My first maid will be here soon but I am clueless as to what I should do to prepare for her arrival.

Can I have some pointers on what I need to do to prepare for her arrival? Anything that comes to your mind. Like hide the house keys at night or whatever. Do I have to open a bank account for her to bank in her salary? What about her passport? I’m told that we should keep it safe for her so that she does not run away. Where to keep? In the house or in the bank?

Someone suggested that the health checks done by the agency is not good enough and we must take her for another medicalร‚ย check on our own. Does everyone do this?

Does the maid eat with you or after you? I wouldn’t mind eating together with the maid at the same table and atร‚ย the same time but I must ensure that there is proper etiquette in the sense that we all take the food with a serving spoon to our plates rather than everyone digging into the dish with their own spoons etc. Is this ok etiquette?

What about her clothing? We wash our whole family clothing all thrown in together in the washing machine? What about her own clothing. When is she required to wash them and how.

These are some of the things that cross my mind.

I am so lost as this is my first time getting a maid. I would appreciate if you could tell me what I need to do to prepare for her arrival. I mentioned the above because these are some of the things I was told by the agent or others but please feel free to add anything else that comes to your mind. Thanks.

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