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What should a domestic helper’s schedule look like?

Providing a domestic helper’s schedule can help set expectations, particularly at the start of the working relationship. Here is a template that can be adjusted to fit your household needs.

  • Make beds
  • Collect and wash laundry as needed
  • Wipe down bathrooms
  • Wash dishes and sanitize food preparation areas
  • Mop kitchen floor
  • Take out garbage and replace garbage bags
  • Sweep
  • Put things away/tidy up                               
Monday Children’s room (dust, drapes, windows & dehumidifiers)


Tuesday Study room (dust, drapes, windows & dehumidifiers)
Wednesday Kitchen (dust, windows, garbage cans, fridge, wash cleaning clothes, recycling)


Thursday Surfaces and walls: clean smudges, etc.
Friday Master bedroom (dust, drapes, windows & dehumidifiers)

Air purifier (inside/outside body, air quality sensor, & vacuum filters)

Dehumidifier (clean outside, filter & wash inside of water holder)

Laundry: sheets, pillowcases, comforter covers

Floors: mop

Saturday Check house (lights, hangers, doorknobs, drains, batteries in toys, appliances, etc.)

Repairs (household, clothes, etc.)

Sunday Rest Day
1st Thursday Air conditioners: dust outside, air intake/outlet

Water boiler: clean inside with citric acid

1st Friday Laundry: mattress pads, pillow covers

Laundry: bath mats, shower curtains

1st Saturday Clean, condition leather sofa

Clean flat iron and steam iron

Special Tasks
1st week February Clean out & dust closets, drawers, cabinets
1st week May Clean and store winter clothes
August Laundry: comforters, blankets, decorative pillows
1st week Sept/Oct Clean & store summer clothes

Clean out & dust closets, drawers, cabinets

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Last updated on August 21st, 2019