How do I know how much time I need every week?
Every family and household is different, so while some families will find that an Essential membership plan (3hrs per week) is plenty of time for laundry, cooking dinner and some errands, for larger families, this might not be possible.
Once you become a member, m-Time will use your first week of service to help establish the scope of what your Moncierge will be able to do for you, and help you refine your weekly routine. Once a good routine is set, you will have the peace of mind that things will be ticking along smoothly in the background.
For a rough guide, here are the typical lengths of our most popular tasks. If you’re still unsure after reading, don’t worry, just call, text or email us and we’ll be happy to help!
Laundry: For most households, an hour is usually enough time for a weekly fold and starting a laundry cycle. The average pile of ironing will usually take another 30-45 mins.
Cooking: We require our families to provide recipes and ingredients for cooking, but we understand that it can be easier for your Moncierge to pick up the ingredient list for you. If the recipe and ingredients are provided, one hour is usually enough. If the Moncierge needs to pick up the ingredients for you, 1.5-2hrs is usually enough time.
Tidying: Depending on the size of your home, a tidy will usually take 45mins. A tidy consists of changing your bins, picking up clothes and toys from the floor, wiping tabletops and surfaces, doing the dishes/loading the dishwasher, etc.
Errands (shopping, pick ups and drop offs, etc.): The best way to gauge how much time an errand could take is to time yourself + 15mins. We use the 15 minute rule to give our Moncierges more time to get used to the routine. With time, the extra 15 minutes probably won’t be needed.
Domestic Cleaning: As a rule of thumb, a two bedroom home will take two hours to clean, a three bedroom home three hours, a four bedroom home four hours, etc. It is important to note that a detailed clean will usually take 50% more time than a domestic clean. Your Moncierge will be happy to do a detailed clean for you, but please be aware that you’ll likely need to add more time to your sessions.
If you’re unsure of the difference between a domestic clean and a detailed clean, here are a few examples:
Domestic Clean: Surfaces wiped or dusted V Detailed Clean: Doors also cleaned and frames cleaned of fingerprints.
Domestic clean: rubbish bins changed V Detailed Clean: bins are sanitised.
Domestic clean: general dusting V Detailed Clean: individual items cleaned.