Yes, I realize it's quite a chore in 1868, but something that definitely needs to be done.
Well, maybe now you can rest a bit.
In the 19th century, maids who work in a regular household are expected to be up before the sun. Carpets need to be cleaned, fireplaces brushed out, bedding aired, sweeping of the entire house completed, dishes washed after every meal, bath water brought in ... well, you get the picture.
So be thankful this is a temporary situation!
And now you know.