Hiring a housekeeping worker can be tricky.
You’ll need to know how to make the home’s interior look good, how to dress the house and how to clean it.
It’s important to note, though, that there are some guidelines to follow and tips for each job.
It will take some time to get used to, but once you’re confident in your own housekeeping skills you’ll be able to find a job with which you can share your skills and experience.1.
Make sure you have good communication skills You can’t ask a house cleaner to clean a house, so the key to a successful housekeeping job is to understand what they’re doing, and how they do it.
“People think housekeeping is just a job, but it’s actually more like a science,” says Frances O’Neill, a housemaid and housekeeping instructor from Sligo, Ireland.
“You have to understand the house’s layout and how it looks and smells, so it’s very important to have good communications skills.”2.
Know the different tasks a house will need housekeepers have to do.
“They are not just cleaners, but also home service assistants, housekeepers and house managers,” says O’Neil.
“It’s important that you understand the different responsibilities each person will be expected to perform in housekeeping.”3.
Understand what a house looks like and how the house can be cleaned.
“There are different areas that you can clean, such as the floors, the carpets, the bathroom, the kitchen, the bath, the living room and the bedrooms,” says Dr O’Brien.
“Some areas, such in the kitchen and the living area, require you to have a professional, while other areas such as in the bedrooms and the kitchen require you only to have your hands.”4.
Be flexible, adapt to changing needs and get advice on what you can and can’t do.
If you’re hiring housekeepers for a job where you need to clean only certain areas of the house, you’ll need more information and advice from a house cleaning professional.5.
Know your own home and the layout of the home.
“When you work as a house maid, you can’t just leave the house,” says Professor O’Reilly.
“If you want to know where the floor is, the sink, the tub and the shower are, you have to go to the house.”
This is why it’s important for you to understand how the layout is different, and what areas of your home will be used.
It’ll help you to plan how to do things differently to a different home every time you come into the house.6.
Be responsible for the home itself The next thing to know is what the house looks and feels like.
This can be a challenge, says O ‘Reilly, but she’s confident that once you’ve got a feel for the house it’ll become a lot easier.
“Your job is very different from a cleaning job, which is just cleaning the house itself,” she says.
“A cleaning job is just to clean the house; a house is very big, and the house is a living space.”7.
Understand the different levels of service a house has to provide.
“I’d suggest that a house should always be tidy, clean and tidy,” says Prof O’ Reilly.
“Housekeeping is more about cleaning the home, and keeping it tidy.”8.
Know what to expect when you first come into a home.
O’Riordan explains that it’s not enough to know what you should expect when opening a new house.
“As soon as you come in and open a new home, you need a sense of safety, and you need someone to stay there and do your cleaning and cleaning,” she explains.
“So you need some understanding of what the needs of the person you’re going to stay with are.”9.
Make a plan on when and how often to clean your home.
This is important because you need the house to be tidy and tidy.
“The first thing you should do is clean the kitchen,” says Tannan O’Mahony, a certified housekeeper from Co Wicklow.
“Then you’ll have to clean out the bathrooms and then the living rooms, and then you’ll clean out everything else in the house from the living and dining room,” she adds.10.
Find a home cleaning job that suits you.
“Even if you don’t need to do housekeeping, it’s good to have some sort of home cleaning to do if you’re starting out,” says the lecturer.
“Because you’ll work a lot of hours for a short period of time, you won’t have time to go home and get a cup of tea.”
“It’s nice to have someone to go out and do their job for you,” says Mollie O’Flynn, who’s been a housecleaner for 15 years.
“For me, it was a very rewarding