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

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Is it okay for your client to leave their child at the house while you were there doing their house cleaning work instead of calling the babysitter to come in?

Hi everybody! I have one client I've been working with for several months. She gets a little hostile with me at times but I overlooked it and she definitely takes advantage of my kind heart and good nature. My question is she was telling me she pays our babysitter... 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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Help with a spouse when attending out of town meetings

Spouse has limited mobility and some health concerns, can take care of basic needs (bathroom, dressing, etc) but needs someone to check in and do some light housework (kitchen cleanup, take out the trash for trash days, pick up clutter) when I have to go out of town on business... more


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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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Posting a job. I get many replies but when I replied back to set up a interview It takes 24 to 48 hrs before I hear from somebody. I guess only a few people have cell phones where they can take a few minutes to said yes or no .