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Why Hire a Housekeeper for the Holidays?

Now that Thanksgiving is past and all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping is done, it is time to prepare for the rest of the holiday season. We all know that December brings with it a hectic schedule of holiday programs, juggling activities for the kids out of school and coordinating family coming in from out of town.

Simply put, many household responsibilities become major chores for many families, but one of the biggest is keeping the house clean. Today, we are talking about why you should hire a housekeeper for the holidays.

First Impressions

Even if you are not hosting your family’s holiday celebrations at your house, it is not uncommon to have a myriad of visitors stopping in to visit you during this time of year. The general appearance of your house, as well as the smell that greets guests when they walk through the door, has the power to make people feel welcome in your home. This is one of the best reasons to hire a housekeeper this holiday season. Little things like a sparkling clean bathroom or kitchen give the impression that your visitors are important to you and worth the extra time and effort spent cleaning.

Reduced Stress

Having family and friends staying with you during the holidays can create a lot of stress. As Dr. Ken Duckworth put it in an article on WebMD, “There’s this idea that holiday gatherings with family are supposed to be joyful and stress-free, that’s not the case. Family relationships are complicated.”  Another great reason to hire a housekeeper for the holidays is to alleviate some of the stress that comes with preparing for the arrival of family. Your housekeeper can help you prepare for their arrival by making the bed with fresh sheets, vacuuming, and dusting your guest room before their stay.

A Gift for the Whole Family

Many adults lament that the holidays come and go too quickly and they didn’t have the opportunity to spend time doing things they enjoy with the ones they love. This is especially true for parents with small children because there are so many fond memories that are forged around this time of year, memories that often last a lifetime. With the time you save and the stress you avoid when you hire a housekeeper for the holidays, you are free to make fun and lasting memories with your partner, children, or even grandchildren. Plus, who doesn’t love having a clean house in which to spend the holidays?

Looking for a little help around the house this holiday season? Contact us today to schedule a housekeeper or to discuss the other services we can provide you and your family this winter.

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