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About Home Services Etc.

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Housekeeping/cleaning, cooking, organization... We do it all! Our service is designed for those who are unable to perform some household tasks due to disabilities and age, or for busy working people who just don't have the time. We provide home services customized to fit your needs.

If you have a task you have difficulty doing, or you don't have the time to do it, just ask. We can help.

We can:

*Assist you with meal planning
*Do your grocery shopping for you
*Meal preparation for a full week, a few days or as needed
*Run errands for you
*Take you to appointments
*Do your laundry for you
*Organize closets, pantry or other areas of your home
*Letter writing or gift wrapping
*Pre and post party or holiday cleanup
*Other housekeeping/cleaning
*Feed and care for your pet while you are at work or out of town



Madison, WI 53718

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  • 5/5 stars

    Kathy Gavigan provided in home services to our elderly uncle for over two years. She helped with cleaning chores, took him shopping, and provided positive social interaction. Her commitment to his well being made it possible for him to remain independent in his senior apartment much longer than otherwise would have been the case.

    She formed a lasting bond with Dick, and we feel confident that she would do the same for others.

    Mark and Lynn

  • 5/5 stars

    Kathy & Home Services Etc has been working in the senior retirement community I manage for quite some time now. The residents here love her and so do I! The work she does is always thorough and impressive. She is friendly, flexible and reliable. I appreciate all the hard work she does for all of us and would highly recommend her to anyone!

  • 5/5 stars

    We recently moved to our first house. I hired Home Services Etc. to do a move out clean. Wow! the associate was on time, organized and a pleasure to spend time with. The Apartment was sparkling. Property manager even complemented the job! I recommend Home Services etc. for any cleaning needs you have. She even helped me make sandwiches for lunch for the guys that helped me move out. I will be hiring her in the future for routine cleaning. Thanks Home Services Etc.!

  • 5/5 stars

    Kathy cleans our common area's and vacant apartments here at Taylor Ridge. Kathy is very friendly to our residents and does a great job cleaning for us. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dependable, hardworking person.

  • 5/5 stars

    Kathy is amazing. She comes on Fridays, and we specifically call those days "Kathy Fridays" because we look forward to them so much. She grocery shops, does a great job cleaning, and helps with the laundry.
    We both have crazy schedules, so knowing we don't need to choose between clean clothes and spending time with friends/each other makes a huge difference for us. She's very trustworthy, and our kitty loves her. We're so grateful to have her!

  • 1/5 stars

    Initially, Kathy was friendly, willing to help and seemed to be the right person for the job (cleaning a 1000sqft apartment every other week). The first cleaning was ok but there were a lot of missed areas (bathroom shelf, window sills, no vacuuming under furniture or bed). We discussed this and she was willing to address this at the next cleaning. Well over the next 3 cleanings, things got more superficial (no floor cleaning, still no vacuuming under furniture, no vacuuming of stairs etc). I asked her to clean our apartment after we moved out, for the ned tenants. She charged me for 2h45min of cleaning, and when I checked the apartment it was very superficially cleaned. (I can clean to place perfectly in less than 2 hours- with furniture in it!) There was lots of dust flying around, carpet hadn't been vacuumed, floors not washed, etc. I tried to contact her to discuss this, and she never got back to me (2 phone calls and an email). I would NOT recommend this person for cleaning!! Terrible service.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. We do a lot of housekeeping and organizing, helping people get their closets or other areas of their home clean and organized. We also do a lot of meal preparation for individuals and families; we go into the home and prepare meals for a full week or just for a few days depending on the clients needs.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. One of our newer clients recently lost his ability to drive. He lives in a senior living community and does not have a lot of family nearby, the manager of his building gave him our number. After mathching him with one of our Home Assistants we have set him up with weekly visits, during that time his Home Assistant takes hom on his weekly errands; to a book store and grocery shopping. She also does a little cleaning for him.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Don't be afraid to ask! If you are not sure if we are able to do something, or won't do something-ask!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. Providing honest, quality services in a polite and friendly manner is our number one priority!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Knowing that our clients are coming home from a business trip to a clean home with a fully stocked pantry, fresh meals to eat and a clean home or that a client who is no longer able to drive will get to their appointment on time. We feel satisfaction and take pride in helping people.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long will it take us to clean a specific number of square feet:

It's difficult for us to give an estimate of time based only on square feet. Other factors such as how deep a clean you want or how clean the home is to begin with can affect the amount of time it can take.

Is your business insured?

All of our Home Assistants are insured during the time they are in your home.

Do you do background checks on your employees?

All of our Home Assistants go through an extensive interview process where we check work and personal references as well as do Wisconsin State background checks. This process insures that we provide you with the best Home Assistant possible!

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