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Find Out How Much You Should Be Paying for Housekeeping

Arm yourself with this knowledge when determining the cost of housekeeping. How Much Should Housekeeping Cost? National Average $160 Typical Range $115 - $227 Low-End Cost $60 High-End Cost $340 The average cost to hire a house cleaner or housekeeper in the United States is about $160. While the amount will... more


Housekeeping Duties: What Can You Expect From Your Housekeeper

Hiring a housekeeper doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some common housekeeping duties you can expect from your housekeeper, plus some tips on writing an effective housekeeper job description to help you find the best housekeeper for your family. It’s not uncommon in this day and age for families... more


101 Odd Jobs You Can Hire Someone Else to Do

Feeling overwhelmed by your endless to-do list? Not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Hire some help! 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... more


The Background on Background Checks

This quick guide to background checks will help you navigate the process a little easier. Background checks can be an important part of the hiring process, as they can help in revealing a person's criminal history. Care.com provides access to background checks that can aid in your search... more


How to Interview a Housekeeper

7 things to keep in mind when interviewing cleaning help. After you post a cleaning job on Care.com, you should always interview the top three candidates to see who you like best. But what questions should you ask when you interview a housekeeper? What should you keep in mind... more


What Is the Difference Between a Maid and a Housekeeper?

Words matter. Use the right terms when you're looking for cleaning help. What is the difference between a maid and a housekeeper? There is no right or wrong answer to that question. The connotation of the two terms has changed over the years, and continues to evolve depending where... more


Are you paying your caregiver minimum wage?

Learn about the minimum wage laws in your state and pay caregivers what they're worth. Yes, you love your nanny, your housekeeper, your pet sitter and the other caregivers in your life. But do you pay them a fair wage? "Just as you are compensated for the work you... more


What Is a Household Manager?

Learn about household managers -- include their roles, training and salary. The term "certified household manager" was created by Mary Louise Starkey of Starkey International Institute in 1981. “At the time, terms like butler and majordomo existed, but there was no way for women to enter the management aspect of private... more