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“ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT”
(Jul. 21, 2020)— It’s Wednesday night, and you’ve finished a full day’s work, cooked the dinner for your family, and put the kids to bed. Before you go to bed, you look at the pots in the kitchen and the toys all over the floor, and get that sinking feeling as you heave yourself up to start cleaning before you can fall asleep to ten minutes of Netflix. Sounds familiar? Depending on your circumstances, at least one part of this is relatable, but what if you could remove cleaning (or the brunt of it) from your life? Here are just a few reasons why getting a house cleaner could significantly impact your health and well-being.
- You have a reason to keep it together.
Cleaning for the cleaner is something of a joke, but it’s a real thing. If you live alone or just have the family around you, it can be easy to let things slip – who’s going to say anything? But then, if you have someone coming to your house a couple of times a week to deep clean, you have a reason to create an environment where the cleaner can do their job. This means cleaning up the toys and putting things away, so that the cleaner can get to the hard stuff.
- It might be cheaper than you think.
The main thing that puts people off getting a cleaner, or having a professional do anything, is the cost. You may be surprised how cost-effective it is when you’re only paying for a couple of hours of a cleaner’s time per week. You can then think about what you’re gaining, which is time. Money can be earned, but time is gone forever, so think about the extra hours you can spend with your family or just for yourself you gain when you have someone help. There may also be schemes you can join, such as NDIS supports if you have a disability or are over 65 in Australia, that could help even further.
- Spend time on the jobs you enjoy.
Out of all the household tasks, there are probably some that you much prefer over others. Some people get zen while ironing or washing the dishes, while others enjoy cooking. Keep these jobs for yourself and just spend the money on the jobs you dislike. This will also mean you’re getting the most value for money, and that the one job you don’t like doesn’t get done for months because you can’t even stand to think about it.
- Don’t think about cleaning supplies.
A professional cleaner will bring their supplies, and because it’s their job, you know they will have the best tools for the task, which means it’s one less thing to think about when you’re doing your weekly shop! All you need to do is keep the house basics, and the heavy-duty supplies that are more expensive and difficult to purchase will be done for you.