1 – You’re skipping important cleaning tasks
Cleaning has never been so important, with Coronavirus, flu season, and the kids being home a lot more recently.
It’s more important than ever to have things regularly cleaned and sanitized. It’s easy to get behind on regular cleaning tasks, there’s only so much time in the day!
2 – You’re Sacrificing Sleep
Sure, there are nights when the laundry cycle runs a little later than you anticipated, but if you’re consistently giving up sleep or exercise, or packing lunches, it might be time to outsource some of your to-do list.
Consider this: no one can catch those Zzzzs for you or take that F45 class in your place, but someone can help with the dusting, vacuuming, and changing the bedsheets.
3 – You have a newborn (or another big life change)
Whether you have an infant at home, are busy taking care of an aging parent, or have had a big change in working conditions, a sudden shift in responsibilities could leave you with even less time to take care of the regular household chores.
4 – You have other priorities
Maybe it’s helping the kids catch up on their homework, or doing the midweek sport and activity trips – these sort of things will always take priority over keeping on top of the cleaning.
5 – You need more time for yourself
If work, family, friends, and other commitments mean you don’t have time to rest and recharge, you need to try and free up some ‘me time’ in your schedule. Yes, even if it’s just to read, go for a run, or binge through a documentary on Netflix.
6 – You don’t like cleaning
It’s ok to admit it, maybe you don’t like cleaning. There are some people who will blast out some Pink while dancing around and dusting the home – and love every minute of it.
Then there is the majority of people, it can feel like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos when cleaning sometimes!
7 – Your Surroundings Stress You Out
Piles of clothes to fold, toys scattered everywhere, benchtop stains and dog hair on the carpet can all be sources of stress.
While not particularly bad in and of themselves, they have a nasty habit of making a bad day even worse – or putting a sour note on a good one.
These things also have a sneaky way of coming back after you clean them, so without a cleaning routine (or a hire professional), it’s only a matter of time until the stress returns too. If you see these things and they affect your mood, it’s a sign that you need a professional cleaner.