Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentines Day, Christmas, and a Baby Shower are all holiday occasions that bring to mind the giving and exchanging of gifts. How many times have you heard a loved one say when asked what they would like, “Oh, Surprise Me!” Or how about the new trend in gift-giving that steers away from material gifts and promotes the gifting of “experiences” instead. Well, here is your chance to surprise someone special with an experience they will truly appreciate—the gift of cleaning. Whether for a special holiday occasion or “just because” any time of year, giving the gift of cleaning actually means you’ll be giving so much more than what you may be thinking.
Gift of Time
One reason that the gift of cleaning is so appreciated by the person on the receiving end is that it really is gift of time, which is a precious commodity in our busy lives. The time that a person would have spent cleaning can now be used doing something else they enjoy with people they love. The gift of cleaning service frees up space in the schedule to savor life’s more precious moments.
The Gift of Home
Giving the gift of cleaning allows the whole house to be in top shape for the receiver to enjoy. Our homes are to be a safe haven, a gathering place, a resting place, and a collection and reflection of our lifestyle. The gift of clean honors the importance we place in transforming our house (or condo, townhouse or apartment) into a home.
The Gift of Health
Nothing feels better than walking into a sparkling clean house. In fact, there is now actually science to prove it. A study led by associate professor NiCole R. Keith, Ph.D., research scientist and professor at Indiana University, found that people with clean houses are healthier than people with messy houses. Keith and her colleagues tracked the physical health of a sample group of a demographic known to be at an increased risk for heart disease. Participants who kept their homes clean were healthier and more active than those who didn’t. In fact, house cleanliness was even more of a predictor for physical health than neighborhood walkability. (Psychology Today, July 2016)
Whether giving the gift of a cleaning service certificate for a one time whole house clean, a special supplemental cleaning area need, or as a recurring service, rest assured that the gift of clean is one that will be truly valued and appreciated by the lucky recipient. Maybe next time they are asked what is on their gift wish list, instead of saying “Surprise Me” they will respond with “The Gift of Clean, please!”