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Portland Oregon Housecleaning Employment

Employment Opportunities -Days, Evenings & Weekends

Domestica is hiring for part-time (15-20 hours) evening, weekend and daytime shifts. $20-$22 an hour as a W-2 employee, not a contractor.  You will find all the job details and submit your application below!

About Us

Founded in 2001, Domestica LLC is Portland’s first environmentally-friendly residential and commercial cleaning company. 

We are proud to be a woman owned-and-operated business and a pioneer and leader in green cleaning for the Portland Metro area. 

We are committed to providing a professional and socially responsible cleaning service using environmentally safe, non-toxic products and paying living wages to our employees.

What We Offer

⭐ Flexible Schedule | Weekdays, Evenings & Weekend shifts available

⭐ Competitive Pay Scale & Predictive Scheduling

⭐ Accrued PTO for everyone, regardless of full-time or part-time employment, up to two weeks per year

⭐ Comprehensive Onboarding & Paid Training

⭐ W-2 employee position (not contracted) | We pay all applicable employment taxes, Medicare and unemployment benefits and you will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance

⭐ Tax-free mileage reimbursement (.54 cents per mile) and paid travel time between the office and jobs.  Company vehicles available for employees over 26 with a clean driving record

⭐ We provide non-irritating, eco-friendly products for your daily use

⭐ A supportive management team that prioritizes the health and well-being of employees

What You Offer

⭐ A sense of personal responsibility & a detail-oriented mentality

⭐ Enjoy independent work, yet work well with a team

⭐ Your own reliable vehicle, clean driving record, proof of insurance & valid driver’s license. 

⭐ Not afraid of scrubbing a toilet or working up a sweat!

⭐ All applicants must be 18 or older

Position Details

⭐ We service residential and commercial properties of varying sizes; physical requirements include the ability to:

  • lift, push, pull & carry up to 50lbs.
  • stand/walk for 100% of shift
  • wear a backpack vacuum harness while vacuuming large areas of floors
  • bend/twist and maneuver a wetmop across large areas of floors
  • walk up and down stairs while lifting/carrying equipment
  • squat/crouch/kneel on the floor (e.g.; when cleaning baseboards, bases of toilets, etc.)

⭐ This is a non-smoking/non-vaping workplace during all working hours

⭐ Previous cleaning experience is preferred, of course, but not necessary!

Shifts Available:

Weekdays – Monday-Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m. and usually finishing between 1-3pm but could finish as late as 5pm.

Weekends – Saturdays and/or Sundays, 5-6 hours per shift, flexible start time.

Evenings – Combination of Mondays-Fridays – 5-hour shift starting any time after 6pm.

Compensation Details

This is a part-time position, ranging from 15-20 hours per week to start

$20.00 per hour for the first 200 hours

$21.00 per hour after 200 hours

$22.00 after 1000 hours

Supplemental Compensation:  Tips and holiday bonuses!

Would you like to join our team?

Submit your resume below!

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Our Ultimate Guide for Your Move-In / Move-Out Cleaning

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Summer is here and can be one of the busiest moving times of the year.  A thorough move-in or move-out cleaning is an essential part of the process. Whether you’re a tenant preparing to leave or a new resident about to embark on a fresh start, having a comprehensive move-in move-out cleaning checklist can make the transition smoother (and help you get your full deposit back!). Let Domestica guide you through a step-by-step checklist to ensure every nook and cranny of your apartment receives the attention it deserves.

Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

Before diving into the cleaning process, make sure you have all the necessary cleaning supplies at hand. Some essentials include:

  • All-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, dish soap, toilet cleaner, oven cleaner and a tub & tile scrub (Bon Ami is our favorite.)
  • Cleaning cloths – We love 100% cotton cloths from The Clean Team
  •  Tile and scrub brush, sponges and toilet brush
  • Bucket, gloves and a carrying caddie for your supplies
  • Vacuum and mop (Shine Mops from The Clean team are our preferred mop for hardwood and tile floors.)

Start With De-cluttering

Begin by de-cluttering your home or apartment. Sort items into three categories: keep, donate/sell, and discard. This step not only reduces the amount of cleaning required but also helps create a fresh and organized living space. Donate or sell items that are in good condition but no longer needed, and dispose of anything broken or unusable responsibly.

Deep Clean the Kitchen

The kitchen is a high-traffic area that requires thorough cleaning. Start by emptying the refrigerator and defrosting the freezer if necessary. Clean all surfaces, including countertops, cabinets, and appliance interiors and exteriors. Carefully pull out appliances and clean the sides and behind. Pay special attention to the stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, ensuring they are free of grease, stains, and food residue. Scrub the sink and unclog any drains. Don’t forget to wipe down light fixtures and switch plates.

Deep Clean the Bathroom

The bathroom is another crucial area that needs meticulous cleaning. Scrub the toilet, sink, and bathtub/shower, removing any soap scum or mildew. Clean the mirrors, cabinets, and countertops. Replace the shower curtain liner if needed. Don’t forget to sanitize doorknobs, faucets, and light switches.

Clean and Refresh the Living Areas

Vacuum the floors using the brush head of your vacuum for hard floors and beater bar for carpet.  For over 20 years, Domestica has proudly used Miele canister vacuums purchased locally from Stark’s.  Mop hard floors with a lightly-damp Shine Mop. Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and window sills. Wipe down mirrors and clean glass windows and doors. Don’t forget to clean air vents and replace filters if required. Remove any stains from carpets or upholstery, or consider professional carpet cleaning if necessary.

Address the Bedrooms and Other Rooms

Vacuum floors and mop if necessary, paying attention to corners and under furniture. Launder or dry clean curtains and dust blinds. Clean any mirrors and wipe down surfaces such as dressers and nightstands. Don’t forget to clean light fixtures and replace any burnt-out bulbs.

Final Touches

In the last stages of cleaning, remember to wipe down baseboard, doors and frames, and clean any light switches and electrical outlets. Empty and clean all trash cans and dispose of garbage responsibly. Ensure all windows are clean and free of streaks.

Need a professional?  Let Domestica help!

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