All that guilt over what I “should” be doing. They came for the first monthly cleaning on Friday and it was such a boost to my spirit to come home that evening and find the place completely CLEAN. They even fluffed my pillows and got every single speck of dust and lint off of every single corner. 6 years ago
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I hired somebody to come in once a month for $80. Part of me has major DIY/Protestant Work Ethic guilt about how that money could be going towards something like my investments, but part of me sees ist as buying myself extra time. Not that I’m spending a lot of time already on cleaning, but the free time part makes it worth it. Plus they’ll be doing things that I’m completely obsessive compulsive about, like removing dust from every surface. No more driving myself crazy trying to make every minor corner absolutely clean of dust and lint. 6 years ago
I can’t believe how the thought of paying somebody to clean my house makes me even more guilty than the fact that I just don’t want to do it at the moment. It must be some kind of weird DIY guilt because I was pretty much trained as a kid (by both my mom and grandmother) to be self sufficient in cooking and cleaning. The training wasn’t so much because of my gender, but because both of my parents had full-time jobs and needed somebody to do it for them (so I was a convenient source of child labor). Actually knowing how to do a lot of this stuff put me far ahead of a lot other people I know. So the thought of spending the money for somebody else to do something I can actually do, is somehow making me feel really conflicted. But time is money and at least trying for a couple of months to have somebody else do it should be a good way of making me feel less guilty. 7 years ago