Housekeepers are employed by individuals to care for their private homes and are responsible for making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat and organized. For busy individuals and families who like a clean home, but have demanding schedules, hiring a housekeeper can be very helpful. The duties of individual domestic housekeepers may vary widely. Many housekeepers have complete responsibility and authority to plan and carry out household duties, while other housekeepers are given specific duties and closely supervised. It is important you specify the responsibilities and expectations you have of the housekeeper early in the interview process to avoid any misunderstandings.