Let her do all cleaning,one by one. Not everything in one day. U do cooking . Cleaning ,she will do. B friendly with her. Give her good food.& a new dress. She will do anything.
I don't know..not good to hire children. But if she's doing this one time then may be it is okay
Hmm.. sorry to sound a lil dramatic, but could u imagine a child u know over there instead of her? Wouldn't it be better if you call any of the numerous household apps like Taskbob/Timesaverz/Housejoy/Zimmber/bookmybai/maidservices/mychores/mydidi and many more (available on search). They'll do it for you, without any hassles at all :)
I agree with Shiksha.Moreover,these professionals will do a far better job and in less time. If possible hire the professionals....but at the end of the day,its your call. :smiley:
Actually this funda of cleaning in Deewali I don't understand. When ever you clean IT'S DEEWALI. For You. So can postpone cleaning till your maid returns. Your maid also will be happy. And if you are not a working housewife than clean little every day, 1 hr regularly. So it will not strain your back.