Cleanliness is something that is cherished in Western culture as it is a sign of leading a healthy lifestyle according to Handy. From a very primal level, humans, whether they want to or not will judge you based on how clean your home is. Once they judge you and your home has left its first impression, it is very difficult to ever come back from that impression.
Now, here it is a difficult part: actually cleaning your home in an effective manner. So, you are an avid dater, you find a girl that you really like and you make her your girlfriend. You take her to your house and it appears clean. She is impressed by you and wants to dive deeper into a relationship with you based on seemingly insignificant things like how clean your bathroom is and are there no water spots on your mirror. She knows that in order for you to make the kind of money that you make every month, you have to either be working very long hours or you work short hours, yet you get paid very well. When you actually work very long hours, the last thing you want to do is clean up your home. Yet, since you know your girlfriend is visiting your home for the first time, you choose to make sure your home looks spotless.
Now, here is the dilemma: you have made a first impression that indicates that you keep your home nice and tidy. You have also made the first impression that this is just who you are, 24 hours a day, 365 days you because when she asked you “is your house always is clean?” You replied with a “yes.”
Several months go by and she comes by to surprise you on a whim, which completely throws you off guard. The romantic mood that she was in before she came by is lost is because your home looks like a veritable pigsty. She asks if you live with roommates and you reluctantly answer “no.” She now knows that you made all of that mess and you did not take the time to clean it up. A total mood killer.
Now imagine that you subscribe to a service like Handy on apple.com, Home Cleaning Services. She comes over, family comes over five or six random times over the course of the year and every time, your mirrors are flawless, your windows look flawless. Your entire house looks absolutely flawless. So people see you in that same light. At the end of the day, your home is an extension of yourself and if you want to make a good and solid impression, you want to make sure that any time anyone stops by your home at random, your home looks absolutely flawless.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to make your loved ones feel at home?