Housekeeping defined

Housekeeping or housecleaning is the systematic process of making a home neat and clean in approximately that order. This may be applied more broadly than just to an individual home, or as a metaphor for a similar “clean up” process applied elsewhere such as a procedural reform. It can also be called household management, which is the act of overseeing the organizational, financial, day-to-day operations of a house or estate, and the managing of other domestic concerns.

In the process of housekeeping general cleaning activities are completed, such as disposing of rubbish, storing of belongings in regular places, cleaning dirty surfaces, dusting and vacuuming. It is also the care and control of property, ensuring its maintenance and proper use and appearance. In a hotel, “housekeeping” is also a term for the cleaning personnel.

Some housekeeping is housecleaning and some housekeeping is home chores. Home chores are housework that needs to be done at regular intervals,Housekeeping includes the budget and control of expenditures, preparing meals and buying food, paying the heat bill, and cleaning the house. Outdoor housecleaning chores include removing leaves from rain gutters, washing windows, sweeping doormats, cleaning the pool, putting away lawn furniture, and taking out the trash

Published in: on July 22, 2010 at 4:41 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. I just love the Vintage pictures that you use to go along with your posts. 🙂

    I enjoyed this post. A lot of people don’t feel that homemaking or housekeeping is an actual occupation. I feel that it most certainly is!
    Putting it in the terms that you used makes it seem professional. I liked that.


  2. Thankyou Teresa, that is excellent advice! I love your blog it’s beautiful!! Where do you get the beautiful pictures from? I love them!!! 🙂

    • Hi Jilly ~

      Thanks for your kind words. I get my pics from google images. Sometimes it takes an hour to find a good picture.

      Welcome, visit anytime 🙂

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