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When seeking the help of a housekeeper many persons mistakenly search for house cleaning services instead. Knowing the difference between the two can eliminate confusion and save you time and money. If you are searching for quality housekeeping near you, enter your zip code to be connected today to housekeeping services nearby.

House Cleaner vs. House Keeper

A house keeper can best be described as a person with whom you will establish a continuing relationship to assist in the general upkeep of the home and other miscellaneous duties outside the home. A house cleaner, on the other hand, is used for occasions that demand a sustained effort and arduous work to clean, organize, detail, and/or sanitize a home. Examples of times when a house cleaner may be the right solution include:

  • Vacation home preparation
  • Kitchen/bathroom deep cleaning
  • Attic, basement and garage clean-up
  • Total house cleaning

Typical Housekeeper Tasks

Once you have decided to obtain help from an individual housekeeper or a housekeeping service, keep in mind the duties you can reasonably expect:

  • General house upkeep - sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes.
  • Laundry duties - washing, folding, and ironing clothes
  • Bedroom neatening - changing linens, picking up clothes, toys, and clutter
  • Running errands - to restock food and personal care items
  • Pet care - cleaning litter box, feeding and walking pets
  • Food preparation - family meals, snacks, and next day lunches
  • General yard care - watering plants and grass, pulling weeds
  • Garbage disposal - including separation of recyclables

What Don't Housekeepers Do (or May Expect Extra Compensation For)

When interviewing your housekeeping service, inquire about the procedure and payment for duties that may be considered "add-on" duties, such as:

  • Deep cleaning of ovens, refrigerators, carpet, upholstery, fixtures
  • Washing of windows (outside) or difficult landscaping duties
  • Garage, attic, and basement de-cluttering and cleaning
  • Personal errands beyond normal household requirements
  • Biological waste cleaning (inquire as to the proper training)
  • Painting, wallpapering and other remodeling chores
  • Babysitting of infants, elderly, or disabled

Average cost for Housekeeping Services

Housekeeping rates will vary for live-in versus regularly scheduled visits, and differ depending on the size of the house and the required tasks as discussed during the interview session. The range of housekeeping services can range from someone who is entirely in charge of running the household ($175/day) including scheduling of professional services when needed and keeping an eye on children, or as simple as a weekly cleaning without further duties ($75/visit). The average national cost for a housekeeper is about $100/visit.


"The cleaning was excellent. They were on time and did not rush through the job. Very professional and pleasant customer service. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Gaithersburg MD


"Competitive price. Do nice job of cleaning house."

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Gainesville VA


"Recommend they buy newer vacuums that have better filters when doing duct cleaning to prevent excessive dust residue in the house after the cleaning. "

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Ashburn VA


"Neil & Evelyn did a phenomenal job cleaning my house. I would highly recommend their services to everyone!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Pound Ridge NY


"I like the quality of service they provided. They are very careful in cleaning my house, spending more time than expected but didn't charge over contracted price. Their customer service is very good too, responsive and respectful. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Burke VA


"Diamond Cleaners is a small company with big company results. The cleaning was impecable. The representative was personable and professional. Great choice!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Leesburg VA


"This service is AMAZING! I’m a clean freak and like to keep the house fairly clean, but when you’re behind and you haven’t been able to keep up on the annual kind of things like moving appliances and deep, deep cleaning CALL HER! She is dependable and she does an AMAZING job! "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Gainesville VA


"It was shiny cleaning services and they were great."

--4.17 star review from a homeowner in Arlington VA


"I love the staff at Monroe Home services. When the lady came to my house she did a wonderful job. Her name was Daisy. Very nice young women. I told Mr. Monroe to send me his best employee. She cleaned the hell out my stove, walls, carpet, dining room, dishwasher, and master bath. Girl she got my house smelling good. She even walked my dog. I would recommend her to clean the white house too. I now have Monroe Home Services cleaning every week. I'm so happy I hired you guys. Thank you."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in baltimore MD


"They were on-time and the availability was flexible. They cleaned the house quickly and effectively. Thanks to Metro Cleaning I was able to pass my Move-Out Inspection for my apartment!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Manassas VA


"They do really good professional work. "

--5.0 star review from Marcel .. in


"Response by phone was very good."

--4.0 star review from Heather P. in Warrenton VA


"On time, professional, personable."

--4.5 star review from George W. in Sterling VA


"Professional team, did great job!"

--5.0 star review from Pam S. in Sterling VA


"She has been doing work for me for over 7 years, she always does a great job. "

--5.0 star review from Mercedes C. in