This business is always about profit margin in a hyper-competitive industry. Staying ahead of those that would undercut us because they can afford to. They don’t carry insurance, they don’t have employees or do, but pay them cash. They don’t pay sales tax. Every penny they earn, they keep.
This business is always about cleaning. Making sure our customers’ homes are cleaned and shined. Scrubbed and polished. Vacuumed, dusted and mopped, so that they have more time to do what they want, instead of having to clean it themselves.
But, sometimes it is about so much more. Sometimes it is about hope, and faith and strength. Like when we are Cleaning for a Reason, cleaning the homes of women undergoing cancer treatment. Going through a hell that far too many know, with worries far beyond our meager concerns, they manage to be grateful and hopeful. While they think we are giving them a gift, they give us so much in return.
And sometimes, if we are lucky,
and all the pieces fall into place,
sometimes, this business can be about giving a mother and child something to smile about at bath time.
We love our business. Do you love what you do?