Last Thursday, I had a wonderful experience, by accident! One of my scheduled jobs cancelled at the last minute and I had to figure out what to do to keep hours for my employees. It was so last minute, I did not have another job for them, sooooooo, I put on my own home on the schedule.
First, I had to “pick up” my home so it could actually be cleaned. This is difficult since I have 2 children at home. But it forced me to do it! I know I would not have picked up my home unless I was having it cleaned. That was the first big benefit.
Then, I decided I may as well change all the bedsheets, so I did that. (I probably would not have done that either!)
And then, I had my home cleaned, on a Thursday!
You would think that being the owner of a residential house cleaning service for so long, I would know the benefits of having a good housecleaning, or you would think that I have my house cleaned on a regular basis. But I don’t. Truth be told, I STILL think I should be doing it all myself, even after working a full time job, trying to always have dinner on the table every night, and shuttling my kids to their numerous extra activities. I still have that guilt and take on the responsibility thinking I should be the one to keep the house clean. Well, needless to say, my house is very rarely as clean as I like it and sometimes I get in a rut and it actually gets a little out of control because of the overwhelming feeling I get from this. I ALWAYS feel a little guilty about it and it’s ALWAYS on my mind and I ALWAYS have that chore that ALWAYS needs to be done!
Well, when I walked into my home Thursday evening after my awesome cleaners had been there, I cannot tell you how great it felt. I actually wanted to cry! My whole house was clean, not just part of it, and I thought of all the things I wanted to do that weekend with my family, which did not include cleaning! I felt so good about how my home was, I was looking for people to have over for dinner and it also motivated me to start the laundry, steam clean all my carpets, and keep the house clean, all because I felt so good that my house was cleaned.
That weekend was one of the best weekends ever. I felt like I was taking care of my family by having a clean home. I felt great that I was spending quality time with my family doing something other than cleaning. And I felt so great that I wanted to do more deeper cleaning items like steaming my carpets and getting a jump start on the laundry.
I realized that when we feel overwhelmed, well, nothing gets done because we don’t know where to start. But a good housecleaning is one way to make you really feel so good and it motivates us to do even more.
If you are someone still stuck in that thinking that you need to be the one to do your own cleaning but it actually never gets done, please, get over it and have your home cleaned. Even if it’s just one cleaning! It will make your soul feel so good and you know that draggy feeling we women always get from having cleaning in the back of our minds-it will be gone, making you feel so free!
We love to clean here at Kidwell’s Kleaning. All too often when a woman calls in to inquire about cleaning services, she tells me she feels guilty about making the call. Well, please don’t! We love helping out other people, we love cleaning, and you will absolutely love the feeling of walking into a clean home!