How to find house cleaning help

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

Cleaning company vs. independent housekeeper: Which is best for you?

When it comes to choosing between a company and an individual for your cleaning needs, there isn't one right answer for everyone. "They need to be a good fit for you and your family and the needs of the household," says Mary Cherry owner of residential cleaning service, Evie... 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

Housekeeping services: Here's how much you should be paying

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

The 15 best cleaning tips from professional house 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

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 two parents who are both working outside the home. Working full-time jobs and taking care of the... more

5 things to look for on a housekeeping resume

If you’re thinking about hiring an independent housekeeper, you’ll likely find yourself sorting through a number of qualified applicants for your job. Now comes the challenging part: sorting through a pile of housekeeping resumes and deciding who to interview. Has the process left you scratching your head yet? While many... more