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

The Ultimate Household Chore List

Having trouble keeping your house clean and organized? Here are 60 house chores you can do to keep your home sparkling. Show of hands: Who loves having a clean house? Now another show of hands: Who enjoys having to do the chores that'll keep your home clean? Even though we all... more


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Find Out How Much You Should Be Paying for Housekeeping

Arm yourself with this knowledge when determining the cost of housekeeping. How Much Should Housekeeping Cost? National Average $160 Typical Range $115 - $227 Low-End Cost $60 High-End Cost $340 The average cost to hire a house cleaner or housekeeper in the United States is about $160. While the amount will... more


How to Get Poop Out of Everything

You've got baby or dog poop on your favorite couch, shirt, rug -- anything and everything. Is it ruined? No. Here's your poop cleaning guide. This is one of those things you never expected to Google: "How to remove poop from ____[fill in the blank]___." That's... more


Cleaning Rates: How Much Should I Charge?

How should you charge clients for your housekeeping services? One of the hardest parts of being a housekeeper is figuring out what to charge clients. There are a lot of factors to consider, like the location, the size of the house, the frequency of cleanings, how clean it is, etc... more


Housekeeping Duties: What Can You Expect From Your Housekeeper

Hiring a housekeeper doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some common housekeeping duties you can expect from your housekeeper, plus some tips on writing an effective housekeeper job description to help you find the best housekeeper for your family. It’s not uncommon in this day and age for families... more


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Is there a way to deep clean my carpet without having to go rent a steam cleaner?

I'm wondering if there's an alternative way to deep cleaning my carpet without having to pay someone to steam clean it or go out and rent one of the machines myself. Is it just as effective, or should I just pony up and go get a steamer?


The Best 43 House Cleaning Tips From Housekeepers

These house cleaning secrets will make your home sparkle. From stinky shoes to dusty screen doors, every home has its unique cleaning challenges. We've talked with amazing housekeepers across the country to find some of the best house cleaning tips to get your home super clean. Need more help... more


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What is the easiest (fastest) way to clean a tub or shower stall, other than standing inside of it while scrubbing and having the water running down your arms?