Housekeeping requires many more hours of organisation and involvement than general cleaning, housekeepers are expected to do many more domestic tasks within the home. Laundry, ironing, cooking, cleaning, dusting, bed-making, school runs, errands and even paying bills if they are trusted by their employer. In short some housekeepers take over the running of the home and can do as much or even more of the domestic side and the management of the home. In reality it’s reallyas if the home they have been employed to manage is actually theirs. As housekeepers work long hours most of the time they will actually live within the premises that they work in, this is called ‘living in’.
No longer is cleaning seen as an oppressive chore that women did out of duty or expectation, indeed many women hire housekeepers simply because they themselves dislike the thought or time spent cleaning and doing household chores or cleaning.
Why would I need a Housekeeper?
There are many reasons why a housekeeper might be employed: Separation within a relationship, illness and bereavements are usually the main reasons that a housekeeper might be needed to help facilitate the running of the home without much interruption to work, business, or the routines of children. Occasions where housekeepers are employed to manage the household of someone who is just too busy to see to such thing, this can be the CEO of a company or someone who is struggling to cope after a break up or someone who simply doesn’t like to clean but can afford to hire someone to do it for them.
The position of a housekeeper comes with much responsibility and their employer can become quite reliant on the services provided by a housekeeper, this can in turn put the housekeeper in a trusted position and discretion is always required.
As mentioned before a Housekeeper’s duties will include the cleaning plus much more, dusting tidying up and general cleaning will be included in the list of things they are expected to do. Do remember that the post of a housekeeper can be filled by a man just as easily as it can be filled by a woman. In the past this role was mainly filled by women but this has not been the case for some time and indeed men are as capable as women of fulfilling the role and position of a housekeeper.
The elderly are very vulnerable and sometimes can be prone to illness and falls. The sudden loss of a partner or loved one can be a contributing factor as to the reason for wanting to hire/employ a Cleaner or a Housekeeper. A recent fall might mean that you/they are unable to be as active. It is important to give your body time to heal. A Housekeeper will mean that the burden and stress of Housekeeping and chores are carried out by professionals who not only care but also take great pride in making sure that their job is done to the best of their ability. All aspects of this service can be requested and our team can be on hand to “lighten your load”.
If you want someone to shop, run errands clean, provide meals or if you just need a general cleaner ‘2 Squeaky Clean’ is here to provide a service specially tailored to your needs and requirements.
Secure and Reliable:
Each member of our team is responsible caring and efficient, we pride ourselves on being the best that we can be. Before joining the team candidates are vetted, interviewed and CRB checked. When hiring a member of our team we can guarantee security, discretion and complete peace of mind.
What can I Expect?
You have decided whether you need a Cleaner or Housekeeper and you have thought about how often you need the service, you even know exactly what is required of our team member.When you have spoken to us and your instructions have been taken an invoice will be prepared; this will include your requirements, the hours specified the rate per hour and the total. The team member who will carry out the job will be assigned. At the end of the job the team member is to be paid unless you have already made alternative arrangements with ‘2 Squeaky Clean’.