Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday Cleaning For Your Home

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, but don't let it fool you - the holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it! There is so much going on that sometimes you can feel like you may be in over your head. You are expecting guests and with that comes planning to make sure that it all comes out right.  
You want to make a successful plan to make sure that all are happy, but you need to make sure that you do not leave out one very important person who needs to be happy too.  That’s right!  I am talking about you!
With some careful planning and a little help from your local, friendly, professional cleaning service, you can make holiday cleaning a snap.  Simplify your holiday cleaning schedule with our easy tips!
  •        Think Ahead: Begin cleaning before the seasonal rush happens and you get too busy. One option is to break down tasks into manageable sections. It also gives you more time to accomplish long-term projects, like polishing silverware and rearranging furniture.
  •         Make a List:  Before you get started, go through your home room by room and make a list of your cleaning priorities.  You can have your cleaning company tackle the list all in one go, or you can spread the cleaning chores out over a few weeks.  Make a separate list for items that you need to sort out, de-clutter, or organize.

  • ·       Finding Time: Your cleaning company will take care of your major cleaning needs, but you might still have to tackle some smaller jobs. Set aside a fixed time each day, like right before bed or after your morning coffee, to get the items on your list done. You’ll be amazed at how much you can check off your list in about 15 minutes; or, if you have a little more time, in under an hour.

  •        Simplify Your Clutter: Instead of cleaning around everything, just get rid of it. Give yourself ample time per room to decide what to keep and what you could do without, then organize what’s left. To stay in a pattern of keeping your rooms this way, start to implement helpful weekly, monthly and seasonal schedules.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Keep Your Employees and Clients Healthy.....

& Your Office Germ Free

Simply disinfecting touch points in the office on a regular basis can drastically reduce you and your employee's chances of spreading and catching any sicknesses. This means less sick days for you and your employees, and greater office productivity! Below are several ways office cleaning can prevent the spread of germs and sickness in the office.

1. Touch Points: Touch points are any place in the office that people come into direct contact with. This list includes door knobs, lighting switch plates, phones, keyboards, computer mice, desktops, kitchen counters, and water fountains. These areas should be a top priority and should be disinfected on a regular basis because they are hot spots for germs and pathogens.
2. The Bathrooms: Office bathrooms are a place where germs can spread, but they are also a place where germs can be stopped. Touch points such as flush handles, door knobs, sink handles and the paper towel dispenser are hot spots for germs, but proper personal hygiene can prevent the spread of germs from the bathroom. We recommend placing signs in the bathroom encouraging employees to wash their hands.

3. Protection: You never know what is going to walk through your door, but with a little preparation you can help protect your employees and potential clients. We recommend strategically placing bottles of hand sanitizer and tissues around your lobby and office for people to use. You should leave them on any tables or counters you have.  And don't forget to have waste baskets nearby so any trash can be safely disposed of!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get The Most Out of Your Cleaning Service -

Organize and declutter your commercial or home office desk space so the cleaners can really make it shine!

  • File It Now – paper clutter is the fastest growing mess on your desk. Keep it in check by filing your papers as you use them. Don’t put them down to deal with later.
  • Clear Your Desk – as you work throughout the day things get left on your desk and just seem to multiply without any effort. By clearing your desk at the end of your work day you’ll eliminate distractions and get yourself prepared for a great start the next day.
  • Put Everything Away – assign a specific place for everything in your workspace so you know where to put it when you’re clearing your desk. If you don’t have a place to put something you’re more like to let it pile up.
  • Declutter – there’s some useful stuff laying around in your office; but do you really need 5 coffee cups, 4 pens that don’t work, or those 10 magnetic calendars you got at the last trade show? Find a place to put them or get them out of your workspace.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Green Cleaning

Going green is not just a trend, it's a global effort to create a healthy and stable environment. Green practices are being adopted everywhere by people and businesses in just about every industry. In the cleaning industry specifically, new technologies and products are changing the way we clean.  Up until just a few years ago, cleaning products were not biodegradable or made from all natural ingredients. Traditional cleaning products often contained harmful ingredients such as bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTs), which cause a variety of human health problems (such as respiratory ailments, cancer, reproductive disorders, skin and eye irritation, central nervous system impairment etc), and even trigger ecological concerns. They may also contribute to poor indoor air quality that affects human health adversely. Now many new cleaning products are affordable, efficient, and are environmentally friendly. While industrial cleaners are still made from chemicals, they are biodegradable and will be safely degraded overtime by factors of the environment.

Advancements in technology have also contributed to green cleaning. For example, the microfiber cloth has become a versatile and highly efficient cleaning tool and unlike paper towels that contribute to paper waste, the microfiber cloth is reusable. Vacuums have also become more environmentally friendly with the use of HEPA filters which trap everything from dust to chemical particles and prevent them from being released into the air. Overall the trend we are seeing is that as technology improves, products are becoming more environmentally friendly and efficient.

