Advice for housekeepers

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

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

6 ways housekeepers can make more money

Once you've established yourself as a 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, Colo., housekeeper, share their suggestions for helping your business thrive. 1. Sweat the details Garcia's clients love... 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

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

3 Ways to a Winning Interview

Now that you have gotten the job interview you’re a bundle of nerves!  We’ve all been there.  So how can you ace that interview?  Here are a few sure fire ways to impress your future boss.  Be prepared!  Bring letters of recommendations from previous employers... more

Housekeeping Job Satisfaction and Success

It is important to make sure that your job meets your needs, as well as those of your employer. 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... more

Here Are Your Housekeeping Job Options

Here's how you can find the right type of housekeeping job for you. 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... more