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From rug stains to renovations, we all could use a hand around the home.


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I need a home cleaner first because frankly my house is a disaster area!  But once the initial disaster is cleaned up, I then need someone bi-monthly. So do I need to post 2 separate jobs or can one listing suffice?

I was hoping to have the same person come back for the bi-monthly visits rather than have to break in a new worker.   I'm also wondering about the pay scale. I would expect that the big cleaning should warrant a higher pay rate but does the pay rate... more


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Is it necessary to have both an oil diffuser and an air purifier in the same room?

Does it make sense?


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House Cleaning Price

What is a reasonable price for a 5 bedroom 2 bath house? Two levels. We need just 2 bedrooms picked up, organized and vacuumed. Kitchen cleaned and mopped. Maybe do dishes if there are dishes that need done. Need counters, oven, stove, microwave and table cleaned. Have a dishwasher. Living room... more


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How important is it to purchase your own cleaning supplies and equipment?

I have only been a housekeeper since October 2017. Prior to that I went to college to study legal assistant studies, then found a job with security companies working as a dispatcher and as a customer service representative. I also worked briefly at the 911 center as a dispatcher. I... more


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If you clean a home and they have bedbugs shouldn't they let you know ahead of time?

I expressed my concern about seeing a bottle of Bedbug spray and haven't gotten a response. It's not the owner of the home it's good brother that posted to have the place cleaned. He hasn't answered my texts. I'm wondering if I'm going to... more


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What are best practices when hiring someone to help you pack for moving?

I’m looking for someone I can trust and that won’t steal things from me as I pack since this is a project/task where the individual will be in my home in every nook and cranny. What are best tips, questions, practices to get help?


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How do I get parents to hire a teenage tutor?

I am a teenage tutor with four to five years of tutoring experience. However, the people I've tutored are only people that I've known for a little while before beginning tutoring their children. How do I get hired by a family that I've never met as a... more


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Removing Stains

Hi ya! I as wondering if anyone has any good cleaning hacks for removing mud from white denim shorts? Thanks!!