Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for Housekeeper.com

What Is a Nanny Share? Everything You Need to Know

by Martha Scully  •  October 01, 2018
Many parents are asking nowadays “What is Nanny Share?” Through this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through what it means to share a nanny, how to find and pay for a nanny share, and how to maintain a nanny share relationship. By the end of this, you will know if nanny sharing is right for you and how to create a successful nanny sharing relationship. Nanny Share occurs when a nanny takes care of two or more different families, either simultaneously or at the different times of the wee...
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5 Ways to Take Cleaning Off Your Plate Once and For All

by Martha Scully  •  June 10, 2018
Cleaning is exhausting, especially if you’re in a home with kids and pets—or even just one or the other. As you can imagine, this household task falls pretty low on the list of to-do’s when there are soccer games to get to, dinners to attend, and work to finish, even after you’ve left the office. Instead of stressing over getting it all done, take cleaning off your plate once and for all. Use these services, gadgets, and simple ideas to keep your home clean without doing it yourself. Make...
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10 Cleaning Hacks That Don't Actually Work

by Martha Scully  •  June 08, 2018
Who doesn’t like to have a neat and clean house? The dusty furniture, dirty kitchen and messy sinks can be always something miserable to us. Right? So, to give our house an immaculate look, we take the best possible strides always. However, what we think as best can sometimes be actually just the opposite. There are many such cleaning hacks which are nothing but just myths. They don’t work at all! To ensure that you don’t get trapped into any such fallacy, here I am with a helping hand fo...
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10 Things You Can Do To Grow Your Housekeeping Business
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10 Things You Can Do To Grow Your Housekeeping Business

by Martha Scully  •  October 29, 2016
Housekeeping can be a competitive industry. There are many people looking to break into the industry all the time. Some open businesses; others freelance and are sole proprietors. In order to be successful, you need to build your client base and your reputation over time. Growth is the key to success, and it is what will help you build a stable client base now and into the future. To do this, you need to think of housekeeping from a cleaning and from a business perspective.
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7 Signs You Might Need a Housekeeper
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7 Signs You Might Need a Housekeeper

by Martha Scully  •  September 23, 2016
Let’s be honest – after a busy day at work and caring for the kids, are you really going to have time (or the energy) to clean the house? Probably not! If you are on the fence about hiring a housekeeper to help with the cleaning, here are some signs that it’s time for you to finally hire someone.
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Can You Afford a Housekeeper?
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Can You Afford a Housekeeper?

by Martha Scully  •  August 05, 2016
Do you dread coming home to a messy house? Do you waste money eating out because you can't face your kitchen? Is getting ready to leave your home a stressful event, simply because you can't find the items you need in the piles of stuff? If so, you're not alone. In this article, we'll have a look at the return on investment of paying for a housekeeper.
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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.