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What is light housekeeping?

Learn how your moncierge can help you with light housekeeping.

At mtime, we aren't just a nanny agency... and nor are we a housekeeping agency. Our Moncierges hit the sweet spot as a housekeeping nanny. Hiring a nanny with us gives you access to an incredible Moncierge who can assist with your light housekeeping, childcare, chores and so much more.

But what exactly is light housekeeping? And what difference can it make in your day?

Common light housekeeping tasks

While it will differ for every household, light housekeeping generally covers the below types of tasks:

  • Laundry (machine washing, drying, ironing, folding – family to sort laundry prior to washing)
  • Grocery shopping / other errands
  • Making beds
  • Cooking and meal prep (family to provide recipes and ingredients)
  • Washing dishes/loading dishwasher
  • Wiping down kitchen counters and surfaces
  • Removing expired food from the refrigerator and clearing out pantries
  • Wiping down bathroom surfaces and mirrors
  • Maintenance–level cleaning of toilet
  • Surface dusting
  • Watering plants
  • Changing bins
  • Vacuuming and sweeping of general living spaces and bedrooms
  • Tidying living spaces and bedrooms

And, of course, you can expect that your Moncierge will clean up after themselves while in your home.

Think of light housekeeping as those little tasks that need to happen in your home to keep it tidy and in order.

What's not covered?

We are not a professional cleaning service, and our Moncierges are not trained on detailed or deep cleaning. This means our Moncierges won't be able to do the following:

  • Deep cleaning or shampooing carpets
  • Scrubbing/mopping floors
  • Scrubbing of shower/tub
  • Washing windows
  • Oven cleaning
  • Moving heavy furniture or cleaning underneath furniture.

If you require help with laundry, you will need to sort it for your Moncierge prior to washing.

How does cooking and meal prep work?

Our Moncierges are trained on food safety, but are not trained cooks. This means that if you need help with meals we will match you with a Moncierge who has stated that they are comfortable cooking within a client home. You will need to provide recipes and the ingredients for any dishes you would like prepared by your Moncierge. As around 50% of our Moncierges are recent migrants, they may not be familiar with Western cuisine, but if you are happy to show them your preferences and tastes, they will be very happy to help!

What if I need deep/detailed cleaning or help with cleaning parts of my home that are not on your list?

If you require cleaning outside of what we offer, we are more than happy to refer you to a professional cleaning service. Your Moncierge can then help you with light housekeeping to maintain a tidy home moving forward.

If you ask your Moncierge to help with housekeeping tasks, they will use the products in your home. We will send you a list of suggested basic cleaning supplies. If you require more help with this or have any queries, please contact the mtime team.

Discover the difference a Moncierge can make in your home

Our Moncierge service is like no other. We combine the childcare services of a nanny with light housekeeping services to give you more time back in your week.

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