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All You Need To Know Before Hiring A Part-Time Maid In Singapore

As we strive to maintain the balance between work and household chores, we cannot deny that juggling all these responsibilities can take a toll on us. Sometimes, we just need a little extra help around the house. If doing your own household chores is too much for you to handle yet you are not comfortable with a live-in maid, consider hiring a part-time cleaner instead.

This article will share with you all you need to consider before hiring a part-time maid in Singapore.

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Hiring a part-time maid

1. Quality

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Quality is always a little subjective because it boils down to the needs of the household. To us, quality cleaners are professionals who take pride in their work and find ways to help you make your home a better place to live in. We want our cleaners to treat your home like their own homes.

Cleaning is not something someone does for the sake of it; cleaning is an experience. When done with passion, you’ll feel the difference.

2. Flexibility

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Rigid schedules just don’t do it for us, and we could all benefit from a little more flexibility in our lives. Sometimes, things happen and we need to cancel our appointments. This shouldn’t be a big deal and rescheduling should be made easy.

When hiring a part-time helper, you can determine how often you’d like your home to be cleaned.

3. Transparency

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What’s worse than a mess? Hidden costs. How many times were you baited into making purchases or downloading an app only to find out that you had to pay extra to unlock new features?

It’s worse than paying for shipping in our opinion. Furthermore, this is your home we’re talking about – we want to keep things as honest as possible there.

4. Autonomy

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Customers can know how experienced the helpers are by looking at their profile which includes information such as how many appointments they have completed, their average ratings, and real reviews from real customers, before selecting them.

This autonomy granted to the customer is a definite win because you get to choose based on reviews, granting you added peace of mind.

Freelance part-time maids

Most of the time, freelance maids are cheaper and this is a very attractive point for homeowners looking to save some money. However, there are risks involved, including the following:

  • It is illegal in Singapore to hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) on a freelance basis and it is an offence for a FDW to engage in part-time employment, with or without the employer’s consent.
  • You are putting your family’s safety and security at jeopardy when you allow illegal workers to enter your home, especially if you are an expat in Singapore.
  • There is no way to seek compensation if the freelance part-time maid damages any furniture or possessions because they are not represented by any agency and thus, there is no insurance coverage.
  • Lack of efficiency or even worse, no experience in household chores, leading to waste of money and time.

Getting a part-time maid

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Is it worth getting a part-time maid?

Hiring help can seriously lighten the load. The main difference between a part-time maid and a full-time one would be that the former leaves after the job is done. If you’re not someone that is comfortable with having strangers in your home or simply do not have the budget, a part-time maid will be your next best alternative.

With so much going on, sometimes the last thing on our minds would be to clean. Our experts can come up with a plan tailored to your needs, crafting a space that can allow you to better connect with the ones you love.

Enjoy $20 off your first part-time helper booking today!

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