Folks, I need a housekeeper.
I've come to this conclusion after several years of cleaning up messes that I did not make, and realizing that there are people who get paid to clean up messes they didn't make. So why shouldn't I be paying someone to deal with this filth? Someone that isn't me, ya know. Cause really?
It's just getting old.
Laundry sucks. Like the actual washing is kind of fun because it smells good and the machine sounds cool and I kind of get hypnotized by the spinning and sloshing and whooshing. The dryer, not so cool, because I'm not a fan of heat. I hate opening the dryer door and its all hot in my face. Ugh. And don't get me started on the folding and putting away. So redundant.
I can deal with the dishes. That's pretty easy. Load. Unload. Wash a pan or two. Done. I'm even getting the Monster trained to do this one. Dusting also falls in the not so bad area, especially since I don't do it often.
But other things that fall in to the sucky category would be: vacuuming, mopping, toilet cleaning, sweeping, bed making, sink scrubbing, and window washing. Seriously, someone else should be doing this stuff. I don't have time. I can keep it surface clean but lord keeping a house really clean like actually disinfected and smelling good is tough.
Then I think I'm way too weird about people to have someone clean my house. I'm not good with people I don't know, not very trusting you see. Am I just supposed to leave the cleaning person alone in my house? And why did I just say cleaning person? I might as well forgo being PC and say cleaning lady cause c'mon! Who's going to pay a man to clean their house? That would be a complete waste of money.
So do I leave the housekeeper here or do I just move my person and Sugarbaby from room to room trying to stay out of her way, while watching to see if she steals anything? Not that there is anything to steal. All you crazies out there on the Internetz, I have nothing of value. Just way too many toys and clothes I can't fit into.
Readers, have you ever paid someone to do something you could do yourself, just because it was easier to hire it out? What are the rules of etiquette in this situation? And can you recommend someone?