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101 Chores a Housekeeper Could Do

Whether it’s de-cluttering the house or starting something new here are 101 chores a housekeeper could do.

Does having a Spring-cleaned house feel like an unattainable dream? Hire some help!
 
Whether it’s de-cluttering the house, getting to work in the garden or starting something new – making your home ship shape can require more hands and hours than a busy family can spare.
 
To get started we’ve identified 101 chores a housekeeper could do around your home. Need to hire someone? Post a housekeeping job on Care.com!
 
If you’re a housekeeper, why not inspire potential employers by listing some of these tasks in your profile!
 

  1. Set up yard toys (trampoline, swing set, etc.)
  2. Polish and buff a shoe collection
  3. Participate in a focus group or experiment
  4. Organize office documents
  5. Pick up from the airport or train station
  6. Collect mail, newspapers and packages while you’re on vacation
  7. Buy tickets for an event
  8. Pack and unpack after a move
  9. Organize and assist a busy professional
  10. Deliver car for maintenance and inspections
  11. Assist in daily routine after an injury
  12. Respond to letters and emails
  13. Do weekly grocery shopping runs
  14. Help cook for a big party
  15. Pick up dry cleaning, alterations or clothing repairs
  16. Wash the car
  17. Rake leaves
  18. Write thank you notes
  19. Organize the garage
  20. Set up for a yard sale
  21. Clean the pool and empty the skimmers
  22. Organize photo albums (digital or paper)
  23. Take the trash to the dump
  24. Assemble furniture (no more IKEA instructions for you!)
  25. Put lights up for the holidays
  26. Move furniture
  27. Shovel snow
  28. Mow the lawn
  29. Weed the garden
  30. Clean out the attic/basement
  31. Paint a room
  32. Write out holiday cards
  33. Water the plants
  34. Serve food at a house party
  35. Return unwanted purchases
  36. Fold laundry
  37. Clean the fridge
  38. Organize contacts and email addresses
  39. Sync computer to devices
  40. Organize the pantry
  41. Wash dishes
  42. Return library books — and get new ones
  43. List unwanted furniture on sites like Craigslist or eBay
  44. Drive kids to soccer practice
  45. Hand out flyers around town for a new business
  46. Prep and cook meals to freeze
  47. Wash the windows
  48. Set up for a birthday party
  49. Scan and digitize your child’s artwork
  50. Water the lawn and garden
  51. Help at a child’s birthday or pool party
  52. Bake for a bake sale
  53. Clean out the gutters
  54. Housesit while you’re on vacation
  55. Clean up after a party
  56. Prepare a guest room before family visits
  57. Pick-up and deliver anything you need
  58. Set up electronics around the house
  59. File and organize your recipes
  60. Clean the boat
  61. Take your elderly mother grocery shopping
  62. Drive elderly parents to doctor’s appointments
  63. Organize the shed
  64. Create and stuff goodie bags
  65. Stock up on essentials at a big box store.
  66. Paint nails and do hair at a party for little girls
  67. Set up for an event (chairs, food table, drinks)
  68. Schedule appointments
  69. Use a “Pooper Scooper” in the backyard
  70. Teach basic computer skills
  71. Organize a library of books
  72. Enter data into an Excel doc
  73. Address and mail cards
  74. Practice dances before an event
  75. Assist with estate sorting after a death
  76. Provide personal shopping
  77. Help with interior decorating
  78. Lead a craft project at a birthday party
  79. Edit a resume
  80. Organize CDs or records
  81. Make reservations
  82. Rehearse a job interview
  83. Set up outdoor furniture after the winter
  84. Hold a sign for an event
  85. Direct traffic in a parking lot during an event
  86. Tend the campfire at an outdoor party
  87. Grill at a barbeque
  88. Edit college essays
  89. Prepare for a wedding speech or a presentation
  90. Play music at an event
  91. Organize a closet
  92. Set up a website or blog
  93. Guide a tour around a new town
  94. Plan a vacation
  95. Organize and file papers
  96. Wrap presents around the holidays
  97. Chop firewood
  98. Clean and organize gardening and yard tools
  99. Bartend at a party
  100. Spread mulch on flower beds
  101. Open and close the pool

 

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Comments
  1. 101 Chores a Housekeeper Could Do
    Shannon | Tuesday,January 19.2016

    I’ve got to say that editing a college essay,teaching basic computer skills and practicing a dance before a performance seem like bizarre jumps of logic on a list such as this one.

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