John Philip Green
Recent and archived posts by John Philip Green for Housekeeper.com
“Miss Housekeeping” Should Not be an Insult
News

“Miss Housekeeping” Should Not be an Insult

by John Philip Green  •  September 27, 2016
In last night’s presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump was attacked by his opponent Hillary Clinton for insulting the 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado by calling her “Miss Housekeeping”. Machado, who was born in Venezuela, was not a housekeeper. But being a housekeeper is not something to be looked down upon. It is not an insult.
Read More

Housekeeping Contracts

by John Philip Green  •  July 17, 2013
Clarity around the details/terms of employment is essential for job satisfaction for both the employer and employer. Employers should write their own contracts and usually have these in place before the candidate's interview. This contract can form the base for the interview questions and gives the potential employee a good idea of your expectations before any decisions are made. Having said this, the initial contract written by the employer should not be written in stone. If you find that y...
Read More

How to Make the Most of Phone Interviews for Housekeeping

by John Philip Green  •  April 15, 2013
You've posted your ad and now the wait begins for the calls. But are you ready? When that phone rings you have maybe a few minutes at the very most to convince the person who has called that you are the person they should interview and ultimately hire. So what are the keys? What ensures a good first impression? Here are a few suggestions that you should consider. Prepare. Know your strengths. Possibly write down and keep it by the phone. Anticipate possible questions and have answers read...
Read More

Spring Cleaning

by John Philip Green  •  January 08, 2013
Spring has sprung, and it’s time for spring cleaning! This is a traditional time to air out the house and get rid of those winter blues. You can hire a cleaning service to do this type of work for you, or you can get the whole family involved in the job of spring cleaning. Either way, whether you choose a cleaning service or make spring cleaning a family affair, here are some tips and things to consider: Make a list of each room in the house, including utility rooms, walk-in closets, and la...
Read More

Find A Housekeeping Job

by John Philip Green  •  January 08, 2013
Whether you want to find full-time work as a housekeeper, or whether you just need a part-time job to supplement your family’s income, there are several things you can do to increase your chances of being hired. First of all, have your resume ready. Outline your past job history and your experience as a housekeeper, even if your experience is limited to managing your own home. Include skills that are relevant to a housekeeping job, such as the ability to work independently, provide quality ...
Read More

Live-In Maid vs Live-Out Housekeeper

by John Philip Green  •  June 27, 2012
You’ve just had a baby, 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...
Read More

Start a Housekeeping Business

by John Philip Green  •  June 22, 2012
Starting a housecleaning business is a great way to earn an excellent income right from the first day. Housecleaning businesses are consistently named one of the best business start-ups year after year. Here are some things to keep in mind: Top 10 list for starting a Housekeeping business Choose a name for your housecleaning business. Insurance is a must, including liability insurance-your clients will be more confident in hiring you, and your personal assets will be protected if you were...
Read More