Molly Maid is coming tomorrow to clean, clean, clean my house! Yippee! I finally cracked and said ok to a cleaning service – after tomorrow’s initial clean, they’ll be coming every other week! Hubby has been saying we should get one for about 5 yrs, but I was always hesitant, to me it always seemed like a HUGE waste of ALOT of money. Afterall, I can clean my house myself. So why doesn’t he just pay me instead? However, all that changed when I realized how much harder keeping up with two kids is than one. That, and we moved into this much bigger house last year… Let’s just say the dust bunnies are now dust elephants! I go back to work in 3.5 weeks (sniff, sniff) and I don’t want to spend all of my free time cleaning, as I know I’ll be spending enough of it doing just the daily stuff like dishes, and laundry. I’m really looking forward to coming home tomorrow afternoon to a super clean house (and yes, this means I spent an hour this evening stuffing all of my loose clutter into boxes and hiding them in closets never to be seen again until the closet is too full to put more stuff in….).
So why Molly Maid? A friend suggested a husband wife team she has clean her house. Truthfully that scares me for so many reasons. First off, if I’m paying them to come into my house and clean, then I’m technically their employer, on the hook for any workplace injuries they encounter. Secondly, I’ve heard horror stories of cleaners wanting $$ upfront, then the home owner coming home to not only no cleaning, but all of their stuff stolen – yikes! So I thought I’d go with a reputable company. We’ll see how well they do tomorrow. I promise to blog and let you know if they hit every nook and cranny or not. Has anyone ever used a cleaning service? Did you like it? Do you have any tips on how to maintain a decluttered house?