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5 Ways to Reduce Your Holiday Stress

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00November 1st, 2019|Helpful Tips|

November is a cozy month, filled with anticipation of the coming holidays where family and friends gather to celebrate the season. But it’s also the beginning of stressing out about getting everything done during the busy holidays. Here are five proven ways that you can use to reduce your holiday stress. Hire a cleaning company [...]

How do cleaning companies ensure that they do a quality job?

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00October 9th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

So you’ve taken the leap and hired a cleaning service to clean your home. How will your new cleaning crew ensure that they’ve done a great job and that you are happy with their service? The number one reason people drop their cleaning company or switch to a new one is due to a decrease [...]

What happens if something is broken or stolen?

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00September 18th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

  We hope that you never encounter this situation, but perhaps you’re curious about what happens if something is broken or stolen when your house is cleaned. If we break or damage something, we pay for it. Any cleaner or professional service person you hire to work in your home should have the same response. [...]

Should you tip your house cleaners? If so, how much?

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00September 4th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

First off, if you decide not to tip your cleaners, don’t worry—they are not going to do a bad job cleaning your home the next time they visit just because you didn’t tip. Your cleaners will always strive to provide you with high quality cleaning as long as you have [...]

How to get the most out of your one-time cleaning

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Helpful Tips|

A one-time cleaning means you’ve hired a cleaning service to come and clean your house one time, not for regular, recurring service. Why would someone want a one-time cleaning and not ongoing service? Popular reasons for a one-time cleaning Move in or move out Prepping for a party Cleaning up after a party Getting ready [...]

How are most employees screened?

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00July 15th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

When looking to hire a cleaning company, you’re right to be concerned about who exactly you’re inviting into your home. Most reputable professional maid services will provide several layers of screening for their employees. We outline a typical screening process below. Interview process First up, a prospective cleaner gets interviewed by the professional cleaning company [...]

Should I clean before the cleaners come?

By |2020-02-05T18:34:50-06:00July 1st, 2019|Helpful Tips|

This is one of the questions that everyone asks us—should I clean my home before you come to clean? Our answer: Tidy, don’t clean! If at all possible, tidy and declutter what you can so that you maximize your cleaner’s time while they are in your home. You want the cleaning company to focus on [...]

How long will it take a cleaning service to clean my home?

By |2019-08-06T13:46:58-05:00June 18th, 2019|Helpful Tips, Hiring Maid Service|

If you’ve never had the delightful experience of outsourcing your house cleaning to a cleaning company or maid service, you might be unsure how long it will actually take. When you do the cleaning, you probably have days when you whip through your home in a matter of minutes to clean up the mess. But [...]

What does it mean to be bonded and insured and why should I care?

By |2019-08-07T08:55:17-05:00June 4th, 2019|Helpful Tips, Hiring Maid Service|

Why Are Bonding & Insurance Important? When you compare house cleaning companies, you’ll notice that many of them say they are “bonded and insured.” But what does this actually mean? This important information can help you decide which cleaning company you feel most comfortable hiring. What Does Bonded Mean? Being bonded gives you a way [...]

What causes different price quotes for cleaning a home?

By |2019-08-07T08:55:00-05:00May 6th, 2019|cost of maid service, Helpful Tips, Hiring Maid Service|

When you’re shopping around for a maid service for your home, you may receive a wide range of price quotes. What causes these price differences? Why are some house cleaning companies more expensive than others when they’re all quoting prices for the same house? Size of company One of the biggest factors is whether you’re [...]

May Is Clean Air Month

By |2019-08-07T10:24:23-05:00May 1st, 2019|Helpful Tips, House Cleaning, Maid Service|

May is full of celebrations from Mother's Day to Memorial Day officially ushering in summer. May is also Clean Air Month and that leads most of us to think of air pollution, climate change and other BIG global issues. But the air inside our homes has been shown to be five times worse than the [...]

What’s the difference between hiring an independent cleaner vs a professional cleaner with employees?

By |2020-07-06T13:44:15-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Helpful Tips, Hiring Maid Service|

If you’re just starting to look around at potential cleaning companies, you might be surprised by the range of options that are available, from large well-known franchised companies to solo independent cleaners working out of the trunk of their cars. Then there’s us. Buckets & Bows Maid Service is a locally-owned professional cleaning service with [...]

What questions are they going to ask me when I call a pro cleaning service?

By |2019-08-07T08:50:16-05:00April 15th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

If you’ve never hired a professional cleaning service before, you might be nervous about what to expect from your first phone call with them. Never fear, we’re here to help you understand some of the questions that you’ll need to have answers for. There are no trick questions here, but you might want to prepare [...]

What happens if I’m not satisfied with my house cleaning service?

By |2019-08-07T08:56:00-05:00March 28th, 2019|cost of maid service, Helpful Tips|

When you make the decision to have someone clean your house, you’re putting your faith in them to do it right. Most professional house cleaning services have a satisfaction guarantee that means they will come back and address any areas they accidentally missed if you contact them within a day of the service. Companies that [...]

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