Elder Scrolls
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"One of the quickest ways to make some coin in Skyrim is to clear out some of the wealthier homes of their valuables. If you're interested, I could point out a good place that could use a little housecleaning."

The Sweep Job is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn is tasked with stealing three items from inside the home of a wealthy resident of Skyrim.


I've been told to clear a wealthy home in a city of valuables. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.


  1. Clear the wealthy home in the city of valuables.
  2. Return the valuables to Vex.


The Dragonborn must steal three pre-placed items from the inside of a residence without being seen or caught or killing the home's residents.

Possible items[]

List of targets for the quest

The following is a list of possible target items, all of which also serve as Thieves Guild Trophies:

Possible locations[]

List of locations for the quest
Note: Target locations for this quest are limited to residences in the cities of Markarth, Riften, Solitude, Whiterun and Windhelm only.


Level Gold
1–5 50
6–10 100
11–15 150
16–20 200
21–26 250
27–31 300
32–36 350
37–41 400
42+ 500


The Sweep Job – TGRHC
ID Journal Entry
10 I've been told to clear <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.
  • Objective 10: Clear <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables (<Global=TGRHCValuablesStolen>/3)
50 I've cleared <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables.
  • Objective 20: Return the valuables to Vex
200 I've successfully completed the job and received my share of the pay.
  • Quest complete
250 By killing a resident at the task's location, I've failed this job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
  • Quest failed
During the course of this task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
  • Quest failed
Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.
  • Quest failed


  • These are side quests and do not play a role in successful completion of the main Thieves Guild quest line, but do count towards activating City Influence Quests.
  • If the Dragonborn has a Sweep Job and a Bedlam Job activated at the same time in the same city, two of the sweep targets will finish the bedlam quest. It is important to do the Bedlam Job before the Sweep Job to avoid not being able to steal the third item for the Sweep Job and a failed quest.
  • Sometimes, when trying to clear out Bryling's House in Solitude, the items do not disappear when activated, but they do count towards Bedlam Jobs and Sweep Jobs. However, one of the items does not count for either job, making the quest unable to be completed.
  • The three objects to be stolen are quest objects which means they will never be marked as stolen in inventory.


This section contains bugs related to The Sweep Job. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • If Heimskr's House is picked as the target and the Battle for Whiterun has already been completed, then this quest will be impossible to complete since the house is destroyed in the battle.
    •  PC (Fix)   In the Console Command prompt, type coc WhiterunHeimskrsHouse to get into his house.
  • One's compass may point out that the sweep targets are in the Ragged Flagon, this can be solved by simply exiting the flagon, although, the same thing might occur after acquiring another sweep job.
  • Accepting, quitting or performing any kind of inquiry on a sweep job may cause the screen to be glitched. This disables looking or turning until the console is restarted.