Managing Your Household Checklists

Household checklists are they single best tool for keeping control of a busy home. Household management binders, folders, or something similar will save your sanity especially when life is changing fastest. If you are considering outsourcing any of your house work, they become even more critical Create Household Checklist Binders …

Firing Your House Cleaner

You’ve read Improving Your House Cleaning and you’re sure It’s Not You, It’s Them. It happens; like everything else in life, there are good matches and bad matches.  Let me tell you a few stories about bad matches: The cleaner who was always in such a hurry that she banged and …

Expanding Your House Cleaning

If your routine house cleaning is going well, it won’t be long before you want to expand it. In my experience this can be met with mixed reviews by your house cleaner. If you are working with a service, they may not provide custom services AKA “we don’t do windows”. …

Improving Your Relationship With Your House Cleaner

You tried a cleaner, but it is not working out?  Before you do anything, lets review some possible problems: Have you communicated your needs and wants sufficiently? Are your expectations are too high? Have you given them enough time to adjust? Do they have enough time and are they there …

Do Not Clean Your House – Starting Your Cleaner

Now that you have selected a house cleaner (see: Find Your Ideal House Cleaner), it is time to prepare. No, you shall not clean your house before they come. Unless you really need to. My house got so bad once that I had to call a service to arrange a spring …

Find Your Ideal House Cleaner

Finding A House Cleaner Now that you know what you want (see: What Are Your House Cleaning Needs?), you need to hire somebody. Your first step is to find them. Depending on your area there are some ways: Recommendation from a friend Google Maps (usually services only) Kijiji or Craigslist Local …

What Are Your House Cleaning Needs?

So, you are convinced that outsourcing some of your housework makes sense. Let’s start with a simple one: house cleaning. There are a few ways to approach this and each have their pros and cons. But before you contact anybody, you need to know your own requirements. Here are some …

What You Should Consider Outsourcing At Home

Hopefully after reading my earlier posts on Why to outsource, you are ready to start considering What you could outsource. Let me give you a few examples of jobs I have had help for and you can see if anything applies to you: I have had the obvious; a cleaning company …

Should You Outsource at Home?

Outsourcing some of our personal life is becoming inevitable.  Whether we grew up in two income households where our family did everything on their own or not, we need to accept that our world is changing, and we need to adapt to survive.  Commutes are longer, cell phones have many …

Why I Believe in a House Binder

My family developed our House Binder out of need. To manage our chaos. Origins of the Binder At the most stressful point in my life, my family was in chaos, my house in disarray, and I was almost in tears trying to stay ahead of it. In addition to that, …