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Healthy Cleaning Rhythm

The nugget of any cleaning job is a healthy cleaning rhythm.  In fact, the only way to get a nice nugget for your work is to have a healthy cleaning rhythm.  Honor your needs, your rhythm, your ability to feel good and make money.  Healthy boundaries are vital to survival in every aspect of life.  It is no different in the cleaning business.  Here is the deal:  you need to be able to take full advantage of the familiarity with the job.  Our society diminishes the value of our individual time.  Our individual time is essential to survival.  If you squander the time you have to yourself that is a different issue.

If  you squander the opportunity to take advantage of a healthy cleaning rhythm, then again, we have a different issue.  Our time is one of the most valuable resources that we have.  It is our chance to improve and move forward.  Our society encourages and perpetuates throwing our time away like garbage.  Santa Fe Green Cleaning has yet to work a job for pay by the hour.  We get paid by the job.  Your client will have no problem if you stay beyond your scheduled time to do extra work.  Your sub-job is to assure that your client has no problem when you leave before your scheduled time.  Oh… and make sure they pay you the full cleaning amount.  Without this leverage there is little advantage or motivation to running a cleaning business.  Maybe any business.

When you are familiar with the job you will expend less energy, possibly less time to get more work done producing a result of a super clean environment for your client.  If your client is giving you lists of different stuff to do with each cleaning then a healthy cleaning rhythm will become impossible to achieve.  We actually charge per item for lists.  We very rarely stay late to accomplish tasks on a list.  Generally our clients do not give us lists.

Do your clients care if you succeed?  We are succeeding.  We are Santa Fe Green Cleaning.  Visit us on the web at http://www.santafegreencleaning.com .  Call 505-310-3653 for a free estimate.

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Cleaning is personal

Cleaning is personal.  Being someone’s personal assistant is different than being someone’s professional cleaner.  How are those boundaries established?  My personal assessment of the overall situation in Santa Fe, New Mexico is that very often the clients of cleaners can be beginning, middle and end of a demise in the service that they so seek.  First and foremost, if your cleaner is not making enough money then game over.  Are you wondering why your cleaning crew are unenthusiastic, late, slow and otherwise lousy?  If you do not value the service with your checkbook then you will always receive sub-par service.

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Secondly, cleaners are not servants.  It seems that being a personal assistant could be a lucrative profession.  For whatever reason, the lines between personal assistant and cleaner are VERY blurred.  I should take a moment to emphasize that Santa Fe Green Cleaning clients are the ones who understand that our profession is cleaning and that we KNOW what to do.  In fact, the truth be told, we more often than not, know what to do better than our clients.  No question though, a good team effort is always in order.

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The ironic and even comical side of the story is that the client who directly creates an impossible situation for their cleaners, then complains rabidly.  It’s surreal how often this happens.  So here is my advice:  chill out, let us do our job, pay us well and appreciate the work we do.  Cleaning, after all is already pretty low on the totem of jobs.  Try to be appreciative.

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