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