Do you have a housekeeper?

As an analyst in IBD, you probably know that spare time is rare. How do you manage your household? Do you have a housekeeper?

I feel like having an appartement in a prime location @ 2K a month (while single) + utilities etc. takes such a big chunk out of the salary that there isn't too much disposable income for stuff like a housekeeper - so I do my laundry myself, I have a roomba, and do some cleaning. However, this takes up a lot of my spare time. How do you guys keep up with stuff like this? Do you have a housekeeper? Something Else?

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Nov 17, 2018 - 11:10pm

I live in a 1BR apartment paying c.2k per month. I usually pay for wash and fold service about once every 2-3 weeks (less than 20 dollars). I don't have a housekeeper because I am not home enough to make the type of mess that justifies a housekeeper, although I do know some other analysts who hire cleaning ladies once every 1 or 2 weeks. This is usually because they have 2-3 other roommates, and bathrooms and kitchens can get pretty gross in those types of situations.

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Nov 18, 2018 - 5:13am

I do but I always end up spending like 10 - 15 minutes cleaning up random stuff before she gets here. Weird.

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Nov 21, 2018 - 11:10am
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I do but I always end up spending like 10 - 15 minutes cleaning up random stuff before she gets here. Weird.

It's the most frustrating phenomenon I've come across. I have a family and we get a cleaning service every other week and the time I spend cleaning up for the cleaning service is about the amount of time they spend cleaning.

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