I clean the house myself, and I don't mind doing it. I prefer to do the cleaning myself. I don,t think anyone would be as thorough as I am. I would not like a stranger coming in to do something I am quite capable of doing, thank you very much. It doesn't take that long, and I feel very happy and proud after it is done. Once it is finished, I can enjoy my weekend with a clean house!!
I do this myself despite it being rather difficult due to illness.I am no longer able to work so I really cannot afford a cleaner.But I think the main reason is I do not like others touching my 'stuff' as I have some lovely collections and if I break them myself,that is one thing,but if someone ELSE was to break or damage anything,that would be a whole OTHER matter!!! Also,while I am able to do ANY of these chores,I feel that I am doing a lot better than my body wants me to!!! I am not fanatical about it though and I cannot say it is my favourite thing to spend time doing as I have so many much lovelier past times to get into,but it is part of life for me. I was sent a magnet by a very close 85 year old friend who has a cleaner once a week.It says....'My idea of housework is sweeping the room with a glance!' I must admit that some days this is definitely how I feel!!!
My husband and I clean our home together. For a time though I cleaned the homes of other people for a living. Compared to the office work I do now, it was a hard way to make a dollar and I take my hat off to those who have spent years cleaning houses to earn a wage.