Do you ever casually go about your day, popping into the kitchen for a little peanut butter toast and then the next thing you know you’re turning over the toaster oven because it’s been so long and you just can’t take the crumbs anymore?
Hiring just the right housekeeper can be life-altering for the busy family. Now this may seem to be a little over-the-top, but I am serious. Think about your life-whether single, a couple or a family-you have no time. No time to keep your home as organized or clean as you would like. No time to do the smaller tidying jobs that would make a huge difference.
Maybe you struggle to fold laundry, clean ovens and counter tops, or scrub bathrooms. Maybe you need to clean your house fast for a party, need a hotel maid to help scrub motel rooms, or are looking for a professional to help with hospital housekeeping.
It seems cliched to say it, but often we let things slip through the cracks. We spend too much time thinking about them, too much energy worrying about them. You deserve a house cleaner or home maker to make your life easier. You deserve professional house cleaning, or a dedicated housekeeper.
And here enters great housekeeping. Now to be realistic, all relationships whether working or personal, have a starting point, and with the right match, can grow into something much more. It is certainly so with a new housekeeper. You look for certain qualities in a person, offer them a job and hope that it was a good choice.
went to the opinions of my friends. I asked each of them the same question. “What is the one quality that you would have to have to see when hiring a new housekeeper?” Below, I’ve distilled down their answers.
Everyones Mom has their own “moms wisdom & tidbits” that they will swear by. An it don’t matter who you are trust me your mom feels passionately about her words of wisdom. While sometimes it may seem that they have a lot to say. More often than not it is usually right. An there is no exception when it comes to her wisdom about how you should take care of your home.
“I am still learning about caring for my home. If you can’t do it yourself. Then find good service people and treat them well.” — Terry (mom to our Human Resources Coordinator, Louisa)
Raise your hand if you grew up with a mom (or another parental figure). Who was constantly reminding you to clean your room. Often, our earliest memories of figuring out how to tidy up and take care of our homes are with our moms—they taught us how to do laundry, how to do the dishes, and how to make our beds. So it should come as no surprise that when we asked our moms for their best homekeeping advice, they came back with some great tips.
Most agreed on a few major themes: it’s important to make sure everything has a home, that you put things back when you take them out, and that your home is an inviting, relaxing place to come home to—and invite others to.
Here are a few more tidbits on keeping your home inviting to your guests:
Let your front door and entryway set the inviting tone first- Let’s not forget to remember the impact of curb appeal; to your home. When you walk in it should feel comforting. So a bright clean welcome mat can do wonders.
Make accessability to seating arrangements easy. I should need to explain this one guys.
Make a combination of colors and design; create a inviting space for everyone. Consider a guest’s first view of your space and pay special attention to designing the farthest point of that view.
These are just a few ways to help make your home more inviting to others.