My cleaning lady started today. I think I might faint from happiness, and i haven't even seen the results yet.
This, in the end, will (hopefully) help with uncluttering. When I only have enough time to either de-clutter a cupboard or clean the bathroom, the bathroom wins every time. It's like teaching vs. research: the immediate needs attention, leading to lack of attention for the long-term.
Now, we have someone to come in once per week. So, rather than cleaning the shower, I can throw out clothing that I have not worn in 10 years.
I am so gleefully happy about this, I am giddy.
Giddy is absolutely an appropriate response.
We rehired our cleaners after many months of doing it ourselves (and badly). Since my health issues are slowing me down and the spouse doesn't seem to notice dirt until it's ankle deep, this was the right decision. Now I only have to declutter. YIPPEE!
So, off to do todays' decluttering because I run out of energy.