When is it time for you to think about getting help with your housecleaning?
If you have consciously tried to clean your house and keep it up and failed, it may be time for some help. If your health keeps you from keeping a clean house, you may need outside help. (A dirty house only exacerbates health problems.) If you are busy with a job outside the home and raising a family, a cleaning lady might be the way to go. (Spending time with family on the weekends beats washing walls and floors!)
What keeps most people from hiring a cleaning lady?
Finances are a definite consideration when deciding on getting help cleaning the house. Should you look at a cleaning lady as a luxury or a necessity? I always thought having a cleaning lady was a luxury. But after fibromyalgia hit, I definitely started looking at it as a necessity. Still, I was concerned about the cost. There are many services for cleaning house and there are many private cleaning ladies. All have different prices and you may be surprised how much help can come from just a couple of hours a week.
Pride or embarrassment keeping the door shut on help cleaning house?
The overriding reason for me holding off on a cleaning lady was PRIDE. I hate to admit it, but I tried several times to wash these walls. Doing so always ended up with me on the couch and my walls never being finished.
We both smoke and we burn corn for heat so my walls were a mess. This fall I knew I could not face winter and being confined in the house with the walls the way they were. But I am a very private person and the mere thought of someone coming in and doing my housecleaning was disconcerting. Are you fighting with your pride too?
Are you embarrassed by your house? Are you afraid a cleaning lady will take one look at it and run the other way? It’s been my experience that most women think their houses are dirtier than they really are. I used to do housecleaning for people and found this to be true. Do not let the shape your house is in now lead to a worse mess later. There are many, many housecleaning services out there. A service will usually take on any mess. Maybe you should try one of them to get your house deep cleaned and then find a cleaning lady to come in weekly, bi-weekly or monthly afterwards.
Is it time for you to get help cleaning house? Are the reasons for not getting a cleaning lady valid or just excuses?