Can we get real honest here? I hope so, and I really hope I’m not alone in this. My house is a mess. I mean, when you get down and look at the floors, behind lamps and plants, in the nooks of the kitchen, there is a level of cleanness that is just not there. Sure, it might look tidy if you come over, but that’s just because I threw everything in it’s place 5 minutes before you got there, even though I’ve learned that it’s okay to have a people over with a messy house.
I’m good at tidying up and generally keeping a neat house, but where I struggle, is the deep, nitty gritty cleaning that I just neglect to do. I can’t tell you the last time I cleaned the base boards, actually scrubbed the bath tub (that’s what scrubbing bubbles are for, right?), washed the windows, or a long list of other little corners and things that need to be cleaned. My problem is that when I get a good opportunity to clean, such as a weekend when my husband is home to distract the boys, the last thing I want to do is isolate myself in the house all day long making things sparkle. I would much rather be in the backyard with my family, actually enjoying the time we all get to be together.
So my question is, is it worth it to pay someone to clean my house? Instead of spending hours upon hours every week scrubbing, mopping, dusting, and wiping, is it worth it to dish out the cash to savor those hours spending quality time with my family? I’ve never used a cleaning service, so I’m not even familiar with the prices, but lately the thought of a cleaning service has become increasingly more tempting. With a toddler and newborn at home with me 24/7 (yep, I’m still sittin’ pretty on a Mother’s Day Out waitlist), daily cleaning is just not happening. I’m tired of constantly seeing the grime and feeling guilty. I need to either come up with a better system, or just bite the bullet and have a cleaning service do it. As I’ve been contemplating this, I’ve been checking out a few DFW cleaning services. These are just the top 3 that interested me:
EcoMaids of North Dallas– This green cleaning service sounds appealing to me as I don’t like a lot of toxins and strong chemicals lingering around my little ones.
Mod Maids – This local cleaning company prides itself on being luxurious and affordable. Two things that sounds really nice right now 🙂
Domestic Divas – Claiming to be personal, reliable, and high-quality, this local cleaning company has a great detailed list of services, which is way more than I ever clean!
If I end giving a cleaning service a try, I’ll be sure to let you mamas know. Maybe I’ll even get super vulnerable and post before and after photos, eek! But more importantly, I want to know how you all do it!
Do you use a cleaning service? Is there one you recommend? If you don’t, how do you find the time (and effort) to keep your house clean?