Laundry duties are among the primary cleaning tasks for a housekeeper. In a hotel, for instance, housekeepers pull all of the bed linens for washing after guests leave. In private homes, they often gather the laundry from each hamper and wash it. Folding and ironing the clothes is also common. In addition, housekeepers vacuum and clean hallways and rooms, dust and polish counters and fixtures, mop floors and wipe down windows. Other responsibilities include washing dishes and emptying all wastebaskets into the trash.