What Qualities Should a Housekeeper Have?
If you are considering beginning a career as a housekeeper, you may be wondering what skills or qualities you must have to be successful. Here, we’ve outlined some of the most important traits of a housekeeper.
Being a good housekeeper means you’re a hard worker that puts the necessary time and energy into getting a home polished and clean. Housekeeping is a very physical job that requires you to be on your feet, so it’s important to know that your body will be put to the test, too.
Life often throws curveballs that you don’t expect. Housekeepers need to be flexible with date changes or different cleaning requests, based on what the client needs at that time. The best housekeepers are flexible and do what they can to keep the home as clean as possible.
You should be attentive to what needs to be done – even if your employer provides a list of things that they require to be cleaned. Being attentive means taking time to notice what needs to be done and do it without being asked. By doing this, you are even more likely to gain the trust with your employer.
Working inside someone’s home means you need to be professional and trustworthy. A person’s home is something very personal that they are opening to you. Show that you are trustworthy and work to build that trust with them from day one.
A good housekeeper cleans their home like their own. That care and attention to detail speaks volumes to your employer.
Are you ready to start your search for a new housekeeping position? Our team at Household Staffing has been working to place staff in homes for more than two decades. We listen to what you’re looking for in a job and work to find the right match for you. Contact us today to get the job search started!