I thought that I could do it all, but I found out that I had to make some cuts somewhere. I was just too busy, and I was constantly feeling overwhelmed with how many things I had to do. I was working 60 hours a week, taking care of my family of four, helping out with church activities, and also volunteering at the school where my two kids go. I looked at everything I was doing, and that is when it hit me. I looked up cleaning services in Tampa, because I figured if I had to give something up, it should be something I don’t really enjoy anyway.
I could not cut back on hours, and I did not want to cut back on the time I was spending at church and the kids’ school. I also did not want to cut back on family time. That meant that I could cut back on the few hours I spent cleaning the house. It is not that the house was always dirty, but I do tend to like things pretty clean. I was always vacuuming or dusting, doing dishes, cleaning windows, or a number of other jobs around the house.
The kids were too young to really help out, and my husband is even busier than what I was. When I told him that I wanted to hire a cleaning service for the home, he thought it was a great idea. He is actually the one who discovered the company that we are using now. A friend of his from work uses them and could not say enough good things about the company. He loves going home to a clean house every night, and I am discovering that I really enjoy the same thing too. This was one of my better ideas!