How to Find a High Quality Housekeeper


Employing a qualified housekeeper can save time and stress in your life by guaranteeing that your home is consistently well cared for. Finding you and your home’s perfect housekeeper can take some time but will be well worth the effort in the long term care of your home and life.

What Qualities Does a Good Housekeeper Have?


A good housekeeper will be knowledgeable about home care and hands on in providing that care. 


Your housekeeper will be a part of your home and a part of your life and should be trustworthy and professional at all times.


Your home depends on the care provided by your housekeeper. A good housekeeper will be loyal to you, your family and your home.


Plans change. A quality housekeeper will be able to adjust to reasonable changes in schedule or duties as needed.


Providing a level of attention beyond basic housework offers peace of mind that your home is not only clean, but well-cared for.


See more information about the different kinds of housekeepers and general duties of a high-quality housekeeper here.

 Identifying a Good Housekeeper

Two key factors in determining a housekeeper’s quality is their prior experience and references. When meeting potential candidates for BAHS, we look for any experience in fine, formal homes or 5-Star hotels. A good housekeeper is familiar with fine furnishings, antiques and artwork. Their level of experience with wardrobe care is a good indicator of how well-acquainted a housekeeper is with a formal home.


The best way to judge a housekeeper’s quality is by speaking with their previous employers. A thorough reference check can reaffirm a superior housekeeper and reveal those that look the part, but do not actually have the qualifying experience.


Our recruiters are dedicated to vetting candidates and ensuring that those we submit to homes have the knowledge and experience to offer the highest quality of care.


Finding Your Housekeeper with British American Household Staffing 

With our roster of high quality candidates, our main priority is to match homes with their ideal housekeeper. It is imperative that anyone in your home be a match in personality, style and demeanor. We believe that if both sides of the placement - client and candidate - are beyond satisfied in their placement, the relationship will be happier, more successful and longer-lasting.


Our Hollywood office serves all of Los Angeles, including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Santa Barbara and Montecito. Our San Francisco office serves the California Bay Area including San Francisco, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton and Mountain View.


Contact us today to begin your search, or learn more about our process by viewing our Standards.