“Miss Housekeeping” Should Not be an Insult Tuesday, 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.

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10 Cleaning Hacks That Don't Actually Work Friday, June 8, 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 a...

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10 Things You Can Do To Grow Your Housekeeping Business Saturday, 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, y...

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15 Minute Clean: How to Prioritize Last-Minute Cleaning Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In an ideal world, we’d all have sparkling clean homes and all the time in the world to achieve it. But in reality, cleaning tends to be low on our list of priorities, often getting stuck in the inevitable “I’ll get to it tomorrow” infinity loop.  For those who lead busy lives and don’t have the time in the day to clean or those who have messy family members, roommates, or pets, it’s all too...

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20 Easy Cleaning Tips You Need to Know Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Let's be honest. Cleaning isn't everyone's favourite task. Though there are some — like the house cleaners available on Housekeeper.com— that enjoy cleaning immensely, for most it's a chore usually resigned for when you have company coming over. House cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance, but not many have the time — or patience — to do it thoroughly. More often than not, you'r...

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5 Benefits of Cleaners When Your Home Needs a Deep Clean Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Is it time to give your house a deep clean? Over time, dirt and dust accrue in the oddest places. Even if you're keeping up with everyday chores, every home occasionally needs a little intensive TLC. But wait! Don't go it alone. If you try to do a deep clean of your house, you probably won't get the job done as well as if you hire someone. A professional cleaner is far more likely to get you...

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7 Signs You Might Need a Housekeeper Friday, 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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Airbnb Cleaning Sunday, May 31, 2020

Airbnb recently released their enhanced cleaning initiative for the future of travel, which includes the first overarching standardized protocol for cleaning and sanitization in the home sharing industry. The new Cleaning Protocol comes with enhanced procedures and guidance on how to clean every room in a home. These guidelines will include a learning and certification program to empower Airbnb...

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Cleaning Checklist Sunday, May 31, 2020

At Housekeeper.com, we believe in helping everyone find the best care, while also championing the incredible caregiving professionals that do this difficult but necessary work. Housekeeper.com team consists of homeowners, moms, dads, grandparents, daughters, and sons so we get it. We know how important it is to find impeccable care for your loved ones quickly and safely. We also appreciate the...

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Cleaning Contract Friday, May 29, 2020

Clarity around the details/terms of employment is essential for job satisfaction for both cleaning professionals and clients. 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. Havin...

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Cleaning Supplies That Kill COVID-19 Wednesday, July 1, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic was announced there was a clear message from the WHO: clean, clean, clean. While we all thought to ourselves, “sure, I can do that”, lots of other questions popped into our heads. What do I clean? How should I clean? Am I cleaning well enough? Are my cleaning products strong enough to kill COVID-19? These questions are heavy and daunting. You want to be sure you are...

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Do House Cleaning Businesses Need to be Bonded? Friday, August 12, 2016

When you began your house cleaning business, you may have had to obtain a license or register with the state. During that process, many industries require the purchase of a surety bond. Housekeepers are rarely required to purchase a bond by law, but a bond can be a wise business investment. Surety bonds increase a business’s trustworthiness and protect its clientele. The most common reason hous...

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Do I Need Insurance for My Housekeeping Business? Friday, October 14, 2016

If you want to be successful in the housekeeping business, you need to do things the right way. You need to think about it in terms of being a housekeeper and as a business professional. This means setting up your business the right way, offering great service, and protecting your investment in your profession with proper business insurance.

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Get Down and Dirty with this Spring Cleaning Checklist Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spring cleaning is an annual rite of passage that many people take part in to start the season anew. You pick a room to start in and clean the house from top to bottom, getting rid of things that are broken or you no longer need. A housekeeper best aids this in-depth house cleaning process by offering an outsider’s perspective. A housekeeper can help you with a variety of cleaning tasks, fro...

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House Cleaners Near Me Friday, May 29, 2020

At Housekeeper.com, your satisfaction is guaranteed. The cleaners on our platform make sure that your house cleaning service is performed consistently, every time. Some of these cleaners use only their own, cleaning products that leave no harmful chemical residues or unpleasant odours. Let our amazing cleaners leave your home clean and fresh and ready for you to enjoy! Housekeeper.com is the #1...

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How Much Does a House Cleaner Cost in Chicago? Thursday, December 19, 2019

Not everyone has the time, energy, or ability to clean their home themselves. That’s where housekeepers can come in handy. But how much does a housekeeper actually cost? In Chicago, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between $21 – $27 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories: house cleaners tend to charge an average of $21.99 per hour ...

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How Much Does a House Cleaner Cost in Dallas? Thursday, December 19, 2019

Not everyone has the time, energy, or ability to clean their homes themselves. That’s where housekeepers can come in handy. But how much does a housekeeper actually cost? In Dallas, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between $19 – 30 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories: house cleaners tend to charge an average of $19.53 per hour ag...

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How Much Does a House Cleaner Cost in Los Angeles? Thursday, December 19, 2019

Not everyone has the time, energy, or ability to clean their homes themselves. That’s where housekeepers can come in handy. But how much does a housekeeper actually cost? In Los Angeles, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between $22 – 30 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories: house cleaners tend to charge an average of $22.85 per ho...

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How Much Does a House Cleaner Cost in Miami? Thursday, December 19, 2019

Not everyone has the time, energy, or ability to clean their home themselves. That’s where housekeepers can come in handy. But how much does a housekeeper actually cost? In Miami, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between $14 – 25 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories: house cleaners tend to charge an average of $18.54 per hour agen...

