HOUSEKEEPERS

What is a housekeeper?

A housekeeper is a domestic employee responsible for maintaining a clean, organized household or estate. Depending on the size of the home and the needs of the homeowner, a housekeeper may either be a live-in, live-out, part-time or full-time staff member. Often times, a housekeeper may also have additional non-related housekeeping responsibilities, such as cooking, occasional babysitting, and personal assistant duties. Again, depending on the needs of the employer, a housekeeper’s responsibilities may include:

  • Mopping, sweeping and vacuuming all floor surfaces
  • Window cleaning (interior and exterior)
  • Cleaning and putting away laundry
  • Fixing beds, changing linens and organizing bedrooms
  • Pressing or ironing all linens and some clothing
  • Dusting all surfaces and belongings in the home
  • Grocery shopping and cooking meals or assistance with dinner prep (peeling and chopping vegetables, etc.)
  • Assist with the set up, cooking, serving and clean up for special events
  • Watering plants and house sitting while employer is away
  • Pet care
  • Putting the trash out
  • Maintenance of china, silver, antiques and other valuables
  • Running errands when needed (drug store, dry cleaners, gift shopping)
A housekeeper may not necessarily have formal training. A typical work week for a housekeeper be as little as 15 hours per week to as much as 55 hours per week, depending on the size of the home. A housekeepers salary will range anywhere from $13.00 to $20 per hour, plus benefits and paid time off. Such compensation is in addition to the living accommodations for live-in housekeepers.

Our housekeeper’s are required to have a minimum of 4 years experience in a private home. Additional requirements can be found here.

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