I know way too many women who get way too hung up about having someone else clean their house. I think it’s a great idea for a bunch of reasons!
Number one – the house is totally clean at exactly the same time. If I was doing it, the kitchen would get organized one day and the dusting could happen almost any time. I love walking in and having the whole place sparkling, and smelling of the eco-sustainable non-chemical parsley cleaner we use.
And then – I have almost always had friends cleaning – much more comfy, no psychic shocks. They’re helping me, I’m helping them. And we’re both supporting the local economy. I usually try to be around when she arrives, so we can hang out and catch up for a few minutes. And if what needs done is a really big task, we’ll often tackle it together.
The same way with the garden – some wonderful person will show up who doesn’t have a way to play in the dirt and is looking for that opportunity. I get to supply the opportunity and again am happy to support the local economy.
There is in both cases plenty for me to do inside and outside the rest of the time. I love keeping the space sacred and beautiful. And am overjoyed to have such great help to do that!