My partner and I have been discussing finally hiring a housekeeper. We have been so stubborn about doing everything ourselves for so long, that it can be very hard to admit that we could use a little help in keeping our place tidy. But as life gets busier, and as we have both put aside some money, it is starting to seem ridiculous that we bend over backwards, using all of our rare free moments, cleaning our place. We can afford to hire someone, and a professional maid service would certainly do a much better job than we do. Truth be told, even after we have been cleaning for several hours, I still fear what my mother would say if she came to visit. We just can’t make our place look spotless the way professionals can. But I understand that for some, hiring help around the home can feel odd. There are strange elements of classism at play. And, it can feel odd to have someone you don’t really know in your home, in the most private corners. If you are struggling with the idea of hiring a housekeeper, here are some ways to feel better about it.
You are creating a job
You are not forcing someone to take up the job of housekeeper by hiring a housekeeper. Housekeepers are already out there, wanting to work, and looking for more income. You are creating a job by hiring someone to clean your home.