Definition of Housekeeping Items

Quick informational topics to discuss before getting to the main agenda of a meeting. For example, somebody running a meeting might ask everybody on the call to mute their microphone at the start of the meeting. That would be a housekeeping item.

Example: I just wanted to share a couple of housekeeping items before starting the meeting. Please mute your microphone if you are not speaking and save any questions for the end of the meeting.

Variations: housekeeping item

Usage of "Housekeeping Items" by Country

Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "Housekeeping Items" is most commonly used.

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"Housekeeping Items" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Housekeeping Items" was last updated in 2023.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

Answer: Find out the right answer here.

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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 06/18/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Housekeeping Items." Dictionary, Accessed 06/18/2024.