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Introduce yourself and tell us your interest in cleaning. Are you a house cleaner? A Janitor? If so, what is the name of your company and where are you located? How long have you been in business? This "introduce yourself" section helps us know you better. Or maybe you're a homeowner and you just want to know more about how to clean your home. In any case, we're all here to share and learn from each other. So introduce yourself and join the conversations. We're super glad you're here. 🙂
What Is the Savvy Cleaner Seal of Approval? What does it mean? When was the product labeled with the Savvy Cleaner Seal of Approval?
How Do You Get Your Products Savvy Cleaner Approved? What is the judging criteria? Is there a submission process you go through? How long does it take to become Savvy Cleaner Approved?
Where Can I Find Savvy Cleaner Approved Products? Are they labeled with a seal or is there a list somewhere?
Savvy Cleaner Approved vs. Savvy Cleaner Recommended what is the difference? Can a product be Savvy Cleaner Recommended without being Savvy Cleaner Approved? If you were only going to have one or the other, is it best to be Savvy Cleaner Approved vs. Savvy Cleaner Recommended?
What does it mean to be Savvy Cleaner Recommended? What is the application process to be Savvy Cleaner Recommended? And how long does it take once you've applied to become Savvy Cleaner Recommended?
Where Can I Find Savvy Cleaner Recommended Products? Is there a directory or a list somewhere? What guarantees do I get from buying Savvy Cleaner Recommended Products over other cleaning products?
Can you be successful if you're broke and just starting out in the cleaning business?
Fun Cleaning Humor - Gifts for House Cleaners are a way to show you "get" the house cleaner and their job. Some people love to clean and others hate it. That's why we recommend fun cleaning humor. The gifts for house cleaners are chock full of insider jokes and hilarious quips that start conversations. Oddly enough many people who wear the fun cleaning humor tee shirts in public end up picking up accounts from random strangers who think the shirts are funny.
What gifts should I get for the holidays or special occasions for the families whose houses I clean? The topic of gifts is a common one around each holiday. But the question to be answered is do the families whose houses you clean want gifts from you? Or does it make them feel awkward or manipulated? Let's talk for a sec about gifts between house cleaners and homeowners.
Gift certificates for house cleaning is it a good idea? Is this something that you can give to your clients in place of a gift? Custom gift certificates are super easy to make. All you need is a gift certificate template and some fancy paper from the office store. What are your thoughts on this?
What do you wish your cleaning customers knew? These would be things we may not say to the customers face but we assume they know like if they cancel their cleaning at the last minute, you don't get paid the money you would have made from the job, which was your rent money. Or maybe you wish your customers knew that they need to pick up their legos before you vacuum so you don't break the vacuum you use. What do you wish your cleaning customers knew?
Hiring house cleaners is a question that begs a good answer. Where do you find good house cleaners to hire? How do you screen them? Do you offer them a signing bonus? Do you do drug testing for the house cleaners you hire? Do you hire housekeepers with experience or do you prefer to train them? What are the deal breakers for the maids you hire?
House cleaning can sometimes take a toll on your body both mentally and physically. So what do you do when you feel like you need some time off? Find the time to take a day off or plan a vacation, travel and reset your attitude. Be a savvy cleaner. Come back well rested and ready to clean again. Share with us how you reboot and refresh when you take time off? And how you make it possible to fit it into your cleaning schedule?
Health and fitness play an important roll in the daily activity of all house cleaners and maids. They need to be healthy to get up and go to their cleaning jobs. And they also need to be fit to be able to move around, carry their cleaning caddies, vacuums, and any other cleaning equipment they may need for their job. What are your health and fitness tips? What do you do when you're sick? What do you do to get better?
Pregnancy while house cleaning can be a challenge even for the fittest mom. But some precautions need to be taken that both your cleaning boss, and the home owner need to know about. Also some preparations need to be made for time off during the delivery and recovery process. What are some things about pregnancy while house cleaning you would like to share?
Now that your baby has been born, what do you do? You need to make money, so do you get back to your normal cleaning schedule? As a new mom, sometimes you need to make some changes. You have to juggle being a mom and work. Here we can share experiences and discuss what it's like to be a house cleaner with a newborn. What changes you have made if any to your cleaning business as a new mom?
What types of special projects do you offer your cleaning clients as an upsell? And how do you find time in a busy schedule to fit special projects in? Do you bump other clients that day? Or do you arrange to come back on the weekend and just do the special project? Do you bill for the special projects separately or do you add it to the cost of your weekly cleaning?
How do you bid contracts for commercial jobs? Once you have the appointment, do you use a portfolio of before and after photos? Do you lead with your website? Do you have a powerpoint presentation that you deliver on an iPad or smartphone? What is your process for bidding commercial jobs?
What is the best household vacuum? In terms of ease of use, great on carpet and tile and hardwoods? Is there a one-size fits all best household vacuum?
What questions should you ask when hiring a house cleaner or maid? Should you ask for their insurance policy number or is that rude? Should you ask what kind of cleaning supplies they use? Should you ask about their training? And how do you find out if they're not crazy and going to steal from you?
Crime scene cleanup is a type of cleaning you hope you never have to request. But if you have questions, this is the place to ask them and find answers. Crime scene cleanup is also known as biohazard remediation. This is the team you call to restore your home, car or office to its original setting after an accident, homicide or suicide. Crime scene cleanup experts are licensed and trained to deal with first-rate trauma. They have special systems and equipment to sterilize the affected areas. They are discreet and professional and filled with compassion.
Hoarding and hoarding removal is a sensitive subject. Families who have grown accustomed to saving and keeping things decide to hire a professional to help them renovate their lives. Hoarding specialists are trained professional cleaners, licenses, insured and trained to help you uplevel your life. If hoarding removal is on your to-do list and you need some help, this is a great place to ask questions and connect with those who have answers.
Post-construction clean-up is that final clean before the new tenants move in. The professionals who do post-construction clean-up are trained experts who clean windows, carpet, walls, and floors. They do pressure washing, clean chimneys, and work in a variety of residential and commercial spaces. Post-construction clean-up includes warehouses, swimming pools, homes, attics, garages, sheds, offices, stores, restaurants, hospitals and more.