The Reality of Spring: Mud

The Reality of Spring: Mud

by Kathy Green  •  April 19, 2013
As we long for warmer weather, the ground thawing, raking, planting, the freedom of less clothing and the emergence of all the neighbours from their winter hobbit holes, there is one detail that we choose to forget: the mess and mud that accompanies this transition from winter to spring. No small matter, especially if you have children, animals, light coloured floors or attractive but impractical mats at your front door. Now there are the obvious, tried and true solutions: Pets: Leave a s...
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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...
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Reflections on a Clean Bedroom and Sleep

Reflections on a Clean Bedroom and Sleep

by Kathy Green  •  January 22, 2013
This is a totally random topic, but I recently had this huge 'Ah-Ha'! Over the recent holidays I was sick with a virus, as was half the population. The resulting fatigue actually kept me close to my bed for five days…pretty much a record. During this sojourn I got out of bed for an hour or two each day, but didn't go far. Spending all this time in my bedroom had an interesting spinoff: my chest of drawers, side table and shelves became a total irritant to me as I knew only too well the mes...
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Hiring a Housekeeper
Hiring

Hiring a Housekeeper

by Danica T  •  January 08, 2013
You’ve worked a full eight-hour day at the office, and now you want to relax and spend time with the family. But the dishes need to be done and the floors should be vacuumed- what to do? Housekeepers aren’t just for the rich anymore more and more people are finding that hiring a housekeeper is the perfect solution for their over-scheduled lives.
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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...
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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 ...
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Help! I Love My Pet But Hate the Smell!

Help! I Love My Pet But Hate the Smell!

by Kathy Green  •  December 20, 2012
How do I make my home smell free? Over the years, as loving pet owners, we all have cleaned up a lot of messes and tried to stay on top of the odour. But we are always looking for more effective and faster ways to keep our homes pet smell-free. You've got to have the right supplies and have them handy! The following are essential: • Bleach(dilute one half cup to a gallon of water) for disinfecting • Old towels and was clothes • An enzymatic cleaner for neutralizing odours • Bab...
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