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…Continue reading »
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…Continue reading »
How to keep the children entertained when it’s raining!
It can be hard to entertain the little ones when it’s raining outside. But if you are looking for a fun way to save them – and yourself – from watching too much television, noting beats a good old fashion game day! Game days are a great way to build memories, revive old family traditions or even build new ones. Games introduce new ways to…Continue reading »
Start the New Year off On-time!
Need a perfect New Year’s resolution? Resolve to always be on time. We’ve all done it, 3 to 5 minutes late seems like no big deal. But the truth is that this kind of tardiness is a bigger issue than just the actual time that you are late. Between a family and their Nanny, this is one of the most common items that can sabotage…Continue reading »
Holiday Gifts for Your Employees
This holiday season we know you have your household and executive staff to think about. If you’re in need of ideas, we have always found that cash bonuses are always easiest to give, and most appreciated and valued by employees. Whether you’re thinking of your Nanny, Household Manager, Housekeeper or Executive staff, one or two weeks of salary is a great gesture for a holiday…Continue reading »
Last Minute “Summer” Fun!
OK, we admit it, as this blog post is being written, most kids have already started school, the rest will be starting next week, the leaves will be turning soon — and chances are that your weekend plans are already packed with back-to-school shopping. I know that’s high on my family’s list. Nevertheless, we recently sent out some information on great Bay Area museums to…Continue reading »
Searching for a Housekeeper: A Cautionary Tale
We recently came across this post by marketing expert Seth Godin from a few years back. Maybe not everyone’s experience searching for a Housekeeper is going to be as bad as the example he describes. But it does speak to the benefits of working with an agency that has a long history with its Candidates and does careful background and reference checks before introducing you to…Continue reading »