Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Single Mom's Morning Out Donation Drive


If you are familiar with the Hire A Housewife story, you know how close to my heart Single Mom's Morning Out is. 

The event represents the anniversary of a turning point in my life. (I'll include the video WCIC created about that at the bottom of this post.)

Single Mom's Morning Out is a chance for local churches to love on single moms in the area while they get pamperred, relax, and have a good time in a positive atmosphere.

I attend the event at Redeemer Lutheran every year and can't help but tear up as they send us through a tunnel of other women who are cheering for us, letting us know we are supported and appreciated and loved.

Every year, single moms of all ages come and drop off small children at the provided childcare area, and are given the options to receive car care, hair cuts, massages, prayer, and breakfast among other things. Hire A Housewife donates gift certificates to help bless a few moms as well.

One of the other ways single moms are blessed by SMMO is their Blessings Store. Donated items in good condition are sorted and displayed for participants to choose from, for free, during the event. One SMMO site focuses on clothes, shoes, and accessories, while the other will also take small household items.

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with SMMO for our Second Annual SMMO Donation Drive.

Hire A Housewife will be picking up donations for Single Mom's Morning Out AGAIN this year on March 18-March 31.

What does this mean for you? It means you can de-clutter your home, have someone else haul it away, and donate to a great cause!



If you have items picked up as part of cleaning appointment with Hire A Housewife, you will receive $20 off the price of your appointment!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!

Glen Oak Christian Church is one of the sites of SMMO again this year. They have said they are willing to provide tax-deducible receipts for items picked up.

Send me an email at kindall@hireahousewifepeoria.com letting me know where you would like us to pick up donated items and also give me a general idea of how much you will have.

I will make arrangements and let you know when I will be in your area for pick up! If we have more donations this year, I may enlist some others to help!

Here is the video, as promised:



We are happy to be able to support your decision to de-clutter as you support single moms in the area. My story is just one that has come out of SMMO over the years. Thank you for helping to make a difference.


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory.
Ephesians 3:20-21

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Four important reasons Hire A Housewife asks for a list

Leave a list? Nobody has ever asked me to leave a list before!

We hear you, and we understand. 
But there is a good reason that we ask for a list from you.
That reason is likely the same reason you hired us.

We are different.


We are different because we know all of you are different.


Here are FOUR reasons a list is important for a fantastic Hire A Housewife experience...


Flexibility

Other companies don't need a list because they
already have one. They will only do what's on their list... and nothing else. We use a list to make sure that what you need done is what
actually gets done. We do so much more than just the basics. And, we are okay with doing something different every time we come.

If this week you want the refrigerator cleaned out and the laundry folded, but next week you want the bathrooms and the ceiling fans cleaned, that's okay with us. Maybe the week after that you'd like us to run to the vet and pick up your cat before cleaning. Yes, we will do that too!


 Efficiency

We all have different ideas about the best ways to use available time. The housewife you have might really want to make your bathroom sparkle as she knows it is what would make her day, not realizing that taking Q-tips to the corners of the bathtub kept her from getting to loading the dishwasher, which is the one thing that really would have made your day.

I personally clean for a client who has been with us for almost five years now. This is a family I care about and feel I know well. A few months ago, I was training someone new at that client's house. While the new employee cleaned the bathroom, I took the extra time to fold laundry. Later I found out that folding laundry is something that client really enjoys doing and there were other things that she would have preferred to have done.


Satisfaction

While we strive for amazing results and customer service for our clients, we do occasionally hear from someone who is unhappy with the service they received. In the process of correcting any issues, I start by asking about the list. Ninety percent of the time (90%!) it turns out that there was no list.

And, while we know it is simpler for you, showing a new housewife around your home and giving her a verbal list is not the same. There is a lot of information to take in at one time for someone who has never been there before.


Ease

What!?! Writing a list isn't easy... it requires forethought and time and, well, the ability to find a pen with ink! 

Hire A Housewife is making that easy for you too! When we send out a confirmation email we include a link to a printable list that you fill in. It even has the options to add priority numbers and time limits for each task!

YOU CAN ALSO FIND IT HERE

Once you have created your list, you can change it as often as you'd like. However, if you want to leave it exactly the same every appointment, you can do that as well!

Pro Tip:  I have one client who numbers everything in a general priority, but each week leaves the same list with just a post-it showing the numbers she wants completed. So while there are 10 rooms on the list, she can have  1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 done this week and next week have 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 10 done!

Thank you so much for continuing to be the best part of Hire A Housewife!