The way that people value time and resources has shifted massively in recent years, with Millenials and Generation Z-ers placing more value on time and experiences than money, material wealth or status. More and more frequently, people are viewing time as the new ‘essential currency’. Scientists have actually shown that people who outsource domestic work are more happy!
"The time famine of modern life can be reduced by using money to buy time. Surveys of large, diverse samples from four countries reveal that spending money on time-saving services is linked to greater life satisfaction".
You can read more about this phenomenon in full, here
Spending money to make time leaves you with more hours to dedicate to the things that really matter.
Houses get dirty - this is hardly breaking news, but many people are not quite aware of how dirty their homes really are (or where the dirt is.) Research has shown that the dirtiest places in many homes are not always where you’d expect them to be; for example, “there are 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average cutting board than on the top of the toilet seat.”
Professional cleaners are experienced and know exactly where to clean for maximum hygeine!
We wanted to know just how much better our cleaners were at cleaning than us so we've crunched the numbers. It turns out the average Housekeep cleaner has cleaned professionally for 2433 hours - that’s more than you'll do in your lifetime!
Not only does living in a clean house make you physically healthier, but it's really good for your mental health too!
The Clorox Company conducted a survey last year that found that 80% of people feel more relaxed in a clean home! 60% also felt less stressed - which is super important in the fast-moving 21st century world that we're living in. Unsurprisingly, these factors had a knock on effect on productivity, with 72% saying they get more done in a clean home.
Get a cleaner, be less stressed and reclaim some agency over your life.
How dirty is your chopping board? Possibly, dirtier than your toilet seat!
3. The economy
Consumer spending is good for the economy, but there's more to it: the efficiency of all economies is maximised by productivity. By spending your time on the tasks in which you are more skilled, you will be more productive and maximise your output. And when your highly skilled cleaner transforms your home in half the time you would take, the economy will benefit.
A Danish study carried out in 2009 also found out that people who outsourced their cleaning got paid more (as did their cleaners!) (Jakob Roland Munch, Jan Rose Skaksen. Specialization, outsourcing and wages. Review of World Economics, Springer Verlag, 2009, 145 (1), pp.57-73)
Hire a cleaner. Get a pay rise. Save the economy. Simple.
Money makes the world go round...make sure that you're spending yours where it makes a difference
A survey from Gleeden, the extramarital dating website, suggested that "nearly three quarters of [the 10,000 surveyed women] (73%) think that their partner’s negligent behaviour vis-à-vis domestic tasks ended up pushing them into the arms of another man". Hiring a cleaner is a significantly cheaper alternative to conventional marriage therapy!
Confirming that household chores are essential to the success of any relationship, a study carried out in 2007 found that sharing household chores ranked as the third most important factor in a marriage, behind only faithfulness and sexual satisfaction!
Don't let the one you're too lazy for, become the “one that got away”
Could a home cleaner fix your relationship woes? We reckon it's worth a shot!