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Wash Dishes By Hand – Easy Peasy

Wash dishes by hand when you have no dishwasher? Or how about when your dishes are not dishwasher safe?

Today on Ask a House Cleaner we learn how to wash dishes by hand, and the art of soaking pots and pans.

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru answers questions on housekeeping. Should you wash dishes with running water? What kind of Dish soap or non-scratch scrub sponge should you use? Should you dry your dishes by hand and with what? What kind of dish drainer should you use?

When you wash dishes by hand does it consume more water? Or is there a better way to hand wash dishes? All these tips and more. Right here, right now.

Who Would You Hire? My Ideal Employee

Who would you hire as your ideal employee? Angela Brown, the House Cleaning Guru chooses her Dad.

Who would you hire if you knew you needed an expert in creating systems? Would you hire a lot of people or just those who are efficient, consistent and show a strong work ethic?

Who would you hire if you need someone you can count on? Or if you need work well done? How about an “I Can Do” attitude? Would you hire a reasonable person who charges a fair price and provides quality service?

Today on #AskaHouseCleaner we learn lessons from Dad.

Grounded All Summer For Not Cleaning My Room

Grounded all summer – what a bummer for having a messy room.

Today on Ask a House Cleaner a kid writes in grounded for not “cleaning my room.” The House Cleaning Guru, Angela Brown gives advice for kids. And tips for parents about grounding, punishment, discipline, and reciprocity.

Clean your room – you don’t get grounded. But it’s more about the privileges associated with obedience than it is the art to negotiate your punishment or make a deal.

Get what you want because you follow the rules and are obedient.

Handyman – Can I Hire My House Cleaner?

Handyman help when you need an extra set of hands. Who do you know with a tool belt and a toolbox?

Hint: Your handyman may also own a cleaning caddy, along with a particular set of skills.

Today on Ask a House Cleaner we look at urgent and rainy day special projects from your “honey-do list.” Your house cleaner may also be your best handyman because they know how to fix stuff.

As a savvy cleaner, you can market your cleaning business full time. And your home repair, “help out” projects during cancellations.

Already Clean – Why Did You Hire Me?

Already clean! So why did you hire me? It’s perplexing when you arrive to clean and there is no dust, no cobwebs, and no clutter. Everything is already clean. Now what?
Today on #AskaHouseCleaner we look at why did they hire you? Your house cleaning training says wipe everything down. (And other tips for cleaning already clean homes.)
Still, Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says maid service is more about the service than just being a maid.
Sometimes being a savvy cleaner is about caring for a slob. Sometimes is hanging out when customers are lonely. Or just want to brag they have a cleaning service. 

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