Mortifying Moments…

When you visit the toilet and on finishing your business you realise there is no toilet paper! I have no doubt we’ve all experienced that at some point 😉 But what do you do when you get caught short and you visit the loo at a customer’s house only to find there’s one sheet of…

Funny Things Customers Say 2

If it wasn’t for you we’d be divorced by now! This one made me really laugh. What do you mean? I asked, still laughing. I’ve been cleaning for Chris & Helen for some months now. I’ve changed their names because Helen said she’d kill me if I posted this 😀 Chris has a full-time job…

Advantages of having your Home cleaned while you’re on Holiday :)

Advantages to having your house cleaned while you’re away on holiday- It’s clean when you get home! I can make sure your house is secure and if needs be, deal with any issues, It keeps it looking occupied while you’re away, (post cleared, lights on & off, curtains opened & closed, general activity, etc) If…

The World’s Best Vacuum Cleaner!

Dyson’s are crap! Henry’s (& Hettie’s) are the best. You can’t beat an upright hoover. Vax’s are fantastic! I love my Dyson, it’s the best hoover I’ve had. Ohh mine’s just so heavy! It sucks too hard and I can’t move it. It doesn’t pick up the bits! As you might imagine, over the years…

Fire hazard!

I have something important to share with you. One of the biggest fire hazards I come across regularly is toasters. Hardly anyone empties the crumb tray which builds up and becomes a potential fire hazard. Today I must have emptied about a loaf out of one toaster!! Keep them clear and clean folks 😀 Oh!…

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Some things when I clean them never look much better afterwards, and that’s something as a professional cleaner you have to get used to. It can be difficult because I find one of the biggest rewards of this type of work is seeing a difference between before I started and after I’ve finished. I like…

Funny things customers say – 1

I cleaned up before you came! It always makes me smile and in fact we usually have a laugh and joke about it. What some people mean is they cleared or tried to tidy up a bit before I got there. By ‘clearing’ I mean picking up clothes, getting the pots washed and dried, tidying…

Bubbles means better! Or does it?

We’ve been seduced into the idea that bubbles & foaming means better when it comes to many products we buy including washing up liquids, shampoos, soaps and even toothpaste. This is a misnomer. We believe this because that’s the way products have been marketed to us. Many of you will remember the old Fairy Liquid…

The reasons I like cleaning work…

There are several reasons I like this kind of work- It’s Active, It’s Varied, It’s Rewarding, It’s a good service, It’s focussing.   Active Work; I like active work. It ties in with my wellness goals and with health recommendations about leading an active lifestyle. I know this mostly refers to exercise as  the CDC here recommend,…

How far do I go…

The thing I struggle with the most, is knowing when to stop. How far do I go? How much time do I spend on a job? How much detail is too much detail? I’ve been cleaning this beauty today, and from this shot it looks ok. I cleaned up the brass rail at the front……