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Love of Cleaning!

love of cleaningIs love on your mind? Probably – as the annual celebration that is Valentine’s Day has just been and gone, it’s hard not to think about love. But what about love of cleaning?

We want to share some news with you that you might find surprising – there are lots of women who love cleaning! The Real Simple website surveyed Facebook followers and found that 90 percent of them either liked cleaning or having cleaned something.

Of course, as our business is all about cleaning (we provide cleaning service Columbia, house cleaning Vienna, maid service Olney and more), we understand that love of cleaning but here’s our explanation for why this activity is the favourite of so many.

It’s a form of meditation. Cleaning can be calming, helping you to de-stress from your working day or from hours spent running round after the kids. A lot of people choose to clean accompanied my music or a Podcast. It can be perfect “me” time, and it can stop all those racing thoughts as you concentrate on getting surfaces perfectly polished or glasses sparkling clean.

It gives you a sense of achievement. If you have ever spent 15 minutes or so scrubbing a saucepan to get rid of the burnt on food, you will know exactly what we mean by this. There’s a huge sense of satisfaction to be gained as the crusted on food comes off. Cleaning can produce great results – tangible results and an end product that you can see.

It can be a bit of a work-out. If you spend a lot of time in an office, the likelihood is that you are spending a lot of time sitting. Most household jobs will require you to stand and move around – whether that is vigorously polishing a table, washing floors, cleaning skirting boards or running up and down stairs to tidy up laundry. Moving your body almost always makes you feel better.

It gives you control over your environment. Knowing where all your important paperwork is stored means you can find it easily when necessary. Clearing out all your clutter can make you feel in control of your life in general and a tidy, uncluttered environment can help us feel more at ease.

Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Arlington, a maid service in Vienna or cleaning services in Falls Church and surrounds, cleaning services in Olney and Oakton and more. Why not give us a call today and let us share our love of cleaning with you.

 

 

Spring-cleaning your love life

Valentines_CandyDoes your romance need a spring clean? As Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, here at Budget Maids we thought we would take the opportunity of sharing our top tips for spring-cleaning your love life!

Spring cleaning is thought of as a way of refreshing and rejuvenating your home – and the same advice can be applied to relationships. Just as our homes need regular clear-outs of clutter, so does the way we interact with our nearest and dearest.

Firstly, let’s look at relationship clutter. Just as many of us are guilty of holding onto too many things that are neither useful nor beautiful, the same hoarding tendencies can happen in a marriage or relationship.

Are you holding on to past resentments? Are they clouding the way you feel about your partner? It’s time to get them out in the open and clear the air. Remember, any discussion should be neutral – use lots of ‘I’ words and ‘I feel’, rather than ‘your mother always criticizes me, why don’t you stand up for me?’.

Instead try, ‘I feel that your mother criticizes me a lot, what do you think – or could you stand up for me?’

Past resentments can fester, which is why it is important to talk about your feelings. This is two-way traffic, and you need to be open to your spouse or partner also wanting to raise issues.

A beautiful house needs regular housework – small tasks carried out on a regular basis are much easier than having to do a huge clean every few months or so, and much less daunting.

The same can be said of intimacy. Small, regular gestures of intimacy create closeness – gestures as simple as cuddling up next to your partner when watching TV, or kissing goodbye and hello every day, and holding hands when out walking are gestures you should adopt.

When small gestures are part of your daily life, it makes the bigger intimacy gestures and talks easier.

Many couples fall into the trap of losing sight of each other’s thoughts, wishes and desires because conversations can become limited to domesticity – with people reduced to exchanging details about housework, their whereabouts or the kids.

Recall your early dating days and ask all the questions you used to ask then – questions about your partner’s hobbies and interests, ask them what they think of a TV program, ask them what they haven’t done in a long time and what they would love to do.

Finally, cleanliness in the home is wonderfully conducive to romance. Without the distraction of mess and clutter, you are free to focus on the man or woman in front of you.

Have a fun Valentine’s Day folks!

 Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Olney, a maid service in Potomac or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds (ie VA and most of Maryland). Why not give us a call today and let us help you create a clean and tidy home for you and your loved ones?