The “I’m A Big Girl Now” Situation
After finally convincing your parents that you could swing having your own place, you get moved in and decide it’s time to throw yourself a housewarming party. Fast forward to the morning after the party. If you do say so yourself, it was a big hit! Once you head to the kitchen, you get a good look at the place and boy was it a big hit…to your apartment.
Oh, well. You can always clean up later. Then the phone rings. It’s mom. And she and dad want to come over in the morning and see how you’re coming along. As you hang up the phone, you remember all the stuff you said to convince your parents how grown-up and mature you are. Things like “responsible” and “organized.” Then you start thinking about how meticulous your mother was about housekeeping when you were living at home.
Your mom had plastic on the sofa till you were 8, for crying out loud! Now you have plastic on your sofa too, but it’s empty chip bags and snack wrappers. The panic starts settling in. You can just hear the speech you’re going to get, and you know there’s no way you can get the place clean in time. All of a sudden, you’re not feeling so grown-up after all.
So what do you do? You call The Maids®, that’s what! Wherever you live, there’s a good chance we are close by, and with our same-day maid service, mom and dad will never know. In fact, after we’re done with the place, mom will readily take credit for your excellent housekeeping skills.
The “I’m Successful and Own My Own Business” Situation
It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning, and you are at home working on a new project. You’re feeling proud and accomplished because you have been living the freelance life for almost a year, and you’ve got a steady flow of clients. You’ve been marketing and networking, and all those other entrepreneurial tasks and you feel like you are finally a legitimate business person. As you reach around to pat yourself on the back, you catch a glimpse at the rest of your “office.”
You may be focused and organized when it comes to being self-employed, but those skills apparently don’t translate very well when it comes to housekeeping. In fact, from the living room to the kitchen it kind of looks like an indoor landfill. Clothes everywhere, empty containers from take-out food and even a dust bunny here and there. No worries, you think, who’s going to know the difference.
Getting back to work, a new email pops up. It’s from a client you have been working with since you started freelancing. It turns out he’s in town and wants to stop by your office. And he wants to come tomorrow morning. You twirl your chair around and really take in the carnage that you call an office, and you start to panic. There’s no way you can have the place ready because you have too much work. Relax. Because The Maids® can help you save face, impress your client, and have the “office” you should have with a quick phone call. We’ll be there before you know it.
The “I’m Just as Good as My Snobby Sister-in-Law” Situation
It’s been a long week and tomorrow it will finally be Friday. The weather is looking good for the weekend, and there is a concert and that new restaurant just opened up. As you are laying out your plans, that little twinge of guilt pops up. You meant to clean the house last weekend, then one night this week, then…well, you still haven’t cleaned a thing. How irresponsible, you think. Then your mind goes right back to the upcoming weekend.
Just as you start to forget about all those dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor and overflowing trash, you see it. You look closer at your phone to make sure you aren’t seeing things. But no, this is real. It’s this Saturday, not next Saturday, that your brother and his snooty wife are coming over. The wife that laughs maliciously at her neighbor’s attempts to decorate. The wife who insists that all of her towels are folded the exact same way and sorted by color.
There’s no way you can make the place passable, much less meticulously clean. You have to work tomorrow! You feel the sweat beading up on your brow as you think about “that look.” The look your sister-in-law gets on her face when she is feeling superior and oh so smug. You can’t handle that look, no way. Just as you start to think that all is lost, you remember your neighbor telling you about The Maids®. You look them up, and it turns out they offer same-day maid service. As you dial the phone, you think about how together and on top of things you are going to look when she walks into your neat, clean house.
The “My House is Showing, and It Looks Terrible” Situation
You and your husband finally put the house up for sale just last week. You found a great realtor and had the place appraised. Just last night, you were reading about the pros and cons of hiring a professional stager and learning what “curb appeal” is all about and all those other things sellers need to know. You’re feeling pretty on top all this already, but as you walk through the house, you begin to notice a few things.
That backsplash in the kitchen is pretty outdated. Those hardwood floors are looking a little dingy, and the bathrooms don’t look anything like those home makeover shows. You start fantasizing about how great it would be to be on one of those shows, and then your husband taps you on the shoulder. “The realtor called,” he says. “They have someone interested in the house, and they want to come and see the place on Saturday. Isn’t that great?!” Then he walks down the hallway.
Two days? And he walks away like he didn’t just drop a bomb right there in the living room? You can already see the look on those prospective buyer’s faces when they walk into your home. Even if you could find time to clean up a little bit, there’s no way your house is going to be presentable. Your thoughts go back to those beautiful homes on those TV shows and the eager, happy buyers just dying to buy. Your eyes well up a little as the dread creeps in.
And then you remember. There’s a new maid service in town, and they are already making a name for themselves. You grab the laptop and pull up the website, and then you see it. “Ask us about our same-day maid service.” Same-day! As you wipe away that tear, you start to relax as you punch in the numbers on your phone. “Thanks for calling The Maids®, how can we help?”
The “Don’t Worry Honey, I’ll Take Care of Everything” Situation
It’s Thursday night, and you just finished off a pizza and a couple of beers. As you look around the house, you laugh at the thought of your wife seeing what a mess you’ve made in only a couple of days. But it’s all good because she won’t be home till Saturday. That leaves you tonight, well maybe not tonight, but tomorrow night after work and most of the day Saturday. That will be enough time to erase the devastation you’ve created, right?
When she left Monday morning, you promised her you would not only keep the house just as clean and tidy as she left it, but you would also mow the grass before the Saturday night cookout. You suddenly feel a little touch of panic. Can you find someone to cut the grass on short notice? And when did that patio get so cluttered and dirty? Your phone vibrates with a text, shaking you out of your little panic attack. It’s her. Your wife. And she’s coming home a day early.
All of a sudden, you feel something else in your gut besides pizza and beer. Fear and panic. You frantically call your sister. She has a beautiful home, and she always knows what to do. After she declines your pleas to come over right away and clean up your mess, she does offer you a solution. “Just call The Maids®,” she says. “They come by here every week, and they offer same-day maid service.” You’re still shaking a little as you hang up, but you know everything is going to be okay. As you dial the number your sister gave you, you crack open another beer and sink back into the couch, smiling.