“…Am I being cheap or unrealistic that $17-20 an hour for house cleaning seems a little high? I’m not trying to be rude by any means as I understand it can potentially be physically demanding work, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing that requires a college degree education.” This appeared on a Facebook post not long ago, and I have to admit, it got me a little steamed. Technically, no, one does not
Bonding…what IS that anyway? Friends and family tell us to hire someone who is “bonded” to be safe. Bonding is what could be called “theft insurance”. Different than liability insurance, it’s a separate policy that reputable companies invest in. It means that the work is truly guaranteed and backed up with insurance. Say a handy man has asked for half down on your new kitchen project. The estimate was for $10K, so you give him
We’ve started implementing our New Year Resolutions!
Some of you might have gotten a sneak peek at one of those changes: email reminders. But that’s the tip of the ice berg. Our new software has a lot of wonderful scheduling features that will make things run smoother for all of us.
We’re still working out the kinks in our new program. There’s a lot to learn! And, with any transition, there is always a bit of confusion. So, don’t hesitate to call or text us if you have questions: (719) 231-7155.
Our terms and conditions also got an update. Below is a summary of some of those changes. We sent a formal email listing all of the changes to everyone on Saturday January 7, 2017. If you didn’t get this email or you have any questions, please give us a call or text.
The holiday season is here again! It’s only natural to think of hiring someone to help with housecleaning as friends and family start to plan visits. The thought is typically fleeting. Many people think a housecleaning service is a luxury; however, the reality is that your home needs periodic cleaning.
How many times do you look around your home and say to yourself “It’s all right, I’ll get to it another day,” only to bypass it yet again? Then, when you can no longer stand the mess, you spend hours deep cleaning your home. Eventually everything is clean–sparkling and shiny–and you’re keeling over with exhaustion.
And, perhaps, as you curl up to sleep off the exhaustion you think about hiring someone. If you don’t think of it right then, the thought comes later as friends or family members leave dirty dishes in the sink or scatter crumbs on the floor. Maybe it takes until the cobwebs start creeping back into corners and dust settles back on countertops. But the thought comes.
So, here is why you should hire a housecleaning service!
Seven Reasons You Need Maid It! Green Housecleaning—
1. The Holidays are here. Plus, a housecleaning service can give you back some of your time (holidays or not). What would you do if you had more time?
2. How many arguments pop up about taking the trash out or cleaning the bathroom? All the fighting is frustrating. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was less fighting? With the kids. With your spouse. With yourself.
3. Housecleaning is what we do. It’s our job. We did our research. We’re green and earth-friendly. (Good for kids, cats, and dogs.) We like cleaning and we’re good at it. So, if you can hire someone to take care of the big guns, the deep stuff, why not?
Halloween is right around the corner. Shelves at the grocery store are overflowing with candy. Costumes are prominently displayed. And, of course, pumpkins are everywhere. Naturally some of those pumpkins need to be carved, and Maid It is hosting a pumpkin carving contest this year. Although, this isn’t quite a carving contest. But a design contest! We have a fifty-pound pumpkin. It’s not the prettiest pumpkin. There are a couple of beauty marks—bumps and scratches
Happy International Cat Day! The International Fund of Animal Welfare, and several other animal rights groups, put the holiday together for the first time in 2002. The goal of International Cat Day–or World Cat Day–is to increase the public’s awareness of cats in need as well as to celebrate one of the most popular pets on the planet. Cats are fascinating creates. And to celebrate International Cat Day here are some facts about cats– 1.
Lately I seem to update the blog for a holiday and then promptly let it spend time collecting dust, grime, and cobwebs. Case in point, this is a post to celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Which is rather exciting. There is nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk. Although, I am planning to update the blog later this month and talk about some of the changes to the backend
“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” – Robert J. McCracken Happy Fourth of July! It’s a little odd to have the holiday on a Monday this year. But I hope everyone has a chance to celebrate and spend time with family and friends despite work obligations. And, of course, enjoy the fireworks. (The fireworks
May vanished. And June is halfway over. Suddenly the snow is gone. Although, there are still spots of gloomy weather hanging over the city, like the rainstorm Monday morning, even with the heat chasing away most of the clouds. The weather is warm enough—sometimes even hotly oppressive—to support gardening now, too. Lettuce, tomatoes, and chives are all starting to grow. My strawberry patch is even trying to do something. Quite the impressive feat, especially since