Housekeeper vs House Cleaner: What is the Difference?

Housekeeper vs House Cleaner

The words housekeeper and house cleaner is usually used interchangeably. But there is actually a big difference between the two which we will explain in the article.

A cleaner would usually have multiple clients who they work for. And they would visit each one for a couple of hours each week. Cleaners usually either work for a cleaning company and work with a team of cleaners. Or they work for themselves and personally visit each client. To get the job done quicker, multiple cleaners may visit each clients house and work together to get the cleaning done.

  • Deep cleaning of kitchen area including cupboards, shelves, appliances
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Cleaning internal windows and sills
  • Dusting all areas
  • Vacuuming carpets
  • Mopping floors

Read this to know more about what a cleaner can and can’t do

Housekeeper Tasks

Housekeeping is typically a full-time, salaried position. Some housekeepers even live in the homes of their clients!
The number of hours is determined by the size of your home and the number of individuals that live there. However, the responsibilities of a housekeeper are frequently sufficient to occupy a full-time career. If you have a large property, you might want to hire multiple housekeepers.

  • Doing the laundry
  • Ironing and folding clothes
  • Doing shopping errands
  • Picking up toys
  • Decluttering and organising
  • Cooking and preparing meals
  • Minding children and pets
  • Rubbish and recycling
Denton Nakumura
Denton Nakumura

Denton is the supervisor at CE Cleaning Company Sydney and has many years experience in the cleaning industry.