What the housekeeper should know
The basic and most common set of duties of a housekeeper implies, first of all, the regular cleaning that is significantly different from the General. In this case it is important to do everything quickly, in the correct sequence and in compliance with key regulations. To maintain cleanliness in the home the housekeeper should be able to efficiently wipe off the dust, spread things out, vacuum carpets and textiles, to clean the floor and RUB the glass surface. Of course, even the daily cleaning involves cleaning the kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, even these, at first glance, the basic manipulation is not evident for everyone for housemaids. For example, if daily cleaning is not necessary to use a large number of household chemicals: solutions for floor washing and funds for the Shine of the mirrors is best left to a General cleaning.
Skills General cleaning is a special area of knowledge required of a housekeeper. In this type of work can enter deep cleaning of upholstered furniture and carpets, wash fixtures, cornices, baseboards, removal and prevention of rust, mildew, lime scale. Washing Windows, care of curtains, cleaning inside the cabinets is also included in spring cleaning.
Clothing care — separate paragraph, in which the housekeeper and the owners of the house may occur the greatest number of differences. One wrong step can ruin an expensive thing. The housekeeper must be able to handle delicate fabrics, to know the rules of washing things and know how to iron and fold them. You must also learn the location of the clothes in the closets, which are used employers.
The value of housekeeper candidates will increase significantly if it has the special expertise required by some employers. Among them — the care and proper storage of fur products, processing of parquet, cleaning of silverware, care of exotic plants. Often the housekeeper and the minimum charge necessary care of pet (hygiene, walking).
Cooking, as a rule, the responsibility of chefs, but most housekeepers in ordinary families require these skills. Of course, nobody would expect from an employee of this level of culinary delights or the author's table. The ability to cook simple and delicious meals from ordinary ingredients — good quality, which is unlikely to be superfluous in the profession of AU pairs.
Initiative and their own orders from the maids can take place only in exceptional cases. For example, if it hired people who do anyway, if only the house was clean and cozy. It might be very far from home or very busy employers who do not have clear principles on the conduct of the household.
A good housekeeper will surely have at least minimal skills of planning and organization of the economy. In time to warn the owners that went out on the subject of appliances or running out of a particular product — a valuable quality that will help you work.
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