Housekeeping Checklist: What To Except from Your Housekeeper
Posted on by Beirut Abu Hdaib
A job description is usually the best way of explaining what may be expected from the potential job seeker, as it specifies responsibilities and explains duties. However, no such job description actually exists for housekeepers as every family has different requirements and every family makeup necessitates different chores and responsibilities.
This is why for today’s post, I decided to share with you the basic housekeeping checklist you should keep in mind to know what you should expect from your housekeep. Please note that the tasks in this housekeeping checklist may vary from one household to another.
Expected Tasks, Chores & Duties of a Housekeeper:
Mopping all floors around the house.
Dusting all surfaces and equipment.
Sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, or polishing floors, using brooms and mops.
Vacuuming rugs and carpets.
Cleaning metal fixtures and fittings.
Keeping storage areas and carts well stocked, clean, and tidy.
Checking groceries and household supplies to maintain adequate levels.
Replenishing bathroom and bedroom supplies.
Cleaning washbasins, mirrors, tubs and showers.
Maintaining all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition.
Washing windows and walls.
Tidying up the house and making up the beds.
Emptying wastebaskets, emptying and cleaning ashtrays, and transporting other trash and waste to disposal areas.
Sorting clothes, loading the washing machine.
Ironing and folding dried items.
Taking care of pets from feeding to grooming.
Washing dishes and cooking utensils.
Keeping the fridge clean and tidy.
Taking care of kids or the elderly when needed.
Helping prepare for parties and special occasions.
Monitoring and reporting necessary domestic repairs and replacements.
Cooking meals (when required).
Running simple errands for employer.
Answering the phone and taking messages.
I hope you found this housekeeping checklist useful! Stay tuned for more lists, hacks and tips coming your way and if you have some time, check out my post about “The Weekly House Chores Checklist”.