Hire a Housekeeper for the Festive Period

Christmas Kitchen

Published on December 15, 2022

Do you feel like you are endlessly adding things to your to-do list during the festive period? A good way to lighten the load is to hire an extra pair of hands – a housekeeper! If you feel like you have been neglecting your home and not showing it enough love, a housekeeper can assist you in holiday preparations. A housekeeper can help deep clean your home ready to put up your Christmas decorations. You should really consider hiring a housekeeper for the festive period. It will make all the difference!

Anticipating Guests?

Housekeepers are experts in cleaning, helping you to have a tidy home during the festive season.  If you are having guests over during the holidays, you will want to ensure every area has been inspected and cleaned. You should write your housekeeper a checklist of things to do. For example: 

  • Changing bed linen and arranging guest bedrooms before arrival.
  • Create a clutter-free space in all rooms.
  • Packing and unpacking suitcases.
  • Deep clean all bathrooms, putting out fresh soap, fresh towels and a soft bath mat. 
  • Handle laundry, ironing and folding.
  • Sweeping, mopping and/or vacuuming all the floors (A clean floor can make the home look immaculate). 

The Sanctuary of Cooking in a Clean Space

The kitchen should especially receive special attention as this will be the space you prepare Christmas dinner. There is no better feeling than cooking in a clean and tidy space. Ensuring the surfaces, cupboards and fridge/freezer are immaculate. You could even go so far as to ask the housekeeper for help with food preparation prior to the big day. For example, baking, pre-cutting the vegetables, boiling potatoes, and preparing the turkey, etc.   

Creating the Festive Look 

Christmas decorations are a necessity for getting into the festive spirit. The housekeeper can help to collect the decorations out of storage. Or if you have none, you can send them on an errand run. 

Preparing the Table

If you still have a lot on your to-do list for Christmas morning, it is ideal to ask the housekeeper to set the table on the eve of Christmas. This will give them plenty of time to look for any lost cutlery and crockery, and you won’t be inconvenienced if your guests show up earlier than expected. Additionally, setting the table early gives you more time to consider decorations to create the perfect Christmas ambience.

The Post-Christmas Clean Up

Dreading the aftermath? If you have a housekeeper for the festive period you can ask them to carefully take down the decorations and Christmas tree. The more careful they are the less clean up it will be! As the kitchen will be getting plenty of use it will be the focus of the post-Christmas cleanup.

Keep in mind that your housekeeper may also want to enjoy the season too. To prepare ahead of time, make the housekeeper aware of the extra assistance you may need with festive preparations. If you do, be mindful that rates for staff may be higher during the holiday season. But it will definitely be worth it to have a carefree, organised and peaceful festive period!

If you are seeking to hire extra help over the festive period, we can help!  Whether it is a housekeeper you are looking to hire for the festive period or any other staff. Our consultants will be able to find you the best candidates, even at the very last minute. We are here to offer you the best advice! Simply contact us here, and we will get this festive period sorted for you.

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