Well, I have done it. After years of considering this, I have made the decision to hire a cleaning lady. I have always felt perfectly capable of doing my own dusting/vacuuming/etc. but the time has come that I feel it is too much of a burden with not enough reward. I feel so so guilty about the money it will cost, but I know it is a small price to pay for extra hours with my family, or just some time to relax instead of clean.
This cleaning lady was referred to me by a coworker, and I was secretly hoping that when she came to meet, I wouldn't like her, or feel that she would do a good job. But I had such a good feeling about her and all that she said she would do... Clean the windows??? Vacuum under the couch cushions??? For me, this is a one time per 6 months kind of cleaning (please nobody judge)! After she left, I asked my husband, "Have we really gotten to that point in our lives?" I am turning a blind eye to the money, and I know it's worth it, I know it's worth it... is it worth it??