Live-In Maid

Hiring a live-in maid is a bit more complex than hiring a housekeeper, since the person you hire will be living with you and must be incorporated into your family life.

Live-In Maid

However, the effort is worth it if your situation requires the services of a live-in maid.

Perhaps you’ve just had a baby, but both you and your spouse work. Maybe an elderly parent has come to live with you, or a health situation is requiring extra care. A live-in maid can reduce the stress on the family and be very valuable.

What to consider when hiring a live-in maid

The benefits of a live-in housekeeper

A valued housekeeper lightens your workload and helps you to enjoy your home, ensuring every day that it is clean and presentable, comfortable and well organized.

In larger settings, a live-in housekeeper might be the most senior member of your staff, responsible for the smooth and efficient running of your home. Where the housekeeper is the sole staff member, housekeeper duties are varied, including cleaning, laundry, ironing, shopping and errands. Live-out and live-in housekeepers can sometimes take on additional tasks such as helping with the children, walking the dog and dealing with emergencies. Combined roles such as housekeeper/nanny and housekeeper/cook are also possible, but in all guises, the housekeeper uses a hands-on approach to provide essential domestic assistance for the entire household.

Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

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