So, here is the whole post in one line – Your quarantine life is our regular life!
Every immigrant from India in any first world country can relate to this particular post.
Honestly, I was a brat before I got married. I never had to worry about cooking because my mom would always do that. Cleaning my room just meant organizing my study table and my cupboard – that would happen once in a month. And laundry? I was pretty convinced that my laundry is done by some little elves. And even after I got married, I think my life would have remained the same had I not moved here.
It is overwhelming at first to get used to a lifestyle where you are doing each and everything in your house. But then, you realize that it is your own house – so why not!
Not being able to have maid was surprising at first, but the general lifestyle of people here is so inspiring that I decided never to complain about it. People here do everything on their own – and they have a very scheduled lifestyle in general which I don’t think is possible for our generation. Like here, I mean Austin, everyone lives life like my dad – get up on time, move your butts by following an exercising routine, do some chores (yes, he or my mother are not very dependent on the maids), go to work, come back, chill, invest in hobbies and sleep. And that is very inspiring.
People here even build their own houses! They just do everything – not just the basic chores but making their own home decors, gardening etc.
You can, of course, get maids here. But the cost of services is very high. It’s right in a way, people value your skills and time both in this country. We shall talk about it in some other post soon. So, getting a maid for cooking might cost around $35-40 an hour. Similarly, if you opt for cleaning, it is mostly rated at per square feet of area. And it is not CHEAP, even if you tend to get it done twice a day. For a house of my size, it’s like $100 per session.
Even if I can afford that I think I prefer things being done my way. And I have never had any experience in working with maids even back home, so I don’t even know how you are supposed to ask someone to get your work done.
Life seems more sorted when you do your own chores. It never feels like a pain. Both of us do our own chores, we don’t really depend on each other for finishing off the cleaning or doing our dishes or getting our meals on time. This is one good thing about life here which I absolutely love.
But now that you know what is life without a maid, you would agree that it is not as difficult as it seemed.