Life is a little bit of chaos right now. And when I say right now I mean ‘for the past several months.’
School, classes, work, kid gets sick, I get sick, Joe gets sick. I go a few days thinking it’s all going smoothly and then something crumples.
All this to say that when The Quick Maid offered to clean my house for free I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? And I was happy to find that booking their services is not at all difficult. You just tell them how many rooms you have. They don’t have to come out for a consult or to see what they’re up against.
I try to keep up with everything, honestly I do, but sometimes laundry sits un-sorted for a week or two, the main floor hasn’t been properly swept since Christmas. I don’t want to talk about the basement.
I had to leave shortly after Stephanie arrived, but she seemed very pleasant and ready to get started right away. She brought all her own equipment, changed into shoes as soon as she came in, and didn’t mind the dog (who eventually left her alone).
She didn’t get to everything while she was here, but given the state of the place I can’t blame her for that. If we had more regular cleanings (Quick Maid offers scheduling for every week, every two weeks or every four weeks) the house would be pretty glow-y all the time.
Except for the kid’s room. You know how you tidy up before the cleaner comes to make sure that they only focus on the stuff that never really gets done? I gave up on the kid’s room and told her to just skip it. Someday we’ll get there.
What she did do is all the floors, all the bathrooms, the mirrors, the baseboards – do normal people dust their baseboards regularly?
When I got home the house smelled clean. The floors were shiny, the bathroom mirrors were shiny.
If you’re in Ottawa, looking to support a new local company, I’d recommend them. And their fees are about the same as other services I’ve looked at over the year.
Disclosure: The Quick Maid contacted me to offer a free cleaning to try out their services. Opinions are my own.