If you're planning to have hip surgery or some other type of surgery that requires several weeks of recovery, you may be worried about how you'll keep up with the housework when your mobility is limited. One solution is to hire a house cleaning service. Knowing your home is clean and always ready for guests to drop in and check on your health will give you peace of mind. Here are some ways a cleaning service can help you.

Full Service Cleaning Before Surgery

You'll probably want to schedule your first cleaning before you go to the hospital. This allows you to work out the details and meet the company when you're mobile and feeling well. A deep cleaning may be in order, especially if you've not been feeling well enough to stoop and stretch to clean all the places that are hard to reach. Then, your home will be clean and welcoming when you come home from the hospital. This can do a lot for your morale when you come home to a clean house that smells fresh. You may have several visitors dropping in to check on you in the first days that you're home. You may even have home health workers coming in, and you'll feel more comfortable if your home is clean and you don't have to worry about anyone seeing dust on your ceiling fans and baseboards.

Weekly Maintenance Cleaning

You may want the cleaning service to come in once a week or less often depending on your circumstances. If you live alone or with your spouse, once a month may be enough if you can keep up with day-to-day chores. If you have several kids and pets, you'll probably want someone to come more often. The good thing about frequent visits is the service can rotate deep cleaning so your entire house always stays clean. One visit the company may spend extra time scouring the bathroom and kitchen, and the next visit they'll concentrate on the living room and bedrooms.

Keeping your home clean is about more than appearances. If you're recovering from surgery, the last thing you need is a lot of clutter around that poses a tripping hazard. Plus, if your kitchen is kept clean and organized, it will be easier for you to cook and care for yourself as your ability to move around improves.

Unless you love housecleaning chores, the ideal way to maintain a clean home is to use a housecleaning service on a regular basis. If that isn't possible, then hiring a service when you're going through difficult times in your life like recovering from surgery is a great idea. It's a nice way to pamper yourself when you're not feeling your best, and since you'll be housebound for a few weeks, living in a clean home will help keep your spirits up.