(Closed) Cleaning lady?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@GypsyLove:  Uhhh yeah,  you’re insane.  If I had the means to reasonably hire a cleaning person, I would in an absolute heartbeat. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would never ever hire a cleaning lady ONLY because I am so picky when it comes to cleaning and I have OCD. If I wasn’t and didn’t and had the means to afford a cleaning lady I would though. 🙂 It doeasn’t make you less of anything! You are still 100% a wife and mommy to be. 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you are a little crazy.  :). But I know how you feel.  I feel like because I have an at home business that I should be able to get everything done and not ask for help from my hubby yet that really isn’t possible because I’m still working all day, just at home.  Now I’m pregnant too (just less than 20 weeks), and we plan to hire a cleaning lady starting a few months before the baby is born.  We are going to try and do just once a month for a deep scrub, which are the things I hate doing the most and never get to.  Biweekly would be amazing, but we just don’t want to spend that much!  I know that it might take some getting used to for you, but I bet over time those feelings will go away and you will be very happy to have the help!  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@GypsyLove:  No, I think it’s a good idea if you have the means! But I say that as someone who’s really terrible at chores and cleaning in general. My Boyfriend or Best Friend has a cleaning service and I’m so jealous and looking forward to the possibility of taking advantage of that if we get to the point where we move in together lol.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I always felt like a good wife was just a good team player.  If your helping your family in one way or another, you’re a good wife.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@GypsyLove:  You would be suprised how much a cleaning lady helps, in small ways and how not as expensive you think it is.

 

Before I met my SO I was single with one child, working full time. I had the cleaning lady come over 2x a month.  I mean you could do once a week but take this into consideration.

 

The first time they or “she” comes, she will do a full cleaning, top to bottom, focusing on your biggest help needers…bathroom, folding laundry whatever.

 

after that, it’s truley just upkeep for you.

When she comes again, you can say “I need help with a.B.C the most….she will foucs on that and kinda do a spot cleaning upkeep of the bigger things.

 

 

 

 

It’s a win win situation, and I always tell people if they can spare the $$$$ it’s worth so much more in peace of mind and time.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I work at home, and I would love a cleaning lady! We’ll definitely get one once we can afford it! Even though I work at home, it doesn’t mean I have time to do all the cleaning. I love that I can do laundry during work hours, I mean, how convenient is that, but my Boyfriend or Best Friend can’t expect me to do all the household chores just because I work at home. So we tend to do that during the weekend, but we’re both really bad at it.

But, I have to say, if we are to get a cleaning lady, and I work at home, I would feel totally awkward having her around me, while I work. I’m afraid she’d think I’m lazy, even though I am working! 

 

But to answer your question: If you can afford it and appreciate it: Definitely hire a cleaning lady! I mean, why not? You provide her with a chance to work, and it saves you from a lot of work!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’re totally fine. Hell, if we could afford a cleaning lady, I’d get one now because I don’t have time to clean, and my Fiance tries but isn’t great at it.

Also, that whole “being a good wife” and “being less of a wife” thing is bs. As long as you love your SO and have a happy, healthy relationship, you’re fine. Cooking/cleaning/etc. has nothing to do with that.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I know housewives and stay at home moms that have cleaning lady’s! I’m neither and can’t afford a cleaning lady (I would get one bimonthly if I could) and my husband does a lot of the cleaning with me. Occasionally when I’m exhausted as agitated and he cleans the entire kitchen, that is when I feel like less of a wife. But he always tells me that just because I’m a woman it doesn’t mean that I have to do all the cleaning and cooking since we’re a partnership. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I work from home and have a cleaning lady – before, I would have a hard time doing work because the house was so filthy that all I wanted to do was clean it up.

But yes, I definitely feel like less of a wife because I’m home all day and STILL have to hire someone to help keep the house clean – so you aren’t alone.  It doesn’t help that family and friends tell me I’m lazy for doing it…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Less of a wife???! your GROWING A BABY in you!! having a cleaning lady is totally fine!!!

Post # 15
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1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am pregnant also work full time, and am having trouble keeping up with the housework. I have thought about getting a cleaner but somehow I just can’t do it as I feel it’s not right to pay someone to clean my place..I can’t explain it.

Post # 16
Hostess
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

oh my gosh, take advantage of having a cleaning lady! I need one so bad I have been such a disgusting animal lately!

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