You’ve got a friend or relative who lives nearby and can help with your housekeeping chores, but you’re not sure if you want to make them do more or if you could do without them.
That’s where a new job for a house assistant comes in handy.
ABC News’ Rachel Gaskill and Kristin Puckett explain how to get the job.
“House assistants are basically the people who take care of your furniture and appliances, who help with cleaning and laundry,” said Kristin.
“It’s kind of like a family member, so you have to ask them for help, and they’ll do it.
So it’s a good way to connect with people you don’t know, and it’s something you could also get from a coworker.”
Kristin works in the office of a company that builds furniture for homeowners.
So when she got the call, she jumped at it.
“I actually was on the phone with the company and I was actually like, ‘This is so exciting, I can’t wait to get this in front of my husband,’ and he said, ‘You’re going to love it!'” she said.
So what exactly is a housekeeper?
In most cases, a housekeeping assistant is someone who does housekeeping duties for you, like keeping the house clean and organized, organizing your furniture, and doing household chores.
But they can also help with more specific tasks like cleaning your bathroom, washing your dishes, and cooking.
They’ll also do laundry and cook, as well as take care for children or other pets.
“Most people who have an assistant are housekeeping assistants, so if they have a great job, they can work for free and be happy,” said Rachel Gakkonas, a certified home care and personal assistant specialist and host of “The Rachel Gaks Show.”
“But if they don’t have a good job, that can be a little bit more challenging.”
Gakk on how to find a new full-time housekeeping job: “You might not think about that, but if you have a house or a housemaid who works for you and it doesn’t suit you, you could just ask, ‘What’s your schedule like?’
And they might just say, ‘Well, I have this day off,’ and then you could be working for free.”
Gaskill said the job search process can be daunting.
“When I started, I just knew that I wanted to go to college and get a good degree, so I looked everywhere, and I didn’t really know what I wanted.
I had no idea what I was looking for,” she said, adding that she thought she would be better off with a job that paid less.
“But you just have to find that one person who you think is going to help you.”