My maid sees everything. Unlike my Mum, who spent hours cleaning up the place before the maid arrived (afraid that the maid would see how we really lived), I simply don’t have the time to worry about it. I was raised in the “liberated” era, so I don’t have as many old-school inhibitions, or neurotic social fears concerning what the rest of the world thinks. I’m a single mom with a career and a boyfriend (translation: sex life), and I work hard and love my kids, so caring what the neighbors or anyone else’s opinions are is decidedly low on my list of concerns.Don’t get me wrong, I would never let anyone I didn’t trust completely to be privy to my life or my home, so I am happy to say that I trust my maid completely. I’ve used the same service (and the same maid) for several years now, since my divorce, when I was forced to go back to work. I love my job but there is no way I can attend to my career, find time to cook for and take care of my kids and have a social life without some help in keeping the home clean and tidy.One of the things I did learn from my Mum, and that I’m eternally grateful for, was her advice in hiring a maid service. “Don’t hire a maid without checking her references!”, she instructed me in a stern tone, and for once, I followed her advice. I talked to several maid services before I made a choice, and I found one with a long list of references and a fully-trained staff. I followed up on the references and learned that the company has been providing trusted domestic cleaning for over a decade. The maid they provided proved to be friendly, efficient and completely trustworthy. Now, I can’t imagine life without her.If you’re considering hiring a domestic cleaning service, take my Mum’s sage advice and find one that has a proven track record. For domestic cleaning London offers many choices – make sure you hire the right one. I trust mine with my cleaning, my valuables and my dirty lingerie.