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Power of the Peacock: Hiring a Housekeeper ( Video )
Scenario: You desperately need a housekeeper but don't know how to begin. Here is a short video with some help and advice on how to hire a housekeeper.
I had a different post planned for today-but this one is taking priority. I have interrupted my book writing to post this. Please forgive my rant but... I was doing some research for my book-and I have lost count of how many times I have seen the advice to clean your fruits, herbs and vegetables with a bleach solution! No. NO. and NOOOO!! I realize we have a collective germ-phobia and want our food to be "safe" to eat, and I don't know who started this "soak your food in bleach" idea, but please, Do NOT soak ANY food in bleach solution! Fruits, vegetables and herbs are extremely absorbent and will ABSORB whatever you are using to clean it! Bleach is an excellent disinfectant for hard surfaces, such as counter tops, tile grout and toilets. But people, bleach is toxic if ingested! It has no place and is not recommended in food preparation other than cleaning your counters, sinks and possibly your cutting boards before and after use. Sodium hypochlorite is the chem…
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 …