Is Guilt Stopping you from Hiring a Cleaner?

Is Guilt Stopping you from Hiring a Cleaner?


You work hard and you are probably looking after your kids/partner/parent as well. Let’s face it you are on the go all the time, there are not enough hours in the day and still you are having doubts about hiring some help! Why? What is stopping you?

Taking a wide guess, it’s that guilty voice that says: ‘I should clean my own house/office…., ‘Only rich people have cleaners’…., Or even ‘Would I be comfortable telling someone how to clean my house?’

STOP! You don’t have to be Otedola or Dangote to have some help in your home, you don’t have to be all superior and you are not lazy – you are just busy!

You should know: Women fight with the decision to hire a cleaner far more than men do. Men see it as a practical necessity; who has time for cleaning bathrooms? Women, however seem to guilt trip themselves into thinking they should be able to do everything. It can become a vicious circle of guilt and pressure.

Here’s what to do: Let it go! Take a deep breath and join us in the 21st Century – it is okay to ask for (and hire) help! You are not a bad person for not cleaning your own toilet, sending the ironing out or having a gardener. You are a busy, hard working person and deserve to have some quality time for you and your family.

Overcoming The Guilt Monsters!

Only The Well-Off Have Cleaners

Maybe once upon time that was true, but not now. With busy lifestyle and more responsibilities to attend to than ever before, hiring a cleaning service is for people of all walks of life.

The good news is that there is a cleaning service out there to suit your needs and budget. Even if you cannot afford a weekly service, you could think about having a clean every month or quarter. At the very least you should consider a deep clean/spring clean at least once a year to tackle all the jobs that everybody tries to avoid. DeBuenTono offers all these options.

I Should Clean My Own House Or Office

Firstly, says who? You feel perfectly comfortable paying for all sorts of services to be done for you; why should paying someone else to clean your home or office be any different?

Secondly, unless you live or work alone, you are not be the only person responsible for making the mess! But let’s face it, it’s not easy to get your partner/children/roommate to take the share of the work and you just end up nagging and getting stressed. So, unless you want to live with a kitchen floor that no one has mopped in three weeks or an office toilet that stinks, now is the time to hire a cleaning service to help you keep things spick and span without all the drama and family rows or office aggression (as the case may be).

I Feel Like I Would Be Exploiting Someone

Now unless you are forcing someone to clean your house or office then that there will be no exploiting going on. There are over thousand of registered cleaners in Nigeria today who have voluntarily decided that cleaning is the job they want to do.

Some people see cleaning as lowly profession, that’s a myth and honestly a bit of an insult. Cleaning is a very noble job, cleaners are like the fourth emergency service; the silent, probably unseen presence, keeping everything working. Please do not feel sorry for a cleaner, most cleaners are happy with the flexibility of their jobs and take great pride in their work, so you are not exploiting anybody, it is their job.

As a final point, even when you hire a cleaning service you may still feel pangs of guilt when telling people that you have a cleaner. This is normal, but there is nothing like coming home to a clean and tidy house after a hard day’s work and knowing you won’t have to nag anyone (including yourself) to clean the house.

We are DeBuenTono.

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