Whether you are a busy family, splitting your time between homes, or just need extra support around the house having a qualified housekeeper in your employ can save time and stress by guaranteeing that the home is always well cared for.
Duties of a General Housekeeper
A housekeeper’s duties will be specific to the home they are working in. General duties include dusting and polishing furniture, caring for bedding, cleaning all floors, washing windows, wiping down all surfaces and baseboards, sorting and washing laundry, and monitoring any home repairs.
The Difference Between a Housekeeper and a Cleaner
While many cleaning services and on-call cleaners are excellent for last minute tidying or once-over deep cleanings, there is a distinct difference between a housekeeper and a cleaner. A trained housekeeper will bring a knowledge base of formal serving, table setting, organizing, and high-quality care for furniture and artwork. They will also be skilled in washing and ironing clothing.
Duties of an Executive Housekeeper
A clear distinction between a housekeeper and an executive housekeeper is their experience managing other household staff. An executive housekeeper will have worked on teams of household staff and overseen other housekeepers. Household finances are often handled by the executive housekeeper along with stocking the pantries and overseeing any vendors or contract workers coming into the home.
Duties of a Laundress
A Laundress will have an intensive knowledge of fine clothing care. They will know how to steam, hem, maintain, wash and hang fine and valuable clothing of all kinds. A Laundress is a very specialized role and is hired to wash and maintain the laundry in-house but not to extensively clean the home.
For smaller homes, a housekeeper may take on the responsibilities of other staff in a hybrid role. Families with older children in school or daycare may employ a nanny/housekeeper that splits her time between cleaning and childcare. If meal preparation is an important service for the family a housekeeper/cook could be a wonderful solution.
Working with BAHS to Hire Your Housekeeper
When beginning your search to hire a housekeeper, consider your home and prioritize your needs. Having this information will ensure you recognize your perfect housekeeper. Our expert team is happy to guide you through the entire process.
Working with BAHS will save you time because every candidate we work with is thoroughly vetted and experienced. Our expert attention to detail will support your hiring process and ensure that no point is missed. Your recruiter will work with you to understand your family’s needs and match you with a housekeeper that can provide high quality service and care. For us, success is a placement that results in a contented family and a housekeeper who enjoys long-term job fulfillment.