Third Party Service Vendor Referrals/Recommendations

In an effort to address routine household repair and maintenance items, you may have a specialized need from time to time. We work closely with a variety of third party service providers and are happy to provide you a referral and/or recommendation.

  • Exterior upper story window cleaning
  • Pest Control
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Lawn and Landscaping
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Pool Care

Residential Speed Cleaning Tricks

Time Flies…

Record your Start and End times. Get a little faster every time.

If what you’re doing isn’t going to work, then shift to a heavier-duty cleaner or tool.

You’re going to get very good at knowing what tool or product to use without having to throw everything in the book at it. You’ll be learning to anticipate what to reach for before you start a task so you won’t have to shift.

Keep your tools in impeccable shape.

Dull razors scratch-they don’t clean. Clogged spray bottles puff up and make noises, they don’t spray.

“OCD? You say that like it’s a bad thing.”

Repetition makes for smoother moves. Always put your tools back in the same spot in your apron. You can’t spare the time to fumble around for them. And you can’t afford to leave them lying around in alien places for the dog to carry away. You’ll quickly get so expert you’ll become aggravated if the tool you expected isn’t in the right spot when you reach for it.

Be in the moment

Pay attention to what you are doing, when you are doing it, everything else will fall into place if you do.

Don’t rinse or wipe a surface before it’s been cleaned.

You’ll just have to start over. When you’re cleaning a surface, don’t rinse or wipe just to see if you’re done. If you’re wrong, you’ll have to start all over. Learn to check as you’re cleaning by “seeing through” the gunk to the surface below. Then you can tell when it’s dislodged and ready to be wiped or rinsed…

Don’t keep working after it’s clean.

Once you’ve reached “clean,” stop! You’re cutting into valuable leisure time. Rinse or wipe and move on.

Use the right tools.

Give your specialized gadgets to your enemies. You need real tools that cut time to shreds. Most of all, you need a cleaning apron to hang tools on and store cleaning supplies in as you move around the room. The method depends on it, and soon you’ll feel lost without yours.

“Bust ‘a move…”

make dozens of aggravating trips back and forth across the room. Walk around the room once and you’re done, except for the floor.

Work from the top down

Dirt follows the laws of gravity just like anything else. When you start at the top and work to the bottom, you won’t be constantly re-cleaning surfaces with dirt from above.

If it isn’t dirty, don’t clean it.

For example, vertical surfaces are almost never as dirty as horizontal surfaces. Upper shelves and molding have less dust than lower ones. Often all that’s dirty about a surface is a few fingerprints, so don’t clean the whole area.

“Wax On, Wax Off Daniel-San”

Use both hands. Your work force is half idle if one hand is doing all the work. Finish one step with one hand and start the next step with the other. Or, wipe with one hand while the other steadies the object.