Save Time, Do it Right With a Housekeeper Duties Checklist


Published on November 1, 2019

When you hire a housekeeper, ensure the best use of their time with a Housekeeper Checklist. Here's what you need to include on yours. Share on XHow you can save time with a Housekeeper Duties Checklist

Creating a Housekeeper Duties Checklist takes time to prepare but doing so will save you more time in the long run.

A checklist helps define your housekeeping expectations from the outset and ensures no tasks and duties get missed. With it you can ensure your housekeeper does the tasks and duties that are important to you. Rather than what they think is important. As a result, having a housekeeper duties checklist saves time and created efficiently. By not leaving duties to be a matter of opinion, it keeps everyone on the same page.

Read on to find how your housekeeping checklist will ensure your housekeeper consistently provides a high level of service by focusing on the areas you need them to.

Use your Housekeeper Checklist to define the key duties on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and ensure they are clearly communicated to your Housekeeper.

You also need to be realistic about the tasks you are asking your housekeeper to do; are they relevant to the housekeeper’s role and are you giving them enough time to do each task?

Your Housekeeper Checklist should also be flexible. You should have open communication with your Housekeeper and be willing to adapt the list if needed. As your housekeeper is the one completing the tasks, they should have a good idea of how long each task takes, so they should also help you create the Housekeeper Checklist.

We have a handy guide on how to create your Housekeeper checklist here, as well as ready-made checklists for you to print out.

What to Include on a Housekeeper Duties Checklist

Firstly, is is important to remember that every Housekeeper Checklist is unique per household. Therefore make sure to tailor make your checklist according to your household or need. Or hire a professional agency to do this. But here are some of the key tasks to include to get you started:

Kitchen duties

  • Empty/fill dishwasher
  • Clean counter tops
  • Clean microwave
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Clean sink
  • Empty bins
  • Clean to following:
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Oven
    • Inside cupboards and drawers

Bathroom duties

  • Clean the following:
    • Toilet
    •  Sink
    • Bath and shower
  • Restock toiletries
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean counter top
  • Replace towels
  • Empty bins
  • Clean inside cabinets and drawers
  • Clean shower screen
  • Mop floor

Living areas duties

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Mop floors
  • Tidy up any clutter/put everything back in its place
  • Wipe and polish furniture
  • Plump sofa cushions
  • Clean sofa cushions if needed
  • Clean any mirrors
  • Empty bins
  • Dusting duties

Bedrooms duties

  • Make beds
  • Tidy up any clutter/put everything back in its place
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Open curtains/blinds
  • Dusting duties
  • Put clothes away
  • Organise wardrobe
  • Empty bins

Let Polo & Tweed help you find a professional housekeeper

Before you create your housekeeper duties list you’ll need a housekeeper! So why not let us help you find one? We are experienced in sourcing excellent housekeepers for our clients all over the world. Get in touch with us here.

If you already have a housekeeper or housekeeping team we can also help you get organised with a Housekeeper Checklist or a staff rota or schedule.

For more information call us on 0203 858 0233.

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