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Monday, June 18, 2012

What I did on my summer blogcation


The short answer?  Not much.  Not much at all.  But that would be a really super short blog post, so I'll elaborate a little bit--Captain Husband and I hired a house cleaner and I have to admit that I feel rather sheepish about the fact that we're now paying someone to clean up after us.  The main impetus for taking this step is the fact that I live in the dust and grit capital of the world with a toddler and a grown man who have the ability to create messes out of thin air; thanks to my growing belly, I'm just not able to keep up with everything like I used to.  As of right now, our house cleaner is only tackling the floors and the bathrooms twice a month, so I'm still responsible for a lot of the regular upkeep around the place, which helps ease my conscience a bit.  I'm still getting used to the idea of the whole thing and am totally guilty of cleaning up before she arrives just so she won't think we're a family of pigs, even though I'm sure she probably couldn't care less.  When I informed some of my friends about our decision to hire a house cleaner, the overall response was positive, with one person even going so far as to tell me that having someone else clean up after us would be just as beneficial, if not more, as going to couples' therapy.  And while I definitely see the benefit of splitting the housekeeping duties with another person, I still can't help but feel slightly conflicted about the whole enterprise.  On the other hand, however, my back is definitely appreciating this new arrangement and that alone is worth every penny.  Would you (or have you) hire a house cleaner?

7 comments:

Nita said...

You know my feelings on this. Let the lady clean and don't look back. Before long, you will have her changing your sheets and dusting your ceiling fan blades. Definitely an investment in the marriage as far as I'm concerned. :)

Michelle said...

One of the things I 'gave up' when I quit working fulltime was the house cleaning service. I think that was the hardest part of cutting back. I even had a cleaning service when I lived alone in my apartment in Chicago (in a vintage apartment with massive amounts of woodworking that was impossible for me to clean). I completely admit there are things that I do not excel at (although they are few and far between) and cleaning showers is one of those things. I say 'Good for you' now you can spend your time doing other fun things!

Maeve's Momma said...

If I could afford it, I would, and I would never 'clean up' for the cleaning lady, either, I'm just not like that! LOL

NHGirl said...

I hired someone to clean a little bit while I was pregnant with my second. It was just too much, with a toddler and a huge belly, to get on my hands and knees to mop a floor or scrub a toilet. I think every pregnant woman deserves a housekeeper!

Sarah Halstead said...

that is great that you will get some help.

Lori said...

Yep! my daughters friends always need money, so. guess who they come to? Lol. They clean, I have a cheap house keeper!

Kim said...

I would love to hire one. I can keep up with the clutter, but the hardcore scrubbing of floors and bathroom is hard to keep up with.

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