What Are Typical House Cleaning Duties?

Cleaning your home yourself can eat up precious hours of your week. Many homeowners turn to professional housekeeping to assist them with or take care of time-consuming cleaning tasks. But if you aren’t familiar with what housekeeping services offer, you may be asking, “What are typical house cleaning duties?” 

Highland Park Housekeeping will break down specific services and what you should expect from your house cleaning service.

General Duties

While not all housekeeping companies are created equal, there is still a standard to house cleaning that they all follow. You can reasonably expect house cleaning companies to address some fundamental parts of your home, including:

  • Light cleaning in the living room (mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming)
  • Wiping down counters, appliances, cabinets, and sinks in the kitchen
  • Unloading and loading the dishwasher or doing dishes by hand
  • Cleaning the bathroom, including all counters, cabinets, and fixtures
  • General room tidying and decluttering
  • Handling recycling and garbage 

These general duties are in our basic package, along with much more, like making beds, polishing kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and dusting furniture. 

Some companies will tell you what to expect beforehand by providing a copy of the cleaning checklist. You can ask for one if expectations need to be clarified, but any reputable company should be forthcoming about their cleaning methods. 

Highland Park Housekeeping’s checklists are easy to find on our website. Each checklist details what our cleaners will focus on in each room, so it’s easy to understand what level of service you’re getting. We also bring our own cleaning products — this could be atypical for some companies, but we believe it should be standard.

Service Can Vary

All housekeeping services have unique checklists with specifics, but it’s also important to know that the services you receive will depend on what package you choose. 

Some companies may offer housekeeping services geared more toward keeping a tidy home, while others focus on providing deep cleaning. Highland Park Housekeeping offers both of these services and moving-specific cleaning packages to ensure you get a clean that ticks all of your boxes.

Other Duties

But what if you need something that’s out of the ordinary? Depending on which package you select, it may already include this chore. 

For example, Highland Park Housekeeping’s deep cleaning checklist features more intensive cleaning jobs, like cleaning range hoods and hand-wiping floor edges. 

Only some companies will offer more involved cleaning projects like this. While general cleaning can sometimes be enough for general upkeep, it’s wise to go with a professional who can get things sparkling clean, especially if it’s your first time using a housekeeping service. 

This approach ensures you’re getting the best results for your money, and you can maintain the level of cleanliness with regularly scheduled visits or added one-off basic cleaning services.

Many housekeeping services won’t deviate from their lists, either. Highland Park Housekeeping’s team wants to be as flexible as possible for our customers. We encourage you to leave us notes in our Special Instructions box so we can better serve you and meet your standards.

Highland Park Housekeeping: Going Beyond Typical

Everyone has a different idea of what a clean home is. We aim to always meet you there by going above and beyond in any way we can. 

While we offer base services that often exceed expectations and can’t be found elsewhere, we want to ensure you’re happy, and we’d be glad to help design a more customized experience for you! Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and schedule your home cleaning.

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