More Young Koreans Hire Housekeepers

  • By Lee Hae-in

    January 12, 2022 11:38

    More Koreans in their 20s and 30s are paying for a housekeeper rather than dig their chores themselves.

    One 34-year-old office worker often hires a Chinese cleaner for W50,000 for three hours (US$1=W1,194). "I didn't even bother doing things like removing mold in the bathroom or cleaning the gas stove hood because I couldn't see any visible result. It's much better to leave it to the experts."

    A 31-year-old lawyer who also uses a cleaning service regularly said "I don't want to waste time on housework on weekends since I am too busy on weekdays and don't have enough personal time."

    An app for hiring cleaners saw customers in their 20s and 30s increase 4.5 times over the past year. It said, "In the past, dual-income families with children were the main customers, but now about 30 percent of the total users are singles households with spending power." 

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