I am not a great housekeeper. Oh, I do the laundry, sweep, and tidy up the kitchen. I pick up toys, wipe up spills, scrub counters, and declutter as the day goes along...BUT I don't scour floors, mop or check under beds regularly. I don't dust very often, unless I see words written in it..I really just don't.
I don't know if I have the time to do these things but frankly, I don't care to find the time. That being said...I would LIKE it to get done regularly and I know I'm not the person for the job. I know this because I've been married 18 years, a mom for 16 years and I still don't do it...so there ya go...
For all of the above reasons I've been contemplating hiring a cleaning person. I have contemplated this for a few years actually but one thing that keeps creeping into my mind is that we have 5 sons and 3 dogs. Do cleaning ladies actually pick up after THIS type of household? Do they come in initially to help me organize? Do I need to hire someone to help me organize, declutter and scour before I have the regular cleaning person visits?
I tried to hire a cleaning person a couple of years ago. That was a disaster. I left our home for the day and came home at the end of the day to see it in the exact same shape as when I left except that I could smell Pine Sol. The dining room chairs were left right where they had been after breakfast and the whole 9 yards. The beds looked like our sons made them and not a sheet one was tucked in.
I'd just like to have clean floors at least ONCE a week! Maybe that's just too much to ask?