As a mother, or really anyone who has a busy schedule and needs an extra (couple) set of hands to help around the home, will benefit from building a reliable, trustworthy team of specialists of all the home-care needs.
Between work, children, and trying to maintain somewhat of a social life, there seems to be little time for cleaning the house and doing the landscaping–not to mention, the time constraints on learning a new skill, like plumbing, just to be “independent.”
Sometimes independence isn’t as great as it seems, and it can be less stressful to just hire someone to do the tasks we don’t quite understand or don’t have time for. When building your team of people you can depend on, you want just that: someone you can depend on, who is reliable, trustworthy, and matches your communication and personality in a complimentary way.
It is always a chore to clean the house, and depending on how tidy or messy it manages to stay determines the frequency you have to clean your home! If you have a toddler, it’s likely to be a more frequent chore than, say, not having a child at all.
Toys get scattered from the entrance to the backroom, and as you get tired of cleaning this day after day, you might also find that you are neglecting other cleaning responsibilities, like cleaning the bathroom or dusting! As the mess escalates, it can make you want to run away from your “home,” once a place of comfort and relaxation.
So how can you make sure your house is spick and span each week? Counting on your trusty house cleaner(s) to do the messy work for you! There are many reasons why people don’t want a house cleaner, such as the price or the embarrassment of having someone clean up after you.
Remember this, a house cleaner takes the position of a house cleaner because that’s what they want to do to make money! If you are embarrassed or shaming yourself, you can look at it in the positive light of supporting a small business owner locally.
If you are worried about the money, ask yourself what information you are going off of. House cleaners are not all that expensive, and they do offer different services at different prices. If you can’t afford it once a week, look at once a month. If you can’t afford your house to be cleaned top to bottom, focus on the areas you have been neglecting the most each week.
You might have to ask around at various businesses until you find the right price and the right person. Again, it is important, when inviting a stranger into your home for the first time, that the company is reputable, and that you can build a relationship with the person (or people) you are hiring.
Just like the inside of your house can drive you crazy, so can your exterior. Landscapes are the first things people see when they drive by or come over, so it may matter quite a bit how it appears to you.
There are many landscaping companies that will mow your grass, plant flowers and trees, and remove the dead ones each year. They all have different price ranges, different reviews, and different expertise. Figuring out what you want from a landscaper will make it easier to discover the perfect local business for you. Remember to check their reviews!
Whether you are looking for shower / faucet repair, toilet assistance, etc., there are experts who are willing to get their hands dirty and help you. Plumbers are a great ally to have, especially if you can make a close relationship with one plumber or one plumbing business.
You never know when your pipes on any of your appliances are going to need expert attention, something you can’t give them without strenuous hours of trial and error. Who has time for that except your plumber?
Find your local plumber and run through the checklist above; are they reliable, trustworthy, and reputable? If so, you want them on your team!
There are so many additional teammates you are going to want as time becomes more and more valuable with work or kids, and as you see a need for more you time! The sooner you start building your team, the more time you will save and energy you can invest in your family or career. And don’t forget, it’s a win-win for all the members of your team!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed and took something positive away from it. If so, let me know in the comments.