But it needs more thorough attention than I am prepared to invest. I happily pay for enjoying my home, tidy and fresh for a few days. Part of that process is that time-honoured process, ‘cleaning up for the cleaning lady’, often done hastily that morning – things picked off the floor, put in drawers or cupboards – out of sight and out of her way.
Re-starting normal after she leaves is an odd process of pulling things out, one at a time sequentially and deal with them which usually gives rise to a busy yet altered norm day – handling many things, disposing of many things and trash-bagging quite a few.
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