Domestic service in Barcelona
A wide range of domestic services are available in Barcelona, and are worth considering if the challenge of maintaining the household is simply be too much to cope with on your own. This is especially the case for the elderly or for people with medical conditions that require a level of support which their family and friends cannot provide.
Barcelona domestic service agencies range from sophisticated housekeeping services for the well-to-do villas in the posh districts of Sant Gervasi and Tibidabo, who can provide anything from an old-school butler and chauffeur service, to cleaning and gardening services. Aside from the agencies, many domestic services are provided by entrepreneurial individuals who are looking for a way to earn a living. You´ll see hand written notices for elderly care, babysitting and cleaning pinned up throughout your local neighbourhood. It´s always a good idea to get references, and it’s even better if the person has been recommended to you by a friend.
If you have children chances are you´ll occasionally need or want to find a babysitter. There are agencies that can provide reliable English speaking babysitters, but again word of mouth through friends tends to be the most popular way to find this type of domestic help.
Domestic services outside the home include laundrettes, and Barcelona has plenty of wash and dry coin-op laundromats in all the residential districts of the city. Just remember to bring a copy of the Barcelona connect magazine with you whilst you wait for spin cycle to complete!