We have been through a lot lately in the Bird household. On top of the normal craziness of holidays and then the mice incident and all three girls getting RSV, I felt the need to have the house completely cleaned and sanitized. Nathan and I had done quite a bit of cleaning and sanitizing as the mice and RSV and holiday stuff was happening. But it was time for a deep clean.
We had never done this before, but we hired professional cleaners to come do a complete deep clean of our house. Then this past Monday we had our carpets cleaned, also by a hired professional. We have had our carpets cleaned before. But this time we waited until we were through potty training Elle. I’m sure you can understand why.
Prior to having my house professionally cleaned, I often wondered about other moms… How do they keep their house so clean and still have time to do everything else that they do? Cleaning the house seemed like an endless cycle. Doing a little at a time but by the time you finished cleaning the last room, the first room is dirty again. And with little children, they are often undoing all my cleaning as I am cleaning.
We live in a modest size home. Nothing fancy or big. A simple three bedroom house. I have friends who have much larger homes than mine and they seem to keep that clean and able to volunteer here and do this and that and have time to craft. Then a friend chimed me in on a secret. Larger homes can be easier to keep clean because there is more room for things. Everything has a place. And you can contain children and their messes in a dedicated room rather than in the family living space.
The week prior to having the cleaners come do our house, Nathan and I worked really hard to put everything back where it belonged. Found places for things that didn’t have a spot in our home. And then got rid of things that shouldn’t have a place in our home. And after the cleaners came Nathan and I found of selves with free time. This has never happened to us before, the entire house was completely cleaned. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. For the first time ever, there was nothing to clean or put away in our home. Um, OK. That was a new feeling. We actually had time to tackle other things on our to do list. That was nice.
» Tell me… How do you keep your house clean with children dwelling in it? Have you ever hired professionals to clean your house before?