Responsibilities

A Housekeeper’s primary responsibility is to keep your home clean. Most Housekeepers are responsible for heavy cleaning as well as the daily or weekly tasks required to keep a home presentable. Housekeepers work in a variety of home environments ranging from full-time Housekeepers who work as part of a multi-staff home to a Housekeeper who maintains a home once or twice per week.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Housekeepers and check every reference.

We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.

Just as important as keeping your home safe, we work closely with you to understand your family’s unique needs so that we can match you with a Housekeeper who will be a great fit.

The duties of a Housekeeper may include:

  • Cleaning
    • Upkeep of the interior of the home and the immediate areas
    • Polishing furniture, vacuuming washing floors, cleaning kitchen and baths
    • Laundering clothes and household items
    • Changing sheets and maintaining household linens
    • Polishing the silver
    • Upkeep of outside patios, porches and walks
  • Cooking
    • Assisting with the cooking and serving for special events
  • Possible Additional duties
    • Ironing
    • Managing household supplies
    • Occasional or backup childcare
    • Caring for household pets
    • Running Errands, such as grocery shopping
    • Mending clothes

Compensation

Compensation for a Housekeeper is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Housekeeper job description.

Salary

Housekeepers typically earn between $23 and $27 per hour.

Benefits

For full-time Housekeepers, some families provide benefits that may include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical insurance

What clients and staff are saying

“I am committed to making lasting matches.  Many of our housekeepers have worked with the same clients for many years. By taking the time upfront to fully understand clients’ needs and personalities – visiting their homes when possible – I get an excellent sense of how to find the housekeeper who will be the best fit.” —Kristine Lange, Town + Country Resources

 

FAQ

Which positions are similar to a Housekeeper?

Housekeepers are responsible for cleaning a home. Executive Housekeepers are also responsible for keeping a home clean, but an Executive Housekeeper typically oversees  other staff who may be responsible for heavy cleaning. Executive Housekeepers may also be responsible for managing other household staff and administrative duties such as scheduling and supervising trades people and repairs, purchasing household supplies, keeping household budgets and paying bills. Depending on your specific needs, you may also wish to consider a Butler or Domestic couple as alternatives to a housekeeper in caring for your home.

Do you offer temporary Housekeepers for short-term needs?

Yes. Town & County has a qualified pool of temporary Housekeepers who can provide housekeeping services for the amount of time you need – whether it’s for a one-time event or for a longer period of time such as when your regular housekeeper is away.  You can learn more here or contact us for more information.

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