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Household Personal Assistant - Housekeeper 101

What are the duties and responsibilities of a housekeeper?

  • To ensure a home is kept organised, clean and tidy

  • Keep on top of the laundry, ironing and wardrobe management

  • Cooking and food prep

  • Running errands and organising the home

  • Driving (do the necessary shopping.)

  • Deal with the tradesmen that may come to the house and oversee their work

  • Seasonal deep cleaning and storing

  • Pet care

What skills do you need to be a good housekeeper?

  • The ability to spot what needs doing in a home

  • Creating systems if and when needed and/or maintaining them

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Product/fabric/surface knowledge / or the sense to question

Does a housekeeper do laundry?

Yes, washing, ironing and hand washing - dry cleaning

What is included in a basic house cleaning?

  • General tidy up

  • Daily cleaning of Kitchen, Bathrooms, and common areas

  • Vacuuming and dusting

  • Making beds

How long does it take one person to clean a house?

Depends on the size of the house and the number of bedrooms.

When was the last time it was maintained

The number of people, pets sharing the space

What are housekeeping rules?

  • Communication

  • Discretion

  • High attention to detail

  • Not cutting corners

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