At any given moment that you walk into our house (okay, except for Sunday when it’s nap o’clock) things are going to be tidy. The counters and tables are going to be clear of clutter, the toys are going to be in the bedrooms or in the basement, there isn’t going to be a lot of ‘stuff’ out of place.
I’m a fantastic tidier. I have a place for everything, and a random cupboard for the things that don’t have a place – just don’t go and open it, okay? It makes me anxious when I see hands reaching for it.
The cleaning however – the corner cleaning, the wiping of the windows, the cleaning of that area behind the toilet, I loathe. In my ‘cleaning supplies’ I’ve got Lysol Wipes and Magic Erasers, that should tell you something. I’m a gloss-over once kind of cleaner, wait until the bath tub is actually dirty to clean it, kind of cleaner. As long as everything is tidy and looks good – it’s all good, right?
To a certain point, sure.
Then it gets overwhelming, and you need to do a ‘good clean’ and you don’t know where to start. The walls? The windows? The crevices in the fireplace? Once every few months, I like to give a deep clean to start off the season and it takes ages.
I hate it. Jamie hates it. He thinks I’m crazy. He calls me crazy and he tells me to hire someone to clean, and avoid this whole weekend of crazy.
When iMaid reached out to me to partner up to share our experience, it was around that time when the house needed one of those ‘good cleans’. It looked great, at first glance, if you didn’t look to closely – but the oven needed a good scrub, so did the walls, and those cracks of the windows still had dust in them from the summer. I quickly agreed, booked the appointment online and tried to keep Violet out of the way while they got down to it.
Three hours, two people on the team, one sparkling house down to the tops of the window sills, where the summer dust had gathered, the light fixtures, the floors, baseboards, kids hand prints, and toothpaste splatters, the oven was shiny, the showers were sparkling and the towels were folded.
My only complaint? The floor cleaner they used on the laminate made it very shiny and clean – perfect for sock slides, by the way, but still feels a bit residue-y a few days later. A quick wipe of water and the mop should take care of that – and really, it’s more desireable than sticky-kid-dirt.
And me? I’ve been content. I would have probably gotten around to a deep clean, trying to do a bit at a time, and never getting it completely done. iMaids finished in one shot, with a flat rate based on the size of your home, and optional add-ons, like: deep cleaning, oven cleaning, or a load of laundry.
iMaid has flat rates, instead of an hourly charge. The team of workers stay for as long as it takes to get the job done, and rates come in at $159 for a three bedroom house, for the team of two.
I’ve also been converted, to use the deep cleaning service occasionally. Taking that one thing off of my plate every couple of months makes me life easier. You can book the cleaning service (as well as any extras you want) online.
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