Is it worth giving up your weekly Starbucks visit to pay for someone else to clean your toilet? Or vacuum your home once a week or do any of the hundreds of other daily chores and task that are required to make your home look good? Face it, if you’re like most people you want a clean home and you were probably raised with the expectation that you could do it all — work, raise a family and keep a spotless home. But the reality is you can’t do it all and something has to give.
It’s not your fault, and it’s not even your mother’s fault, for instilling in you the goal of being a superwoman. In all fairness, the only one to blame for your housekeeping skills falling below par is Donna Reed. Yes, the perfect housekeeper of the 1950’s with 2.5 children and a husband who was not only good looking but a doctor to boot. And Donna Reed did such a great job keeping her home spotless that dust didn’t even dare to settle down on any of the bric-a-brac that was required by some law in the 1950’s to adorn the fireplace mantle.
It was the likes of Donna Reed that your mother grew up watching and attempted to imitate as one of the last generations of stay-at-home moms with chocolate chip cookies always in the oven and a house that was so spotlessly clean it could be the cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine without notice.
But for this generation of working moms and single moms who are also working outside of the home, just owning a home to keep dirty is a full time job in itself. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Hiring a cleaning service to come in and clean every week can be fairly inexpensive and even in a tight budget ,you may find things that you can cut to afford maid service — like your daily Starbucks habit.
And wouldn’t it be nice if for just one day or maybe two days a week, you could come home and find your home clean and tidy and feel like you had your very own version of a homemaker keeping your house looking like a home?
It’s not as complicated as you might think to hire a maid service either. Most cleaning services can walk you through the process to find out what you want cleaned and what you don’t want cleaned and then they can set a schedule that matches your needs to ensure your home is always a pleasant surprise to come home to.
So while you can blame Donna Reed for your housekeeping skills woes, you can’t blame anyone other than Starbucks if you don’t hire a maid service to undo the wrongs of the past and get your home into Good Housekeeping shape.