It can be easy to talk yourself out of admitting you need help around your home. Traditionally, housekeepers were seen as a luxury for the rich, and those who didn’t clean their homes themselves, lazy. That view has somehow managed to persist even though more people are in the workforce, they have less time for personal activities, and when they do, they certainly don’t want to spend it dusting, sweeping, mopping, organizing, and doing the laundry. Your time is valuable, and with the current affordability of housekeeping services, a solid investment. A clean, organized home has positive effects on physical, mental, and emotional health, productivity, and long-term savings on maintenance and repairs. Modern housekeepers also have a considerable number of appliances and products to make their jobs easier and can earn a decent salary by working for one or multiple families. Whether you have a stressful job, a big family, don’t like cleaning, aren’t sure how, or just want to treat yourself, forget the excuses and use this Park Cities guide to find your ideal match. Step 1 – Make a list of duties The scope of duties a housekeeper can be assigned are diverse, so it’s important to state your expectations. You may already have a specific way in which you want your home to be cleaned, or be willing to leave it up to the housekeeper. In the case of the latter, it’s still important to understand how they will clean your home, what products they will use, the schedule on which they will operate, and whether they’ll be allowed into your home in your absence. Other important considerations include:
- Whether you will need any small errands run from time to time.
- Whether shopping, restocking, or meal-prep is a requirement.
- If there are any areas of the home or items that are off-limits.