light housekeeping


: domestic work restricted to the less laborious duties
: housekeeping in quarters with limited facilities for cooking

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Walt Disney World reduced service to light housekeeping every other day. CBS News, 17 Mar. 2022 The business also offers breastfeeding and bottle feeding support, direct baby care, light housekeeping, food prep, emotional support, parent coaching, sleep solutions and more. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Dec. 2021 Available services include such things as bathing, dressing, grooming, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation. Mike Danahey,, 18 Nov. 2021 The units with on-site parking and laundry will include health services, meals and light housekeeping provided by the health department. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020 The respite time can be used for nonmedical services, such as grocery shopping, cooking, toileting, exercise, dressing, grooming and light housekeeping. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2020 Clients are usually elderly or those with health problems that make daily activities — bathing, dressing, using the toilet — difficult. Personal caregivers may also prepare meals, do light housekeeping and remind clients to take their medications. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, 10 July 2020 Home care attendants provide a wide variety of services, including help with bathing, eating and grooming; light housekeeping, physical therapy and companionship. Julie Washington, cleveland, 7 Jan. 2020 Five days a week, an aide comes to help him with personal care and some light housekeeping and cooking. Jeanne Houck,, 12 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of light housekeeping was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Light housekeeping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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