Keeping our homes clean, organised, and looking picture-perfect is undoubtably time consuming and, let’s be honest, a bit of a chore.

Even if cleaning is something you enjoy, it’s a fact that 47% of us Brits spend more than 5 hours a week doing domestic tasks. That’s an awful lot of time that could be spent elsewhere!

So, whether hiring a housekeeper to help in your home is something that you thought about, but quickly dismissed as a luxury for the rich and famous, or a sign of laziness, here are some reasons why you should reconsider...

Why a housekeeper is always a good idea

1 - You don’t like cleaning

Some people just enjoy cleaning much more than others! They have all the tricks and tips on how to make your home sparkle and can find cleaning a satisfying task.

However, for many of us, cleaning isn’t something to look forward too, especially after a full day at work. Plus, it can be a thankless task that can take hours and hours to tackle, but just minutes to unravel once again, especially with young children.

If spending your Saturday mornings cleaning doesn’t rock your boat, a housekeeper may be just what you need. There's no shame in outsourcing a job you simply don’t like!

2 - You work full-time

The last thing anyone wants to do after a stressful day at work is clean and tidy the house top to bottom. What we really want to do is log off physically and mentally from any work, kick back and relax, knowing that the hard work has already been done.

Agencies providing housekeeping staff will source an ideal housekeeper for you, ensuring that everything is in hand without you having to lift a finger. You’ll be free to relax, unwind, and spend as much time with your family as you like without having to panic about uniforms not being washed and dishes stacking up!

3 - You have a busy family life

However much we adore our little ones, they unfortunately don’t seem to appreciate the same level of cleanliness as we do. Plus, with school drop-offs, after-school activities, and endless children’s birthday parties to attend, there isn’t much time left to tend to our homes.

If you’ve ever wished for more hours in the day, a housekeeper could be the solution for you. With a pair of extra hands helping out, you’ll take a chunk of responsibilities off your plate, so you can dedicate more time to your family.

4 - It’s good for your health

A clean space has a multitude of benefits for your health, reducing stress and improving your focus, along with strengthening your immune system.

A housekeeper allows you to keep your house clutter down and your mental health up. It also frees up more time to relax, and provides us with a clean space that’s warm and inviting to friends and loved ones.

5 - Housekeepers don’t just clean

This is something that most people aren’t aware of! The extensive list of tasks that a housekeeper can takes on is truly impressive. Yes, they will hoover and polish, however they will also rearrange your wardrobes, unpack your food deliveries, sort the recycling, walk the dog, book appointments, water the plants, sort the post and prepare dinner.

The list is endless, and you can customise your housekeepers' responsibilities depending on your needs. If you’d like someone to provide a helping hand with the kids while also cleaning and tidying, a nanny-housekeeper is the perfect blend for you.

Ready to hire a housekeeper to take the weight off your shoulders?

Whether you just need an extra pair of helping hands or want more free time to do the things you enjoy, the benefits of a housekeeper will become very apparent very quickly, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one!

If you’re keen to get the ball rolling, or simply want to chat about your options, get in touch with Hummingbird Home Staff today. We match families to their perfect housekeepers, and will be by your side throughout the entire hiring process, sourcing the most highly qualified candidates available.

Start your journey today!

5 Reasons why a Housekeeper is always a good idea!
Kerry Barnham
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Kerry Barnham on 16th Nov, 2021