7 Reasons Why You Might Need a Housekeeper

7 Reasons Why You Might Need a Housekeeper

by Martha Scully

Life is hectic. From the long days at the office, taking the kids to school and then to after school activities, cooking meals, helping with homework, managing your household and other responsibilities, it’s difficult to get everything done – including getting a good night’s sleep.

When things get busy, one of the last things that gets done is the cleaning. It gets dropped down to the bottom of the priority list, and it tends to be that chore that you will do tomorrow, then on the weekend, and the next thing you know, you forget to do it completely. However, cleaning is something that you need to do – for your health and for your sanity. Every time you walk in the door, you see the things that need to be cleaned and tidied up. Do you really want to come home from work and see this all the time?

If you live a busy lifestyle or have recently had something change (a new baby, promotion at work, etc.), then you have probably thought about getting a housekeeper to help out. But, like many, you probably think, “Why pay someone to clean when I can do it myself?” Plus, it would be one more thing you would have to coordinate with your busy schedule.

Let’s be honest – after a busy day at work and caring for the kids, are you really going to have time (or the energy) to clean the house? Probably not! If you are on the fence about hiring a housekeeper to help with the cleaning, here are some signs that it’s time for you to finally hire someone.

You Might Need a Houskeeper if…

1. You Don’t Remember the Last Time You Did a Thorough Cleaning

Be honest with yourself – when was the last time you took a few hours to do a thorough cleaning? Can’t remember? You’re not alone. This is one of the top signs that you need someone to help out with the cleaning around the house.

2. You Work Long Hours

Working long hours takes its toll on you. Many families have both parents working long hours, leaving little time to take care of the house, let alone the kids and other responsibilities you have to take care of. We all know, the last thing you want to do when you get home, after making dinner, is spend the little free time you have vacuuming, dusting, and doing the laundry.

3. You Have No Leisure Time

Speaking of extra time, if you are having a tough time finding any time at all to have some fun and relax, then hiring a house cleaner is something you seriously need to consider. Even hiring a cleaner for a few hours per week can free up some time for you to spend with the kids, friends and family.

4. You Have a Newborn

Having a newborn is a wonderful time in your life. It is also extremely time-consuming and tiring. Anyone who has had kids knows how much of a demand a newborn can be. Getting a little extra help around the house to help you pick up the slack with the chores is a worthy investment.

5. Things Are Starting to Pile Up

If you see things starting to pile up around the house, it’s a sure-fire sign that it’s time to do something about it. Whether your laundry pile is taking over your bedroom, your kitchen table is being consumed by items or other areas of your home are collecting dust at an alarming rate, it’s time for you – or a housekeeper – to take action.

6. You Have the Disposable Income

Take some time to crunch the numbers. If you have the expendable income and can afford to hire a housekeeper, then why not do it? We all know that you would probably rather be doing something else with your time than cleaning. You put in all those hours at work for a reason – so you can afford to do things like hire a housekeeper and free up time to do things you enjoy.

7. Cleaning Is Not Your Thing

Cleaning may not be your thing. This is okay. There is no shortage of people who don’t like to clean and would rather be doing almost anything else than cleaning the bathroom or vacuuming. So, why force yourself to do it? The truth is that you probably won’t do a great job anyway – you will do the bare minimum to make things look presentable and do the cleaning as quickly as possible.

Isn’t it better to hire someone to do it right? Plus, you won’t have to do it – so it’s a win-win for you!

A Housekeeper Is a Worthwhile Investment

Keeping your home clean is important to keep things in your home and your life more organized. It is also important for your health. If you are struggling to find the time to clean your home, then it’s time to hire a housekeeper.

A housekeeper can not only keep your home clean, they can also take the stress off, take one less thing off your to-do list and help you free up some time to do things you enjoy. Hire a housekeeper today and take back a piece of your day!

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.