If you work full time, have a busy family life, or frequently travel, you’ll struggle to find time to focus on looking after your house. Employing a housekeeper is a life-changing experience. Whether your housekeeper is part time or full time one depends on your needs and the size of your household.
Here we look at the advantages and considerations of employing a housekeeper to help you decide if it’s the right path for you!
Five Advantages from Employing a Domestic Housekeeper
1. You’ll have more time
If you’ve had a busy day working, or had your hands full with your children, you probably won’t have had time to clean your toilet or take the bins out.
Employing a housekeeper to manage these domestic tasks gives you more time focus on what’s important to you: working or relaxing and spending quality time with your family and friends. Lovely!
2. Your home will look beautiful
Living in a peaceful and tidy house has a positive effect on your mind. Coming home to a dirty or cluttered house causes stress, and over time (in extreme circumstances), could even affect your health.
Employing a professional housekeeper keeps your home looking beautiful and organized all the time, making it the stress-free space it should be for you to enjoy by yourself and with your family, as well as giving you the time and confidence to entertain friends.
3. Your home will smell lovely!
Your housekeeper should be knowledgeable of natural, organic cleaning products, as well as chemical-based ones to best suit you and your home.
Whichever type of cleaning products you prefer, a good housekeeper can advise you on the best products to use for a pleasingly fragrant home!
4. You can relax
Relaxation time in your own home is vital to a happy and long life! When you return from a long day of work, or have put the children to bed, the last thing you’ll want to do is start scrubbing the bathroom or deep cleaning the oven!
When you have a housekeeper taking care of those jobs while you’re out of the house, you enjoy coming home and putting your feet up to relax in a beautifully clean household.
5. Your cooking, shopping, children and pets are cared for
Your housekeeper can help out with all the duties involved with running your household. You can assign duties to your housekeeper to make your life easier, such as shopping, preparing meals, taking the dog for a walk, or even picking up your children from school!
If you need someone to take care of your pets while you’re away and want to come home after a long day to a freshly prepared home-cooked meal, arrange for your housekeeper to take care of these needs.
Three Considerations When Employing a Domestic Housekeeper
1. Handing over control
You probably have a particular way you like things done in your own home. When you employ a housekeeper, you’ll likely want them to continue doing things your way, but you need to be able to take a step back and hand over control to the professional. While your housekeeper might have different approach to cleaning, it could be more efficient and less time consuming.
Of course it’s your home and you ultimately have the final say, but you also need to trust in the professional that knows the best way to get the job done!
Employing a housekeeper costs between £10-25 per hour (gross), depending on their duties and level of experience, so you need to consider this carefully before employing a home help.
That being said, the hours that you save can be priceless, allowing you to focus your energies on other areas. So consider your options. A good agency can advise you exactly how many hours you need to hire a housekeeper.
When employing a housekeeper, you are opening your home to a stranger and putting your trust in that person. You’re giving the housekeeper access to your valuables and even your precious children or pets. So it can be difficult to wrap your head around – knowing that a stranger has intimate access to your home.
It is vital you always check the potential housekeeper out, especially if you self-recruit. Check references and ask to see a DBS (criminal background check) for your peace of mind.
Why should you choose Polo & Tweed as the most trustworthy housekeeper recruitment agency?
Polo & Tweed understand the importance of employing a reliable and trustworthy housekeeper. Your housekeeper will be given a great deal of trust and responsibility in your home. And they will be around your valuables and possibly even children or pets – you need to have complete peace of mind that they are the right person.
Polo & Tweed stringently vet and screen each candidate that registers with us. We work with the highest caliber of housekeepers around the world, and our clients come to us to find the perfect match. You can sit back and relax as we do the hard work. All you have to do is view CVs and interview the candidates, knowing that they have been vetted and screened.
We adjust each search to your specific requirements. Whatever your needs might be for a housekeeper, why not get in touch with us today and we can chat more about what you need and how we can help you!