How to find house cleaning help

Housekeeping duties: What you can expect from your housekeeper

If you’ve ever looked around your house in a moment of high stress and wondered if you should hire a housekeeper to help, the answer is probably yes. These days, many households have parents who are working outside the home. Working full-time jobs and taking care of the cooking and... more

The 15 best house cleaning tips from professional cleaners

Who doesn’t feel better coming home to a clean, organized, clutter-free house? If you’ve ever wondered if the stress you feel when your home isn’t as tidy as you’d like is all in your head, science assures us that it is not. The truth is, we feel more stressed out... more

How much does house cleaning cost?

Outsourcing tedious household chores doesn’t just take stress off your plate and crumbs off your counter — it could also significantly improve your quality of life. That’s according to research by Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. Her studies suggest prioritizing time over money — by doing... more

Housekeeper contracts: What to consider before you hire

After diligently searching online and getting recommendations from friends, you've finally found a housekeeper that fits all of your criteria. Now the next step is to make sure your housekeeping contract is ideal so you're clear about all the terms of employment. But since every home is unique... more

101 odd jobs you can hire someone else to do

Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's planning a party or unpacking boxes after a move, having someone to help you with your odd jobs can make any job a little easier. Here are 101 tasks you can hire someone else to do. Want help with... more

8 reasons to hire a house cleaner

If you've ever debated hiring a housekeeper, you might have come up with a list of reasons why you shouldn't: it's a luxury you can't afford or it's a sign of laziness. But have you ever thought about why you should? Outsourcing your house cleaning... more

5 ways a housekeeper can help with your holiday to-do list

Is your holiday to-do list so long that it will take you until February to complete? Instead of stressing about everything that has to get done, hire a housekeeper or ask your current one to take some of the weight off of your shoulders. "A housekeeper is really supposed to... more

When can I hire a house cleaner and what safety measures should we take?

Raise your hand if you could use some help around the house these days. (Cue millions of hands.) Whether you're working and/or schooling at home, you're an essential worker or you're going back to your workplace and swamped trying to catch up, you may save yourself... more