Meet Phyllis: An Introduction to She Who Eliminates My Messiness
In this month's issue of HER, I write about the wonders of finding the right someone to help keep your house clean. For me, that 'right someone' is Phyllis Hill. She's a delightful human being and a great keeper o' the house.
Finding Phyllis really was a big deal to me. Not only had I never pictured myself as somebody who'd have "a housekeeper," I was hesitant to have anybody come 'round my house to swiffer and scrub my belongings. Thanks to the recommendation of a trusted friend, I felt comfortable letting Phyllis into my little corner of the world.
Are you in the same boat that I once was, not only soul searching the idea of hiring help but also feeling overly cautious about letting someone you don't know well into your home? I strongly suggest conquering your concerns by relying on personal recommendations. Don't call the first option that shows up in a Google search. Ask around for friendly suggestions so you're more at ease with whomever you select to help keep your cherished spaces clean. And if you need more assurance, ask the potential cleaner for additional references, so that you can extend your vetting process beyond your own circle of pals.
...And if you're just flat out convinced Phyllis sounds like the 'right someone' for you, you'll find her contact info online by clicking here.
“I dreamt my whole life about being a mother,” says Heidi Jellison. “I never dreamt about a big wedding, honestly never even dreamt about the husband part.” Jellison, a 35-year-old concert harpist and harp teacher, laughs at this last bit, but then her face settles into a quiet solemnity.
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