Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cleaning for the Cleaning Lady

Part of the reason I have no time to blog is because of other time-consuming responsibilities. For instance, when we first moved into this dream house last Dec. I thought I'd be able to keep it clean. But a few months into living here, it was apparent that working full-time and keeping a 3250 sq. foot house as clean as I like it (ok, so I hate clutter and dirt and dust!) was impossible.

So I enlisted the help of cleaning people. They come every other Friday. It is awesome to come home tired at the end of a long week and walk into a sparkling clean house! The only thing is...the night before. I just spent 3 hours cleaning for the cleaning people. And I'm beat. (But the house looks pretty awesome)!

On a completely different topic, I was so saddened to learn of the death of Irish folk singer
Tommy Makem today. I urge everyone who reads this to go to iTunes and download his "Gentle Annie." It is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.


Blogger Another meshugannah mommy said...

It's hard to be a working mom. Cut yourself some slack. HAving a cleaning lady is one of those luxuries I can't live without.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous annabel lee said...

Apparently you also cleaned house on the blog...? It's so good to see an update from you. I hope all is well, big sis!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Your Husband said...

Perhaps you might spend some time with me.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I neaten up for the cleaning service, but it is possible to let them do the actual cleaning. You can break yourself of the cleaning addiction little-by-little. Practice leaving some dirty dishes out, don't put away the kids' toys.... We'll get there together. ;)

3:25 AM  
Blogger RaggedyMom said...

For ten weeks earlier this summer and spring, I was on bedrest and had someone helping me with my kids and the apartment for the first time. I was so resistant to the whole idea! Particularly since I wasn't leaving the house to work, or even go anywhere. But we got through it, and now it's just a matter of waiting . . LOL. I can now totally hear what you're saying about straightening up before someone comes to clean!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Your Husband said...

Why do I bother paying for a cleaning woman. So I can be neglected.

9:08 PM  
Blogger muse said...

If your husband feels neglected, he should help straighten up with you before the cleaners come.

It's important to straighten up, or the cleaners will put things where you can't find them.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Your Husband said...

If your husband feels neglected, he should help straighten up with you before the cleaners come.

It says in our ketuba that my lovely kallah is responsible for these things.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming that "Your Husband" is your husband, I agree with him on his first point on the second one he should learn to sleep lightly as he may be in grave danger. :-)

Question! why clean before the cleaners arrive that's just vain.

Having had a small cleaning business, trust me we know people are slobs, it's what keeps us in business.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Z said...

Hi Stace!!!

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Your Husband said...

Assuming that "Your Husband" is your husband, I agree with him on his first point on the second one he should learn to sleep lightly as he may be in grave danger. :-)

It is not a problem. Since she is always on the computer I have this big EMPTY bed to myself.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Sweettooth120 said...

It's funny, somehow the hubby's just don't understand why we need to clean if the cleaning folks are coming. Guess it doesn't sound so logical, but I totally understand what you mean. I usually just end up telling them to skip rooms or furniture because I just didn't have time to "get it ready" for them.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

it's nice to see some people haven't given up on blogging yet:)
Cleaning people should be paid like actors are, they're much more useful.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

The cleaning lady ate your homework?

As you can see, you are not absolved... Go - blog and sin no more...

10:23 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I just spent 3 hours cleaning for the cleaning people.

I thought that my mom was the only one who did that...

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stacey: You must post again!!!

5:24 AM  
Blogger myrtle star said...

cleaning for the cleaning lady - totally me! well its more organising the house than cleaning it. I can never find anything after she has been. So I get that. How long does it take for the house to get destroyed after teh cleaning team has been? the sparling house doesnt last long over here.....

8:26 AM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

You've been tagged! Muahahahaahahahahahhah

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Your husband said...

Come to bed.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

The only thing is...the night before. I just spent 3 hours cleaning for the cleaning people.

Wow. I thought my Mom was the only who did that....

Thanks for the smile, Stacey!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous midnite99 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stacey! I hope all is well. And btw, you've been tagged... :)

12:21 PM  
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8:25 PM  
Anonymous goldwasser said...

new posts please

5:55 PM  
Blogger Asaph Talmor said...

You should know that cleaning for the cleaning lady is a very common Jewish feature. My mom does that too. But it's a secret outside of Israel, people don't share that so you must have thought you were the only one!

So here's a thought :)

Asaph the Israeli

9:22 AM  
Blogger midnite99 said...

Stacey, I miss you! My blog's gone private, but e-mail me (at any address, the old one is still active) if you want access...

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Paul Maurice Martin said...

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Have you bought my book? See my site or just search Original Faith on Amazon.

Yours is the only blog I've "spammed" this way. See what you get for not posting once in a while? "That'll learn ya," as Papa used to say. (Actually, he didn't, and we just called him Dad.)

7:36 PM  
Blogger ... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Wow - you must really had the house clean! So clean, they totally wiped you from the blogsphere!


11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to have a crush on you.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Arrrteest said...

Ha Ha! I think your husband and I have a lot in common! Right, Sweettooth120?
It is not like you are cleaning because your judgemental mother is coming to visit. What do they care?
Billy, now go vacuum your room before the cleaning person comes to vacuum.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know how to make you feel something incredible.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked your post. I could relate with it. Keep sharing!!!

This is Joshua from Israeli Uncensored News

10:41 PM  
Anonymous devorah@israel said...

i used to live in small apartments but then i moved to the 100 s.m. flat. i spend more then four hours to clean it and so i decided to find cleaning lady. its pretty expencive, but safes lots of time and energy for me.btw-the song is truly beautiful

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