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Is it okay for your client to leave their child at the house while you were there doing their house cleaning work instead of calling the babysitter to come in?

Hi everybody! I have one client I've been working with for several months. She gets a little hostile with me at times but I overlooked it and she definitely takes advantage of my kind heart and good nature. My question is she was telling me she pays our babysitter... more


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


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


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How Much Should You Charge for Housekeeping?

Here are the factors that you should take into account when setting your pay rates as a housekeeper. Now that you've decided to look into work as a house cleaner, you’re probably wondering how much house cleaners actually make. Care.com’s House Cleaning Cost Calculator can help you determine... 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


How to Start a Cleaning Business

Advice from professionals on setting up a housecleaning company. Tips for starting a housecleaning business discussed in this article:  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... 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


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