Showing posts from May, 2015

How to Keep a House

Housekeeping: just a 12 letter word!

For the Love of Lemons

While no one really knows the exact origin of lemons, they have been used for ornamental, medicinal, culinary and non-culinary purposes since the beginning of time.

It is believed that lemons arrived in Europe near Italy, around the first century AD, however, they were not widely cultivated. They were later introduced in the Middle east 700 years later, where they were used as ornamental plants. Lemons were spread throughout the Mediterranean region between 1000 and 1150.
The Italians were the first to substantially cultivate lemons in the middle of the 15th century. The lemon was later introduced to the Americas in late 1400's, when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. 
In the mid 1700's, the Scottish physician James Lind's did experiments on seamen suffering from scurvy , which involved adding lemon juice to their diets, though vitamin C was not yet known. (Lemons are …

Books: Why Hiring a Housekeeper is Cheaper than a Divorce

Do you come home too tired after work to cook, clean or do laundry?

Do you argue with your spouse, room mate (or kids) about doing (or not doing) everyday household tasks?

You are not alone. It is estimated that American women spend on average, 25 hours weekly doing household tasks. That equals almost 100 hours a month, and more than 1,000 hours yearly of lost time!

What could you be doing with all of that extra "found" time?

Hiring a housekeeper is no longer just for the wealthy. It is a time management and productivity strategy for busy families and individuals, that will save hours of lost time, fatigue, and yes, even your marriage.

This book will show you the whys and the hows.


"Disputes between husbands and wives over the division of household labor are a leading cause of marital strife. And it's no wonder--women spend an average of 35 hours per week doing chores like cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and laundry, while their husbands spend …

What is an Eclectic Domestic?

Eclectic is defined as:
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Synonyms include:
wide-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, diverse, varied, multi-faceted, miscellaneous, assorted.

Domestic pertains and relates to:
the running of a home and/or family relations, OR one who is paid to help with household tasks such as cleaning.

When I designed my list of services and offerings, it was with the idea that running a household entails so much more than simply cleaning it. It takes a wider range of skills than just dusting- skills that include home, hospitality and entertaining, and hence, I chose the name, "Eclectic Domestics-Home & Hospitality".

An Eclectic Domestic is one who educates themselves on a variety of subjects, and who is an expert at doing those tasks necessary for running a household-any household. 
We are not merely housekeepers or maids, but are a step above.

We are designers of living environments and a creators of …

24 Reasons to Hire a Housekeeper


Welcome to Stress-Free Spaces

Welcome to Stress-Free Spaces! 

A Home & Hospitality blog from  Eclectic Domestics.