I totally get that, because I've fired many a housekeeper. (and I'm at it again)
Now you have to know my mother-in-law. Unlike my spoiled little self, my mother-in-law is NOT a "have a housekeeper" type of woman. She's always been a very hardworking mom and wife, who's always cleaned her own home, and other people's homes. She came from nothing & worked for everything her whole life.
I adore my mother in law! She's a tiny, sweet, kind, wonderful & humble woman, who has ALWAYS put EVERYONE ahead of herself. The idea that she's even HAVING someone clean her house for her is amazing to me. The fact is that she needs help & we're all too far away! (and she wouldn't let us help anyway, she'd be too busy feeding us)
Up until about 4 years ago, I always cleaned my own house. Then I got sick, and I work & I often have many kids in my house. So when I come home from work, I'm tired. I take care of and spend time with my family. Cleaning house isn't exactly tops on my priority list - but I like a clean house.
Is it really worth it for someone to just swish my toilet & wipe down my counter?? I want someone to do the BIG stuff - the stuff I don't want to do or don't have time to do: Dust, scrub my floors, wipe down my cabinets, clean my windows, CLEAN my bathrooms & stove - feed me peeled grapes, tell me I'm beautiful & pour me wine - whoops, wrong fantasy....
I have a small house! It's not all that big a project.... Why is that such a stretch for these people to get???
I've given up. I'll keep my $ and go shoe shopping instead.
Mom, I get it!!
Anyone know of a GOOD housekeeper???
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