So a customer called me the other day, sounding pretty unsure of herself, and tentatively said, “I’m looking for a house cleaner.” Now this is obviously very common since I run a cleaning company, but the next thing she said really resonated with me and has stuck in my head all weekend.
After discussing the finer details of what the customer needed, I enquired whether she just wanted a one-off service, or ongoing cleaning. She thought about it for a little bit before saying, “You know what? I called you guys to come and quickly clean my house just this once because I’m too busy at the moment. But in reality, I’m not too busy… I just hate cleaning! I’ve come to a point in my life where I’ve decided not to do anything I don’t enjoy, because I value my time and life is precious, so I’d happily spend a bit of money to free up a couple of hours each week for myself. So stuff it, lets do 2 hours a week.”
Wow! That’s not exactly what I expected to hear when I had answered the phone. Although most people are using a cleaning service to free up some of their own time, I’d never had someone it put so bluntly. Sometimes in life however, there are just BETTER and more IMPORTANT things to be doing.
It took me by surprise, but it was such a refreshing attitude to have. I think a lot of the time we do get caught up in things we think we ought to be doing, rather than just deciding what we WANT to do and aiming for that. I may be looking too deeply into an off hand comment, but it really made me think, and it gave me an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to free up a bit of time in someone else’s week and hopefully get the same sort of enthusiasm and excitement that this customer had at the prospect of 2 extra “me” hours each week?
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I have decided to do a Christmas giveaway so someone out there can make some time for themself. This time of year is always stressful, worrying about presents, planning get togethers, organising holidays, by the end of it all you just need a break. Home Clean Home is allowing you to #maketimeforme , and hopefully we can make someone a little bit less stressed going into the new year!
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