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Before hiring a Housekeeper and accepting them into your home it’s advisable to decide on the exact nature of the duties that they are to be expected to perform.
General household cleaning to include dusting, vacuuming and polishing.
Laundry, washing and ironing clothing, sheets and blankets
Clear rubbish and waste paper bins
Clean bathrooms, basin and lavatories
Washing/scrubbing tiled surfaces
Ironing shirts, sheets and anything else required
Make sure all surfaces are dusted including window frames and skirting boards
Advise employer of all products necessary for cleaning and when they need replacing
Make sure cupboards are kept neat and tidy
Ensure all kitchen equipment is kept clean such as oven, hobs and dishwashers
Beds and linens changed regularly
Mirrors and glass surfaces kept clean
Ensure wardrobes and draws are kept neat and tidy
Clean and polish silverware regularly
Watering household plants
Advise employers of any domestic repairs or replacements that require attention.
Housekeepers may be expected to:
Answer a landline and take messages as required
If there are pets they may be expected to feed and walk them
Leave the house to perform errands for the employer.
Take children to and from school.
Look after children when they are in the home.
Agree menus with employer on a daily or weekly basis and plan and prepare meals.
Lay and serve a table
Set the security alarm on the house
Housekeepers should not be expected to:
x Cleaning outside of windows
x Mowing lawns and gardening duties
x Washing cars
Download the SupaCare Housekeeper Checklist here.
SupaCare has been placing professional and experienced Housekeepers with households for nearly 20 years. If you’ve decided that it’s time to hire one then get in contact today.