Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Idea
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
February 5, 2013
Valentines Day has changed for me over the years. When I was young, just getting a Valentine’s Day card from a boy I liked was enough. In fact it could set me swooning for weeks! As I got older, like many women, my expectations increased. What would my “Dear One” get me this year? Candy? A fine dinner? JEWELRY?!!
Then something completely unexpected happened. My desire for sentimental things to represent the love between two people was no longer on my Valentine’s Day list. Not that any of us has a list of course! I didn’t WANT jewelry or a card or chocolates. Well … maybe chocolates. What I really wanted was … a vacuum cleaner. Yep! That’s what I said, a vacuum cleaner.
What had happened? Was this mid-life crisis talking? Was I coming down with something? My husband looked at me like I was playing some kind of sick joke on him. But there it was, nothing would do but a new vacuum cleaner.
Even weirder, it didn’t stop there. True love suddenly became represented by all sorts of bizarre services. If he really loved me, then my husband would dust, sweep, mop, do dishes, take out the trash, feed the kids, fix the car and rake the leaves.
I didn’t want endearing words anymore, I wanted action! Life gets so busy with kids and work and special projects that there just isn’t enough time to keep up on all those little things, like housework, that I once was so proud of accomplishing. In fact the best gift ever would be a maid! Even just once or twice, preferable directly before a visit from my mother-in-law.
What’s the point of all this you may ask. Well, I don’t mean to get any men in trouble, but maybe its time to switch it up a bit. Think outside the box of chocolates? What frazzled wife wouldn’t love to come home to clean carpet, clean tile, or even clean upholstery? I know I would. The thought that my floors had been cleaned, by a professional, without me having to do anything at all would send me swooning all the way into next month! True love indeed!
Now obviously not all women are created equal. I don’t want your loved one calling me up and chewing me out if she is still in the jewelry and fine dinner stage of your romance. So here is my disclaimer. Know your woman before proceeding with any of my insightful and ingenious advice.
But if you get the feeling that your sweetheart may be struggling to “keep up with it all”, then do her a favor and give Aaron’s Quality Cleaners a call. The best carpet cleaner in Fresno may also turn out to be your Valentine’s Day cupid!
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger California