Getting the office ready for a party of international colleagues to attend a bi-annual event is a stressful activity that takes up an innordinate amount of time. When you only have your usual colleagues, you know each other’s habits and somehow become nose blind to the unfortunate side of close living. The kitchens and washrooms are rarely kept as pristine as they should when it’s a case of a cleaning rota arrangement. I have yet to find a bloke who willingly takes his turn at the cleaning – I will have taken up the challenge again.
So when it is advisable, desirable, and frankly absolutely essential, to get the office suite a clean, functional and appealing to visitors as possible, there is only one answer. Engage the services of a professional cleaning team . They will be able to strip out and thoroughly steam clean everywhere and their equipment is so much more robust than the little domestic hoover!
It cannot be easy trying to look after a house that is home to a quartet of busy, inquisitive and active children. It must be even more trouble when you add a boisterous puppy and an aged grandma into this mix. I know just such a family and although they do seem to be unbelievably good natured and content with their lot, the house and garden does rather reflect the hectic lifestyle that goes on it it.
When the grandma was celebrating a very significant birthday recently, the mum to the quartet suddenly lost her usually reliable sense of fun and began looking on edge. It took me a while to realise she was worried about how bad her house was now. I put her in touch with a fantastic cleaning agency who came to quote, suggested some additional decluttering work and within a week the house was cleaner, emptier, calmer and ready for the party to end all parties!
Welcoming a new baby into the family has always attracted a nice party atmosphere – the proud parents showing off the little one who is handed round to be oohed over for the entire time. The house, carpets and all rooms likely to receive any attention will have been vacuumed to within an inch of their lives. The bathooms and cloakrooms given that extra little shine with customary vim and vigour.
Sometimes a small office will have a function where lots more people might be attending and looking around facilities. It is these very opportunities that call for something better than the average ‘good going over’. Getting professional celaning agency in for anything like this is such a good idea. They can deal with house moves, including when tenants move out, doing deep clean before the next move in. Agencies can do regular cleans or one off specials. They achieve really fantastic results and so worth the fee!
This strange weather does seem to put a dampener on all outside activities – no sooner had the winter days left us, and we looked forward to long walks in the spring, then back came the winter chills – together with horrendous winds and torrential rain. It seems as though the weather world has gone completely topsy turvy all of a sudden. This brings its own problems inside the home as well. The children have to be encouraged to play outside whenever the will takes them – we all agree that outside play is better all round than the continual messing about with ipads and tablets etc.!
The trouble with then is the amount of mess that comes in with them. For a really good spring clean ‘giving the place a right bottoming out’ as they say, the only true method is to get in the professional cleaners. They are quick, efficient and do not cost the earth.
The winter having at last made it’s way out, all that mucky slushy mud has dried up and hopefully we won’t be bothered by it for many days in the next few months. The only time when this has been a problem has been dog minding time – I recently cared for a teenage labrador pup – huge in comparison with one or two little lap dogs near me. He is quite a tidy animal, never seems to have hair floating around or anything, but it is absolutely incredible how it takes a massive clean up effort to clear the muddy paw prints all over the carpet too!
My best investment was to engage the services of a professional cleaning company for a one off total clean after the pup was returned to his home. My word this was the best thing I’ve done for years and I’m still basking in a clean glory.
There has been a shift in family duties gradullay over the last couple of years, certainaly in the little enclave where I reside. In the days of yore, when families had a dog or two, taking Mutley out for at least one walk a day was down to the youngsters to undertake. Generally this was agreed when the whining to mum and dad started in the first place, when that friend’s gorgeous litter of labrador pups arrived and homes were sought! Unlike today when it’s all through agencies and vetting procedures come to the fore.
With pets and children comes a need for regular deep cleaning. A cleaning agency is by far the best idea, they can achieve domestic miracles in half the time, and the expense if so worthwhile for Mum, who these days probably works as well, and cannot possibly keep up with it all herself!
There is something to be said about the arrival of spring after the battering winds and rain of an extended winter. The cobwebs may have been blown away from the brain cells if a gusty walk is taken. Indeed the whole being is enhanced by a brisk walk out in the country or around the park. But then when you get home, you suddenly come back down to earth with a bump when you realise that your fairy godmother has not popped in and sorted out the cleaning or done anything about that disgusting kitchen floor!
If these tasks are getting the better of you week in and week out, why not think about engaging a professional cleaning agency. They are a whizz at sorting out the mess. Many are now prepared to actually put things away as well as do ironing and other tasks, in a whole house operation.
If there is one thing that really does put most people off opening up their home for visitors and relatives is the knowledge that they live untidily; despite all the efforts known to mankind. There is very little joy in having to get up at the crack of dawn to start stripping out the oven to clean it ready to cook for others. The rest of the kitchen can look jaded unless regular decluttering is brought into play. The same goes for all the lounges and sitting areas, it’s easy enough to just plump up the cushions and put the magazines tidily, but there is always a mess around the coffee table and at one end of the sofa.
Now is the time then to seriously consider a professional cleaning company to take over this much dreaded chore. The difference they make to the smooth running of a household is worth their small fee ten fold.
When I was very much younger, not yet in the sphere of being in any kind of business , I was well known in our tiny village for one of three teenage sisters who lived in the smart house down the lane. The world of social networking was light years away and we were generally referred to collectively as we shared the same name as a well known trio of sisters in a famous singing act.
We all babysat regularly, even Mum got helped out when we were solidly booked up for the fortnights around Christmas and New Year. We used to rate the houses by the cleanliness of the kitchens and bathrooms. Any that look grim were noted and one of my siblings got that booking the next time! If only there was the fantastic range of specialist cleaners available in those days – I would have been sending Santa a wish list of houses they could visit!
One of the pleasures on not having to race off to work every day now is to be able to people watch, or more accurately, neighbour-watch. A young family has moved into the house nearby, replacing an older lady who spent many hours vacuuming and cleaning.
Glancing out over the cul de sac I noted a large white estate car with the name and details of a cleaning company all over it in next doors’ drive. They advertised every kind of cleaning task imaginable. Upon chatting to the new young neighbour, one child on hip, the other haring around on a pedal scooter, it was obvious she had got this absolutely right. She and her partner had actually agreed before the children were born that a cleaner would be employed, thus freeing up essential child enjoyment time for both parents. Now how fab and in tune is that – Get online now and check out companies offering you the same salvation!