I really really do want a cleaner. But then, I don't think I want one.
Then, domestic goddess failure that I am perhaps a cleaning lady is a requirement here.
For a short period of time we had a cleaner. Entering the house after she had whooshed through with her mop and sponge brought me a sense of peace and happiness that only a clean house that I didn't clean can bring.
Then we moved and we never organised another one.
First up was the cost. A cleaner really is a luxury item. But in my head we would always get another one. But I just can't justify it with small kids.
I need to clean my floors everyday. On slack days I may only do the kitchen and dining but they still need a sweep. With a two year old (and a husband with bad aim) there is no way our toilets could make it a full week without being cleaned, the toothpaste in the sink would be pretty revolting if left a week too. So with a Sadie the Cleaning lady I would be cleaning all week except the one day the she came along. And then, I wouldn't want anyone to eat or use the kitchen for the rest of the day.
I would like someone to dust every now and then, but I can manage not to see it for a good month or so.
The oven would love some attention, but most cleaners charge extra for that.
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