Books: Why Hiring a Housekeeper is Cheaper than a Divorce

Do you come home too tired after work to cook, clean or do laundry?

Do you argue with your spouse, room mate (or kids) about doing (or not doing) everyday household tasks?

You are not alone. It is estimated that American women spend on average, 25 hours weekly doing household tasks. That equals almost 100 hours a month, and more than 1,000 hours yearly of lost time!

What could you be doing with all of that extra "found" time?

Hiring a housekeeper is no longer just for the wealthy. It is a time management and productivity strategy for busy families and individuals, that will save hours of lost time, fatigue, and yes, even your marriage.

This book will show you the whys and the hows.


"Disputes between husbands and wives over the division of household labor are a leading cause of marital strife. And it's no wonder--women spend an average of 35 hours per week doing chores like cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and laundry, while their husbands spend less than nine. Even when work is divided equally, how do busy families fit in the equivalent of a full-time job and still have time for more interesting and fun activities?

This book presents a solution that's been largely overlooked for at least a couple of generations--delegating those chores to a paid worker. Despite the cultural myths that label household help as a luxury only for the wealthy, author Kathy Fitzgerald Sherman shows that hiring help can be not only an effective time-management tool but also the best economic decision for a family. She offers some ideas for rearranging budgets to hire the help that will give busy women time for work, play, family, exercise, even needed sleep."

The author describes:
  • Why depending on husbands to share housework is unrealistic & futile
  • How to cost-justify a housekeeper's salary and sell the idea to a spouse
  • How to decide whether to hire a nanny, a housekeeper, or a cleaning service
  • How to define the job that needs doing and then find the right employee for that job
  • How to organize a household so that a housekeeper can work effectively
  • How to comply with the "nanny tax" laws
  • How to apply management skills from the workplace to treat a housekeeper fairly, while getting the best possible performance for every hiring dollar.

Filled with easy to implement information, this book will change the way you look at housekeeping services, the way you spend your money and the way you organize your time! It is available on To order your copy new or used, please click the link below!

A Housekeeper is Cheaper Than a Divorce