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Maid For Us

Have you ever thought about hiring a maid or using a cleaning service?  I have!  And recently, I've been giving it more and more thought.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being domestic around the house.  It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and pride.  However, I can't deny that there are some definite benefits to relinquishing the cleaning duties once a month to a house keeper or Maid Service DC.

One of the biggest reasons for me to look into hiring a maid is my family's health.  We live across the street from a farm and our next door neighbors have pets that are always on our porch or front lawn.  And with my kids being allergic to both cats and dogs, I'm always worrying about the fact that we're tracking those germs and allergens into the house. We do try to reduce spreading those germs throughout the house by not wearing our outdoor shoes inside too much.

However, germs spread. Even if we leave our shoes at the door that's not going to stop the germs from getting caught in the air and moving throughout the house that.  Another issue that happens is that having two young busy bodies doesn't exactly allow me to 'deep clean' often.  Most of time, my cleaning sessions are interrupted to break up arguments, making lunch, playdates or doctor appointments.  So, I end up having to rush to change clothes and shower off my cleaning germs.

Needless, to say these interruptions often lead to buildup around the baseboards, the oven not getting cleaned out like it should have been two weeks ago and a fresh layer of dust starting to coat the ceiling fan.  Whether anybody else notices are not, the fact is that I notice!  And that bothers me because I crave neatness and organization.  I also crave cutting down on the amount of chemicals used in our home.

I try to be very eco-friendly and live as GREEN as possible.  Today most cleaning services offer packages that are 100% environmentally friendly.  Their crews use everything from all natural cleaners to natural fiber cleaning clothes that can either be recycled or reused. I don't know about you all but when I use products that are safer my family and myself, I can rest a little easier.  If I'm cutting up fruit on the counter, I don't have to worry about if I rinsed the cleaner off ten times because it's poisonous.

At the end of day, I want my home to be cleaner and my family healthier.  I recognize that I'm at a stage where I could use a little outside help in the form of a cleaning service.  Whether it's once a month, every other month or even every three months until I get a handle on my busy life, I'm determined to make sure this place is as spotless as possible!

What are your feelings on hiring a cleaning service?


  1. I actually have considered this recently. I don't see it as a problem-especially if you hire someone a couple times a month to clean the things you can't get to everyday. For instance, the oven and fridge.

    1. Agreed! I think it's really worth it.

  2. We have hired maid services in the past and oh my, what a treat! Eventually I'd like to get a service to come out once a month!

    1. I bet it was a treat. I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes.