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Example Maid Task List Dubai

If this is your first time employing a housemaid it can be quite difficult to know where to start- this list is a great help.

Posted on

30 July 2013

Last updated on 19 January 2020
Example Maid Task List Dubai

We have an infamous task list that is often passed around on our forum when anyone asks for help with organising their maid's day, known as "The Maids Action List".If this is your first time employing or using help in the home it can be quite difficult to know where to start and the list can be a great help in the right direction.


Please remember, your helper may come from a country that does not have equipment that you take for granted- like a dishwasher, automatic washing machine, microwave etc. as well as the wide variety of cleaning solutions and equipment that you have.

You are going to have to spend time educating and teaching your maid on the use of your cleaning products and your household equipment.

It's no use throwing the poor lady in at the deep end and then wondering why you've had 3 irons blow up and your jeans have been bleached!

Establishing a routine for you and your helper will make for a happy household. Here's an example rota list for you to help you get your home in order...


Everyday Tasks

  • Wash clothes
  • Ironing
  • Clean kitchen
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Clean Living Area
  • Make beds
  • Tidy bedrooms
Everyday Tasks

Clean Living Areas & Bedrooms:

  • All carpeting vacuumed
  • Vacuum, mop and dry hard floor surfaces
  • Stairs, mop and dry hard floor surfaces
  • Tidy room appearance
  • Dust furniture and knickknacks (damp cloth)
  • Make beds
  • General dusting

Clean Bathrooms:

  • Tile walls and bathtubs cleaned and disinfected
  • Shower and shower curtains cleaned and disinfected
  • Mirrors cleaned and shined
  • Sink and counters cleaned and disinfected
  • Floors washed and disinfected
  • Carpeting vacuumed
  • Clean and disinfect toilet
  • Wipe down outside cabinets, drawers and cabinet faces
  • General dusting

Kitchen Cleaning:

  • Scrub sink
  • Clean small countertop appliances
  • Clean refrigerator exterior
  • Outside of range hood cleaned
  • Top and front of range cleaned
  • Drip pans cleaned
  • Sinks cleaned and disinfected, chrome shined
  • Countertops cleaned and disinfected
  • Clean outside cabinets and cabinet faces and doors
  • Clean exterior of large appliances
  • Wipe down inside and outside of microwave
  • Clean table and chairs
  • Floors cleaned and mopped
  • Trash emptied
  • General dusting

SEE ALSO: 16 Tips on How to Settle Your Maid In

Weekly Tasks

Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday:

  • Clean furniture
  • Clean glass tables
  • Vacuum floors
  • Wash floors
  • Clean cooker top
  • Dust off room
Weekly Tasks


  • Change sheets on beds, wash and iron them
  • Change towels, wash and iron them
  • Wash and iron table cloth / Wash table mats
  • Water indoor plants
  • Cover outside furniture
  • Vacuum carpets


  • Clean and tidy out fridge, throw anything out of date
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen bin
  • Clean cooker properly / hob
  • Clean large appliances
  • Clean inside of microwave and oven


  • Clean inside of windows and ledges below
  • Dust off study/book shelves


  • Water indoor plants


  • Uncover, clean and arrange outdoor furniture
  • Clean outdoor areas and doors (entrance, patio, balconies)

Monthly Tasks

Once a month:

  • Check all wardrobes and drawers are clean and tidy.
  • Clean top of pictures, doors, fridge, mirrors…etc.
  • Go through kitchen cupboards and clean interior and exterior, make sure anything out of date is disposed of
  • Wash shower curtains in washing machine
  • Clean walls with sponge and water

Thank you to the ladies on our Forum for sharing this list and we do hope it helps you to get organised in your home!