Relationships are tough—between work, parenting, social responsibilities, and family obligations, sometimes we feel more like we're sleeping next to a business partner than a romantic one. And on top of all of those responsibilities, there's a list of household chores and cleaning that never seems to end. Ask any couple and they'll admit they've fought about cleaning more times than they can count. In an ideal world, tasks should be split 50/50—you take out the garbage, I'll wipe down the counters; you make the bed, I'll put the clothes away—but studies show women typically wind up doing the bulk of the cleaning around the house, creating an uneven balance that can stress a relationship out.
Truth is, no one really wants to factor cleaning into their daily schedule. That's where Handy comes into the mix. Handy is an app that connects you with the cleaning professionals you're looking for at a flexible time that's convenient for you. Sort of like the Uber of house cleaning. With Handy, you can arrange for a top-rated professional to come to your home to address your cleaning needs, whether it's a sparkling bathtub or a mother-in-law-approved clean oven. You can schedule them regularly, every month, two weeks, or weekly, so your house will stay clean.
Using Handy to book a professional cleaning service may very well save your messy home and, by extension, the wellbeing of your relationship. Read to discover the 4 things couples fight about the most when it comes to housework and how a cleaning booked through Handy can help fix each.
1. Folding the laundry: You'll be hard pressed to find a couple that doesn't fight about splitting laundry duties. If you happen to have a washer and dryer in your house or apartment, a cleaning pro can save you loads (get it?!) of time by washing and neatly folding everything. That way, there's more time to catch up on all those Netflix episodes together instead.
2. Taking out the trash: Taking out the recycling and garbage is the one household task that men are more likely to do than women, but that doesn't mean it's what they want to do at the end of a long day. You can find a professional to take out all the garbage, sort the recycling, or fix that compost heap. No more passive aggressive hints towards your partner while the garbage overflows from the bin.
3. Bathroom duties: The bathroom may just be the neediest room in the house. The tub, sink, and toilet need regular cleaning and scrubbing to prevent mold, odors, and gross-looking grime. It can be pretty time consuming to keep up with it all, especially when the bathroom is shared between two or more people. Book a cleaner through Handy and spend less time wiping down his facial hair trimmings and more time finding adorable his and her towels.
4. Vacuuming/Sweeping/Mopping: When is the last time you or your significant other paid any mind to what your floors look like? Chances are, the hardwood is dusty or dull, and the carpet ready for a good vacuuming. You could blame your partner for not staying on top of it, or you could hire a professional to clean every floor surface the way it should be.
A clean house is possible, even for the busiest of couples. It no longer has to be something to argue over or make time in your day for. Instead, Handy will help you find the solution—effective professionals, flexible schedules, and the right tools to get your home cleaned the way you want it.
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