Domestic Staffing Descriptions – Laundress ~ Call: 646-290-8891

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A laundress is charged with the maintenance and cleanliness of all garments. A laundress must have an intimate understanding of fabrics, including household fabrics & couture fashion. A laundress organizes all household laundry, folds and places in family’s closets, performs seasonal organization of clothing and storing of clothing, cataloging designer and couture clothes and accessories.

Laundress duties include:

  • Oversee and inventory garments for dry cleaning.
  • Extensive knowledge of how to handle a variety of stains and laundering problems.
  • Oversee proper cleaning and storage of seasonal garments.
  • Operation of mangle iron.
  • Wash clothing and linens properly.
  • Emergency cleaning of household fabrics.
  • Ironing and steaming of clothing.
  • Maintain scheduled preparation of social function garments.
  • Light tailoring as needed.
  • Maintain & stock cleaning materials.
  • Purchase storage materials.
  • Liaison with tailors, dry cleaner, and other fabric cleaning vendors.

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