Several years ago Melinda and I added the costs of a regular house cleaner to our monthly budget. We realized that if we tightened in other areas, we could afford it. Now, twice a month, we have someone come in who changes our sheets, cleans our bathrooms & kitchen, and mops & vacuums the floors.
As the years have gone we realized that having a house cleaner is the best marriage counseling we could have. With the house clean, we are less likely to get into one of those pesky marital arguments that, really, at its root, is about someone not cleaning up. So we get the results of couples counseling AND a clean house. Nice!
To illustrate today’s post I’m using a photo I took from Melinda’s and my Happy Hour excursion last night, another form of counseling, perhaps.