Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Choice Is Always Yours

Breaking Up With Your Maid

"I just had to fire my cleaning lady. Or she fired me, I can't tell. She charges me $80 per visit every two weeks. Last week, she wanted to bump it to $100. What! A 25% increase? Well, I thought about it and it doesn't work for me.

I talked to my husband today to understand the situation and to figure if there was a way to work it out. He kept telling me about the cost of materials and gas and stuff. But a 25% increase is too high. So I said that we should just agree to separate."

The choice is always yours. Your decision:

Is the extra $520 per year worth taking the chance that your next maid will perform at the same level as your current maid?

Of course, if pricing is the only reason that you're using your maid-then you're paying too much already. It doesn't take a lot of work to find a cheap maid. They're all over the place. Just look in your local classified ad section. Or look in Craigslist. Or just pull one of those flyers from your local grocery store bulletin board.

Time will tell if your decision is correct. The great thing about time is that you always wake up. You wake up and realize that you get what you pay for. That's when you have another decision. Your decision:

Should I pay extra for a more professional maid? Or should I just keep letting this maid get away with her mistakes? Or better yet, should I just save all the money and clean the house myself?

The choice is always yours.

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