Truth be told, I tend to treat people the way they treat me. Many of my “clients” emptied the desk drawers for me, created space in the closet with empty sheds, filled the fridge with staples, changed to fresh sheets on the bed, and gave me bathroom space. I was treated many times as if I were a precious “friend” or “guest” in their home. I tend to reciprocate and am generous, generous and respectful in my duties as a home seat. But from time to time I was driven into a cluttered and messy house without thinking about my comfort or accommodation, and that adds a whole new inclination to the housekeeping experience. @FranticWoman: Your friend with the three dogs sounds like a real treat. My reaction would have been to remind him – in a style that Miss Manners calls “cold right” – that after saving her several hundred dollars, I may have recklessly assumed that it would be okay to enjoy a little refreshment. I would then have given him the cost of three cans of soda and said, “Now that we are, I would like to announce my withdrawal from the third-party company. Maybe the next person you pay can afford their own sodas from the high fees you have to pay for their services. “And then I would stick it. As for my own situation, you may have forgotten the part that says he brought his own towels and didn`t really use mine.
He just rearranged mine without me being able to see a reason. Ditto for the night light: if he wanted to use this particular plug (which is in a slightly uncomfortable place, so I can`t imagine why he would), he could have simply set the light on the breakfast bar, which is six inches away. In a previous comment, I admitted that it never occurred to me to put space aside in the drawer. Storage space, yes, but no drawer space because I`m so used to leaving things in a suitcase. Mea culpa. The piles of things in my life (mostly books) should definitely be more organized. But I`m chronically under time pressure and more specifically, this is my home. If I decide to leave a stack of new PF books next to my desk, it`s up to me. And moving objects wasn`t really necessary to work. For example, the (short) pile of paperwork was placed at the very back of the dining table. In the remaining room there is room for two placemats and salt and pepper spreaders. Certainly, if he wanted to write a letter or eat his dinner, he could have done so without emptying the back of the table.
Damn, he could have had a guest for dinner and still had enough space (see “two placemats,” above). Apparently, he postponed the paperwork because he hurt his sense of what a table should look like. He can have his own table as he pleases. I prefer to have mine that way. Finally, all I wanted was for my mail to be brought in. In return, they each saved several hundred dollars in rent and utilities. (Seattle is not a cheap place to live.) In fact, the first housekeeper was saved from having to stay with a very unpleasant parent, his only other option at the time. This agreement has been heavily weighted in their favour, not mine. We must accept that we do not agree on this point. I wish you more luck with home sitting customers in the future. Seriously: This (old?) The friend with the three dogs was far from the line. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.
Make a list of what you want your caretaker to add to your compost and what you don`t want. Your utilities must be paid in your absence by you or the caretaker (according to the financial arrangements you have agreed). However, no matter who pays for utilities, your babysitter needs to know everything about maintaining these critical elements in your home. Homeowners usually have very clear expectations of their home guards: it just makes sense to keep your valuables in a safe, locked place while you`re away. If your valuables are particularly expensive, you will need to follow your usual safety precautions in your absence. Take stock of your valuables before you leave. Keep your wine collection and bar supplies out of sight of your babysitter. If the above has been done and these horror story situations have always happened, then it`s really scary. If not, could the above steps have been properly selected for those nightmarish housekeepers (no guarantees, but it might help)? We went home and she had also sucked up the house, which was nice, but had such a tight accessory on the suction hose that we needed 2 to separate it. She rearranged and rearranged the chairs, which was annoying because we had to move a lot of things to get the dogs` crates and beds back to where they normally go.
There`s a reason we had big empty places, that`s where all the huge dog stuff goes! What should I expect? You stay at my house for a year, you owe me a thorough cleaning. .