From carrying out various cleaning activities like sweeping, mopping, and polishing, ensuring that all
rooms are inspected with items put in their right places, your job as a housekeeper can be very tasking.
Nevertheless, as a housekeeper, you most likely know that your job does not end with creating a clean
and arranged environment for your clients. You are also often laden with the responsibility of putting
systems in place to help your clients maintain their environment and stay organized even after you’ve
left. Doing this will help your clients live a better and more organized life and make your job easier
when you come back for major housekeeping duties.
Here are a few ways to keep your clients organized when you are away….
PLAN DAILY MINI-CHORES
A large fraction of your clients consist of people who hate to do chores or extremely busy people who
don’t have time to do housekeeping duties. Whatever category they fall under, you need to understand that
doing chores is not their forte. Instead of giving them a long list of chores, you can break them into mini
daily chores. Tasks like taking their dirty plates to the sink, placing their dirty clothes in a hamper or
laundry basket, disposing of irrelevant paper documents into the trash, etc. are good examples. These
are small tasks that your clients wouldn’t mind doing because they don’t look like chores. These
seemingly small tasks will help your clients gradually build a habit of organization and keep their
immediate environment in order.
STORE ITEMS TO SUIT THEIR LIFESTYLE
You can help your clients stay organized by arranging storage items to accommodate their lifestyles. For
example, if your client typically undresses in their room, it would be wise to place a hamper not too far
from their bed instead of their laundry room. This way, it becomes easier for them to throw their clothes
in the hamper instead of on the floor. Similarly, if your client is fond of eating late-night snacks in their
room, you may want to consider putting a bin not too far from their bed.
CARVE OUT MESSY SPOTS
Accept that everywhere in your client’s home can’t be organized every time. Sometimes, a little bit of
clutter is allowed. You can give your clients areas they can be a bit messy with, like their junk drawers,
home offices, or even closets. Let them have a semblance of their daily routine without having to
change overnight. As long as they know where everything they need is, a little mess isn’t bad.
While you incorporate these tips, remember that your clients may not adjust to them immediately, so you
have to be patient. Walk with them and make tweaks where necessary. You can also come up with other
creative tips to keep your clients organized.