Just Shut the Door

by Kathy Green  •  August 29, 2012
Sometimes in life we have to lose to win! I found this to be the case with the power struggle that goes on between teenagers and their parent(s) regarding the state of their bedrooms. Now I know that many of you just had a somewhat emotional flashback when I even mention this topic. This tug of war can be Herculean, and, in my experience, is a lose-lose situation from the outset. There are so many factors at play here, and to be fair and not demeaning to teenagers, their brains are just not...
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What Is Clean?

What Is Clean?

by Kathy Green  •  August 16, 2012
Point of view is everything! The dictionary defines 'clean' as free from dirt, unsoiled, unstained, and characterized by a fresh wholesome quality . But this definition can have a wide scope of variation depending on the lens that you are using to view. Let's consider the teenager's view of clean. How many of us have sent their unwilling teen to 'clean' his/her room, only to find that upon inspection, after the tidy-up, that it looked exactly as it did when they went to perform the task. Th...
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Finding Dignity...

by Kathy Green  •  July 19, 2012
One of my friends is a career housekeeper. For years she admitted this to no one but her family, a few friends and her clients of course. She was not ashamed of what she did for a living, hard physical labour cleaning the homes of those probably more well off than her, but she remained private about it. That was just her way. Society has such unfair and often cruel stereotypes around jobs that don’t involve ‘higher education’. Such a façade! So ridiculous! These stereotypes often attach t...
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Hire A Male Housekeeper? I Think Not!

by Kathy Green  •  July 11, 2012
My response to this question to hire a male housekeeper or not was immediate! My knee-jerk reaction? Maybe! Let me analyse my thoughts, keeping in mind that we all base our present decisions on the past life experiences. Unfortunately, in all my years of cohabitation with a member of the opposite sex, I never had a partner who really understood the concept of ‘clean’. The toilet seat does lift up. Under the bed is still part of the floor. Nick-knacks do move. Sorting laundry involves colo...
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Is Hiring a Housekeeper an Obscene Luxury?

Is Hiring a Housekeeper an Obscene Luxury?

by Kathy Green  •  July 03, 2012
I have had a housekeeper for years, but I wasn't always comfortable with it. I now acknowledge that she is probably partly responsible for keeping my marriage together. Those wonderful days when I come home from work and the house smells clean and everything is tidy has saved my sanity. But I still have days where I struggle with the idea that I have hired someone to clean my toilets. I have hired someone to do the work that I do not want to do myself. Should I feel guilty about this? I f...
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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...
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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...
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