Hiring Cleaning Help

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Advice for hiring a cleaning service or finding a housekeeper, from how to interview a housekeeper to what to pay a cleaning service.
How to Find a Housekeeper or Cleaning Service
Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's planning a party or unpacking boxes after a move, having someone to help you can make any job a little easier.Here are 101 tasks you can...
Remember how wonderful you feel on special days like Mother's Day or your birthday? For that day you're treated like a queen. Family members help out around the house and you get to spend time with loved...
You're stuck. You need someone reliable to watch your kids, walk your dog, clean your house, etc., and have been bombarded with responses from potential caregivers. Or worse, you haven't gotten...
Figuring out the role of your housekeeper can be more arduous than you think. Your first step should be to fully understand what the position of a housekeeper entails. Basic housekeeping duties include...
Hiring a housekeeper can change your life! They keep your house clean when you don't have the time and leave it looking and smelling great. But did you ever think about what she can do beyond basic...
If you've ever debated hiring a housekeeper, you might have come up with a list of reasons why you shouldn't: it's a luxury you can't afford or it's a sign of laziness. But have you...
Do you need a little help keeping your home clean? Are you thinking about hiring a housekeeper? You also may want to consider a housecleaning company. They can be a great solution for your situation....
Is there anything more soothing than walking into an immaculate, freshly cleaned home that has been efficiently scrubbed from top to bottom? If you don't have time to do it yourself, hiring outside...
The decision to hire a nanny is almost as important as deciding to have a child. A nanny is someone who will help rear your children and care for them when you aren't available. Many families, especially those...
The hiring process is no joke. Whether it's finding someone to look after your aging loved one full time or taking your canine companion for a walk, there are many things to consider when you're...
If you're like most people, you work full time, pick the kids up from school, drive them to their after-school dance lessons or soccer practice and come home after seven o'clock at night only...
There never seems to be enough time to get everything done and it's often the household chores that slip behind. You may need some help from the pros. By hiring a housekeeper, you can cut down on...
Many cleaning services are jumping on the “green” bandwagon, and so should you! Hiring an environmentally friendly cleaning company to suss out the hotbeds of germs and bacteria in your house...
After you post a cleaning job on Care.com, you should always interview the top three candidates to see who you like best. But what questions should you ask when you interview a housekeeper? What should...
At Care.com we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny or nanny job can be a little overwhelming, so we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more and more people turn to our site...
You're busy all year long and sometimes little things slip through the cracks, like finding summer vacation child care or hiring a tutor. How do you know when to do what? Here is a schedule of the...
The term "certified household manager" was created by Mary Louise Starkey of Starkey International Institute in 1981. “At the time, terms like butler and majordomo existed, but there was no way for...
What is the difference between a maid and a housekeeper? There is no right or wrong answer to that question. The connotation of the two terms has changed over the years, and continues to evolve depending...
With three kids under the age of 5, I often feel like there's no end to housework.I do loads and loads of laundry, wash a countless number of sippy cups, and wipe tiny fingerprints from windows and walls...
Background Checks, References and Safety Tips
Care.com strives to give you powerful tools that can help you to make the best hiring decision possible. Whether you're searching for a nanny, babysitter, pet sitter, housekeeper, senior care provider,...
Yes, you love your nanny, your housekeeper, your pet sitter and the other caregivers in your life. But do you pay them a fair wage?"Just as you are compensated for the work you do in your profession,...
Before hiring a nanny, babysitter, senior care aide, pet sitter, housekeeper, etc. and inviting them into your home, you need to run a background check. This step helps keep you and your family safe and...
When Kathy S. of Roanoke, Va. reviewed her child's favorite tutor, she had only one thing in mind: "I wanted everyone to know that I would highly recommend her." She also knew that a review...
The Background on Background Checks Background checks can be an important part of the hiring process and help reveal a person's criminal history. However, it's important to understand that...
Hiring a caregiver -- whether for your children, home, elderly relative or pet -- can be stressful. You have to sort through job applications, read resumes, schedule interviews, etc. But one step that...
After You Hire
Is your holiday to-do list so long that it will take you until February to complete? Instead of stressing about everything that has to get done, hire a housekeeper or ask your current one to take some...
You have a wonderful relationship with your housekeeper. After all, you’re opening up your home to her, letting her clean all your nooks and crannies and trusting her presence there while you’re...
Santa and his holiday help have gone on their merry way. The gifts have all been opened. Dinner is done. Everyone is in a state of complete satiated bliss. Except you.> Find extra holiday help...
Housecleaning companies typically have systems in place for scrubbing a house. If you're thinking of hiring a cleaning company -- or have already hiring one -- you should be able to communicate your...
What do you do when you've hired the perfect housekeeper but she's afraid of dogs? Or, perhaps your new cleaner does a great job and offers reasonable rates but he's allergic to cats and you've got three
Use the Housekeeping Checklist to have your house cleaner, housekeeper, or Care Gig provider let you know what jobs they've covered...
As a parent, you wear many hats when it comes to organizing your family. You want to make sure everyone can contribute to planning weekend activities and what goes on the grocery list, but a "family...
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