Make a cleaning checklist for a housekeeper by putting cleaning priorities and instructions on paper. Use traditional pen and paper, or create a computer checklist using a spreadsheet program, and print it out.Continue Reading
List the tasks the housekeeper should perform.
Identify tasks that are priorities over others so the housekeeper can complete those tasks first.
It is equally important to discuss the areas or items the housekeeper should avoid. Specific instructions to avoid valuables or collectibles should be given so things aren't broken accidentally.
Finding a good housekeeper without relying on a hiring service typically requires asking neighbors and friends for recommendations, advertising on community bulletin boards and in local newspapers, and advertising on church bulletin boards. In college towns, it is often possible to hire college students through the campus career center.Full Answer >
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the duties of a maid or housekeeper as cleaning living and work spaces, washing and folding linens and clothes, restocking supplies, emptying trash baskets, and sweeping or vacuuming floor surfaces. Housekeepers also reorganize items and clean windows, furniture and miscellaneous items, depending on their work environment.Full Answer >
Avoid window streaks by using a squeegee, working from top to bottom, avoiding direct sunlight and buffing windows with a chamois after cleaning. A homemade solution of equal parts distilled water and vinegar also helps reduce streaks on windows.Full Answer >
Some companies that specialize in a number of commercial cleaning applications, such as Kiwi Services or Stanley Steemer, also clean ducts, while other companies, such as Duct Doctors of North Texas, focus just on vents and ducts. Both types of companies have the expertise to clean ductwork.Full Answer >