I'm thinking of getting one, at least occasionally when I just can't take it anymore.
There are some who work independently (I won't use a service, they treat their employees horribly!) and charge $10/hour. I think we could afford it, especially if it were just for a few hours a month. Dh thinks we can't afford it, but I don't see why. We've been getting a little more than we expected in student loans, our rent is paid several months in advance, we are able to buy furniture and electronics, as well as pay off a few old bills.
We are both students, and neither of us really have time to do anything around the house. I decided I was sick of it so I packed up all the dirty dishes and stuffed them under the sink just so I wouldn't have to look at them anymore, and I hid all the clean dishes, so dh will either have to wash everything himself or admit that we could use a housekeeper.
I will try to clean one bathroom today, but that's it...dd also knocked over a vase and the flowers and water are still all over the kitchen floor, and she knocked over a table in the living room, so papers are everywhere. I don't care...I'm not touching it...
I don't mind laundry. That's no trouble at all. What I hate is mopping the floor and cleaning the bathroom. I don't mind doing dishes unless every dish in the house is dirty, which is how it's been lately. If it's just a day's worth, no problem.
We also have a chicken coop that dh built, but the way he built it, it's too big for me to clean! It's built for 2 chickens, and it has a metal tray to catch all the droppings, and you just remove the tray and dump out all the sawdust. But the tray is so big and heavy I couldn't lift it even if I weren't pg, so dh has to be the one to do it, but he only does it every few months. I feel bad for the poor chickens. I've asked him to either rebuild it so I can clean it, or to do it himself more often, but nothing...I wonder if it's something a housekeeper could do?
How many hours does it take for your housekeeper to do all the stuff you want done? All I want done is the chicken coop (if they do that), bathrooms, and kitchen counters and floors. It doesn't seem like it would take that long.