Yes, I agree wholeheartedly! I will sacrifice many other luxuries before I give up my cleaning service again. I happily skip manicures/pedicures, fancy haircuts or hair treatments (I cut it 1–2/year by the same lady who cuts my husband’s hair for $35), fancy purses (I did indulge when we went to Italy to get a beautiful Italian leather purse but otherwise don’t buy expensive ones), etc. I figure my frugality in those other “self-care” categories helps me offset/justify what I spend on a cleaning service.

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