Every meal you are at the table always make an effort to pack up the tableMany governesses have their own house and for a part of the time care for themselves. When this is the case it is hard to gauge how much to help around the house. My policy is for every meal I am at the table I always help setting or packing up the table. I also make sure I take care of anything around my own cottage and schoolroom…I.E. watering and weeding garden, sweep paths, tidying up.