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What are some considerations in hiring a housekeeper?

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Some things to consider when hiring a housekeeper include what the specific needs are, what qualifications to look for and whether or not the housekeeper needs to bring their own cleaning supplies. Also consider minor details, such as the schedule and payment arrangements.

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Know exactly what types of cleaning duties need to be done in the household before interviewing housekeepers. Some housekeepers specialize in windows while others perform services like laundry and deep cleaning ovens. It is important to know what needs to be done first so it is easier to determine the right kinds of interview questions. As these decisions are being made, also decide on a good schedule. Choose the frequency of cleaning, such as once a week, every two weeks or once a month for a deep cleaning.

Know what qualifications are the most desirable in a housekeeper. Some people don’t mind a housekeeper just starting out, while others want one with a few years of experience first. Also keep in mind if they work for a cleaning company, the novice cleaners likely work closely with someone more experienced so they learn from them. It is also a good idea to ask the housekeeper if she brings her own supplies and if green cleaning supplies are available, if this is a preference.

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