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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

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

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

17 Housecleaning Secrets of Housekeepers

Experts share their house cleaning tips so you can clean your own home like a pro. From pet odors to dusty TVs, every home has cleaning challenges. Whether you're a homeowner or a professional cleaner, you need to know how to solve these problems. Need help cleaning your home... 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?

9 Cleaning Tips from Hotel Housekeepers

Experts from top hotels around the country share secrets for cleaning quickly and efficiently.     To celebrate International Housekeepers Week (this year it takes place September 8th ­- 14th), we decided to check in with some of the country's top cleaning experts: hotel housekeepers. The housekeepers who work... more