How to Keep a Valuable Housekeeper

Here are a few tips to build a great relationship with your housekeeper so you can retain her services for years to come:

  • Post a clear schedule of tasks that need to be completed daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Be reasonable with what you expect her to accomplish during each visit. She has a certain amount of time allotted for your home, so if you have a specific task you want done that's outside of her usual housekeeping duties, such as cleaning the inside of your microwave, then realize she may have to skip polishing the faucets.
  • Discuss your own particular cleaning priorities with her, so that she knows what tasks you want completed within the allotted time. Ask her what she feels she can accomplish during that time so that you can both have clear expectations.
  • Thank her when she does a good job. Everyone needs praise and recognition.
  • Give her some vacation days off and a holiday bonus.
  • Don't look over her shoulder as she works. Trust that she'll do a good job, and leave the room or the house.
  • Be approachable. Encourage her to talk to you with questions or concerns. 

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Manifa (New York)


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Organized, bright, and eager to please; Manifa has over 10 years of chef experience. Growing up cooking for those around...

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Eric (New York)


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Motivated, Honest and Witty; Eric has been a professional House Manager and Personal Assistant for the past 6...

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Irina (New York)


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