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Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring a Housekeeper


At Nanny, we know that hiring a housekeeper can be complicated and fraught with difficulties. Choosing someone reliable to keep your home tidy is very important.
Ultimately, the decision and the responsibility of hiring a housekeeper rests solely with you, and it’s important that you feel totally comfortable with the choice you have made. In this article, we have laid out some tips to help you navigate through the complex process of hiring the right housekeeper for you, and we hope that you will find this information useful.

Step 1 - Clarifying your Needs

Before you reach the stage of choosing candidates, it is best to start the process by writing down what you are looking for in a housekeeper.

Step 2 - Find a Housekeeper

Searching online at is an excellent way to start the process of finding housekeepers in your area.

Step 3 - Email or Phone Interview

The first interview is usually conducted over the phone, and is another opportunity to filter candidates.

Step 4 - Personal Interview

The next interview should ideally be at your home, so your candidate can become familiar with the environment.

Step 5 - Check References

Profiles at Nanny include contact details of references. Always speak to references personally to get a clearer idea of the housekeeper you wish to hire.

Step 6 - Work Agreement

Ultimately, the decision and the responsibility to hire a caregiver rests with you.

Step 7 - Orientation

At the time of signing the contract, or at a later date, arrange to meet again to orient your new housekeeper on how the home works.

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