My wife passed away 3 years ago and all the responsibilities fell on me. I miss her every day, but I never realized how hard her job was as a stay at home mom. I worked about 60-80 hours per week and I have a child who is 2. Any free time I do have I want to ensure that I am spending with Jackson and not working around the house. I tried to keep things picked up, but it seems that I just don’t have time for dishes, laundry and changing the sheets. My mother suggested that I hire a company to help me out with the things that I couldn’t’ get done. She said it would make a difference in my life.
I am not rich by any means and the thought of a maid just seemed upper class. However, after talking to some of the guys at work, I found out that I was just about the only one who didn’t have a cleaning lady. My friend rick suggested that I check out this company that allows you to book your service calls from your smartphone. I thought he was crazy because this phone of mine can do just about anything these days. He was right; I was able to schedule an appointment right from my cell phone. They allow me to pay by credit card and I can have them set up to come once a week or once a month. With my house, I opted for the once a week option.
I loved that they pay their people between $18-$22 an hour, which means they are encouraged to do the best job they can. The employees get to pick their own hours too, another perk for them. What really got my attention is that they do mandatory background checks on these folks. They want to know who is going out and representing the company, and I want to know who is coming into my home.
They are also in Canada, which is a plus for me. A national company is going to do everything they can to protect their reputation. They have 5,000 employees which is impressive for any company. That means to me if someone doesn’t do a good job, I can always call and ask for a new person next time. They haven’t’ come yet, but I am so excited to have our home clean for my baby. Being a single father is hard. I miss my wife more than I could ever say. But more than anything, I miss the loving way she took care of our home. I know that Handy on techcrunch won’t be able to replace that void for me, but they can help me by ensuring that our home is at least sanitary and free up some of my precious time to spend with Jackson.