In a previous post I talked about my love of laughter and liberty and how employing a maid service increased the liberty and freedom in my life. A lot people have since then expressed an interest in how my life has changed for the better after I hired a maid service. I guess the best place to start would be to discuss what I did before I had the maid service and then talk about what I’m able to do now that I have a maid service.
Life Before Maid Service
First off let me say that I highly value a clean home and that is why before hiring a maid service, I stuck to a very strict schedule of maintaining the cleanliness of my home. My schedule usually tied up both my Saturday and Sunday mornings and I never felt very comfortable going out before I had had completed my cleaning tasks for those days. On Saturday mornings, I would usually clean the kitchen and bathroom since they are the areas that usually became the dirtiest during the week. I would start with scrubbing the toilet, bathtub, and sink areas. Then I would mop the bathroom floor and wipe down all the other surfaces. I would then move on to the kitchen scrubbing the stove and oven, then mop the floor, and finally clean the microwave. This usually took about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. On Sundays, I would vacuum and mop the rest of the house then dust all the surfaces taking up another 1 to 2 hours. In the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but it just seemed to bog down my weekend mornings. I had to get these things done before I could do anything else. In a way I felt trapped by this schedule and I skipped out on brunch with friends quite a few times to ensure my tasks were completed.
Nowadays, I have a maid service come every Friday evening and their professional and efficient staff complete in 2 hours what used to take me 3-4 hours. The best part is I don’t even need to be home when they are cleaning the house. Once you have built trust with your maid service, you can even leave a key with the company and they well clean your home and lock up after they’re done. My weekend mornings now feel so free. I have so many options for the weekend now. I can sleep in, grab brunch with friends, or even go away for the weekend without feeling the need to clean before I leave. Ever since getting the maid service, I’ve even found more room for laughter in my life. I know that might sound a little odd, but I feel less stressed now and I find it easier to laugh at silly thing and in general I feel like my overall mood is better. I guess, in a way, hiring a maid service removed a constraint on my life.