Finding a cleaner – Bidvine review

Looking for the right piano lessons for your little one or the photographer who is going to make you look like the most gorgeous woman in town? Not easy to find the right service when there are so many options with such a range of prices! Pas de paniqueBidvine is here to help you! We personally tested the website this week while we were looking for a cleaner. So get yourself a cup of tea, make yourself comfortable and enjoy our Bidvine review!

Bidvine review

Frenchie Mummy hates housework!

I can’t think of anything more boring than cleaning the house. I am far from being the perfect housewife. Not only I am not a super cook, but I do the minimum to keep our flat clean and tidy. I just hate it. It’s like doing a proper workout. Sérieusement, when I clean the entire flat (which is quite big! Why did we get such a massive place? It involves more cleaning…), it takes me hours.

And Baba too…

On top of taking me a long time and making me feel like I am not a princess anymore, Baba hates the hoover.

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Oh no! She puts that thing on again! I am going to cry!!!

I kid you not! As soon as I start hoovering, he screams for half an hour before he decides than in the end, this weird thing (the hoover, are you following l’histoire so far?) is  not that scary after all. He then follows me around the rooms while I am trying to clean the place. And sometimes, he will even come closer and slam the hoover with his hammer. Just reminding the noisy object who is the boss in the Frenchie household…

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I sorted out this evil thing called a ‘hoover’! My hammer was so useful…

I hate le ménage! After whinging and complaining about it for months to Grumpy Boyfriend, he decided that it was time to act and agreed to get a cleaner. Le pauvre, he had to put up with a lot of protestations. Here is a little selection for you:

  • It’s so boring to clean during my days off! Why do I have to do that?
  • When was the last time you actually did the washing up?
  • The dishwasher loves your dirty cups. Open it, put the dirty object in it and close it. Literally 30 seconds, not even.

Yeah, Grumpy Boyfriend is still not sure about how to use our dishwasher...

Hurrah! We are looking for a cleaner!

I started the search about two months ago.

But it was such a disappointment. Different companies came in the flat to assess the level of work needed. Obviously, I cleaned the place beforehand so that they didn’t think we were living like pigs (you know what it’s like when someone comes around, you make this extra effort). Très logique to clean the place before the cleaner comes in…

Even with the flat clean and tidy, all of them came up with the most ridiculous proposals. Apparently, our flat needed 6 hours of work a week. In other words, a lot of money.

A waste of time. None of the services I appointed fitted what I really wanted and in the meantime, I was still cleaning the place myself (not too much though… Don’t you worry about that!)

How Bidvine works

And then last week, I discovered Bidvine.

Le concept est simple. They ask you a few questions specific to the type of service that you need help with. This helps pros understand what you need and give a more accurate bid estimate. You then enter your email address and a company can get in touch with you to offer their service.

It literally took me less than a minute to answer the questions. And then, Bidvine sent my job request to trusted local professionals who could help with what I needed done (a lot of cleaning s’il vous plaît!) Just the perfect match between the job and the right pros.

Why I like Bidvine?

  • It’s super easy to use.
  • It offers a very good range of services. You can find a photographer, a personal trainer and so much more!
  • Your request is dealt with very quickly. I received an offer from a local cleaner within two hours!
  • You can easily compare prices when companies get in touch with you.
  • Bidvine don’t share personal information. It’s up to you!
  • It is free for both consumers and professionals to sign up.

We have a quote!

Within a few hours entering my details and what I needed, I received an email from a local cleaning company with a very good proposal. Literally the best quote I have had so far! Nothing ridiculously expensive and the person explained clearly their service.

Off to email her back now and get our collaboration started as soon as possible!

Et voilà, that’s me done for the week. A happy woman who will not have to do too much work over the next few months….

I am now free of naughty chores and can enjoy more quality time with my little one. Off course, I won’t spend this extra free time blogging instead of taking care of my cher Baba 🙂

Thanks for reading our Bidvine review! Check out this new local services tech startup, connecting customers with the right service providers all over the UK.  And let us know how you are getting on! Or tell us why you like cleaning!

Disclosure: This post was commissioned by Bidvine. However, all opinions are my own. In the meantime, off to clean a bit the house! Kidding!!!!




