How to enjoy a clean home after a vacation: a working life hack that works for everyone
After a vacation, returning home seems so incredibly difficult - you're tired, you're carrying suitcases, but the house is dirty and you need to start cleaning. The thought of this can overshadow happy memories, but there are reliable ways to do it effectively.
Experienced traveler Chloe Pantazzi shared what helps her enjoy coming home. She told about it in an article for BusinessInsider.
She used to think that there was nothing worse than unpacking your suitcases. But when she returned home and looked at the mess, she realized that she had another challenge ahead of her.
"I recently started ordering cleaning services on my way back and I think they are worth it," says Chloe. At the same time, she's convinced that it's better to skip the upgrade and spend the money on cleaning services.
"You'll enjoy the benefits for much longer," Chloe is sure.
According to her, it used to take her and her husband a long time to clean up after a vacation. But now that they live in a three-bedroom house in Philadelphia, it's a huge chore.
"This fall, on my way home from a trip to the UK, I decided to do something a little different. After repacking my suitcase and checking in online, I booked a cleaning service for two days after we got home," Chloe said.
In this way, Chloe wanted to give herself two days after her return to have time in case of flight delays or cancellations, as well as time to unpack her bags.
She believes that deep cleaning after a vacation takes a lot of energy.
"I'd be too lazy to do it when I get home - dusting, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the floors, thoroughly cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, and even changing the sheets - plus additional things I usually only do once a day. a year (or, let's be honest, less), like cleaning the fridge and oven," she said.
After the cleaning team arrived at their home, she and her husband went to the nearest coffee shop with their laptops. And three hours later, they received a notification that the cleaning was complete.
In her opinion, ordering a cleaning service is a nice gift after a vacation, especially in their Greek Cypriot family, who value tidiness at home.
"When we got home, the place was spotless. Staying in an ultra-clean house felt like a luxury, especially when I was tired and jet-lagged, and it was worth the expense (about $300 for a deep cleaning)," Chloe wrote.
She uses this life hack very often, hiring a professional every time even after short trips.
"Although it's not cheap, I think it's worth it - it saves me time and energy, and it's a money-spinner that allows me to maintain a sense of relaxation after a vacation that lasts a little longer," the traveler believes.