When someone else is going through something tough, I always recommend self-care and give them my favorite gift. And this time, I'm taking my own advice.
I got my house cleaned. It is my favorite gift to give! Seriously.
It is the BEST feeling coming home to a clean house. I've given this gift to new parents, friends going through a tough time (loss, divorce, depression, an illness), and just because. It is always a hit. I can't recommend it enough.
I had the chance to try Well Kept, an Atlanta-based cleaning service. I loved it so much, I had to share it (no, this is not sponsored) and share my experience. I had my place cleaned before my annual Christmas party.
Think of them as the Uber of cleaning. You simply go to the site and click what services you'd like. Maybe a room or your whole house? Cleanup after a party? It's $15 a room. Add extras--I chose an oven cleaning because mine hasn't been cleaned since...ever. Choose the date and time--they only need 48 hours! No contracts, no in-home estimates, just a clean house.
So Melvin and Leonarda (I HIGHLY recommend them--ask for them!) showed up with cleaning supplies--you can give them specific products to use if desired. I chose to stay and wrap presents in the spare bedroom while they cleaned, but you don't have to be home. They were courteous and professional.
When they were finished, I couldn't believe how great it looked! It made me so happy. Everything was sparkling, like I'd just moved in. That sounds like an exaggeration, but you had to see it! I loved how everything looked. Let me just show a few pics already (this was a few days after they cleaned).
I'm a really private person, so I am just sharing bits and pieces of my place. Excuse the mess and any bad lighting. This is real life, y'all. Here's my bathroom--look how shiny my sink is!
If you live in the Atlanta area, I can't recommend Well Kept enough (coming soon to other cities).
I was very happy with my cleaning and can't wait to use them again.
- When walking Charlie over the weekend, I noticed they were having Lion King auditions by my house. I had to resist the urge to hold him up like Simba!
- I'm a sucker for a red lipstick. I got the new one from Dita Von Teese. Review coming soon. It's perfect for the holidays.
- It's been nothing but sparkly nails for me lately. If only the weather was a little cooler around here.