Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Website with Integrated Blog

As of November 28, 2019, our blog will be integrated with our new Squarespace website.

I am working on finding a way to import this blog into that one. In the meantime, if you are looking for the most up-to-date information, check out the blog link on that page. If you are looking for older posts, you'll find them here.

Thanks so much for reading!

- Kindall

Friday, November 15, 2019

Getting the most out of your Housewife

I leave the list on the island
with a pen (and usually a tip.)
If you haven't seen the announcement on our Facebook Page, then you might not know that I recently got married. It's not only a very exciting, but also a very busy time in my life!

Between moving the kids & I from the apartment to my husband's house, planning and executing the reception, and all the regular day-to-day stuff going on, I haven't had a lot of free time in awhile.

I love our Housewives and appreciate being able to schedule them to help me when needed. With everything going on, I KNEW it would be important for my Housewife to be especially productive the way I needed her to be when she started at the new house.

Have you ever given vague instructions to someone, realizing later that what you really wanted done wasn't completed (even though they technically did what you asked?)

"Clean the kitchen" to you might include washing the dishes, whereas to someone else it means wiping down surfaces and sweep & mopping the floors.
That's why we ask for a list from all of our clients.

Customer complaints are a rarity with us. But 95% of the time that someone has a complaint. We find that a detailed, prioritized list wasn't left for the employee and it all came down to miscommunication.

Our checklist has several ways to focus productivity available. If you use our checklist, (available at the link below) you can number the rooms on the list in the order you want them cleaned, and check off the stuff inside the rooms that is important to you. Clients can even put a maximum amount of time next to each room on the list. So if it takes longer than you anticipate to finish a room, they can move on to the next room on the priority list.

With this knowledge at my disposal, I created my own list for my home, changing it slightly to reflect the needs of the house for the different weeks of the month, and leaving some spaces to write in anything I needed to add.

By creating a list with all the main categories on it and adding in and taking away tasks that don't need to be done weekly, my Housewife now has a rotating list of things to get done that help ensure everything is covered!

Best of all, I will never look up and wonder how long it has been since someone cleaned the ceiling fan.

 You can do the same thing by typing a list up or printing out several copies of our checklist and making rotating changes... (Find that here: )

You may only want your ceiling fans dusted every 3 or 6 months, or maybe you want everything on the main floor done every appointment, but you want to alternate cleaning in the upstairs and the basement. The possibilities are endless!

Pro Tip: Put your lists in clear sheet protectors and use a dry erase marker
for your housewife to check items off and to leave notes. Then you only have to print each list one time!

We love it when you work with us to help make your experience the best it can be! Know that you can always call, text, email, or Facebook Messenger us if you ever have any concerns or questions. We'll be happy to help!

Stay tuned as we work on building a new website and sharing some other new adventures with you as well! Oh, and I can't wait to tell you about our awesome reception from last weekend!

Please note our mailing address has changed to:
212 Devron Circle
East Peoria, IL 61611

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Best Baby Gift Ever...

"For your gift, I'm going to clean your bathroom."
If I could go back in time, this is what
I would do... sit and hold my babies.

It is not an exaggeration to say it was pretty terrible. My kids were six, two, and newborn, and I had a cat whose litter box did not get changed nearly as often as it needed to be. Oh, and half the bathroom was carpeted... not pretty. But my friend, Sandra, did it anyway. And she did it without judgement.

During that pregnancy (with my now 15-year-old, Ella) I had become a single mom. While I'd remained optimistic for those last few months, once I brought her home, reality set in and brought depression along with it. Keeping up with cleaning was the last thing on my mind.

Sandra's gift gave me the ability to breathe again... figuratively and literally! To this day I remember it as the best baby gift I've ever received.

As a single mom, her act of service made a huge lasting impact on me. But looking back, I can
remember days as a new mom with my first two children, when I was not single. Having someone clean for us, or take care of laundry, or even make a trip to the store for us, without judgement or guilt, would have been amazing then as well.

That's why I've decided to create a Hire A Housewife Baby Registry!

Not only will the parent(s)-to-be get an amazing gift they can use when it is most needed, but all of their friends can easily pitch in for a bigger gift that they know will get used.

In addition to that, we will add one free hour of cleaning to the account for each six hours purchased. That comes to an overall discount of almost 15%!!!

Here is how it works: 

  • The Parent(s) To Be  REGISTER HERE
  • Watch for an email containing downloadable images for the shower's Facebook event, a Facebook post, invitation inserts, and/or stickers. The email will also include the basic information that we send to all new customers so you can have an idea of what our services are. We should have it to you within 24 hours of registering!
  • Let your friends & family know you are registered with Hire A Housewife

  • Your friend/family member buys a gift through our site.
    • They mention it is for your registry in the notes.
  • Your friend/family member prints out a message that they contributed to your registry account.
    • While we have this info, we will not share it with anyone except you.
  • On the baby's DUE DATE or BIRTH DATE (whichever is sooner) we'll send you an email letting you know how many hours you have in your account!
    • The hours will be available to use starting on that date.
    • The free hours stop accruing six months postpartum.
  • We also have a referral reward available! Registered moms who use their accounts and put your name as their referral could add up to free hours of housekeeping or free meals from Prep Freeze Cook! 
    • One reward per registration, but multiple referrals are allowed!
It's that easy! 

Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear from you!

Customer Service:
Phone:  309-339-6620
Facebook: @HireAHousewife