Anyone who knows me…and especially the ones who have LIVED with me….know that I HATE cleaning.
I view cleaning like I do school work…no matter how much time you spend on it, there is always more to do. There are so many better ways that I would like to spend my time rather than cleaning….like sleeping, going to the gym, shopping, etc. My other thought about cleaning is that if I was to die tomorrow, would my family and friends remember a super clean house or spending time with them? I think you know the answer.
I do have to admit though, I do feel better mentally when the house is cleaned up from all the dog hair and toys. I am great at keeping up with the vacuuming, it is everything else that I fall behind on.
I have several girlfriends that always have immaculate houses and every time I leave their places, I swear to myself that I am going to do better. I am going to hang up my clothes right away before they get wrinkled from remaining in the dryer to the next day (or the day after that). I am going to unload the dishes every night. I am going to make sure there is no dust on the baseboards or Goldfish in my couch. My hopes are always short lived. I really, REALLY want to be like them. Unfortunately, I do not think I am wired that way.
So with working full time and tutoring in the evenings, I fell waaayyyy behind in cleaning. You know it has to be bad if I think it is “bad.”
Awhile back I met a wonderful woman playing Bunco with some girlfriends. She is as nice as they come and she just happens to own her own cleaning business. This woman is the best! I can chat with her all day. When life was getting crazy for us in the Taylor household, I explained our work situation and what we needed. She has only cleaned our house twice, but I am not sure what I did before her.
I have only had a cleaning service twice in my life…and both times were when I was extremely ill during Campbell’s pregnancy Tommy and I do as much as we can around the house ourselves….refinish furniture, hang our own garage door openers, put up wainscoting, etc. So I feel very spoiled having someone help with our housework.
TaDAAAAA….How long do you think this will last with kids?
Coming home to a clean house makes me smile!
My smile will be growing even bigger soon because I am going to trade my tutoring services and work with her grandson for her cleaning services. I love a win-win situation.