Advice for housekeepers

6 ways housekeepers can make more money

Once you've established yourself as a professional housekeeper, it's time to grow your business and increase revenue. Delores Garcia*, who owns a housecleaning company in Las Vegas, and Tammy Wright, a Denver housekeeper, share their suggestions for helping your business thrive. 1. Sweat the details Garcia's clients love... 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

7 common tax questions housekeepers have

Cleaning houses is tough work. Whether you do it for a living or as a side gig, no one day is the same as the next. Even your set rates can change with each job. Throw in filing for taxes or charging a tax on your services, and it can get... 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

10 famous housekeepers

Turn on the TV, and you'll realize many of our favorite characters are so busy getting into trouble and silly misunderstandings, they have to hire a housekeeper to help tidy the house and keep everything going smoothly. Most of these famous maids, butlers and housekeepers know how to add a... more

Green cleaning: 7 natural solutions that really work

Taking care of our environment is a process that starts at home. Everything from aerosol cans to harmful cleaning chemicals can affect the earth's delicate balance, but there are plenty of easy ways to make green cleaning choices when it comes to your home. If you use a housekeeper... more

Here Are the 20 Best Cities to Make Bank in Over Winter Break

Want to make some extra cash over winter break? Find out if your city made the top 20 cut, and what jobs could help you make the most. The holiday season brings with it many splendid things: tacky light displays upsetting fancy neighborhoods, kid freak-outs on Santa’s lap and -- more importantly... more