How To Go About Employing A Housekeeper


We all live such busy lives these days. Between our work commitments, trying to keep up with our family, and any social activities; housework can be a chore that ends up on the backburner.  With most families being duel income, everyone is always on the go. Time at home often ends up quite rightly being relaxation time. 

Having a lot of clutter and dirt around the home can be very stressful.

If things are allowed to get too messy, it can make doing simple things much harder. You might find that you struggle to find things that you thought you had. And when the washing is allowed to pile up, you’re always wondering if you have enough clean clothes, or a pan to cook tonight’s dinner. 

If you find that you’re always chasing your tail when it comes to keeping on top of the daily chores, employing a housekeeper is probably an excellent idea for you. 

Get Recommendations

If you’re having someone to come into your home and clean regularly, you need to know they are trustworthy.

Your home is your personal space; you need to not live in fear of having your possessions stolen or damaged. You also need someone who can be discreet. They may have access to areas of your life that others don’t.

Ask for recommendations from friends and family. There may be referral schemes with some domestic services companies, so take advantage of these if you can. 

If nobody you know has a housekeeper, look online for reviews or ask for recommendations on local Facebook groups. 

Get Quotes

Speak to a few companies or individuals whose services have been recommended, and ask for some quotes. Some housekeepers will offer different levels of service, so make sure you understand and agree on the specific things that will be cleaned. 

The cleaner may need to see your home before giving an estimate, as the amount of work will differ from home-to-home. 

Spring Clean 

When you hire a housekeeper, the first thing that you’ll want to do is get them to do a deep clean on your home. This might be a bit more costly than your usual appointments will be, but it gives your housekeeper a really good starting point going forward.

You’ll need to allow longer for this first initial visit. 

Have everything cleaned, including the parts of your home that often get neglected such as skirting boards, and the insides of cupboards. There are lots of areas like the inside of the oven that we don’t look at when we’re cleaning. Getting these all cleaned on your first appointment will mean that subsequent visits will be much easier. 

Hiring a cleaner makes your life a great deal less stressful.

When you have to worry about your career and family, the last thing that you want to do is vacuum your home. A cluttered home can cause stress and anxiety, so being able to relax at home will be a great help to you. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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