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How Much Does a House Cleaner Cost in New York? Thursday, December 19, 2019

Not everyone has the time, energy, or ability to clean their home themselves. That’s where housekeepers can come in handy. But how much does a housekeeper actually cost? In New York City, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between $22 – 28 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories: house cleaners tend to charge an average of $22.96 per h...

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How to Choose the Best Coverage As a Professional House Cleaner Thursday, July 4, 2019

Housekeeping is a business. Plain and simple. And anyone who works as a housekeeper, spending their days travelling to and from different locations, knows just how vital landing a repeat client is. So why not do something that will set you apart and help pull in more clients? If you take your work seriously, you want those you work for to take you seriously as well. That’s why it’s essential...

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How to Conduct a Good Phone Interview Monday, April 15, 2013

Finding the right housekeeper begins with a good phone interview. On housekeeping.com you have seen several very promising ads, so now it is time to make the first contact with these candidates by phone. These calls, if successful, may determine who you will have face-to face interviews with, so knowing how to get the most from these short calls takes some thought. Here are a few things to k...

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How to interview a housekeeper during COVID-19 Wednesday, June 10, 2020

At Housekeeper.com your safety is our number one priority. Times are challenging but we know life cannot remain on hold forever. We are committed to helping you through the hiring process during this pandemic and beyond. Ways to conduct an interview with potential housekeepers while remaining safe: Phone interview. This is a great way to weed out candidates and zone in on the perfect housek...

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How to Maintain Your Home Between House Cleaner Visits Thursday, January 19, 2017

There’s no better feeling than when your home has received a thorough cleaning by professionals. Here are some fast, easy strategies to maintain the pristine feeling and hold back the chaos between cleaner visits.

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How to Make the Most of Your Home Office Wednesday, January 18, 2017

With more people working from home, turning small rooms into productive offices is becoming a frequent need. Let’s look at some great ways to turn small offices into comfortable, dynamic workspaces.

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How to Make Your Home Safe for You and Your Housekeeper During COVID-19 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Whether this is your first time hiring a housekeeper, or you’re welcoming yours back after the announcement of COVID-19, it’s safe to say that cleaning practices are different now. You might be worried about having someone in your home and how you can both keep safe. Housekeeper.com is here to help calm your fears and lend some guidance. Now that you’ve hired a housekeeper, here are some best...

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How to Organize Your Cleaning Closet Thursday, December 22, 2016

If your cleaning closet is disorganized, it's hard to get motivated to clean the rest of the house. When you straighten your cleaning closet, you'll know you'll have the cleaning supplies you need, and they'll be easy to find. It makes a natural jumping-off point for cleaning the rest of your home. Read on to learn the essentials of any good, organized cleaning closet.

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How Top Housekeepers Create a More Welcoming Hotel Room: 7 Secrets

A hotel stay should feel like home…only better. That’s why professional housekeepers and hotel managers use these 7 secrets to delight, indulge, and surprise guests. Thanks to emerging hotel technology, from hotel tablets to aromatherapy machines, it’s never been easier to create a warmer welcome for guests. But first, don’t discredit the power of an old-fashioned cookie… 1) Sweeter Stays:...

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How Your House Cleaning Products are Affecting Your Health Tuesday, February 19, 2019

When it comes to buying cleaning products our only expectation is that they do one thing: clean! But we as a society tend to get so caught up in the marketing of things that we gravitate towards the punchy taglines—like “tough on grease!” or “kills 99% of bacteria!”—but often don’t pause to think about what we’re actually getting when we buy them. There is such a wide range of products out th...

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Interview questions to ask a housekeeper during COVID-19 Wednesday, June 17, 2020

There is no denying that the world changed when the WHO announced that COVID-19 was officially considered a pandemic. Life was put on hold, normal activities stopped, and the phrase “physical distancing” has been engraved in our brains. It can be stressful bringing someone new in your home. Mix in COVID-19 and anxieties are running high. We are all familiar with the standard interview question...

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Low Maintenance Flowers That Need Little Attention

It is that time of year again. The sun is shining brightly, and gardeners all over the states are planting beautiful flowers. Their yards are alive with colors and the sweet smell of flowers. Then, there are the rest of us. We are the ones who have no idea how to grow flowers. In some cases, growing grass is a challenge. This article is for those of us who were not born with a green thumb. We ...

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Start Your Cleaning Business Today Sunday, May 31, 2020

With the right planning and strategies, starting a cleaning business can be an inexpensive and effective way to become a business owner. Starting a cleaning business can be really lucrative. There will always be homes that need cleaning, and it’s a job people are eager to hand off. We have housekeepers that have increased their cleaning business’ annual revenue by $75,000-$90,000 just one year ...

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Top Hacks for Cleaning Hard To Reach Places Wednesday, May 22, 2019

When was the last time you cleaned out your fridge? If it’s been too long, rest assured you’re not alone. Cleaning is a big part of human life, but many of us don’t find it very fun. For families managing work and home life, it can be even harder to make cleaning a priority and find regular space for it inside our busy schedules. But there’s hope! If you are determined to make cleaning a reg...

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What Is a Nanny Share? Everything You Need to Know Monday, October 1, 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 take...

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Why You Hire a House Cleaner Before Listing Your Home Thursday, October 27, 2016

So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Congratulations! It is exciting, but it can also be a stressful time. You want to put your home up for sale, generate interest from buyers right away, and in a perfect world, a bidding war will erupt and you will get more than asking price. Before this can happen, you need to make sure your home looks its very best and is as appealing as possible. Here's wh...

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5 Ways to Take Cleaning Off Your Plate Once and For All Sunday, 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...

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