Stacie Says….Learning From the Master of Organization. How to Manage Your Housekeeper.

mrs. doubtfireOne of my dearest friends and client’s over the years put together this schedule for her housekeeper who works for her family 5 days a week.  This amazing woman has 4 kids and a full time career beside of managing her husband on a day to day.  She rules the house and makes the most of her schedule playing on the natural talents of the people who work for her.  She is an AMAZING manager while at the same time placing value on understanding that her employees make all the difference in her life.  She understands how to communicate effectively and play on their skills to RETAIN her employees and her quality of life.

Just a little snapshot of how she runs her show.  I had the pleasure of laying out this plan with her this week when spending some time together.  It was mainly all her by the way…

Housekeeper 

Everyday Tasks

  • Kitchen
    • Empty trash & recycling
    • Do all dishes
    • Vacuum floor
    • Clean counter tops
    • Clean the stainless steel
    • Clean out refrigerator (remove old food & wipe down)
  • Bathrooms
    • Empty trash
    • Clean counter tops
    • Clean floor
    • Organize counter tops
    • Clean medicine cabinets
    • Clean shower glass (if shower used)
  • Bedrooms
    • Make beds
    • Tidy toys
    • Empty laundry bins
    • Clean master wet-bar
  • Office
    • Tidy office
  • Laundry
    • Clothing
    • Put away clothes
    • Organize closets & hangers
  • Vacuum floors in common areas
    • Kitchen
    • Mudroom
    • Both stair cases
  • Cook meals
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Empty kids activity bags

Weekly Projects

Monday

  • Strip beds & change sheets
  • Strip changing table
  • Change towels in all bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop downstairs floor

Tuesday

  • Iron sheets
  • Iron dress shirts
  • Iron dresses (as needed)
  • Clean light fixtures

Wednesday

  • Clean moldings
  • Vacuum & dust furniture
  • Vacuum & dust shelves & closets
  • Clean cabinet & door hardware
  • Clean master deck
  • Clean glass at master deck

Thursday

  • Clean patios
  • Clean outdoor refrigerator & barbecue
  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Clean out trash enclosure
  • Clean outdoor bathroom & shower
  • Change towels in bathrooms
  • Strip changing table

Friday

  • Vacuum & mop upstairs wood floors
  • Mop bathroom floors with hydrogen peroxide
  • Vacuum & mop garage
  • Clean gym

Monthly Projects

  • Deep clean mudroom
  • Deep clean pantry
  • Deep clean bathroom drawers & cabinets
  • Deep clean den
  • Deep clean office
  • Deep clean appliances
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator & Freezer
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machines
    • Dumbwaiter
  • Deep clean garage
  • Deep clean girls’ rooms
  • Polish silver
  • Refold & organize linen closets
  • Refold & organize master closets