What to Consider when Hiring a Live-in Housekeeper

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Published on November 25, 2019

Why do people tend to hire a live-in housekeeper these days?

Many families are now benefiting from having their own live-in housekeeper.  Busy lives, running businesses, social events and raising children leaves little time for keeping the house clean.  Hiring a live-in housekeeper can help to maintain a clean and tidy environment to live in.

If you are thinking about hiring a live-in housekeeper, you should consider the following things:

What are the things we should consider when hiring a live-in housekeeper?

  1. The amount of time you will save

Time is a valuable asset and most of us do not want to spend our precious time cleaning or keeping the house tidy.  This chore usually gets pushed down to the bottom of our to do list. You may even not physically have the time to do the cleaning due to other commitments such as work, childcare and social events. Hiring a live-in housekeeper will take the pressure off you.  It will ensure the housework is done while you have the time to do the things which you consider important.

  1. How much you should pay a live-in housekeeper

You should consider how much to pay your live-in housekeeper and decide whether the time saved outweighs the cost. Hiring a live-in housekeeper can be more affordable than you may think, and for many people the benefits hugely outweigh the costs. For a live-in housekeeper salaries can range from £350 – £800 gross per week  depending on their experience – more information on how much to pay a live-in housekeeper can be found here.

  1. How you want the housework to be done

By hiring a live-in housekeeper they will quickly learn how you like things done.  Once you have shown them clearly their duties, what products you like to use around your house, and how you like each task to be done, you will be able to leave them to get on with the housekeeping. This is a benefit of having a live-in housekeeper rather than daily cleaning companies means you’ll have continuity in the person who performs the cleaning. Creating a check list for your live-in housekeeper can be a really useful way of ensuring things are done properly.  See here for more information on how to create a check list for your housekeeper

  1. The happiness level in the home can be increased

A clutter free and clean home will be less stressful for everyone who lives there. You will not have the stress and pressure of knowing you need to do the cleaning.  We guarantee your happiness levels will increase in your organised, clean and clutter free home!

  1. There will be fewer physical demands on you

Maybe the reason you are considering a live-in housekeeper is because you are unable to do these chores by yourself. Cleaning a large household can be physically demanding and you may want to avoid chores such as vacuuming, cleaning toilets, and mopping floors, especially if you have a large house with multiple floors. Hiring a live-in housekeeper can reduce this physical stress and you can hire someone who is a lot more able to do these tasks than you.

  1. Minimises mess in the home by consistently being cleaned

When you have neglected your housework, your house can quickly become messy and cluttered. By hiring a live-in housekeeper, you can avoid the risk of a messy house completely as it will be being cleaned on a regular basis. Your housekeeper will vacuum regularly and clean up any mess as soon as they see it.   Your house should never get to a point where it is messy.

  1. Providing an allergen-free home

An experienced housekeeper will understand how bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi grow around the house.  They can also identify where they are most commonly found. Therefore, they will be able to successfully clean areas at risk, meaning a cleaner and safer environment for your family.

So, how can Polo & Tweed help?

If you have considered all of the above and would like further guidance on hiring a live-in housekeeper please just get in touch.  Even if you just want to chat or if you require some extra support on making the decision.  Feel free to drop us a line today – we’d be delighted to help.

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