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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.

Prejudice and Bias Towards House Cleaners

Prejudice and bias towards house cleaners? If you are a cleaning service provider you’re feeling the pinch from homeowner prejudice. Stuck in an old-fashioned mindset of chauvinism, racism, and bigotry. Maids and housekeepers with tattoos and facial piercings are feeling unwelcome.

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru does a deep dive into open mindedness with a plea to home owners. “Hold off on the judgment, prejudice and pious attitude. Permission of acceptance the new norm. Get rid of your animosity, ageism, and sexism.

A savvy cleaner knows that appearance and first impressions matter. But homeowners need to realize that narrow-mindedness and house cleaning don’t mix.

Depression – Are You Helping or Enabling?

Depression. You know somebody whose house is a mess. They’re filled with anxiety, gloom, sadness, misery, worry, and sorrow. The trouble with depression is you want to help, but you can’t change someone else.

Today on Ask a House Cleaner we dig into compassion and helping vs. enabling. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru covers mild depression to severe depression. “Get clear about your reasons for helping.” Yes, you can volunteer, but you’re still dealing with mental health and neglect. It’s a classic case of desperation meets good Samaritan.

They have to want to change and they may not want your help or maybe they just don’t care.