I never thought I would become one of those people. You know, the people who don’t want to clean up after themselves. The people who have a cleaning lady. Well, I am sitting here exhausted at 6am trying to will myself to get up. I’m overwhelmed while staring at a pile of work, a pile of laundry, and a pile of dishes and feeling like a pile of sh%$@! And I am thinking “I just need some help!” And then it hits me. I AM one of those people who really needs a cleaning lady.
Cleaning Lady Near Me?
So, I jump on my computer and type in “cleaning lady near me.” As I type the words I begin to laugh aloud. What generation is this? Does anyone use the term “cleaning lady” anymore? An image of a woman in her 50s with a snappy updo and a white apron standing at my front door comes to mind. She holds a mop in her hand and a Virginia slim on her lip while peering at me over horn-rimmed glasses. As I shake away that image, another appears of a woman in high heels and short dress with a feather duster—okay. French maids are likely not a thing anymore, at least not in Seattle! I realize I have no idea what a cleaning lady or rather, a cleaning service looks like anymore.
As I begin to sift through the results of my cleaning lady search, I realize that cleaning houses has gone mainstream. It’s not just for people with butlers who sip martinis in the parlor, it’s for everyone. I also realize that cleaning ladies are not necessarily ladies. As I review cleaning services, I see faces reflecting a range of genders, ages, and backgrounds. I start reading staff bios and realize that some cleaners are students working a part-time job, some are people working extra hours to make ends meet, and some are full-time cleaners because the demand for household cleaning is high.
Stress Free Home Cleaning
Suddenly I feel my stress melting away. It’s okay to get help! I am not one of “those” people. These are my people:
People who work long hours
Folks with children
People who juggle multiple responsibilities
Those who want to relax and enjoy their free time
People who want to come home to a sparkling clean and fresh smelling house
And people who want to support the many individuals earning an honest living as cleaning superheroes.
The people have spoken! From cleaning lady to cleaning superhero, cleaners of the world offer a much-needed service that helps all of us rest easier and cleaner.