HOUSEHOLDSOME INDEPENDENT HOUSEHOLDING PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THIS SPACE.
They have the power to change the way we think about housekeepers.
The following is a compilation of the most notable quotes from housekeepers and others in the industry, but they’re by no means comprehensive.
It’s just a snapshot of what’s on the minds of many of our fellow housekeepers out there.
So go ahead and share them in the comments section.1.
“The biggest challenge you have is being an expert on your own home.
You have to be able to see through a housekeeper’s eyes.”
–Lisa DeBarge, founder of DeBarges.com (a place for women to share their personal insights on housekeeping and how to do it better)2.
“If I had the power, I’d start with my own house and grow it from there.”
–Meredith Miller, owner of homecare service HOMELESS HOUSEHALES (a company that helps you find and schedule homecare services)3.
“You don’t need to be an expert to work as a housekeepers assistant.
It just requires a little extra attention.”
–Michelle Williams, owner and co-founder of housecare service HOUSEHONORS4.
“I do the best I can to be as accurate as I can.”
–Ella Vig, owner, DeBarrons.com, a place for people to share experiences and advice on housework and homekeeping5.
“It takes a lot of self-confidence to work at home.
If you want to be successful, you have to believe you’re good enough.
There are lots of people who are not.”
–Randy Pappas, owner/co-founder, Homekeeping, a company that provides free online housekeeping advice6.
“We all have to work harder than others.
That’s what makes it so hard to make it as a professional.
You don’t have to have a huge ego to be good.”
–Natalie Dolan, owner-partner, MANDELA HOUSEHELP7.
“Be prepared for the worst.
You’ll be the first to know if it happens.”
–Jennifer Tinsley, owner–partner and homecare expert, The MANDELLA FAMILY HOME8.
“Everyone wants to be a homekeeper.
If they don’t do it, then it’s not their job to do the work.”
–Sue Piazza, owner & co-owner, MONDAY’S HALL, a blog dedicated to providing homekeeping advice9.
“People are really afraid to ask for help because it could cost them their job.
I know it’s hard to talk about something like this, but we are all in this together and we all have a duty to care for each other.”
–Carrie Rau, owner from the PGA TOUR (the world’s most famous golf course)10.
“Don’t worry about your paycheck.
I’ll be there for you.
I don’t give a damn about what you make or how much money you make.”
–Laura Smith, owner at HOME, an online resource for homecare advice11.
“When you are in your own house, you are going to be your own boss.
The way I work is by myself, which is why I’m so comfortable working alone.
It gives me more freedom to do what I want.
I have so many people helping me out.”
–Betsy Stokes, owner (from the WASHINGTON STATE BOYS’ GOLF CLUB)12.
“Some people just work too much, but I have no problem doing what I do.
I just want to make sure I’m doing what’s best for myself.”
–Jessica Dennison, owner in her own home from POMPEY COLLEGE (owner of the POMPLE HOUSE)13.
“For me, the only way I can be happy is if I’m in the right place at the right time, and when I do that, I feel like I have something to prove to myself and my team.”
–Kelly Stokes-Crosby, owner owner of HOUSEHOP (owner and co–owner of HOSPITALITY CLUB, an all-ages, family-owned family-friendly club)14.
“A housekeeper who can be an amazing mentor is the key to happiness.
You can’t have a good relationship with your housekeeper unless you’re able to respect their time.”
–Kim Breslow, owner founder, HOMESITE HOUSEHALL (the website of the housekeeping blog)15.
“There’s a lot to learn from a good housekeeper.
Every housekeeper needs a mentor, so they’ll be better prepared to meet all your housekeeping challenges.”
–Susan Schaeffer, owner H