Spring Cleaning 2016

dustpanIf you grew up in a home, with a mom, you remember spring cleaning AND JUST HOW MUCH FUN IT WAS. Now, you’re either the mom or you’re married to her. Spring is still rolling around year after year, and spring cleaning is still a big bummer; it’s just that it’s YOUR house now, so you’re forced to care.

If your cleaning skills and motivation stop at the “straightening up” level, then hopefully you are married to someone who can actually get the job done.  Oh, and it helps to have debilitating dust allergies (like me). A merciful spouse will tell you to get out of the way and go straighten up the garage while she (usually it’s she) does the real work.

At which point, you may be tempted to save lives and your marriage by paying someone else to do your spring cleaning. Hey, there are plenty of people who will do it for you. But how much does professional spring cleaning cost? And what’s involved?

Here’s a list from a couple of years ago, courtesy of personal finance blog LearnVest. They give you the amount of time it would take to do yourself, versus paying somebody:

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Is professional spring cleaning worth the money? Your mileage may vary. It’s probably best to take it on a case by case basis. Sure, I will straighten up my tools in the garage; I’ll leave window washing to the professionals!  At any rate, placing a price tag on these services really puts things in perspective. When you see how much you save by doing it yourself, that’s DEFINITELY worth a nice evening out, wouldn’t you agree, honeybunch?

So, is this the weekend? The weekend you sacrifice your sanity to spring cleaning? What’s the big task you are dreading most? Let us know over at the MindField Online Facebook page, and have a great weekend!