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Live Easily With Live-In Housekeepers PDF Print Email
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Written by: Alice Sy   
Friday, 01 January 2010 15:03
If given the opportunity, everybody would prefer to have live-in housekeepers in their home. Indeed, the pros of hiring a live-in housekeeper are more compared to the advantages of not hiring one.


If given the opportunity, everybody would prefer to have live-in housekeepers in their home. Indeed, the pros of hiring a live-in housekeeper are more compared to the advantages of not hiring one.

The sad truth, though, is that only a select group of people can afford to hire live-in housekeepers. For a great many of people, having a full time made is, indeed, a luxury. In fact, in plenty of countries abroad, particularly the United States, having a live-in housekeeper is very expensive.

If you want to hire a full time, live-in housekeeper, it may be wise to interview applicants before selecting one. You can also conduct a background check of them to be sure that you are employing someone dependable and trustworthy. Remember that your live-in housekeeper will be staying in your house most of the time.

As a guide, you should ask the potential candidates basic background information. Ask them how long have they been in the housekeeping business; the employers they have worked with, and the reasons why they have left their employers (assuming, of course, that they are previously employed). You should also let them know the amount you intend to pay them with, and your expectations of them. It is always better to lay things out in black and white to prevent problems in the future.

It may also be important to ask your applicants their feelings towards basic household chores, such as cleaning, cooking, taking care of children, and the like. Look at them in the eye as they deliver their answers so you can evaluate if they are responding honestly or not.

Another must-do is to have them fill out an application form where they can state their full name, address, contact number, social security number, and any other important details. Then you should also verify if they have a valid work visa.

Performing a background check on your choice of live-in housekeepers can prove to be very difficult. There are certain agencies, though, that can help you with this, but you will need to shell out some money to pay for their services. Nonetheless, this will leave you stress-free in the end.

These guide questions are very practical and necessary in order for you to spot the best live-in housekeepers for your home. Keep in mind that if there is somebody else besides your family who will live under the same roof as you, she'd better be somebody you can depend on.

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