Whether you are looking for business office cleaning services or need professionals to clean your home, opting for green cleaning methodology would be a great way to enjoy a clean environment without putting your health at risk.  Hiring commercial cleaning services that use
green cleaning products and practices would also help you to play your part in protecting the environment.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Cleaning Tips For Your Office

Fall weather means cooler temperatures and shorter days, and with the change in season comes a change in our daily routines.

We spend more time inside, coffee drinkers start drinking hot coffee instead of iced, and falling leaves and debris can create one more mess to clean. Here are five Fall cleaning and maintenance tips for businesses to consider.

Keep Entrances Closed: During the Fall wind picks up and leaves and debris start to fall from trees. Prevent leaves from getting inside your business by keep all entrances and windows closed. Dry leaves crumble easily and will leave you with a mess if customers step on them.

Entrance Mats: Protect your floors with entrance mats.  Entrance mats trap dirt and moisture that would otherwise be tracked all over by customers and employees. Over time this will save money that you would have spent keeping your floors clean.

Clean the Office: In addition to the weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cleaning maintenance service for your office, every Fall you should consider having your entire office deep cleaned. Cooler temperatures means keeping doors and windows shut which decreases ventilation and increases dust build-up. A clean office will benefit you by providing a fresher and less dusty workplace for you and your employees.

Follow our tips and get more of your time back to enjoy the fresh air, milder temperatures and sunshine while it lasts!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Cleaning Tips For Your Home

Summer officially ends on September 22nd, so how about marking it with a bit of fall cleaning?  Warm summer months means vacations away from home and more time spent outdoors.  But while you were out enjoying yourself, dirt and grime didn't take a vacation -  they sat around the house, accumulating and multiplying!  And now, with the winter months ahead and the holiday seasons rushing in upon us, it's an ideal time to get a throrough house cleaning under way!

  • Clear your mind (and space): You made great memories during your summer months, but there are likely small reminders throughout the house (beach towels, coolers, flip flops) that you won’t need during the fall and winter months. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and collect these items to reduce clutter and the time it takes your cleaning service to clean around these items.
  • Prevent illness: People often get sick in the winter not because it’s cold out, but because they’re spending more time indoors. A thorough cleaning before (and during) your families’ increased time indoors will help keep the germs from spreading. 
  • Breathe easier: A good fall cleaning and constant upkeep will also limit the amount of dust and dirt in the air. With cleaner air to breathe, you’ll sleep better and be able to really enjoy each other’s company. 
  • Making room: The fall is when many pull out their boots to prepare for the rain and snow.  Since you've just spent time putting the flip flops away, make room in your closets and entryways for the extra jackets, hats, mittens and boots that come out of hiding in the fall months.
  • Time really is money: Instead of spending all of your time cleaning in preparation for many months indoors, hire a cleaning service to help you!  Take back the time you save and enjoy your family and the activities you love!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to Get The Best Out of Your Cleaning Service

Here are some tips to make sure you, the client, get the best results from your cleaning service: 

  • Prioritize Your Cleaning: Be sure to walk through the job with your cleaning service. Doing so helps both parties iron out proper expectations, and it sets the stage for an honest, respectful future working relationship. You’ll also get an idea of what your cleaner sees when he walks through your office or home. 

  • Establish open communication: People’s needs change, so we encourage our clients to speak with us if there are specific changes needed for any particular cleaning session. If more time is needed, or you have an area of your home or office that needs more attention, we are happy to accommodate you. 
  • Clear a path for the cleaners: Take a few minutes the morning of your scheduled cleaning, or the night before, to pick up your office or home. Think about how much of your personal possessions the cleaner will have to move to clean under or around. Group things together, pile up your papers, corral all that laundry. If you have a lot of bathroom/dresser-top items, put them in a basket or cabinet for the day. Invest in desk organizers to keep your desk free of paperclips, staplers, pens and calculators. Saving worker’s time on non-cleaning related activities translates to more actual cleaning time for your dollar. 
  • Relax: A professional cleaner helps free you up to spend time on the things that matter to you - working on, not in your business, or spending time with friends and family. Don't waste this gift by hovering over your maid or cleaning service as they move through your cleaning list. Armed with your initial input, our trained professionals will deliver great results each and every time. 
  • Provide feedback: Did you absolutely love the way your reception area looked after a scheduled cleaning? Did your floors sparkle? Let us know what really impresses you and we will make sure your expectations are met or exceeded every time! Did your cleaning professional miss something? Tell us so that we can ensure that your office or home is cleaned to your special needs. Providing feedback will help your cleaning service to deliver 100% satisfaction. 

Get the most out of your cleaning service and you will take back more hours of your life to spend on the activities you really enjoy!