I’m in my office giving my latest housecleaning service some space while they clean. I’m reminiscing and hoping they are doing a good job, so, my search can end. Being the oldest of five kids I was naturally the built-in babysitter and I was happy about that! I was so excited when I was eleven and my parents told my sister and I that we were going to have a baby. I couldn’t wait! It’s funny because my sister has since told me that she didn’t share my excitement at all. She didn’t want someone stealing her thunder 🙂 I was surprised to hear that! It’s funny how we remember things. I just assumed my sister was as excited as I was.
Having a baby around was fun for many years, but, as I became a teenager the novelty wore off… going out with friends became more important… of course. I’ve gone off topic now! Back to what this post is really about… searching for a housecleaning service. The one thing I can’t seem to find at this time 🙁
Besides being the babysitter, my sister Liisa and I were also expected to be the housecleaning service. I don’t mean as in the fairy tale sense that we were locked up and allowed out of our rooms only to clean 🙂 It was a different era. We were taught to clean by our mother and grandmother. I’m reminiscing about what I used to tell my mom when she wanted help with cleaning. She used to tell me that I needed to know how to clean properly and my response was, “No, I don’t! I’m going to have people cleaning for me!”. Well it’s taken me into my late forties and fifties to actually have this come to fruition! Let me tell you, now that I’m really able and willing to have this type of service done for me… I can’t find anyone suitable! Who else shares my pain?
I know this sounds so trivial and the whining of someone with “first world problems” and I totally agree. Yet, it is my situation right now. I can finally afford to pay someone to clean my house at the ripe young age of fifty-one and I can’t find that someone! I want to spend my time (when not working full-time)
staying in shape working out, writing posts for my blog, taking pictures, organizing pictures into photo books, visiting my mom who lives a ferry ride away, and traveling.
This particular search really got kicked into full-steam-ahead since I came back from traveling with my husband for two weeks. I had to get right back to work which left me no time to get my house in order. My kids, bless them for what they did do, were pretty good. But, the place was not in the condition I left it in. I like to clean before I go away, so, I can come home and relax and since my kids were here babysitting our dog things weren’t quite in that relaxation kind of state for me. So, that’s the reason I’ve been on a mad hunt for a service to help me out. Usually I take over and get things done instead of waiting on someone else, but, this time… I’m done… I want some help!
Maybe these guys would be able to help me out 🙂
Let me know your thoughts. Do you have some help? Do you use a housecleaning service? Oh yes, my husband says he can’t keep up with the yard work due to his busy work schedule (which I admit is crazy), so, a few months ago he hired someone to come and mow the lawns weekly. It took him all of a week to find this person!
Thanks for listening!