Monthly Archives: January 2015

10 Office Cleaning Holiday Resolutions

It’s a New Year for businesses, and an opportunity to make New Year’s resolutions that can improve your Wisconsin business or the business of your tenants. And although the first, and most obvious, New Year’s resolutions involve a productivity analysis, or lowering your expenses, the most overlooked resolutions involve organization and cleanliness. This new year, add a new resolution to your list, one that involves one of these key elements that can improve efficiency and manage expenses:

  1. I will take advantage of down time to give my building a deep clean. When your business or tenants are shut down for an extended period or even over night, take advantage of the down time. Give your building a deep clean, or hire a cleaning service to tackle the job. Now is the time to wax and clean floors, clean the blinds, wash the windows, scrub the bathrooms and get a thorough duct cleaning. A deep clean improves the aesthetics and functionality, leaving your tenants satisfied and your building in peak condition.
  2. I will set up a regular cleaning schedule. A daily or weekly clean does have benefits for any commercial building versus a quarterly cleaning schedule. Setting up regular cleaning schedule keeps your office space, hallways and exterior in peak condition instead of having to play catch up on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  3. I will organize the warehouse. Take a day to organize, and inventory, the warehouse. Doing so improves operations and shipping schedules, and allows you to take stock of what you have on hand, what you need to sell and what to order.
  4. I will get that building maintenance done. Preventative building maintenance is one of the most overlooked, and important part, of owning a property. Regular building maintenance can extend the life of your property and driveway, and hold off large replacement expenses. If you can’t keep up with the maintenance your building needs, hire a service that can.
  5. I will do an evaluation to determine if it makes more cents for my business to hire a staff person to clean or a cleaning service. The results might surprise you. Start with a list of cleaning jobs that need to be done. Add together the payroll and benefit expenses of a staff person, and contact a cleaning service for a quote. Give them your list of cleaning jobs that need to be done to get an accurate cost. Compare the two costs, and determine what makes more cents for your business in the long run.
  6. I will get those ceiling tiles replaced. Though it seems counter-intuitive to contact a cleaning service for basic carpentry and maintenance jobs, locate a reputable cleaning service that also does building maintenance and repair. By hiring a service for cleaning and maintenance needs, you have a one-stop shop and single contact for any work that needs to get done.
  7. I will get the bathrooms cleaned and restocked for my tenants on a regular basis. Tired of getting emergency calls about restroom supplies? Boost your business productivity by minimizing interruptions. Hire a cleaning service that can keep the restrooms cleaned and restocked at all your commercial income properties, instead of running around trying to keep up with it yourself.
  8. I will add offices that give staff members space and improve productivity. While your employees may be managing just fine, improve their productivity and the overall productivity of your company by investing in new internal walls that divide and boost efficiency. And while it may be cheaper to build the walls yourself, hire a service to complete the project quickly and efficiently while you run your business.
  9. I will give the floors in the office and warehouse a deep clean. While cleaning your floors sounds like an insignificant part of business, properly maintained flooring lasts longer and keeps business running smoothly. Schedule a time for floor cleaning after business hours or over the weekend to minimize business operations and reduce the risk of liability.
  10. I will give the exterior of my office building the cleaning it deserves. Sick of owning the ugly, moldy building on the block? Hire a cleaning service to give the exterior of your building a fresh, clean look that shows you take pride in your business and customer service.

If you can’t fulfill your organization because of your daily duties as a business owner, contact a cleaning service to keep your building clean and organized throughout the New Year. Choose a service that can get the cleaning and maintenance resolutions done, so you can fulfill those New Year’s resolutions and have a stronger, more efficient business and property for the New Year.

10 Home Cleaning Holiday Resolutions

2015 is here, and with it comes a host of resolutions about our weight, the food we eat and the amount of exercise we’re going to get in the New Year. But what about our houses? Have you made a resolution about the messiness that comes with our Wisconsin weather, the procrastination of home projects or the disorganization that comes with a busy personal and work schedule? Resolutions like:

