We often see '40s and '50s households depicted as having maids in movies and TV shows. So how many working class families really had maids? Growing up in the late '60s and '70s, we had a maid that came in usually twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) to help my mother clean house, do laundry and almost all the ironing. We were a comfortable middle class family, but far from what I'd call "well off". My father had a good blue collar union job, and my mother was mostly a stay-at-home mom. Even though our maid was only there two days per week, I still feel like she helped raise me and was almost like part of the family. A fond memory for sure. I'm just not sure how many middle class households today have maids. Who could afford such a luxury these days?