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How to stay healthy while traveling

By |2020-02-11T10:33:12-06:00December 10th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

Trains, planes, and buses are some of the germiest places you can encounter, with dirty seats and floors, and sick people all around you. If you have an upcoming holiday trip planned, you’ll want to check out these tips from our very own Debbie Sardone, owner of Buckets & Bows Maid Service. She was recently [...]

Should you give a holiday gift or tip to your cleaner?

By |2020-02-11T10:33:12-06:00December 8th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

Christmas carols are ringing and you’re feeling especially generous toward the people who make your life better all year round, like your house cleaner. So should you give them a gift or an extra holiday tip? In our opinion, it’s a very nice and welcome gesture to do something extra for your home cleaner during [...]

Best gifts for the clean freak in your life

By |2020-02-11T10:33:12-06:00December 1st, 2019|Helpful Tips|

Most of us enjoy having a neat and tidy home, but we all know that one person who absolutely loves to clean and needs their house to be spick-and-span at all times. That clean freak would be thrilled to receive anything from this selection of gifts. Now, it can be easy to get this type [...]

Company coming? Tips for making your home guest friendly

By |2020-02-11T10:33:13-06:00November 8th, 2019|Helpful Tips|

Welcoming family and friends into your home is always a great experience, but we’ve got a few tips to make your hospitality stand out from the crowd. Just a few extra touches will make your guests feel right at home. Having overnight visitors? We’ve got you covered there as well. Clean home, happy guests No [...]

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 [...]

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