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Should I Hire A Part-Time Or Full-Time Helper For My New BTO?

Cleaning is not an easy task.

Yes, the routine tidying up can be therapeutic for some, but taking into account the full spectrum of cleaning, not many can stomach it on their own.  

Laundry, vacuuming and mopping the floors, washing the toilets, cleaning the kitchen, wiping the windows, caring for plants, changing of bedsheets, dusting of pillows… and the list goes on. For you couples out there who have just gotten your new BTO and are not accustomed to doing the full range of cleaning, you may be considering getting some part-time or full-time help.

Read on to find out which would better suit your needs.

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Things to consider when engaging a full-time or part-time helper

1. Cost

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You might have already burnt a hole in your pocket purchasing your new flat, doing renovations, and holding a wedding banquet. So cost is likely one of the most important considerations when it comes to getting additional cleaning help.

Hiring a part-time helper from a reliable platform like Helpling would definitely be more cost-effective compared to hiring a full-time maid.

Engaging a helper for a 3-hour cleaning session every week would set you back about $276 a month. (Prices based on the average rates from Helpling).

On the other hand, a full-time helper would cost you a good $800 a month. Plus, there is a $300 monthly levy for foreign domestic workers.

2. Privacy

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If you newlyweds want to spend time with each other alone, then a part-time helper is definitely the way to go. They will be there only for the agreed period of time, and leave once the cleaning job is done! No interruptions to your alone time.

However, if you don’t mind having someone else living in your home to take care of the chores for you, you can consider hiring a full-time helper.

3. Commitment

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Full-time helpers come with a higher level of commitment. Once a contract is signed with a maid agency, it would be difficult to switch to another helper, and even more difficult to change to a part-time helper.

On the other hand, part-time helpers normally come with little or no commitment. On a platform such as Helpling, you can easily request a switch to another helper if you are unsatisfied with the quality of work of one helper.

The frequency of cleaning is also totally up to you to decide. Be it weekly or fortnightly, the helper will only be at your place when you require a cleaning session.

On-Demand Part-time Helper Platforms VS Freelancers

Platforms like Helpling offer part-time helpers to suit your needs. Be it a weekly or fortnightly cleaning, there will be a suitable cleaner for you.

Not only that, the helpers on the platform are insured and trained. In the event where a cancellation occurs, the platform will send a replacement for you. Helpling also conducts background checks on their cleaners to ensure that they are credible and accountable.

Furthermore, you are insured against risks like property damage, injury and theft. The same cannot be said of freelance cleaners that you find on marketplaces or through word-of-mouth.

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For young couples out there who have just gotten your new BTO and only need help with regular cleaning tasks, a part-time helper seems like the most prudent option.

Using a platform such as Helpling, you can rest assured that your cleaning tasks are being taken care of by a professional.

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