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Housekeeping duties: What you can expect from your housekeeper

If you’ve ever looked around your house in a moment of high stress and wondered if you should hire a housekeeper to help, the answer is probably yes. These days, many households have parents who are working outside the home. Working full-time jobs and taking care of the cooking and... more

How much to charge for house cleaning

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new house cleaner is how much to charge for your services. But picking a price point or setting an hourly rate can be tricky. You want to make your cleaning rates competitive while still making enough to cover your labor, supplies and... more

How to handle taxes when you hire a housekeeper

Every parent loves a clean house. However, when your life revolves around raising multiple kids, working a full-time job and maybe caring for a pet or two, the days of having a spotless living room or kitchen can be few and far between. It’s no wonder then why the idea... more

Housekeeper contracts: What to consider before you hire

After diligently searching online and getting recommendations from friends, you've finally found a housekeeper that fits all of your criteria. Now the next step is to make sure your housekeeping contract is ideal so you're clear about all the terms of employment. But since every home is unique... more

When can I hire a house cleaner and what safety measures should we take?

Raise your hand if you could use some help around the house these days. (Cue millions of hands.) Whether you're working and/or schooling at home, you're an essential worker or you're going back to your workplace and swamped trying to catch up, you may save yourself... more

How to communicate with your house cleaner for great service every time

Enter a caption... Having a cleaner come to your home is, for many people, a worthy splurge. It can ease stress, eliminate household arguments over chores and leave weekends for family time. "Hiring a house cleaner is the best decision I ever made. It’s worth every penny," says Lynda D... more

House cleaner checklist: A room-by-room guide

If you’ve hired someone to come clean your home, you are probably relieved to pass off the dusting and mopping but also wondering what’s next? There are some things you can do to make sure you and your cleaner are on the same page, including providing a checklist of cleaning... more

The 2020 household employment changes every family should prepare for

If you have a nanny watching your kids or a senior caregiver taking care of a loved one, you know there’s a lot to keep track of, whether it’s juggling schedules or managing payroll. To make things more complicated, new laws and regulations mean that every year, there’s always a... more