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If you constantly juggle work, family, and social life, you’re sure to want to put your feet up at the end of a long day.
The daily grind can be draining – long meetings, getting stuck in traffic, endless business events. If you are a parent, you may need to attend to your kid’s homework, prepare dinner, and sort out bills. On top of all these, there are dishes to wash, laundry to do, and dying plants in the corner that you thought you could also take care of.
At the end of the day, all you want to do is collapse into bed and sleep away.
A Helping Hand
The good news is that you do not go have to go through all this misery.
Some were not born to be Stepford wives or Superman, and this is OK. You do not have to carry the world on your shoulders. If you know that you are on the verge of insanity trying to balance everything on your plate, then it is okay to ask for help. Shout and cry out, if need be. You do not have to suffer in silence.
If perhaps, you’ve been living under a rock (or a pile of paperwork and laundry), then you might not know that there are professional housekeeping services available to take care of your household chores for you.
Yes, there truly are professional home cleaners who can give you a much-needed helping hand. These heaven-sent maids can help you sanitize your space and save your sanity.
Here are some good reasons why you should invest in hiring house cleaners:
1. You Can Have More Time for Friends
They say that no man is an island. That is why even early on in life, we tend to form special connections with people with whom we find common ground with. It is not necessarily because you think or act alike, but somehow, there is an invisible bond that seems to connect you with others.
Friends are an essential part of life. You band together with certain personalities who jive with your own, and the bond formed by these friendships influences how you live. It is therefore important to nurture these relationships by taking time to experience things together.
With your time freed up from doing household chores, you can spend it with your friends doing things you enjoy more. You can use this time to go out with your buddies – play sports together, paint the town red, or even pool your efforts to volunteer for a good cause.
You can also breathe easy, especially when you are entertaining friends at home since you know you will have a comrade to help you clean up after the party.
Whatever it is that glues your posse together can have more of your attention since you have decided to designate the less crucial aspect of maintaining the house to a more able pair of hands.
2. You Can Have More Time with Family
The same reasoning applies to your family relationships. By assigning your household tasks to someone who has more time and expertise to do so, you can spend more quality moments with your loved ones.
The free time can now be directed towards more valuable family occasions. Instead of scrubbing the dishes clean, you can set aside this time to help your parents with setting up their computer, for example.
Or perhaps you can spend your Saturday bonding with your sister instead of dusting and mop every nook and cranny the whole day. Maybe instead of toiling over the laundry all weekend, you can spend this with your hubby and kid to go to the beach.
By the time you have freed up from domicile duties, you can focus your energy on nurturing relationships with people who are closest to you.
3. You Can Have Time for Yourself
Most importantly, you can now have time to attend to yourself.
If you’ve spent most of the day working hard and earning a living, you also have the right to reward yourself by indulging in some self-care.
Studies show that the time saved by opting for time-saving services can boost your satisfaction with life. In a century wherein time is really gold, everyone seems to be scurrying from one appointment to the other. With such a hurried lifestyle, having time to and for yourself is now considered a luxury.
With the time saved by hiring trusted cleaners, you can actually have more moments for self-introspection, pampering, or just enjoying life’s simple pleasures – like getting more sleep. By entrusting some of your house maintenance tasks to a professional cleaning service, you can have peace of mind and direct your attention toward doing things you love.
Dusting off the Worries
While it may be contestable to say that money does buy happiness, it might prove true to some point. When you can afford to hire someone to do things you don’t have the time or inclination to do – like cleaning the house – then it can contribute to your general well-being.
It is not because you are incapable of doing these tasks; it may just be that you want to devote time to other things that you deem more important. It does not follow that you are not neat or tidy or organized just because you entrust some of the tougher house chores to someone more skilled at doing so.
It may just be that you value your time for experiencing more life-enriching activities.
Others may scoff and look down on how you’re too privileged, too entitled, too lazy, such a perfectionist, or even unethical and classist. You will get comments from other people that will make you feel guilty for choosing to spend more time on other things rather than be Suzy Homemaker.
Others can make you doubt your decision to enlist the help of other people who can clean the house better.
Before you wallow in guilt, better ask yourself first, Does their opinion on how I live my life really matter? Do they pay the bills, put food on your table, or break their backs to support your lifestyle? Are they the ones who pay for the services? Are these people concerned because you have more time on your hands to watch a movie, go on vacations, or simply take a breather and have a leisurely meal?
If you did not have to lie, cheat, steal, or step on toes to avail yourself of home cleaning services, then feel free to indulge in your well-deserved break and do things that make your soul happy.
Mohamed Samad is the Founder & CEO of Matic Services. He started the company in 2016 after a series of small start-ups within the home services sector. Prior to that, Mohamed was Vice President at Greenstone Equity Partners, where he spent 24 months building the UAE business from 2011-2013 with its founder.