think about hiring professionals to do it instead? And save a week of your life and maybe some money too. It costs just £12 an hour for our general cleaning services.

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