From my post:
"Late last year, I thought I had it made when I booked a local company to clean my house once a month.
Any parent knows that a home needs more than monthly care, but I figured they would do the deep cleaning, and I could keep up with the rest. It sounded like a dream come true for this work-at-home mom.
But it didn't turn out that way. The cleaning company were used to customers who worked outside of the home. Not a problem, I thought. The kids and I will just go out for a few hours, and return to a tidy house. But when the cleaners failed to show up on time, after I'd worked hard to get the kids ready, it started to frustrate me. And when they didn't clean the way I wanted or return my emails, I decided to move on.
Then one day I had an epiphany. If the cleaners could deep clean my whole house once a month, why couldn't I?
Turns out I can, and I've been doing so for the past three months.
Here's how it works."