Finding ethical housekeeping services that pay living wages, for example, is a task in itself
We’re Happier if We Pay Someone Else to Do Our Chores
Nicole Dieker
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Ask your neighbors for recommendations, and pay the people directly. We pay about $35/hour directly to a house cleaner and provide supplies, which seems like a good deal for her. I don’t know if she pays taxes on it or not, but assuming she does, that’s still a decent wage.

For me, the time-savings is obviously nice, but the bigger benefit to me is not dealing with making sure my partner and I are doing an equal/fair split of the chores. Paying to avoid gendered dynamics in cleaning is worth it, even if it’s the lazy/easy way out.

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