  1. Kelly | and Jacob makes three
    March 11, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I must try this! Looks like a great idea. The quote for 6 hours of cleaning! How is that even possible? Do you live in a giant mansion?! #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      March 12, 2017 / 8:52 am

      I know right!? Ridiculous… They would do anything for money…

  2. Gabriela Green
    March 12, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Having a cleaner feels great indeed. It saves you a lot of time which you can spend with your loved ones instead and you are less tired!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      March 12, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      So true! I think I am going to make the plunge! Thanks for reading x

  3. Laura - Mama, Eden & Me
    March 12, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    With two dogs and a small human in the house I could use a cleaner. There are just not enough hours in the day for playing, cooking, eating, coffee AND cleaning! The app looks great #KCACOLS

  4. Emma and Family
    March 12, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I would love a cleaner! I keep talking about it but seems so expensive! I hope you enjoy your less cleaning time! #KCACOLS

  5. Mrs Hergerburger @ Making Little People
    March 13, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Sounds like a great service. The money I spend each month on cleaners is my best spent money! I wouldn’t give it up u less we went bankrupt! #kcacols

  6. Tooting Mama
    March 14, 2017 / 8:32 am

    Yup I hate the housework too!

    Seriously a quote of six hours for an apartment, that’s just bonkers! I will check this website when I get back to the UK #KCACOLS

  7. March 14, 2017 / 8:55 am

    I’m so glad I read this as we are about to get a cleaner now we have three – mainly to save my sanity! #KCACOLS

  8. Mum in Brum
    March 15, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Oh I’m so jealous! I’ve been dreaming about having a cleaner for months but can’t quite justify the cost! This service looks great though and definitely worth getting a quote from. #KCACOLS

  9. Maria
    March 15, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I love the idea of bidvine – I really need a cleaner so I am going to see if I can find one in my area. #KCACOLS

  10. Mrs Morgan plus 3
    March 15, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I would love a cleaner its so boring lol!! #kcacols xx

  11. March 16, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    It is my dream to have a cleaner! In the meantime, I soldier on but I can’t say I’m as passionate about it as I once was! Enjoy your shine! #KCACOLS

  12. Sinead (
    March 16, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I had no idea there was a website like this. Is it UK only? I’m in Ireland. Bof. 😉 #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      March 17, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      it might work I don’t know

  13. March 16, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Looks like a good site – helpful to get a sensible quote at least. I hate housework too and it’s hard to get anything done with a baba in the house. #kcacols

  14. Nadine
    March 17, 2017 / 4:35 am

    LOL Your post totally made me laugh. I like cleaning the house, most of the time, but we have a small place which makes it easy. But it’s crazy how it still goes from clean to chaos in a matter of minutes sometimes! Hope having the cleaner helps 🙂 Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • Cecile Blaireau
      March 17, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      chaos is in the house within two minutes with Baba and Grumpy Boyfriend… and me too lol thanks for reading x

  15. Nicola
    March 17, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I don’t mind cleaning the house really, but when I worked full time I did pay a local au pair that was free in the day to clean my bathrooms. It was definitely money well spent! Sounds like a good service though if you need someone reputable. #ablogginggoodtime

  16. Dani
    March 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I’ve heard of Bidvine but yet to check it out. Thanks for reminding me of this awesome service #KCACOLS

  17. March 17, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I sooo wish we could get a cleaner! Ian leaves it all to me and it is all I do all day! Thanks for sharing with #SundayBest x

  18. Silly Mummy
    March 18, 2017 / 12:36 am

    That sounds like a really helpful site! #KCACOLS

  19. Kayla Arnold
    March 18, 2017 / 2:25 am

    I’ll have to try this out!! #KCACOLS

  20. Nadia - Scandi Mummy
    March 18, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Caspian loves the hoover, always has… but I’d still love a cleaner! #KCACOLS
    Nadia xx

  21. Amie
    March 18, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    I haven’t heard of this before but it does sounds pretty good and something I want to try now! I love housework and cleaning so any new product is perfect for me 🙂 #KCACOLS

  22. Mummy in a TuTu
    March 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    We love bidvine too!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  23. March 22, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Back again from #ablogginggoodtime – going to share on Twitter now! #ablogginggoodtime

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