This competition is now closed. Wow, what an amazing response, choosing a winner was tricky! I loved every entry, they all made me smile and nod in agreement.
Huge congratulations to Julie Jones, the competition winner, based on her sweet little poem –
Like Cinderella I toil away, wishing I had more time to play. Time with the kids makes me happy, cleaning constantly is just simply crappy!
Please check your email Julie for more information.
I’ve a dirty little secret for you, literally. I’m a terrible housekeeper. Friends often ask ‘where do you find the time’ to sew, blog or bake? I usually laugh it off. The truth is, I carve out time to do what makes me happy. The sacrifice is housework. I ‘find the time’ by avoiding what I should be doing and doing what I love. I don’t even feel particularly guilty about it.
The women in my family have set a high bar for clean houses. My 83-year-old grandmother polishes her bathtub and lawnmower with Mr Sheen, I kid you not!. My Mum and my sister are both very house-proud. Sadly, for me the only thing I hate more than having a dirty house is cleaning.
When I say the house is dirty, I’m not talking crusty cereal bowls left on the bedroom floor or rotting apples under the couch. Rather, the floors don’t get vacuumed as often as they should. The sheets are not changed weekly or even fortnightly. The bathroom gets a clean when it starts to look grimy. My biggest aversion is folding washing, gee I hate folding. Of course I’d love a clean house. I wish I were one of those people that welcomed unexpected guests rather than dreading them.
Before having children we had a fortnightly cleaner. Unfortunately, we can’t justify the cost these days. It’s ironic because I spend more time in the house now but have less time to clean. None of my boys have been fond of sleep and as the saying goes, cleaning with kids in the house is like raking leaves in a hurricane. When the boys are in bed for the night, I don’t rush about cleaning. I do what makes me happy, I sew or bake or plod along on my blog.
While we don’t live in a pigsty (mostly) our house is a long way off a display home. When an innovative start-up company, Home Hello offered to clean my house, and to provide one of my lovely readers with a complimentary clean, well it didn’t take me long to say yes please! Home Hello allows you to book a cleaner for a one-off or regular clean, securely online. You pick the date and time and while the professionals clean, you can relax and do what makes you happy!
Do what makes you happy thanks to Home Hello
Do you live in Sydney or Melbourne and fancy a sparkling clean house? Fabulous! Simply leave a comment below answering this question: what would you like to do more of that makes you happy?
The competition closes at midnight September 15th 2015 and is open to residents in Sydney and Melbourne only. One entry per person. See the full terms and conditions here. Be sure to subscribe to Life on Wallace (in the side bar on the right hand side) so you don’t miss future competitions!
Home Hello provided me with a complimentary clean of my home. These are my own, honest opinions based on my experience of Home Hello.