Advice for housekeepers

What caregivers need to know about online scams

For Virginia nanny Kattia Morales, it all seemed a little too good to be true. When she was searching for a child care job, a guy reached out and told her his family was moving in from out of state. Not only did they want to hire her as a... more

How much should you charge for housekeeping services?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new housekeeper is how much you charge for your services. But picking a price point can be tricky. You want to make your rates competitive while still making enough to cover your labor, materials and overhead costs. There’s no magic... more

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE

DO YOU FEEL THAT ONE SHOULD PAY YOU MORE FOR DOING EXTRA WORK/HOURS IN THEIR HOME EVERY TIME OR PERIODICALLY. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CAN SEE THAT ITS NEEDS TO DONE

How to start a successful cleaning business

In this article, you'll find tips for starting a housecleaning business, including: Do your research and establish a solid business plan. Name your company and apply for a business license. Decide how many employees you will have, their job requirements, what you will pay, and what your benefits will be... more

7 common tax questions housekeepers have

Cleaning is tough work and, when you're a housekeeper, no one day is the same as the next. When you do something as varied as cleaning houses, even your set rates can change with each job. And when you throw in filing for taxes or charging a tax on... more

6 Things Housekeepers Should Never Do

Here's what not to do during your housekeeping job. If there is one thing we’re all territorial about, it’s our homes! Housekeepers should understand this fact better than most. If you’re a housekeeper, maintain your client’s trust and build your clientele by steering clear of these 6 housekeeping faux... more

How to File for Unemployment If You're a Caregiver

Here's the 9-step process for filing for unemployment when you're a nanny, babysitter, senior caregiver, housekeeper, etc. When you’re a caregiver, you know life is unpredictable. Families move, children grow older and families face financial hardships -- all of which can result in you losing your job through no... more

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How do I found an Executive Housekeeper?

I keep reading about all the things that a housekeeper or a nanny should NOT be doing. But I need someone who will do all of those things, tidying, organizing, cooking, errands. I want a full time co-mom... I guess that's called an executive housekeeper - how do I find... more