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15 Reasons Silk Plants Can Be a Butler’s Best Friend

Butlers have enough things to do. Plants that don’t need to be regularly replaced or watered represent one less task. Silk flowers and plants can be easily selected to match the decor of any room. Todays’ artificial plants look very real. If visitors figure out they aren’t real, however, they are invariably impressed by the [...]

The Superhuman Butler

Excelling in your job as a domestic worker means putting forth a sometimes superhuman effort, and understandably so.  Even though you’re not working a traditional desk job associated with a generous salary, most butlers earn a very decent living indeed and like any other job, there’s an ebb and flow of workload.  Some days, you’re [...]

How To Shine (Bull) a Shoe – The Butler Way

How To Shine (Bull) a Shoe – The Butler Way

The Valet’s way to shine ( or bull) shoes – brilliantly! Rick sent us this shoe shine report: “My employer recently returned from a shooting weekend and informed me that many of his fellow guests had commented on how exceptionally smart and shiny his shoes were. I was delighted by the compliment.

Arrange Flowers Like a Professional

Arrange Flowers Like a Professional

If you want to learn a little about flower arranging – how to judge color, size and create an arrangement that just works this is the post for you. Certainly you can go on a flower arranging course but if you’re in a hurry here are our basic guidelines for the butler or hostess in [...]

How to Pack a Suitcase – The Butler Way

How to Pack a Suitcase – The Butler Way

Learning how to fold clothes for storage in a wardrobe or shelved walk-in clothes-room is not always the same as folding clothes to pack into a suitcase so as to avoid creasing of the clothing. A crease is formed when clothes are folded over on themselves so the secret in how to pack a suitcase [...]