Too tired from your work, social, and family life to keep a clean home? You aren’t alone. Thousands each year use housekeepers to alleviate their stress and spend more quality time with their children.
Housekeepers can be extremely convenient and helpful for families because they can keep a house afloat by taking care of tasks that often find themselves on the back burner like vacuuming, dusting and cleaning bathroom floors.
But finding the right housekeeper for you can be challenging. There are so many factors to consider – on what days will my housekeeper work? Do I want a live-in housekeeper? Do I want them to look after my kids from time to time? House cleaning seekers often have particular requirements that make it difficult to find the right housekeeper just through word-of-mouth from their neighbours or referrals alone. Sometimes the search will leave you thinking, “Will I ever find a housekeeper near me?”
Enter Housekeeper.com. For over five years Housekeeper.com has been helping both families and care providers find their perfect match. There is no other website that will have as many housekeeping jobs in your area, making your search fast and easy. Creating a Housekeeper.com account will give you access to over one hundred thousand house cleaners!
Here’s how the site works. On Housekeeper.com, you can either sign up as a housekeeper and a housekeeper seeker.
If you are looking for a housekeeper near you, simply create a profile and a listing. From there on, housekeepers will message you in response to your listing or, you can browse cleaners yourself and message them as well! In your profile you can specify what exactly you are looking for in a housekeeper in terms of hours needed per week, services needed or whether or not you’re willing to sponsor.
If you are a house cleaner looking for a job, create a profile and a listing. People looking for a housekeeper can message you from your listing or, you can search through those looking in your area and message them yourself! In your profile, you can specify your hourly rate, what services you offer and any other information your employer should know.
If you’re looking for a house cleaner, click here to find housekeepers near you. And if you’re looking for a housekeeping job, you find hundreds of households looking for cleaning help!
The average housekeeper wage can range from minimum wage to over $45 per hour so it’s important to pay your housekeeper the fair amount. Here are some quick stats to take into consideration when paying your house cleaner:
- The average housekeeper wage in 2017 is $29.37 per hour
- Housekeeper prices vary a lot by location, even in the same state – in Austin, TX the hourly wage is $28.45 while in Dallas, TX the average is only $21.68
- Certain services like basement and cabinet cleaning can also drive up house cleaning costs
- Housekeepers with more experience get paid more – those with 15+ years in the industry charge an hourly wage of $32.03 on average
Oftentimes, those seeking help around the house just need a wider selection of qualified housekeepers in their area to choose from.
On Housekeeper.com searches can be filtered by…
- Services provided (e.g. kitchen cleaning, dishes, pet clean-up)
- Whether or not the housekeeper has their own supplies/equipment
- Work eligibility (e.g. criminal record check, whether sponsorship is required)
- Transportation (e.g. does your housekeeper need a license/vehicle?)
Housekeeper.com is a self-serve platform – meaning employers have control over who they decide to hire in the end. There’s more freedom given to the house cleaners as well – they can set their own wage and discuss their hours with their own employers. If you end up deciding that a housekeeper isn’t for you, you can check out Real Momma’s top tips for Spring Cleaning here!