I’ve been looking for someone to clean for a long time but the options here are limited. I don’t like using a big chain because I’d rather use a local business or hire an individual. I don’t have an office full of people to consult for references and most of my lady friends are stay home moms; the word-of-mouth referral I hoped to get never happened. So I took the plunge and called a few people who had listings on Craig’s List and I’m interviewing two people this week.
If I worked away from home, I don’t think I’d do it this way but I’ll be here in the house when they come every week and somehow I feel safer even though it might be a little awkward to be home when they clean. The bonus is that they are far less expensive than what I was used to paying in Tucson so instead of bi-weekly, I’ll be able to afford a weekly visit. With DH deploying soon, it’s going to be such a relief to have that hired out. I might actually get to rest and have fun with the boys on the weekends instead of cramming a week’s worth of housecleaning into two frenzied days. I’m so looking forward to this. I’ve missed having a pleasant Other Tuesday ever since we moved here. (My folks in Tucson came every Other Tuesday!)