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What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?

‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…

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Holiday Gifting for your Household Employee

Thanksgiving is behind us, holiday music is filling the air of every store you enter and cooler temperatures have moved in – it’s really starting to feel like the holidays. We receive a lot of calls during this time of the year from families asking what year-end bonuses are appropriate for their household employees.  When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only…

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Town + Country Opens Two New Offices!

Our goal is to make interviews and meetings easier for you! Both new offices are centrally located and within steps of BART. They’re easy to get to by public transportation or by car. T+C San Francisco – Hallidie Plaza immediately adjacent to Powell Street BART 1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 309 San Francisco, CA 94102 415-567-0956 T+C East Bay – Oakland City Center above 12th Street…

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Holiday Gift Giving – What to give your employee this season!

The holidays are right around the corner, and there is no better time to show your household and executive staff your gratitude for the quality services they provide for you and your family. Although the gift-giving season can seem a bit daunting, we’ve found that it can be much easier than you might think! When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only are they…

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On a Mission to Provide Breastfeeding Support for New Moms!

Our very own Amy Horning was fortunate to have great support from her mom when she had her two daughters in 2003 and 2006. Nursing comes easily to some moms, but it can be a lot harder for others. Moms who struggle with nursing often feel that there is something wrong. Many believe breast feeding is just supposed to come naturally, that it’s something new…

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A San Francisco Recycling Guide – Recycle, compost or trash?

During our last Housekeeper Training Seminar, “Professionalism & Communication as a Housekeeper,” one of our attendees requested more information on recycling and composting. It can be confusing trying to figure out what goes where! We found a great site called recologysf.com that makes the whole process a lot easier to understand with their Residential Recycling, Composting & Trash Services information. You can find detailed information…

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Obamacare Signup Deadline is on Monday

When is the deadline to sign up for Obamacare? Open enrollment for the Affordable Healthcare Act is on Monday, March 31st. If you don’t sign up by Monday, then you will have to pay a tax penalty. As this post at the KQED website describes, some people have been under the impression that the penalty is just $95 per person … but that’s just the…

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