Finding domestic help in Lisbon
In Portugal, it is customary to employ a housekeeper/ cleaner. It provides jobs for the lower working classes and is a great benefit to society. Finding a 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 that you can trust and someone that 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 will be caring for your children, they must have impeccable references.
There are many cleaning and housekeeper services in Lisbon. Here are a few.
Agencies for cleaners
Spic and Span Home and Office Cleaning is a trusted cleaning service provider in Lisbon. English-speaking cleaners are available and you can book a service online.
Cleaning Services is a professional cleaning company in Lisbon. You can book a one-off clean or a regular cleaner. English-speaking cleaners are available. They are environmentally conscious, using only biodegradable cleaning products. As well as cleaners, this company can also provide gardeners, pest controllers, builders, and tradespeople. If you need help moving house, they have a removalist service.
HouseMaid is a family-owned and operated cleaning service in Lisbon. This agency can provide cleaning services for homes and offices. They can clean your floors and windows. They use Eco-friendly products.
Agencies for housekeepers and Au pairs
GreatAuPair is an agency in Lisbon. This agency is part of a larger global franchise. You can read the profiles of prospective housekeepers, nannies, and live-in help. The site also offers reviews and FAQs about hiring a housekeeper.
House Services Portugal is an agency that provides live-in or live-out housekeepers, nannies, and cooks. The staff is Filipino, experienced, reference checked, and with criminal record check certificates.
MaidsIn is an agency in Lisbon and Porto that can provide live-in and daily maids, housekeepers, butlers, chauffeurs, and cooks. They have over 5000 referenced and checked candidates on their books.
Other ways of finding the right candidate for you are through Facebook Lisbon groups or the Lisbon branch of InterNations.