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Housekeepers in Popular Culture – Part Three

The housekeeper has always been a popular figure in literature, film and television since the age of the Gothic suspense novel back in the eighteenth century. Housekeepers play a vital role in the fictional household, many acting as confidante, surrogate parent and general pendulum that keeps the home successfully ticking over, much like our Email Mum housekeepers of today do. Continue reading

Housekeepers in Popular Culture – Part One

Just like the stoic, efficient butler or gentleman’s valet, the housekeeper has her special place in popular culture. But unlike her male counterpart, her image has shifted a little through the ages, due to the impact of certain literature or TV characters of the times.
From the no-nonsense Mrs Medlock to the terrifying Mrs Danvers, housekeepers have played important parts in some of the most popular stories of the last two hundred years. Continue reading

Why Training is Just As Important in Housekeeping as in Other Industries

A common misconception in this industry is that domestic cleaning is easy and almost anyone can do it. After all, most of us clean and tidy our own homes and manage to do a pretty good job, don’t we? However, there are a number of key factors that professional housekeeping services employ that sets them – and therefore the professional housekeeper – apart from the rest of us. Continue reading