House rules and housework schedule

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House rules and housework schedule

Postby anlynn » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:37 am

Hello everyone,

Can anyone share with me the list of house rules and housework timetable for your FDW? Thanks!!

anlynn
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Re: House rules and housework schedule

Postby nms1 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:24 am

anlynn wrote:Hello everyone,

Can anyone share with me the list of house rules and housework timetable for your FDW? Thanks!!


This is a very old schedule from a few years' ago; I haven't needed to do it for my subsequent maids. We left her to manage her own time as long as she did everything on this list. (Note: we live in a terrace house so not all will be relevant if you are in a flat).

Daily
1. Prepare & serve meals.
2. Wash dishes & clean kitchen after meals.
3. Empty rubbish bins in children’s bedroom & kitchen
4. Pack away toys in the evening
5. Soak & wash nappies
6. Water grass and plants
7. Vacuum and mop kitchen, living & dining rooms

Once every two days
1. Wash children’s clothes
2. Clean 2nd floor (including stairs) with MagicClean
3. Wipe table/chairs/sofa in living & dining rooms

Twice per week
1. Wash clothes
2. Vacuum & mop all other floors
3. Vacuum rugs in living room, children’s room & master bedroom

Weekly
1. Clean rest of the house (wipe tables, chairs, cabinets, mirrors etc.)
2. Clean bathrooms (wash bath/shower, basins, clean toilet, mop floor etc.)
3. Empty rubbish bins in living room, bedrooms & bathrooms
4. Change & wash bed sheets & towels
5. Brush and wash car porch & outside back of house.
6. Vacuum house entrance mat
7. Write shopping list for groceries, baby supplies (pampers etc.) and cleaning supplies.
8. Clean & wash rubbish bins outside the house

Once every 2 weeks
1. Change & wash all mats
2. Brush and wash 3rd floor balconies
Monthly
1. Change & wash cushion covers
2. Wash living room, dining & kitchen windows
3. Wash bedroom windows
3. Clean fans

Once every 2 months
1. Clean inside of kitchen cupboards

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Re: House rules and housework schedule

Postby HAPPYH » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:32 am

nms1 wrote:
anlynn wrote:Hello everyone,

Can anyone share with me the list of house rules and housework timetable for your FDW? Thanks!!


This is a very old schedule from a few years' ago; I haven't needed to do it for my subsequent maids. We left her to manage her own time as long as she did everything on this list. (Note: we live in a terrace house so not all will be relevant if you are in a flat).

Daily
1. Prepare & serve meals.
2. Wash dishes & clean kitchen after meals.
3. Empty rubbish bins in children’s bedroom & kitchen
4. Pack away toys in the evening
5. Soak & wash nappies
6. Water grass and plants
7. Vacuum and mop kitchen, living & dining rooms

Once every two days
1. Wash children’s clothes
2. Clean 2nd floor (including stairs) with MagicClean
3. Wipe table/chairs/sofa in living & dining rooms

Twice per week
1. Wash clothes
2. Vacuum & mop all other floors
3. Vacuum rugs in living room, children’s room & master bedroom

Weekly
1. Clean rest of the house (wipe tables, chairs, cabinets, mirrors etc.)
2. Clean bathrooms (wash bath/shower, basins, clean toilet, mop floor etc.)
3. Empty rubbish bins in living room, bedrooms & bathrooms
4. Change & wash bed sheets & towels
5. Brush and wash car porch & outside back of house.
6. Vacuum house entrance mat
7. Write shopping list for groceries, baby supplies (pampers etc.) and cleaning supplies.
8. Clean & wash rubbish bins outside the house

Once every 2 weeks
1. Change & wash all mats
2. Brush and wash 3rd floor balconies
Monthly
1. Change & wash cushion covers
2. Wash living room, dining & kitchen windows
3. Wash bedroom windows
3. Clean fans

Once every 2 months
1. Clean inside of kitchen cupboards



Wow! quite a lot of work. I think your PR skills are good.

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Re: House rules and housework schedule

Postby anlynn » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:37 pm

nms1 wrote:This is a very old schedule from a few years' ago; I haven't needed to do it for my subsequent maids. We left her to manage her own time as long as she did everything on this list. (Note: we live in a terrace house so not all will be relevant if you are in a flat)...


Thanks nms1!!

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Re: House rules and housework schedule

Postby nms1 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:21 pm

HAPPYH wrote:Wow! quite a lot of work. I think your PR skills are good.


Actually when you consider that it is her full-time job, it's not really that much. You just need a system that you stick to. All of my maids have managed it as well as helping to look after the children and they are always done with their work after dinner.

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