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  • Writer's pictureGinang Kasambahay

How to survive losing household help during the pandemic!

A guide to hiring a new Kasambahay safely! ✅

1. Don’t panic. A true master of the household knows all the ins and outs of the home and how to run it. Household help is exactly that, help. You can handle your own home. Inform your place of work that you have a situation at home, and allot extra time for the additional chores you will need to take over. If you are lucky to have more than one Kasambahay, delegate some of the work to them, but make sure you don’t stretch them too much. Make sure they know that we are still in a pandemic, and they understand it might take time for extra help to come in. If they don't know what the pandemic is all about, sit them down and discuss it.

2. Look for a replacement. Finding new help can be daunting, especially during a pandemic. Asking your existing staff for referrals may be tough, considering the risk that the people they know might be coming from areas with a high number of COVID-19 infections. But there are ways of ensuring a safe transition for your new Kasambahay into your home will be key.

3. Find a maid agency that works for you. A simple search for a maid agency will lead you to reliable, professional, and registered services like There are many agencies out there, and any one of them can help you hire a new maid. But you need to protect yourself from fly by night operations. Here are a few tips on how to recognize a legitimate maid agency.

4. Integrate your new hire. Once you find a maid agency that works for you, they will take care of nearly all your other problems, including background checks, etiquette training, and health screening. But in order for them to be truly integrated into your home, while keeping your family’s safety from COVID-19 as a priority, try giving them tasks centered on keeping the virus out of your household. Here is a list of affordable anti-COVID-19 measures you can get them started on.

That’s it! Don’t panic. Get your household in order. Inform everyone involved, including your place of work that you’ll be doing more chores in the interim. Find a maid through a trustworthy source. can help you with that.

Keep safe. 🙏


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