Reply To: Housework

I am a singe parent and I use help. I need the help. Working parents need the help. Even stay-at-home parents need help too!

You can even get help to pick up/drop off kids at daycare. Get a babysitter. Get all the help you need.

Currently, I use our city’s “support for single parent households” program, where they dispatch helpers to your house at most 12x a month (that works out to 3x a week, 2 hours each time), and subsidize the amount you pay depending on your income.

Before I knew about this program, I used the “family support” service, check if your city hall has it. You still pay cheaper than the usual housekeeping service would cost. They don’t really clean though, their main help was drop off/pick up from daycare.

I have also seen various housekeeping services being advertised for 5,000 or so for two hours, or maybe more. Still, you could use them at least once a week.

Some people don’t want strangers coming into their house, touching their things, cleaning differently, etc. But when you have kids, you don’t have the luxury to nitpick (my opinion). Also, after you cultivate a relationship with your helpers, it will get easier.

Wish you the best in convincing your partner about the help!

 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Savvy.