My good-friend Anna was 9 months pregnant and about to move houses. To say the least, she was going to need some assistant in the coming months with house cleaning. I had a great opportunity come up through my blog and I thought she might be interested in reviewing it on my behalf. TheNannyPages.com is a one-stop-online-shop for help in the GTA whether you’re looking for a nanny, elderly care or a house cleaner. Here’s her review:
As a mommy-to-be I am looking for help wherever I can, so when the opportunity came up to review TheNannyPages.com, I jumped at the opportunity. I am a month away from mat leave (if this baby comes on time) and desperately need a cleaner because we just moved in to a bigger house. At 8.5 months pregnant, my mobility is limited and I need a nap after walking up a flight of stairs.
TheNannyPages.com is a service for families looking for Nannies, Elder Caregivers, and Cleaners in the Toronto area. It also helps caregivers, nannies and house cleaners find work. It’s a win-win service!
I signed up for the service and filled out my job ad information which took me about 5 minutes. Once signed up, I was able to contact any potential cleaners on the site as well as be contacted by interested cleaners who saw my job ad. I am only looking for service once or twice a month, and I received 25 applicants within six hours. This is great! You have the option of receiving the applications via text or e-mail. My one recommendation is to ask people to send their applications via e-mail. I clicked on both e-mail and text as an option, and all of the people looking for work, sent me messages via text. I love text messaging as much as the next girl, but when you receive 22 messages from phone numbers you don’t know, it becomes really hard to track. I am still going through the people who sent me messages!
That said, I have been looking for a good cleaner for a couple of years and have only ever used other corporate services that charge an arm and a leg and pay their cleaners an hourly wage. I like that I was able to go straight to the source for just $19. Soon I am going to have a house cleaner that I can work with and pay directly. No more strangers coming in to clean my home when I am desperate for a break. Relationships are important and if you find a good cleaner, you’ll never let her go which is why I am excited to have somebody to connect with. When the time comes for me to go back to work, I will definitely look at TheNannyPages.com as an option for child care services as well.