Daily housekeeping is the path to creating a comfortable home! Click To TweetThe importance of proper housekeeping in the home cannot be overstated. When done correctly, proper housekeeping can turn any home into a sanctuary for its owner after a long day at work. However, creating a domestic haven for the homeowner cannot be done without proper housekeeping knowledge, skills training, practice and dedication to the craft.
Quality housekeeping takes a lot of effort; much of that effort should be focused on cleanliness which is consistent and on schedule, before the residents return from their daily activities. A resident should never come home from a difficult day to see a “work in progress”. The goal of housekeeping is to give the homeowner a feeling of exhilaration every time they step through the door.
Here we will focus on the important aspects of beautiful housekeeping, what to consider, and how you can achieve housekeeping success with the benefit of quality skills training.
The Importance of Housekeeping
A thoroughly cleaned, well-maintained environment promotes a feeling of safety, comfort, and enjoyment. In a clean living space, nobody worries that their family is being exposed to unsanitary conditions.
When you take the time to ensure that everything within the room is organised, cared for, and in its correct place, then everybody can relax and enjoy their hard-earned leisure time in their beautiful surroundings. The importance of housekeeping is in keeping a family’s house a safe, clean, and inviting home.
Essential Housekeeping Responsibilities
Cleanliness. Before any other housekeeping task should be considered, the most important aspect of housekeeping is basic cleanliness. If something in the house is still dirty at the end of the day, the job was not done. With all of the different kinds of rooms, surfaces and material items that require daily cleaning, the majority of your day will undoubtedly be taken up by physically intensive cleaning.
For new employees unfamiliar with the amount of work and technique which goes into daily housekeeping duties, they can feel easily overwhelmed at the beginning of the day, and thoroughly exhausted by the end of it. Without proper training and guidance to show you the most effective ways to clean special surfaces and rooms, you may easily:
- Overlook areas that need cleaning
- Leave stains or cause property damage
- Cause injury to yourself.
Working Order Assurance. Just as you go over the same surfaces day after day to maintain their sparkle, you should make sure that all items in the room are functioning properly and do not pose a danger to anybody. Of course, you are not necessarily expected to be the maintenance person on top of being the cleaning expert. However, it is important that you routinely check out basic features, such as sinks, showers, electronics, and kitchen appliances to make sure that they are working and will be ready for use when the homeowner returns.
If something isn’t working properly, there should be some pre-established plan in place to ensure the problem is tended to in a timely manner. Either you contact the homeowner to let them know, or you make direct contact with the proper maintenance company so they can schedule a house call as soon as possible. Either way, you never want a faulty room feature to catch residents by surprise!
Safe Environment Assurance. Combining both proper cleaning and functional checks on gadgets, furniture, and other household fixtures, you will be able to establish a foundation for a safe home environment. Making sure that every room in the house is safe requires:
- Thorough sanitation of every room, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms
- Safe cleaning product use and storage
- A detailed eye for overlooked hazards like broken glass, slick floor surfaces and torn, jagged furniture edges
- Potential hazardous areas for small children.
This kind of attention to detail may not be noticed immediately by homeowners, but after months and years of feeling safe within their own home, they will grow to understand and appreciate that their safety assurance wasn’t by luck. Anytime you do need to alert them to potential hazards, they will feel a deeper sense of safety thanks to your care and attention.
Comfortable Environment Assurance. The ultimate priority of your housekeeping efforts is to maintain a comfortable home environment for the residents. Cleanliness, functionality, safety, and then a dash of your own creativity, will successfully turn your housekeeping project into a sanctuary for anybody who enters its rooms.
After all, for the time you are in the home working, you are sharing the same spaces your client will occupy later that day. In that time you should be able to develop a sense of how to make each room as comfortable as possible for every kind of activity.
- The living room should be ready for guest hosting, family activities, or simply tv time.
- The kitchen should hold every pot, pan, and utensil in a consistent, easily-accessible place, so the homeowner or chef never has to rummage around.
- The bathroom should ALWAYS be hygienic and fully supplied with fresh toiletries.
- The bedroom linens should smell fresh when they are turned down.
- The dining room should sparkle to enliven any dinner party.
Creating a comfortable home environment requires some time to consider your own feelings while occupying a living space. What would make you feel most comfortable within each room? Once you have an idea how to make that happen, then you must apply your skills to the task. High-quality housekeeping is important enough to require specialised cleaning skills. A training programme, developed and lead by housekeeping professionals, will benefit your aims.
The Importance of Training for Housekeeping
Without the necessary skills to carry out specialised cleaning tasks in a safe and efficient manner, you will find the amount of work and its level of detail too overwhelming to conquer. That is why Polo & Tweed offers a Housekeeper Training Programme customised to meet your particular training needs.
Our programme is broken down into specific modules so you can focus on one housekeeping aspect at a time, like speciality surface cleaning, room to room cleaning and even proper flower arranging, whilst never feeling overwhelmed.
Our trainers are top tier domestic housekeeping professionals who bring years of experience from some of the finest homes; they can guide you, step by step, through proper cleaning techniques, important safety considerations, and overall task management, so you can enter any house and make it a comfortable home.
If you would like to learn more about our Housekeeper Training Programme, have any questions, or would like to set up a training consultation, contact us here. We look forward to helping you master the art of domestic housekeeping, so you can reach the top of your profession!