A maid or housekeeping cleaner may be responsible for the housekeeping duties of one or more houses. This job may also be carried out in a commercial environment, such as a hotel. Usually, the housekeeping cleaner will clean rooms, hallways, living areas, bathrooms, and public areas of the property.
There may be certain techniques that the cleaner will have to be familiar with, in order to remove tough messes and stains. Being able to demonstrate meticulous housekeeping skills is the most essential part of this job. However, it is important to demonstrate customer service skills, so that customers continue to use the services. Communication skills are often important, as the clients may want to easily discuss what sort of cleaning needs to be done.
The maid may work for an agency that supplies housekeeping services. Some housekeeping cleaners are self-employed. Many jobs as housekeeping cleaners allow the housekeeper to choose jobs, allowing for a flexible schedule. Some maids may work part-time, while others will work full-time. In some jobs, the maid will have to carry out other duties, such as laundry and cooking. Some jobs will require boarding, so that the maid can be on call at any time. This job is often physically strenuous and involves repetitive motions. There is often no minimum educational requirement for this job, though some positions may require a minimum of a high school diploma.
Maid or Housekeeping Cleaner Tasks
Clean rooms on a daily basis.
Clean accidental spills and carries out cleaning tasks other than daily routine.
Fill cart with supplies and transport cart to assigned area.
Disinfect and wash beds and trash cans as scheduled.
Perform deep cleaning of rooms as assigned.