Am I the only one who feels like this?

My 5 year old daughter leaves a trail of Cheerio dust, Legos and Shoppkins all over my home. Her fingerprints decorate my walls and she seems oblivious to the fact that clothes belong IN the dirty clothes hamper…not next to it or scattered down the hallway.

We moms work so hard. Stay at home moms, working moms, moms who work from home, single moms….all of us. In addition to keeping the staff in line at work, we’ve got to keep the little ones in line at home. Add laundry, cooking, cleaning….and all the BS housework in between and you’ve got a recipe for one tired Mama….(and one dirty house.)

Having a clean, clutter-free home is one of my top goals for 2018. And I’m doing so…with a little help. I’m done lying to myself and pretending like I have the time and energy to take care of all my adult responsibilities. I’ve decided to assign some to others. Earlier this month I used the cleaning service Green Maids Co.

I went with Green Maids after learning how many harmful chemicals I’m breathing in after using traditional cleaners…or worse yet,  absorbed into your skin. I’ve always been a little skeptical…..I mean, I’ve seen the cleaning powers of bleach based products….but I decided to give them a try. I was completely blown away.

I can now walk barefoot through my home and play board games with my daughter on our hardwood floors. Instead of spending my evenings fighting a never-ending battle against clutter, I can actually sit down after dinner, enjoy dessert and chill with my kid. When my home is clean, my heart is light. I know that sounds corny, but clutter and dirt make me anxious. It adds to my running to-do list. Farming these chores out allows me to be my natural carefree self and takes some of the load off. So many of my friends feel guilty about hiring cleaners for their homes….I’m here to discourage you from wearing yourselves out and trying to do it all. You deserve a break!

See below for more info on Green Maids in NYC. (Make sure you enter their giveaway for free home cleanings!)

The Lawrences

My home office has never been so clean!

Enter to Win 6 MONTHS of Free Cleaning

This January, Green Maids Co in New York City is running a giveaway! You have 2 more weeks to enter to win!

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive 6 Months of Organic house cleaning by Green Maids Co.  Rules can be found here.
Also, 5 random winners will receive 1 house cleaning by Green Maids Co by completing any one of the following actions below:

  1. Follow @greenmaidsco on Instagram
  2. Post an Instagram photo of yourself in your home and tag #greenmaidsco @greenmaidsco
  3. Like their Instagram contest photo on the Green Maids Co Instagram page

Go Green!

  1. Healthier Home
    Studies have shown that using a household cleaning spray, even as little as once a week, raises the risk of developing asthma. Snow says that using green cleaning products can reduce the chances of developing asthma, which today is the most common chronic illness and the leading cause of school absences due to chronic illness across the country.
  2. Purer Environment
    When you use many cleaning products harmful chemicals are being released into the environment. Not great for you and the people around you to breathe in. Changing to greener methods, helps reduce pollution to our waterways and the air and it minimizes your impact on ozone depletion and global climate change with fewer smog-producing chemicals. Many green products also use recyclable packaging which minimizes waste.

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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