I called a maid service to arrange for my (soon to be) ex-home to be cleaned, but they wanted $120 minimum, which didn't sit right with me. It's only two rooms, and I'm not some kind of toxic slob who's never known a broom or a bottle of Tilex. This is not squalor. It's a little dusty in the closet and behind some of the furniture, but for the most part I keep this place in good shape. So I'll just come back after the move and do what I've got to do to make this place sparkle.
And secretly? Deep down inside? I kind of enjoy cleaning.
Tomorrow morning I think I'll get in a Zipcar and transport the really delicate stuff - the top hat, the gramophone, the fur coats. We'll see.