Do you really need to replace your Housekeeper? In short, a housekeeper should be more than a cleaner. They offer more services than just sweeping, dusting and vacuuming. They are responsible for making your home more welcoming and inviting by tidying up and cleaning.
They would be undertaking a range of daily cleaning activities around the house like dusting, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. They would top up all dispensers like soap, toilet paper and dishwashing liquid in all bathrooms. They would do all laundry jobs like ironing and washing. They would make sure all equipment is working correctly and report all faults to the owner or house manager. They would maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness at all times. However, to be the best housekeeper, there is so much more that they can be doing.
What is a good housekeeper?
Do you really need to replace your Housekeeper? Does your housekeeper do all the jobs that are in her job profile?
Let’s take the kitchen for example. A good housekeeper would not only clean the kitchen but would have to make sure all of the items on the worktop are tidy and that everything in the drawers and cupboards is easy to find, clean and organized. They would tidy up the shoes your kids left on the floor, load and unload the dishwasher as well as change tea towels.
Living room is another example. A good housekeeper will vacuum, dust and mop but also tidy the pillows on the sofa, fold up and put away the blanket back in the cupboard and ensure all pieces of furniture are returned to their correct place.
In the bedroom, a good housekeeper would not only vacuum and dust, but also do some spot cleaning, change the linen on the bed, and remake the bed so that it looks luxurious.
The bathroom is very important as well, a good housekeeper would clean and scrub but also replenish the soap dispenser, toilet paper and change the bin liners.
It’s the finishing touches and attention to detail that separates ordinary cleaning from good housekeeping. All of these details will let you know if you really need to replace your housekeeper.
A housekeeper vs. a cleaner
The word cleaner and housekeeper are often interchanged but in reality, they are not the same.
As mentioned above, what makes a good housekeeper is more than just providing cleaning duties. They should also be a person that you can trust and have a more in-depth relationship with. They should be treated as part of your family and can help with children as well as clean. A good housekeeper is going above and beyond to meet the needs of the family and the home. Interpersonal skills, communication skills and attention to detail is a must to be a good housekeeper.
SOURCE: Polo and Tweed