General care, cleanliness, orderliness, and maintenance of business or property. Good housekeeping is an important consideration in underwriting of fire hazard and other forms of insurance, as well as in certification by fire, health, and industrial safety agencies.

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  • In order to keep a home safe for children, it is important that parents provide good housekeeping to keep their home clean for their children.

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  • You should have a good housekeeping staff in your office so that it has a good professional feel to it.

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  • The housekeeping showed up very early and I told them to go away and come back in an hour or two, when I was gone.

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