We talk a lot about cleaning here on the blog. I happen to think cleaning is pretty important, myself. But that’s just me! I also happen to think there’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help when you need it.4 Misconceptions About Hiring a Cleaning Service That Need to Go Away! #cleaningservice #housecleaning Click To Tweet
If you are sick, you go see a doctor, or when your car breaks, you just don’t leave it there and buy a new one. So, why there are certain areas of life where help is deemed “okay” and others where it is ridiculed is a mystery to me. Nonetheless, I will try and debunk it with help from Maid This, who was kind enough to lend us a hand in understanding misconceptions about hiring a cleaning service, and how to deal with them.
Too good to get your hands dirty
There are people who think that you are lazy or spoiled if you don’t want to get your hands dirty. In reality, those people lead different lives and their schedule probably allows them to do this job themselves without needing any outside help ever. On the other hand, there are people who need to work, take care of their family and do bunch of other chores on a daily basis. For them, adding cleaning, which takes a lot of time and energy, can be overwhelming.
There is absolutely no shame in paying for a service – that’s how the world works. If there is anything you can do to save precious time by hiring someone, then just go for it. A cleaning service will clean your home efficiently, professionally, and will save you a lot of time which you can dedicate to your family or a hobby.
What does clean mean?
You can’t really define a satisfactory level of cleanliness, and it all comes down to personal preferences. It is your home after all, your space, and you are free to do with it whatever you want.
First you need to determine your priorities and then realize how much time and effort you are willing to sacrifice in order to feel satisfied with how your home looks. If you want to live in a clean home which requires an effort on a regular basis, but you just can’t find enough time, then it’s a no-brainer that you need a cleaning service.
It’s similar to going to a hairdresser: nobody is expecting you to do a haircut yourself, so why would professional cleaning be judged any differently?
It is a luxury and nothing else
Everything can be a luxury depending on your perspective. Why be hard on yourself and push your limits, when you can use that extra time to spend with your child or do something else you prefer. You can never make up for THAT kind of luxury.
You can make room in the budget for a cleaning service if you want to, even if it means sacrificing some other commodity. Again, it’s all about personal preferences and choices.
As long as you have an opportunity to create some free time, then you should absolutely take it. Not only will you feel happier, but you will have a clean home to enjoy that happiness in.
Cleaning is not hard, and you don’t need any help
Technically that is correct, nothing is hard if you put enough effort and love in it, but that’s not really the point.
You don’t need to prove anything to anyone, you only need to decide whether you need a cleaning service or not. If you look at it in black and white, it’s a good investment and money well spent.
I also think there are seasons in your life when you need more help than others! If you find yourself in a season where you need some assistance in keeping your home a tidy and peaceful place, don’t let your fears hold you back. Get some good references and find yourself someone you are comfortable having in your home to help keep things running.
Do you currently employ a cleaning service? Was it a hard decision to make for yourself?
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