When you think about hiring someone for your home, you might not think of calling maids to come in and clean. “Housekeeper” is probably a term that is used more often today. Whatever you want to call them, they can greatly help you as you endeavor to keep your house clean and neat. It gets harder the busier you are or when you have health problems. Before hiring a maid to work in your home, you should know something of her background and experience.
All maids do not have the same responsibilities. Much will depend on what you want them to do. Some may be used to cooking meals as part of their job, while others are strictly into cleaning. It is important for you to decide in advance what you are looking for, and then as you look at their background and experience, you will be able to decide what ones might work for you.
On top of background and experience, you should also find out what their normal rate is for their work. You should check with others who work as maids to find out what the going rate is. If you ask someone who works for an agency, then they will tell you an amount that is less per hour than an individual doing the work on her own, but you will actually be charged about the same amount whether you hire an agency or an individual because some of the money goes to the agency.
The insurance status of an individual that you hire is also important for you to know. If you hire someone who does not have insurance, then you could be liable if they are hurt on the job. You should have them sign some sort of agreement that they will not sure you for injuries that take place while in your home. If you hire maids who are from an agency, the agency will most likely have the maids insured.
Whether you just do not have time to clean or you physically cannot do it, you should try to find a service that fits your needs. If you are undecided and have a few options in mind, you might want to try looking them up to see if you can find reviews of their work. Looking these up might solve your indecision. Once you have chosen the maid to work in your home, you should make sure to treat them right.
If you have ever done manual labor, you know that it can sometimes feel like you are the low man when really you are probably working harder to some degree. Your maid might feel this way as well. If you help your maid to feel at home while cleaning, it may help her to do a better job. The feeling of ownership will develop to some degree, and she might begin to clean it as if it were her own