Sometimes it is easy to make decisions. Other times it is important to research the hell out of something. After much research, cost analysis and soul searching, my quest to find a cleaning service for my home was brought to a close by the mystical power called Living Social. For $25, I'm going to have a cleaning service come to my home and do a spring cleaning.
Some services I called, both local and nationally known, were very specific on what they would be doing and the products they use. Others were vague, saying things like "we clean. we dust. we mop." I had a feeling that was their smug way of saying "we're going to clean your filthy house and look in the drawer beside your bed."
I've never had a cleaning service at home, a maid, or a butler. This is because I am not rich and pretty much just clean things myself. I have no idea what to expect from this and I was sort of hoping that the person on the phone who booked the appointment for me would have guided me through this a little better but I was pretty much left with the "whatever you are comfortable with" option. That's vague enough to hope for a happy ending after they do the grout.
So people will come to my home and clean when I'm not here. Is it acceptable to leave them a list of what I like, don't like, and things that I hope they'll take care of? I wonder if they can think of better ways to organize my things. Do I hide all my riches? Where do I get the riches before hand? Are they going to judge my non-fancy home and say aloud "why do they even need us in this place?" I have a feeling that once we have someone clean the house, whenever something is misplaced, I'll secretly (or openly yell in the house) THE MAID'S BEEN STEALING AGAIN!
Anyways, I'm going to see how this goes. I only booked one appointment. Someone else can do my spring cleaning for once. I was just going to let this place be a hovel until they came, but since it's not until next month, I guess I should pick up some of my crap.