I’m 43, single parent with two kids. I have a long term invisible illness and I run my own business, so keeping my house tidy is nearly impossible.

What I do is I have my mother come two days a week and she basically takes my washing away and does it for me. If my house is messy it can absolutely change the way I feel about everything and sometimes it will make me not even want to come home, and it’s not the fact that it’s dirty, but it’s more about if it looks nice.

It’s got to be pleasing to my eye and obviously if it’s got thick dust everywhere it’s unpleasant, but it’s more about things looking aesthetically pleasing for me, I think.

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