Finding domestic help in Kuala Lumpur

In Malaysia, it is customary to employ a housekeeper/ cleaner. It provides jobs for the lower working classes and is a benefit to society. Finding a suitable housekeeper may be a difficult task if you’re not used to this service. Having a stranger in your home, dusting around your items, takes an element of trust. It can be an exhaustive process finding someone who you can trust, and who will efficiently do the job at hand.

Do you want a house cleaner, or do you require them to do the washing and the ironing? Do you need someone to look after the children and pick them up after school? Do you need a cook? Do you want someone to come for a few hours a week or twice weekly? Do you want someone to live-in? What is your budget? Will you require insurance to cover your housekeeper?

Finding the right candidate will take interviews and references and your gut feeling. Do you feel comfortable with this person, and can you trust them?

There are always housekeepers recommended by your friends and neighbors. Word of mouth is usually an excellent reference. Some agencies can take the difficulty out of finding the right person. If this person is caring for your children, they must have impeccable references.

There are many cleaning and housekeeper services in Kuala Lumpur. Here are a few:

  • Fantastic Cleaners provides professional cleaners in all suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. As well as general cleaning, they offer carpet cleaning, mattress cleaning, window cleaning, and moving or moving out clean-ups.

  • Maclean Services is one of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest cleaning services and has a solid reputation.

  • Maideasy. By downloading the Maideasy application, you can book a locally trained cleaner fast and efficiently. Fees for a cleaning session are less than 20 USD.

  • Ace & Shine Cleaning Services is another reputable cleaning service in Kuala Lumpur, and they provide fully trained cleaners and the latest in cleaning equipment. They can also organize carers for children or elderly relatives.

If you are looking to hire a full-time maid to clean, cook and assist with the daily running of your household in Kuala Lumpur, many agencies can provide you with fully trained and vetted maids.

  • Global Ace Maid Agency is Malaysia’s most trusted and reliable maid agency. They provide trustworthy maids, and domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia that are fully-trained and come with references.

  • Asia Maid is an agency that provides fully trained foreign maids with contracts to assist in the care of your household.

  • Hiring a maid through an agency will include an agency fee, as well as, the monthly wages for the maid. The agency fee could be as much as RM 20,000, approximately USD 4,500.

Monthly wages for the maid are approximately RM 1,500 or USD 330.

While it is possible to hire a maid without using an agency, the benefits of employing an agency mean that the maid is fully trained and you have confidence in the references and somewhere to turn to if things don’t work out.