My girlfriend and I sold our individual apartments and together bought a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment.
Now we need someone who can help us keep it beautiful.
We've tried a few different cleaning women--all of them were adequate at doing laundry or cleaning toilets, but none had initiative or knowledge beyond routine tasks, and all sprayed Windex on the new TV or brought Pledge to clean a mid-century bureau.
What we need, we realized, is someone more like an old-fashioned housekeeper; someone who knows, literally, how to keep a house...
So we turn to AT readers. Do you have a great housekeeper to recommend to us?
Or know someone who has a great housekeeper? Or know a recommended way to find a great housekeeper? (Craigslist has failed us.)
Thanks! R & G
Dear R & G,
Word of mouth is the best thing in the world, but we do have a few places you can go if you need to jumpstart your process. The companies below have all been good to us and do residential and office.