I decided to fire our cleaning service. They have been cleaning our house for about 4 years now. They are a small local service and generally we have been pleased with them until recently. When they first started cleaning our house they used some sort of chemical that ruined a section of our powder room wallpaper. While they couldn't fix, it the owner was very responsive and we decided to keep them on. I used to love to come home on Thursday afternoons cause the house was so fresh and clean. Lately though that hasn't been the case. It would look like a tornado has hit the house after they were here. The blinds were facing all different directions, the lights were left on and the dog/baby gates left open. The last couple of straws were we found a pack of gum clearly taken out of our pantry left by accident by the door. They would miss vacuuming a whole room or not clean the bathroom floor. The mirror in my bathroom looked like someone sneezed all over it and the kitchen floor was 'slimy' like they didn't mop it well enough. One time while I was home with V on an Thursday and I saw that they were using a carpet vacuum to sweep up our hardwood foyer. They just were not up to the caliber that they once were. We've complained to them a few times and they would get better for a little while but it didn't last. I was getting more and more disappointed with coming home on Thursday's and going through the Wed night stress-fest of getting everything in the house just perfect for them to clean around just to have them miss whole rooms and leave the house in disarray. So we broke the news today that we wanted a break for a little while. Having the cleaning service is something I wanted and felt it was worth the money to me to have a clean house every other week. But lately I don't think I was getting my money's worth. So, now I go on saving myself money and I will attempt to clean my house myself. Maybe later I will get some other quotes but I am thinking that they will be more expensive cause I am pretty sure our service was one of the cheapest around. But even though I know I am doing the right thing (why pay for something you not happy with) I cannot help but feel guilty that I fired them. Why do I do this to myself? I did do the right thing...right?