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Housekeeping refers to the management and maintenance of a household’s cleanliness, orderliness, and daily chores. This encompasses a range of activities, from routine tasks like sweeping, dusting, and laundry to occasional chores such as decluttering, deep cleaning, and seasonal upkeep. 

While the term traditionally pertains to residential settings, it also extends to institutional contexts, like hotels, hospitals, and offices, to denote the maintenance and upkeep of the premises.

In the hospitality industry, housekeeping is a critical department responsible for ensuring guest rooms and common areas are clean, sanitized, and well-maintained. Besides cleaning rooms, public areas, and amenities, the housekeeping staff is responsible for daily servicing of rooms, replenishing supplies, managing laundry operations, inspecting rooms for maintenance issues, and adhering to health and safety regulations.