The most recent happiness study, conducted by the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, found that people experience more happiness when buying time, rather than material possessions. Even small choices, such as shopping at a grocery store closer to home, even if it is more expensive, makes us happier because it provides extra time in our day that we wouldn’t have had if we had gone to a cheaper grocery store farther away.

The same goes for hiring a housekeeper. Here are three main reasons why hiring a house cleaning service will not only provide you with free time, but will also make you happier.

  1. Priorities Complete: When you make the decision to hire a housekeeper, you make the rules. Based on your lifestyle, you can create a priority list of areas in your home that need the most attention. You have the freedom to decide what needs to be cleaned, and what doesn’t. Not only will you feel happier knowing you’ll be coming home to these areas of priority clean, but you will also have more time to focus on the more important things in life.
  1. Keep a Clean Home vs. a Tidy One: Although many of our homes are equipped with state-of-the-art appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and robot vacuums, many of us aren’t home to take advantage of their time saving qualities. These days, most of us can maintain tidy homes, but given our busy schedules, the actual task of deep cleaning rarely happens. A housekeeper can help you maintain an appearance of order, and guarantee that at least weekly or bi-weekly your home is scrubbed clean from top to bottom.
  1. Make your Desires a Reality: Flip through any home décor magazine and you’ll likely feel defeated ten pages in. Our common thought process goes something like this, ‘WOW. I’d love my home to look like that.’; however, when reality sets in, we suddenly realize we that we don’t have time to do all that work, which leaves us feeling defeated. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. If you know that it will make you happier to have a clean home, hire a housekeeper and make your desires a reality.