Hiring a cleaning service to clean your house is not only great because if frees up your time to do other things you prefer, it also helps someone else out. The cleaning service/person has a job he or she otherwise wouldn't have, and you get a clean house! Win-Win! Even if you think you don't have the money for it, consider what you can accomplish in those 4 hours or so - work a little more at your job, volunteer, visit someone that could use your smiles, or start a hobby. Thinking about what you can do with the extra time may make it seem like you can't afford not to have a cleaning service.