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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


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


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


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


The 7 Most Helpful Housecleaning Apps

Let your phone lead you to a new cleaning routine. Between busy work schedules, back-to-back activities for the kids, and a laundry list of errands (oh yeah, and let’s not forget the actual laundry), it’s easy to let house cleaning fall to the back burner. Sure, you could use a... more


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