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Handy Is The Best Treat You Can Give Yourself Before A Baby

Third trimester angst? Settle your nesting stress with a home cleaning service.

I can't wait to meet our new little baby in a few months. I'm in the final trimester of my pregnancy and so far, it's gone pretty smoothly.

I've enjoyed its perks (like eating for two!), but now that I'm getting big, my feet are always sore, I'm constantly tired, and just getting up from the couch is a major struggle.

My husband has been completely running the house. The nursery is painted, the crib is built, and the baby's room is pretty much ready to go. The one part he falls down on is the cleaning. The house hasn't been vacuumed in weeks, the shower needs cleaning, and there's never not a pile of dishes in the sink.

He tries his best, but now that I'm fully in nesting mode, I want the house to be spotless for our new arrival.

My mood swings have been pretty wild recently, and the mess is a cause. When I was venting my frustration, my husband suggested we get a cleaning service. He said his friend at work recommended Handy to him.

I felt weird about it. I mean, cleaning is something I've always done myself. Plus, how would we know these cleaners would be trustworthy?

He pulled the website up on his laptop and we saw how easy it is to set up a cleaning. Handy connects you with top cleaning professionals in your area based on your needs and schedule.

The site explained that Handy uses credential technology to do a background check for all cleaning professionals. Plus, if any issues arise, they have a 24/7 customer service team that you can contact at any hour.

The next day, after a sneezing fit caused by the built-up dust in the hallway, I decided enough was enough - we needed help. I went onto the Handy site and read some great reviews of other users praising the cleaning Pros. With that, I decided that taking the plunge with Handy seemed like a good idea.

They offer a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month plan for weekly to monthly home cleanings. We plan to start with a 3-month plan - I'll probably sign up 2 weeks before my due date to make sure the house is super clean for the new baby.

The great thing about Handy is you can choose the specific cleaning services you need and a schedule that works for you. I choose the main issues – vacuuming, sanitizing the bathroom, and doing the dishes. They give you a full quote before you book your first cleaning – and it's actually more affordable than I was expecting.

I think I'll go with a bi-weekly schedule, but appointments can be available and canceled up to a day before – so I know I have the flexibility to change.

It will be so nice to be able to relax in a clean home. No more having to look at piles of dishes in the sink or and or a dust bunny in every corner. I can't wait to be able to sit back and not stress about the dishes anymore and focus on what is truly important – our new little baby Andrew or Amelia.

We might even renew the membership after I give birth. I mean, taking care of a new little human is a stressful thought, so not having to worry about doing little things around the house would be a huge relief. Whether you're busy with work, or with kids, I'd recommend Handy to anyone who just doesn't have the energy to keep up with the demands of running a home.

Update: The awesome folks at Handy are extending a Limited Time Offer to our readers. For a limited time follow this link to get a special offer on a cleaning plan!