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Photo Release? Can I Take Before and After Photos?

Photo release? Can’t I just take before and after photos of the houses I’ve cleaned? Or do I need a photo release?

Today on Ask a House Cleaner we look at legal ways to market your cleaning business on social media. Before and after pictures need permission, a photo release and/or a creative commons license.

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru gives tips on dirty vs. clean, slime vs. shine, and messy vs. organized photos. What you need to know before you take that shot.

Junk in Junk Out – A House Cleaners Lament

Junk in junk out is a business philosophy. Junk in junk out refers to your early days as a house cleaner. If you are too busy to exercise, too busy to eat right. Or too busy to sleep at night, you can’t be a savvy cleaner. 

Junk in junk out is about results. You reap what you sow. Today on Ask a House Cleaner, Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru, has an answer. “Things get better when you get better.” And it comes from taking care of yourself first. 

You love the things you care for if you have insomnia you need a tune-up. Today’s tips remind us You are more important than any car you will ever drive. 

Stack The Deck In Your Favor

Stack the deck is an American idiom encouraging you to get the most of your house cleaner. When you stack the deck in your favor it means doing everyday routine tasks. 

Today on Ask a House Cleaner – you’re the savvy cleaner when you stack the deck before your maid arrives. Expect problems, take necessary precautions and help them help you. 

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says you can stack the deck when you clarify expectations. Pick up the house, find out how much cleaning will cost, and be prepared.

Close Out – End of Day Cleaning Biz “To Do’s”

Close out is an end of day cleaning biz term that means you close out your accounts for the day and get paid for today.

Ask a House Cleaner if a close out includes inventory of cleaning supplies. And do you have a clean uniform for tomorrow?

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says closing out your day covers everything. Close out today. Empty your vacuum. Check your equipment. Make sure your car has gas for tomorrow’s cleaning. Make sure you have properly inflated tires.

If you have business organization, you can keep your cleaning operation running smoothly.

Broken Vacuum – What Should I Do?

Broken vacuum. “Nooooo.” What should I do? This question comes from house cleaners with a broken vacuum and half a house left to clean.
Today on Ask a House Cleaner we look at options for a broken vacuum. It could be a suction problem; the vacuum is not picking up anything. You have an empty vacuum and you’ve checked the hose attachment – it’s got to go to the shop.
Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says it happens to every maid and every house cleaner. So, ask to borrow the customer’s vacuum or have a backup vacuum in your car.
Every day check your equipment and have a vacuum repair shop on speed dial.

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