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A private family housekeeper’s responsibilities can be vast and encompassing depending on the needs of the family or home. A private housekeeper’s tasks are also dependent on additional staff members; working together on projects or specializing in specific areas within the home.


Traditional Duties:

  • Organize, supervise and coordinate the work of housekeeping staff on day- to day basis.

  • Ensure excellence in housekeeping sanitation, safety, comfort and aesthetics for hotel guests.

  • Prepare duty rosters and supervise the discipline and conduct of her staff.

  • Ensure proper communication within the department by conducting regular meeting with the staff.

  • Recruit new employees and train them for the housekeeping jobs.

  • Counsel and motivate employees on various duties.

  • Establish and maintain standard operating procedures for cleaning and develop new procedures to increase efficiency of labor and product use.

  • Search and test new techniques and products in the market.

  • Maintain regular inventory and checking of furniture, linen, uniform, equipment in the hotel.

  • Evaluate employee performance for promotions and transfers.

  • Approval of supply requisitions for the housekeeping and to maintain minimum stock and cost control procedures for all materials.

  • Check the reports, files, registers maintained in the department.

  • Provide budget to the management and control of budgets

  • Clean rooms, hallways, entryway, lounges, bathrooms, corridors, elevators and stairways

  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers

  • Transport other trash and waste to disposal areas

  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors

  • Dust and polish furniture and kitchen equipment

  • Keep storage areas well-stocked, clean, and tidy

  • Polish silver accessories and metalwork such as fixtures and fittings

  • Remove debris from driveways, garages, and swimming pool areas

  • Replace light bulbs

  • Replenish supplies such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items

  • Sort clothing and other articles, load washing machines, and iron and fold dried items

  • Sort, count, and mark clean linens, and store them in linen closets

  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary

  • Assign duties to other staff and give instructions regarding work methods and routines

  • Request repair services and wait for repair workers to arrive

  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers

  • Hang draperies and dust window blinds

  • Move and arrange furniture, and turn mattresses

  • Plan menus, and cook and serve meals and refreshments following employer’s instructions or own methods

  • Prepare rooms for meetings, and arrange decorations, media equipment and furniture for social or business functions

  • Take care of pets by grooming, exercising, and/or feeding them

  • Wash dishes and clean kitchens, cooking utensils, and silverware

  • Answer telephones and doorbells

  • Purchase or order groceries and household supplies to keep kitchens stocked, and record expenditures

  • Run errands such as taking laundry to the cleaners and buying groceries

Types of Housekeeping:

  • Light Housekeeping – Tasks that are done on a daily basis to keep up with high traffic areas. Usually done in conjunction with child care.

  • Moderate Housekeeping – Overall responsibility for the general cleaning of the home. Washing dishes, laundry, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing furniture, changing linens, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, ironing, and keeping track of cleaning supplies.

  • Heavy Housekeeping – In addition to the moderate housekeeping, responsible for cleaning baseboards, windows, blinds, light fixtures, buffing floors, etc.

Salaries: (as of January 2019 to present)

Housekeeper pay grade in NY based on 50-hour work week:

  • Level I - $14-$15/hr less than a year experience (minimum $650-$700/week)

  • Level II - $15-$18/hr for 1-2 years (min $700-$800/week)

  • Level III - $18-$25/hr 2-5 years experience ($850-1000/week)

  • Level IV - Over 5 yrs experience at least $25/hr or $1100-1500/week.

  • Executive housekeeper at least $30/hr or $1500/week.

All-around Housekeeper (Childcare & full-housekeeping) : Minimum $850 per week

Housekeeper w/Driving: Minimum $950 per week

Domestic Couple Caretaker: Established couple who work on large estates (higher end of the scale if one or the other is a trained chef).

                 Driving & family cook - $80,000 to $200,000 for two people

                 Non-driving & basic cooking - $60,000 to $80,000 for two people

Note: Rate is higher for candidates with special skills like driving, chef, electrician, handyman/carpenter, baby nurse/doulagiver, etc...

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Filipinos Of NY is a community initiative project based in FilipinoTown in Queens New York USA.  Immerse yourself into Filipino culture, language,, hospitality and food. Having fun embracing countrymen residing in the East Coast. Filipinos are fun loving people who are well known for being warmth, friendly, caring, hardworking, great cooks, generous and thankful hearts. Here you can find fellow New Yorkers, apartment/room rentals, events, places to hangout, cooking recipes, tips living in NY, Philippine travel tips/discounts, shopping, jobs, freebies and many more.

We also place skilled, honest and dedicated helpers in homes where they are valued and can make a difference. We go above and beyond to do it. Our affiliate agency is based in Queens right at the heart of Filipino Town in New York. Our deep knowledge of the NYC and Hamptons lifestyle has made us the go-to resource for families looking for help that just "gets it." 

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            Sunday: Closed

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