Returning to Work as a Housekeeper During a Pandemic
Whether you are interviewing for a new position or returning to work, your professional life during a pandemic is going to look a lot different these days. From taking your temperature before you leave for work to wearing a mask throughout the day, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself and your clients as safe as possible. Safety first! Take your temperature every morning.…Continue reading »
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Do You Know the Difference?
As a Housekeeper, keeping living areas clean is the primary responsibility of your job, but did you know there is a difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting? Educating yourself is the best way to help your Clients and limit exposure to chemicals and unwanted germs. Cleaning: Cleaning a home and household items involves removing dirt, dust, and grime from various surfaces. This includes vacuuming, dusting,…Continue reading »
Housekeeper Seminar: Candidates Becoming Experts in Time Management
On Saturday, June 3rd, Town + Country hosted Housekeepers from all over the Bay Area, including the City, Peninsula and Marin, for our Seminar focusing on Time Management. It was a great event with a great deal of personal attention for each Candidate. Candidates were given a sample cleaning schedule for daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal tasks. Ada Barnes, who was the class instructor, gave examples…Continue reading »
Laughter and Learning at T+C Seminars
We love to host seminars for Town + Country candidates and we were thrilled to be able to host two in a week! Our Housekeeper and Nanny each hosted their own seminars this past week and both met with experienced, motivated and fun women to discuss the upcoming holidays and provide new ideas on how to make this crazy time of year a bit more…Continue reading »
Our “Holidays in the Home” Seminar
‘Tis the season to be jolly! And “jolly” is definitely one way to describe the feeling that was in our office on Saturday, November 14th when Housekeeper Candidates from around the Bay Area met with Town + Country’s Housekeeper Team for our “Holidays in the Home” seminar. Attendees worked side by side perfecting their silver polishing skills, learning creative new gift wrapping techniques and setting a…Continue reading »
Meet Ada Barnes, T+C’s New Housekeeper Training Instructor
Town + Country is excited to be working with Ada Barnes to help provide instruction for our Housekeeper training seminar series! Ada has over 25 years working as a Housekeeper, Executive Housekeeper and Nanny. She has owned her own cleaning company and Town + Country has been honored to place her in five of her positions in the Bay Area. Ada started as an instructor…Continue reading »
March Housekeeper Seminar – Becoming Laundry Pros!
At the beginning of March, Town + Country hosted our second Housekeeper seminar of the year. “In the Laundry Room” focused on how to fine tune your skills in the laundry room. One of Town + Country’s leading Executive Housekeepers, Ada Barnes, shared her tips for caring for delicate items, reading clothing & laundry labels and tackling tough stains. Each attendee had the opportunity for hands-on…Continue reading »