Reasons To Hire A Professional Housekeeper

The average American spends 6 hours per week cleaning their homes. Unfortunately, even though so many people spend so much time cleaning, many often think that their homes aren’t clean enough.

Would you like to have a spotlessly clean home but you’re fed-up with spending hours cleaning and enjoy the benefits of having a clean home?

If so, then you should think about getting a housekeeper who will do all of these tasks and more.

With that said, we will now take a closer look at exactly what a housekeeper does and important information on hiring one.

Housekeeper Role

Now, before you hire a housekeeper, you should understand that a housekeeper isn’t a house cleaner.

A house cleaner is a person that does bigger jobs. Basically, if you are putting your house up for sale and you’re prepping it for viewings, then you’d hire a house cleaner.

A housekeeper is a person who regularly visits your home on a particular schedule such as 2 to 4 times per month. They will have a set list of things that they will do while in your home.

Some of the main things that they’ll do include:

– Cleaning the living space in your home by dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping etc.
– Thoroughly cleaning the bathroom and toilet as well as the items in your bathroom such as your mirrors and cabinets
– Kitchen cleaning which includes cleaning the kitchen sink, stove, other appliances etc
– Cleaning the bedroom, making up the bed, changing the sheets
– Washing the dishes and putting them away
– Cleaning the windows
– Putting out the garbage
– Ironing clothes, washing dirty clothes, folding them
– Replenishing stocks of toilet tissue, paper towels etc
– Organizing the home, decluttering, removing toys and packing them away

Now, according to the housekeeper that you hire and the services they provide, you may potentially also need to provide cleaning solutions and supplies.  Read this guide for more information on what to look for when hiring a housekeeper.

Benefits Of Having A Housekeeper

There are many benefits of getting a housekeeper and we’ll now go through some of them.

Healthier Home That Is Cleaner

The main benefit of getting a housekeeper is that your home will be a lot cleaner and very hygienic. If you fail to clean your home thoroughly on a regular basis, this will cause a build-up of bacteria, germs, fungus, dirt etc that will make your home unhealthy and unsafe for you and your family.

Regular Entertaining

The great thing about having a housekeeper is that they will allow you to have guests over more often without as much stress. When you’re entertaining guests, it will take a lot to organize each event and you can easily get stressed out. However, with a housekeeper, they can take care of your home and make sure it is clean so that you can deal with the other parts of entertaining.


It is definitely a lot easier to relax in a clean home as opposed to one that is dirty and messy. After you’ve spent an entire day working, chances are that you simply want to relax and decompress. However, if your house is dirty, this can certainly increase your stress and make it very difficult to relax.

Improve Productivity

Next, when you have a clean home, this will go a long way in making you more efficient and productive. A clean home is a lot more organized and you can easily find everything that you need. Additionally, a clean and organized home will help you to achieve mental calmness and organization that will make you work better.

A housekeeper will ensure your home is always clean and you don’t have to do any of the cleaning yourself. As a result, you’ll have more time and energy to do the things you actually want to do.

Increase Creativity

Unfortunately, when you have a dirty home this can negatively impact your creativity. However, a clean home will encourage you to be more creative and you may even find yourself thinking about innovative ways to store your belongings, improving the layout, cool new ideas for decorating etc.

Keeps The Peace

A dirty house can easily cause family members to fight with one another. This is especially true when belongings get lost or misplaced. This can cause a great deal of tension in the home. However, with a housekeeper, you’ll be able to easily find everyone’s belongings and this will make the entire home a lot more peaceful.

Do Things You Enjoy

There are some people who enjoy cleaning, however, the vast majority don’t enjoy it and would prefer to spend the time doing other things. A housekeeper will definitely free up your time so that you can do things you want to do which will make you a lot happier and content with your life.

Positive Psychological Effects

When you return to a beautiful and clean home at the end of your busy day, this will do wonders for your mental health and overall well-being. So, it is definitely worthwhile to invest in a housekeeper who will ensure that your home is well kept so that you and your family can enjoy these benefits.

Author: Paul Dumas

Paul Dumas is the co-founder and owner of Optimized Marketing Group, LLC. and it's subsidiary Marketing For Cleaners. The internet marketing agency has provided website design, search engine marketing, social media management, internet advertising and printing solutions to small businesses targeting local markets for over 10 years.