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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


The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... 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


How to guides

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... 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 guides

How to Manage Your Housekeeper

How to manage and evaluate your housekeeper, maid, or cleaning service. Congratulations! You've just hired a cleaning professional who is going to make your life much easier by making your home a more pleasant (and tidier) place to be. You'll want to pay close attention the first few... more


Background Checks: How to Handle Them If You're a Caregiver

You should always be upfront with prospective employers about your history. One way to do this is by getting a background check. You know that honesty is the best policy, but do you really need to tell prospective employers about those unpaid parking tickets from college? You bet you do... more