My mother gifted me with three hours of maid service as a birthday present last week. I'm thrilled; DH is not. He thinks that having a maid would create more work for us, and he doesn't want anyone in the house when we're not there, because we have a dog who has anxiety issues. He works from home most of the time, but he does not want to have to deal with someone else in the house while he's on the phone with clients. I offered to take a work from home day whenever we schedule the cleaning service, and he's okay with that, since this is a gift, but he is not happy about it, and he DEFINITELY does not want to use it beyond what was gifted to us. I hate cleaning, and I would gladly pay for a maid to come every week if I could get DH to go for it. So, for those who have housekeepers, how do you recommend I approach it to get the most out of our free time so I can show DH the value of outsourcing this particular task?
I do want to note that DH and I split household tasks VERY evenly, so it's not as if he is saying he wants ME to be the one to clean. He just isn't a fan of having a housekeeper. I think we have a lot of trouble keeping the house clean, and I would welcome the help.