Helping Your Maid To Adjust In Your Household

So you just hired a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) and have no idea what to do next or how to set a schedule? If this is the case with you (which we know it is), we are here to offer our best services in this regard.

We know that people who are new to hiring helpers have a lot of questions in their minds. From assigning daily tasks to laying down some explicit instruction, people are always confused. But don’t worry; we’re here to help you in this regard.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and keep reading. I’m sure you’ll know everything related to how to help your maid to adjust in your household after reading this article.

Let’s get started!

  1. Write up a schedule for your maid to follow
    After hiring a FDW, the first thing that comes to our minds is listing down daily and weekly chores management schedules for our maids. Listing down a work schedule for your maid could be of great help and will make your lives much more comfortable. Everything your helper needs to do during the whole week will be known to her in advance. Therefore, setting up a weekly schedule for your maid is essential. You can include when to do laundry, ironing, cleaning, vacuuming, cooking, etc.
  2. Give clear instruction
    Maids are from different countries, backgrounds, and cultures. The ways she would be carrying out tasks might be different from Singapore. For example, some Indonesia FDWs are from the poor countryside; they do not even know how to use the washing machine, vacuum cleaner, and oven.Her ways to do cleaning and cooking are also very different from Singapore, especially for helpers who are fresh to work in Singapore. Therefore, instead of assuming her know your way to do things, you must give her very clear instructions to avoid any misunderstanding.
  3. Assure your maid that she can approach you for help
    It might be quite challenging for your new maid to work in a totally new environment, oversea country which is far away from their family and country. It is quite possible she feels stress and depression. Give her some encouragement and support. Spend little time to listen to her.  Let her communicate with her family in her hometown.  Assure your maid that she can approach you for help.
  4. Lay down your house rules
    Furthermore, tell her clearly that to adjust to the house, she must have to obey some rules too. The first and foremost thing is privacy. Anything that violates the privacy of the house is strictly prohibited, E.g., inviting your friends and other fellow maids to the house without permission. Next, tell her the restriction for her mobile phone usage, rest day curfew, food consumption, etc.Make every rule clear and make sure she understands it.  In this way, it helps her to adjust according to the expectations, thus making it easier for both you and your maid.

Understanding all these methods and helping your maid to adjust in your household is crucial. Thankfully, Homekeeper has experienced staff who can teach you how to do it! Nevertheless, our maids are trained on how to do household cleaning, infant care, elderly care before the deployment.

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About the Author

Linda Seh has over 20 years of experience in the Employment industry. She takes the time to thoroughly interview each family and helper to understand their requirements, personalities, and preferences. Her intuition and insight has helped her make placements that result in lasting, harmonious working relationships. Linda now leverages this expertise and experience to simplify your search and ensure you find the ideal and qualified helper to become a valued member of your family.