Areas You Should Be Asking Your Housekeeper To Clean

July 15, 2020

There is no denying that looking for a housekeeper can be a long process. From finding candidates on, to hosting a virtual and in person interview, to making a final decision, and to finally creating a cleaning contract. Now that you have gone through all the steps, you may think you are home free but there are some things to keep in mind.

While there are areas you may be disinfecting each day there are some areas you want to ensure your housekeeper is cleaning each and every time they clean your home. Here is an easy to follow list to share with your housekeeper to ensure your home is cleaned to a sparkling finish!

  1. Clean under all furniture. This means under couches, beds, tables, chairs, cabinets. Anything that does not sit on the floor should be cleaned. Whether it is vacuuming carpet, or using a dust mop to snatch up dust on hardwood, make sure your floors are spotless.

  2. Walls, baseboards, and trim. These high traffic areas can have dirt and grime lingering on them. Be sure to ask your housekeeper to wipe these areas down when they clean.

  3. High up surfaces and picture frames. When was the last time you cleaned the top of your bookcase or ceiling fan? If you cannot remember you know it’s time to give these areas a wipe down. Have a sturdy step stool nearby and a retractable duster for easy cleaning.

  4. Indoor plants. This one might shock you but plants are a dust magnet. Make sure to wipe down their leaves and their pots.

  5. Air filters and vent grates. While this varies from home to home, if you have forced air you want to make sure you are replacing your filters regularly. It is always a good idea to remove your vent grates and give them a good soaking in soap and water to remove any build up grime.

  6. Window screens. These are pesky little things to clean but with summer here and windows being wide open to let a breeze in, having clean screens makes all the difference.

  7. Vacuum cleaner, cleaning tools, and supplies. Last but not least, the cleaning being done is only as good as the supplies that are being used and how clean they are. Ensure your vacuum cleaner is cleaned regularly no matter what make and model (always read the owner’s manual). Make sure all of your dusters are regularly replaced and any cloth used is washed between each use. Same goes for mop buckets and mops, washing out all grime will ensure that your floors sparkle.

While this list may seem overwhelming, add these tasks to your cleaning checklist for your housekeeper to reference.