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For me, the real work of keeping the house clean is keeping stuff picked up. Every single member of my family seems to create a semi-circle of stuff around themselves everytime single they sit down. They get up, move on, and create another mess, never stopping to pick up the papers, books, cords, dishes, dirty socks, etc., that they've left behind.

If stuff is picked up and put away, I don't have any problem vacuuming, dusting, cleaning floors, cleaning toilets. That seems pretty easy to me.

And, you can't really pay someone to pick up after people, because they don't know where to put stuff and what might be important and what should be thrown away.

This is the main reason I got rid of a cleaning service years ago. It took us longer to pick up all the stuff and put it away than it took the cleaning service to clean the house. Since most of the work was already done getting the house ready to clean, I didn't think it was worth the money to let the cleaning service finish the job.

The other main reason is that I hated having to clean all the stuff the cleaning crew missed.

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