Hiring A Housekeeper With Your Partner? Discuss This First

February 28, 2019  |  
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Maybe you’ve personally hired housekeepers before, but you’ve never hired one together with your partner, in the home you share together. Or, perhaps you’re totally new to hiring someone to clean your home, entirely. Maybe your partner grew up that way, but you did not. Maybe you’re both very used to having a housekeeper, but now you’re hiring one for the place you share, so you also have to share the process of finding one, and the process of creating rules and expectations. When you hire a housekeeper while living alone, it’s pretty simple. The relationship is just between you and the housekeeper. There is no third party interfering with mandates and regulations. Now, you have a partner. Here’s what to know before hiring a housekeeper with your partner.

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This may be new to one of you

This may be a totally new experience to one of you. Let’s say your partner never grew up with housekeepers. In his home, his mother or father cleaned, and everyone chipped in to keep the place in order. He may be uncomfortable with the idea of paying someone to clean his home for many reasons—like it can make him feel slovenly or spoiled.

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