We know times are a bit rough lately, and at Mum’s Village Coast to Coast we’re right there in the same boat. As two mums running a business and busy households, we totally get the whole budget squeeze thing. But before you start thinking about giving your cleaner the boot, let’s have a chat about why holding onto that cleaning service is actually a pretty clever move, even in these wallet-watching times.
1. Time is Precious
Picture this: juggling work, family, and a million and one other things on your to-do list… Sound familiar? As busy mums, we know that time is about as scarce as a parking spot at Coles on a Saturday morning. Having a cleaner on your side means you’re handing over some of those time-consuming tasks, giving you more hours to tackle the stuff that really matters – whatever that might be, whether it’s keeping yourself sane, starting a side hustle to bring in extra cash, or redoing the CV to get a better paying job!
2. Keeping Your Sanity Intact
Life’s got its share of ups and downs, and sometimes it feels like the downs are doing a victory dance. Whether it’s the economic woes or just the regular chaos of life, having a clean and organised home can be a soothing balm for the soul. Stress is like that annoying mosquito buzzing around your ear – you just want it gone. A cleaner home means a clutter-free space, and that’s like waving a magic wand over your stress levels. With less mess around, you’re giving your mind a chance to breathe. Anyone who has ever had their house cleaned for them knows the incredible feeling of walking in the door and seeing everything sparkling clean – it’s like a little island of calm amidst the crazy and can make even the most stressful day feel that much better.
3. A Little Help Goes a Long Way
Sure, we’re all superheroes in our own right, but even superheroes need a sidekick sometimes. Outsourcing your cleaning and organising is like having a trusty sidekick that swoops in to save the day. While you’re conquering the world, they’re making sure your home is a haven. Now, we’re not saying that a clutter-free space will suddenly turn you into a meditation guru, but it sure helps. A tidy home isn’t just easy on the eyes; it’s good for the mind too. Think of it as a peaceful backdrop for your life’s adventures.
4. Prioritising What Matters
Amidst all the number crunching and budget trimming, don’t lose sight of what truly matters. Family, memories, and the moments that put a smile on your face – that’s the good stuff. By keeping your cleaner, you’re freeing up more time to enjoy those moments. Not only that, but when you hire a cleaner, you’re not just getting a tidy house – you’re supporting local business too. In times like these, that support can make all the difference. Keeping your cleaner on board is like being a local hero, giving your community a little boost.
5. The Practical Path
When it comes down to it, choosing to retain your cleaner is a pretty practical decision. Although at first glance it might seem like an easy thing to cut from the monthly budget, having a cleaner is so much more than just an extra cost to maintain a spotless home; it’s about making life a bit more manageable. We know things are a bit gloomy right now, but remember, this too shall pass. Economies bounce back, and brighter days are on the horizon. By keeping your cleaner, you’re ensuring that you’re well-prepared to welcome those sunny days when they arrive, and, let’s face it, especially during times of stress and uncertainty, adding more tasks to your already overflowing to-do list is the worst possible idea! When you ditch the cleaner, you’re trading convenience for extra work. Hold onto that cleaning contract, and you’re taking care of that mental load and setting yourself up for smoother sailing through the daily grind. And in times when every bit of ease counts, that’s a smart move.
So, before you make any hasty decisions about cutting your cleaner from the budget, take a moment to think about the big picture. It’s not just about dollars and cents; it’s about making life a little easier and a lot more enjoyable. Keep calm, keep the cleaner, and navigate through these choppy waters with a touch of wisdom and wit.