Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another installment on 'Keeping it Tidy.....

Last week we discussed one of the most common questions asked by our maid service customers, "what do I need to do to get ready for the cleaning staff", and my answer is simple -Pick Up!

I also shared an article on tips for a neat and tidy kid's room which included storage and decor solutions that will allow for easy clean up of your child's room. Today, I would like to share an article on the next, most cluttered area of a home:

The Bathroom......

Bathrooms are a room in a home that can easily become cluttered, especially for women. We have so many items that we use on a daily basis and, if there isn't a place to put these items, they sit on the counter top and begin to take over. Here is a great article with some great tips and decor ideas for getting your bathroom organized and keeping it that way! http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/decluttering-a-bathroom/index.html

Bins Help Keep Personal Bathroom Items Organized

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The way to a tidy home....

I have been asked many a time, over the years, what a home owner can do to get their home ready for cleaning service. A cleaning service is based on the time it takes to clean a home and having to stop to pick up before you can clean a surface is distracting and time consuming. Therefore I tell my clients that the more they can pick up and put things in their places, the better clean they will receive. Our company has a 'Pick Up Policy' which states that: our crews reserve the right to skip over or clean around areas that have not been picked up. To ensure a more thorough cleaning please be sure all areas that you want to have cleaned are free and clear so our crew may have free access to those areas.

That being said, I would like to give some advice on how to tidy up and organize the different rooms in a home in this, and my upcoming blogs.

Today's focus will be one of the more difficult rooms in a family's home:

The Kid's Rooms!!!

Children's rooms can be difficult to keep neat and tidy because of the large amount of content they usually have. Not only do our kid's rooms have the practical and necessary furnishings of any bedroom, but they also contain toys, games, art supplies, dress up attire, etc. Here is a great article on Easy-To-Clean Kid's Spaces that I thought would be helpful when deciding what to do in your kid's rooms. 

Islas butterfly photo girls bedroom

Friday, July 13, 2012

Let's take a trip

My husband/business partner and I recently returned from a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Such a beautiful place surrounded by the Ocean and sandy beaches. This is our second trip to Cabo and each time we have noticed how clean everything is. Not only at our resort but at near all the places we visited. I say near because, there were a few bathrooms I was not so happy to have to use, but all in all, the cleanliness of each business and facility was a welcomed site. Everything smelled clean and fresh and we, being cleaning service owners, greatly appreciated that. We would constantly see people cleaning everything. And not just once, but each day. It was a welcomed site indeed.