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Cleaning Your Home With a Team

Ok, so here you are.  The woman who has been cleaning your home has finally given her notice.  She has been with you for the last 15 years, basically since she graduated high school, and here she is expecting her second child.

It’s been nice having one person clean your home.  She was fairly reliable, showing up every week and taking about four to five hours to clean your home the same way you would.  Sure, it took some training to get her to do it your way, but it was worth it.

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What are your options for replacing her (like you could ever replace her)?  Angieslist has a good comparison of your options, here.

You could search for another woman; maybe on craigslist or in the local news paper, but that seems so last century.  Besides, the world is a much different place since you last hired a home cleaner.

The other option is to hire a service.  The nice part of this option is you know that they are most likely insured and there is a certain amount of security involved with inviting them into your home.

A reputable cleaning service will background check their employees, have liability insurance and can be dependable and reliable.  Some will send the same people each time (usually two or three), so you have a sense of continuity on each cleaning.

The down side to this is that where it took your previous woman four to five hours to clean your home, the cleaning company can usually have it done in an hour to an hour and a half.  This may lead you to believe that they did an inferior job or skipped some things you wanted done, but in reality, two or three people naturally can do the same job your previous cleaner did in 1/3 or 1/2 the time.

Team

It may also be disconcerting to have a group of people in your home versus one person.  Whereas your previous cleaner was pretty silent in her work, save for the vacuum, a team will normally communicate during the cleaning (“Don’t forget the stainless polish.”, “Did you do these stairs, yet?”).

The decision is a personal preference and one you most likely will lose some sleep over.  It is your home, after all.  Best of luck to you!

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“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.”

We have always been all about making families’ lives easier, here at Freedom Cleaning Services.  

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Why do we think this way?  Because we are a family-owned business.  We know what it’s like to deal with the demands of family life.  The kids have school (and all that that implies like, homework, activities, sports, etc.), you have work; both the kind that pays and the kind that comes with owning a home.  Sometimes the demands on your time seem endless.

Originally it was all about the cleaning.  We were proud that we could take a chore that might take someone several hours to do over a weekend and give that back to them, to their family.  Several hours that could be spent reading bed-time stories or going to the park or having a date night.

And then it became about the health.  We spent a LOT of time trying different cleaners that claimed to be green.  We felt it was necessary to provide not only time and a clean home, but a healthy home as well.  We finally landed on Restore Naturals as our cleaner of choice.  We know them to be green PLUS they are made right here in our neighborhood.  Since we can pick them up, we aren’t wasting resources by having them shipped to us across the country. 

A couple of months ago, we were thinking about the process everyone had to go through to get a price quote from us.  You had to go to our website, and fill out a form.  This would be emailed to us and then we had to figure out what it would cost.  This could take upwards of 24 hours.  At that point we would email you back with a price range.  If you felt that the price was within the range you were expecting to pay, you would invite us out to your home and we would walk through with you and listen to your needs and wants.  At the end, we would give you a firm price and if you liked it, we could put you on the calendar.  *whew*!  That process could take several days.  We decided that if a family is busy, why would they want to take several days to get a price and schedule and book a cleaning?  

So, we built our new page and we are very proud of it!  Here our potential clients can do in a few minutes what used to take days to do.  Get a price, schedule and book a cleaning and pay for it.

I keep thinking about a quote from Thomas Edison.  “There’s a way to do it better.  Find it.”  

We will always be looking for ways to “do it better”.  Be more helpful to busy families.  Give them more time.  Clean better, more healthy, more efficiently.