House cleaning & maintenance tips

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

Deep cleaning your house: A room-by-room guide

Keeping up with laundry, dishes and vacuuming from one week to the next can go a long way to maintaining a tidy house, but once a year, it’s a good idea to dive in and scrub those spaces that might be neglected during routine cleaning. Give your living space a... more

The 15 best house cleaning tips from professional cleaners

Who doesn’t feel better coming home to a clean, organized, clutter-free house? If you’ve ever wondered if the stress you feel when your home isn’t as tidy as you’d like is all in your head, science assures us that it is not. The truth is, we feel more stressed out... more

6 tips to maintain housekeeping job satisfaction and success

Now that you've been hired as a housekeeper , you'll want to pay extra-close attention the first few times you clean to make sure you're meeting your employer's expectations — especially if you are just starting out and are looking for referrals to help grow your client... more

Here are your housekeeping job options

You're a hardworking, honest and reliable worker. You find satisfaction in cleaning and organizing homes, and you enjoy having concrete tasks to perform that make other people happy. Does this sound like you? Then housekeeping could be the job for you. Once you’ve decided that you’d like to enter... more

101 odd jobs you can hire someone else to do

Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's planning a party or unpacking boxes after a move, having someone to help you with your odd jobs can make any job a little easier. Here are 101 tasks you can hire someone else to do. Want help with... more

How to get poop out of everything

There's a good chance you never expected to Google: "How to remove a poop stain from [fill in the blank]." That's because when you imagined having a baby or a pet, you probably didn't envision leaky diapers and dog accidents — or the need to clean poop... more

The 9 dirtiest places in your house, according to experts

What’s the dirtiest place in your house? Dr. Carl J. Fichtenbaum, an infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, says that it’s the people and pets. For that reason, he adds, “The most important things to clean in the... more