I said a while back that I intended to do it, but today I did it: I hired someone to come clean my apartment every two weeks, starting the 13th. I don’t mind picking up after myself or doing the dishes occasionally, but outright cleaning has always bugged the shit out of me.
Still I feel that hiring a maid is a terribly decadent or bourgeois thing to do; therefore, I need to rationalize. So I tell myself that, first, whatever I pay her will go entirely in her pocket (i.e., she’s a freelancer like me). And second, they say someone who quits smoking has to reward him/herself with the money saved from not smoking.
Health benefits aside, this is my gift to myself.