Behind-the-Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Professional Housekeeper

Guest Blog written by a professional full-time housekeeper who wishes to remain anonymous for discretion and privacy of their client.

I am a dedicated and experienced professional housekeeper with a passion for creating organised and comfortable living spaces for my clients – I love what I do! Over the past 15 years, I have been committed to delivering top housekeeping services, ensuring the satisfaction and happiness of the families I work with.

As a professional housekeeper working full time in a busy family home, each day brings different tasks and challenges. My role is not only about ensuring a clean and organised living space but also contributing to the overall functionality of the household. Let me take you through a glimpse of my daily routine and the expertise I bring to every household!

A day in the life of a professional housekeeper

As a full-time housekeeper, my day begins at 9 am, ready to tackle the tasks that ensure a seamless and well-maintained home for the family I work with. I start by prioritising essential tasks, such as cleaning and organising their most used spaces.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Routine

  • Morning commences with thorough cleaning of most used areas, including the living room, kitchen, and dining spaces.
  • Laundry duties are also undertaken during this time, ensuring that clothes and linens are fresh and neatly arranged in their wardrobes.
  • I pay attention to specific details, such as dusting, vacuuming, and polishing surfaces to uphold a pristine environment as I know the family like their house kept to a very high standard.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

  • A well-deserved break to recharge, ensuring I am ready for the afternoon tasks!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Specialised Tasks

  • Afternoon hours are dedicated to more specialised tasks, such as deep cleaning of specific areas or addressing any additional requests from the family.
  • Sometimes specialised tasks might be cleaning out the fridge/freezer or organising cupboards.
  • Sometimes the family ask me to batch cook if they have a busy week so I would do this during the afternoon as well.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Organising and Errands

  • I like to dedicate an hour to organising paperwork, planning my schedule and running errands if needed, this might include picking up cleaning supplies or anything else the family need.
  • I usually plan the specialised tasks at the beginning of the week and speak to the principals about anything that they particularly want me to achieve that week.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Final Touches and Daily Recap

  • The late afternoon is reserved for final touches, making sure everything is in its rightful place.
  • If the principal is home I would have a quick recap with them, letting them know if I have noticed anything that needs fixing and asking them if there is anything they would like me to do. I then say my goodbyes and go home for the day. Ready to start again tomorrow!

The family have a very large home so every day is different and I tend to focus on a different area each day of the week. But generally my day follows the above schedule.

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