  1. I will give my home the deep clean it deserves. Are all those deep cleaning projects piling up—those projects that go one step beyond your daily cleaning chores, such as washing the windows, deep cleaning the floors and scrubbing the grout? Now is the time to get those projects done. If you’ve looked at your calendar, and realized that you won’t have time any time in the future, call in the professionals to fulfill this resolution.
  2. I will know when to throw in the towel. Speaking of daily cleaning chores, do you feel like you are in an endless cycle of trying to keep up with the daily cleaning and never winning? Call a professional cleaning service for reinforcements that can clean the kitchen, wash and fold the laundry or clean the bathroom.
  3. I will give my floors a deep clean. Do your floors look like an army stampeded through, and left behind all the dirt, sand and mess? Is that dirty grout getting to you? You have two solutions: 1) rent a floor cleaner from a local store and take a day to get those dirty floors in shape or 2) hire a professional cleaner to clean your tile grout and deep clean those floors even better than the machines from the hardware store. Remember, it’s cheaper to clean than to replace floors.
  4. I will get my mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandma or grandpa help cleaning. Do you have an elderly or injured family member that can’t keep up with daily cleaning that comes with a house? Are you too busy trying to keep your house clean? There’s no shame in hiring a cleaning service to help. Hiring a cleaning service also gives you the chance to talk with your family member, instead of just cleaning during your visits.
  5. I will get the help that I need to keep the house running in spite of my busy schedule. With all the personal and professional commitments that come with a busy life, there’s nothing wrong with hiring a cleaner to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance that comes with owning a house. Contact a cleaner today to get the relief you need.
  6. I will get the grout in my bathrooms clean. Does that dirty grout turn your stomach? Do you stare at it wondering where it all came from, and know you won’t have time to clean it any time soon? Get the grout clean, and your stomach back in shape, this year. Contact a professional cleaner to give your grout the white glove cleaning it deserves.
  7. I will not let my floor look like my driveway—full of gravel and sand. Did your kids and pets track in snow, mud and gravel? Contact a cleaner to give those floors a professional deep clean that will last until spring.
  8. I will get my cabin up north cleaned before we head up on Memorial Day. If you can’t make the trek north before the summer, contact a cleaner who can wash your floors, clean your kitchen and get your bathroom ready for a summer of fun.
  9. I will power wash my house so it looks as good as the neighbor’s. Power washing is essential to keeping your house looking great, and eliminating the mold and mildew that grows on your siding. It’s also a maintenance project that should be done when the temperature is fairly mild. Watch the weather, and schedule a time when the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you can’t, hire a professional cleaner that can.
  10. I will not procrastinate on calling the cleaning service. This is one of the most important house cleaning resolutions you can make. If you can’t keep up the daily cleaning, or the deep cleaning that your house needs, call a cleaning service today! Don’t procrastinate any more. Make the resolution to call your local southeastern and south central Wisconsin cleaning service with a great reputation for a white glove clean. Make 2015 the year of clean, so you can concentrate on all the other important things—your kids, your pets, your job, and your life.

How to Clean Your Holiday Mess Without Lifting a Finger

Our friend summed up the joy of the holiday season perfectly in her Facebook post,”The last few days were wonderful! Now who’s going to come and clean up the mess?” It’s a holiday dilemma any homeowner can relate to: the joy of the holiday family gatherings, the wonder of a morning of opening presents, the fun of the cookies, wrapping and all the activities that come with the holidays. When it’s all over, you’re left facing the overwhelming reality of a messy house.

This year, give yourself a present: hire a cleaner to come and clean up the holiday mess—and all the messes that 2014 brought to your house. You can schedule when a professional cleaner can come, and get a deep clean that fits your budget. A good cleaning service can:

  • mop your floors,
  • clean up the wrapping paper,
  • deep clean your bathroom,
  • wash your windows,
  • vacuum the holiday messes away,
  • carpet clean away Grandma’s wine spill,
  • get the grout sparkling in your kitchen and bathrooms,
  • remove the cobwebs,
  • wash your walls,
  • get your laundry washed and folded,
  • get the rec room ready for winter fun.

Choose a local cleaning service that has professional cleaners available to come when you need them at an affordable price. When they’re done, you won’t even remember all the messes, just the good times from your holiday parties. You, and your house, can reset and get ready for a happy, and clean, new year.

5 BIG Questions to Ask When Hiring a Cleaning Service

When hiring a cleaning company for your home or business, you’ve got questions about your residential or commercial cleaning service and what to expect. We understand, and have answers for you when it works for you—just like our cleaners who provide quality cleaning when you need it:

Do I have to be there when the cleaner is there?

No and yes. It’s up to you. Homeowners or business personnel do not have to be present when our cleaners come in for cleaning. We do ask that you secure pets or animals when our cleaners come in, and provide a secure entrance system. If we’re cleaning carpets or floors we prefer that you do not stay (or perhaps hide in your office and read a good book!) for safety reasons.  We don’t want you to slip on a wet floor or trip on a hose.

Who supplies cleaning products?

Our cleaning cost includes all chemicals and equipment.  However, if you have a specific cleaning product you want us to use, that would have to be provided by you.

How often does the cleaner come?

Our cleaners are flexible. We can set regular cleanings based on your schedule, or come in and clean before you have a family holiday or company event. For businesses, our cleaners are also available during your company’s off hours, giving you a clean office or work area for your employees when they arrive. Some of our accounts are served 7 days per week and some are upon request.  We work within your budgets!

Do they do whole-home or business cleanings every time?

What do you need? Our cleaners can clean only the bathrooms or floors, or give your home or business a deep, “white-glove” clean every time. We can also establish quarterly or annual cleanings of your duct work, windows and blinds.  You decide on your cleaning and maintenance needs and wants. We work with you to set the cleaning schedule and scope at a cost that fits your budget.

How can I set up a cleaning?

Give us a call or send us an email.  We’re here to serve you.

What other questions do you have for a cleaning service?