Outsourcing our 'domestic demands'

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2006
Outsourcing our 'domestic demands'
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Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:55pm

About 10 yrs ago I was listening to a VP at my company (fortune 500) and realized that she had it all - the career/kids/husband (not in any particular order).

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:26am
I'm not asking you to feel guilty, nor would I expect you to.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:28am

"...but we don't because I believe whatever nicer and more fun things there might be to do with that time, it's important for us to be responsible at the very least for our own personal living space."


Let me clarify:

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:29am
It varies, the more time I spend, the cleaner it becomes.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:30am
How much of your cleaning time is wiping down and picking up, versus really scrubbing floors, deep cleaning carpets, etc.?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:33am
I know a lot of people do, but I don't really make a distinction between "deep cleaning" and just plain cleaning up.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:36am
I've never really figured out an exact ratio.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:36am
I'm guessing you don't really ever "deep clean" the way I'm using the term, then. That's why I pay a firm to do that, because doing a bit here or there on the surface doesn't thoroughly clean a house, and it certainly isn't all sparkly clean all at the same time.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:37am
You're guessing wrong then.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:42am
Okay, I accept that.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:51am

Well really, who said anything about doing "a bit here or there on the surface"?

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