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 »
Our “Managing Seasonal Projects” seminar was a great success!
Last week Town + Country Resources has a blast hosting our second Housekeeper training seminar of the year, “Managing Seasonal Projects”! Damaris Christopher shined as she demonstrated tools to use for seasonal indoor and outdoor projects. During the seminar, Damaris recommended Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck, a good read with helpful on-the-job tips. This book includes lots of useful info, plus some really surprising information ……Continue reading »
How to remove tough spots
Here are some more laundry tips we learned at our recent Housekeeper Training Seminar, “The Keys to Laundry Success.” At the seminar, we learned how important it is to always take care to wash away any spots and stains on your washables. So, our tip today … how to manage and remove some tough, common stains. Identify the spot. The more you know about what…Continue reading »
Here are some Natural Cleaning Solutions
In our most recent Housekeeper training seminar on “The Keys to Laundry Success,” Damaris Christopher taught us about several natural cleaning products and solutions. Just in case you were unable to attend, here are four of the great tips we learned about to get started with natural cleaning: A great Stain Remover can be made by mixing baking soda, hydrogen peroxide & hot water (soak…Continue reading »
How was our first Housekeeper Training Seminar?
Our first Housekeeper Training Seminar was a fantastic success! Last week, twenty-two T+C Housekeepers joined us for our first Housekeeper training event of the New Year. Damaris Christopher, one of our top Executive Housekeepers with extensive experience managing & training staff in private homes, is helping to teach and train our T+C candidates by sharing her expertise. (Pictured to the right: Sarndra Elejorde, Damaris Christopher, Heather…Continue reading »