Thinking Of Hiring A Part-Time Maid? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Tired of handling the chores on your own?

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!

What do we need to consider when hiring a part-time maid?

1. Quality

what to consider?

Now quality is always a little subjective because it boils down to the needs of the household. To us, quality cleaners are professionals that take pride in their work and look at ways to help you make your home a better place to live in.

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

what to consider?

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 should not 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

what to consider?

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 definitely want to keep things as honest as possible there.


4. Autonomy

Grab doesn’t even allow this feature, but we do!

Consumers can know how experienced the helpers are by looking at stats, such as how many cleans they have done and their average ratings 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.

With Helpling, you can trust us to make that difference for you!


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What about freelance part-time maids?

Most of the time, these 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 an 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 in money and time.

Whether you're set on Full time or PT maid, you can refer to our article about cleaning essentials to get you equipped for housekeeping!


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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 one 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 definitely 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 help you, better connect with the ones you love.

Here's a small gift from us to you for reading all the way :)

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

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