Ask a House Cleaner

Ask a House Cleaner

Ask a House Cleaner is a daily show where you get to ask your house cleaning questions and we help you find answers. Learn how to clean, how to declutter, and how to create a space to live in that makes your heart sing. Our host, Angela Brown, a professional house cleaner for 25 years, ran and managed one of the largest independently owned cleaning companies in the Southeast United States. She is the CEO and founder of Savvy Cleaner Training for House Cleaners and Maids.

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July 3, 2022 11 min

Have you ever thought of franchising your cleaning business? Meet Dori Stewart a teacher who turned her business into a multi-million dollar global enterprise through #franchising. Today Stewart shares behind-the-scenes stuff you need to know if you want to franchise, and the steps to take today even if you are just starting your #cleaningservice.  (https://doristewart.com - Free Download)

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Is Brilion the last maid service software or app you will need to run a #cleaningbusiness? Residential cleaning business owners often get bogged down with managing customer data, scheduling appointments, dispatching cleaners, collections, and marketing. 

With Brilion, you can do all that in just minutes a day - not hours. The small investment you will spend on #maidservice software will pay for itself in a couple of jobs per month....

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House cleaners hit rock bottom feeling fatigued, under financial pressures, and frustrated by employee challenges. Here's a proven strategy that will put #cleaningbusiness owners back in the driver's seat with the needed boost to get the business back on track.

Today's Ask a House Cleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner training and certification for house cleaners and maids. (https://savvycleaner.com/join) And your host today...

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If you're looking for high functioning anxiety tips for house cleaners meet Tati Garcia. (https://becalmwithtati.com) She's here today to tell unpack the differences between stress as a cleaning business owner and the debilitating anxiety that comes with imposter syndrome and causes paralysis and procrastination. If your #CleaningBusiness is in growth mode but suffers from #anxiety learn what types of #copingskills may be a...

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Wanna know how to get more cleaning leads online? Many house cleaners and #maidservice owners don't know how to leverage time online to grow their #cleaningbusiness. Which social media platform is best for maid services? And are hashtags still key to business growth? 

Today we chat with Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing Services, Inc. CEO, for best tips and practices for social media marketing in 2022. Angela Brown flips the script...

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June 8, 2022 12 min

I am talking to myself while cleaning and I am not alone. Most people have an inner dialogue playing in their heads at all times. We repeat conversations we've had and replay what was said, and what could have been said. What do you say when you talk to yourself while cleaning? Do you have negative self-talk or do you speak to yourself with a #positiveattitude? Here are some hints on ways to turn self-talk conversations common ...

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Are you cleaning with high functioning depression? Are you following routines? Are you on track for a while and then suddenly slide off the rails? Do you have low energy and fatigue even though you are slugging through every day? You're not alone.

Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner training and certification for house cleaners and maids. (https://savvycleaner.com/join) And your host today is #angelabrown 

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My insane shoe collection took me twenty years to get right. Now I don't waste time trying on the wrong shoes, decluttering my closet of excess shoes, sorting, saving, or storing shoes I don't wear. And I don't waste time standing in lines waiting for the doors to open at the sneaker store so I can get the latest shoe.

Today's Ask a House Cleaner sponsor is #HoardingWorld a program helping people change their relati...

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Decluttering underneath the bathroom sink is a quick win if done right. I'm not here to show you fancy organizing bins and under-the-sink storage ideas - just a few quick rules to help us get rid of items that are taking up space for items no longer used.  If you are looking for small bathroom organization ideas - the first step is to declutter the items you don't need or want. This creates space for better organization.

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May 30, 2022 7 min

The easiest way to declutter clothes only takes a couple of minutes at a time. No need to spend hours being overwhelmed or creating big piles. The key to purge your closet the easy way is to take one type of item to the #ClutterCorner and create new rules about your clothes. Extreme closet #declutterwithme sessions are now a thing of the past. Work smart, not hard.

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May 27, 2022 10 min

Ever wonder how to recycle PlayStations and consoles? As you #declutter should you restore, refurbish or regift them? What items can be sent to a donation center and what needs to go through an electronic recycling program? In today's #ClutterCorner we look at PlayStation recycling centers as we create new rules for games, videos, and CDs no longer used or wanted in a home.

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May 26, 2022 9 min

These 3 cleaning business secrets will make your company so reliable, and so remarkable you will get tons of referrals. Best of all these marketing tips are crazy simple that even new maid service owners can do them with no prior experience. Running a #cleaningbusiness in a competitive market can cost a fortune to get and keep clientele. But it doesn't have to be expensive - all you need is to do is these 3 cleaning business se...

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May 25, 2022 8 min
If you're wondering how to find a good house cleaner you're not alone. So many people are afraid of hiring a house cleaner because they have had a bad experience in the past with sloppy work or frequent callouts. Others are looking for trustworthy tips to hire a maid service because items have been stolen or misplaced in the past. Good cleaning services are everywhere and they do excellent work and are affordable. You just ...

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Here's how to remove thick grease from kitchen cabinets and drawers. This pre-treatment is the best of the #cleancabinets #cleaninghacks because it will preserve the finish and shine of your cupboards without stripping the varnish. We know the fast easy way to clean greasy cabinets includes the drill brush set for the electric drill but this method comes first when everything else fails.

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Have you tried chemical-free cleaning with the Light "N' Easy Steam Mop?  If you have allergies triggered by cleaning chemicals you are not alone. In this Light "N' Easy Steam Mop #ProductReview you'll see how to mop your tile floors, hardwood floors, LVP, and other hard surface floorings. With the handheld steamer, you'll learn how to steam clean fabric chairs, valances, sealed granite countertops, backspla...

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Tips and strategies to improve your house cleaning and help you grow a cleaning business. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner training and certification for house cleaners and maids. (https://savvycleaner.com/join) And your host today is #AngelaBrown *** PROMISED LINKS AND GOOD KARMA RESOURCES *** Plastic Flexible Cutting Boards - https://amzn.to/3KK87vR Sal Suds Castile Soap - https://amzn.to/38IkTNa Swiffer Dus...

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April 29, 2022 7 min

More is less when it comes to the rich and famous...and the cluttered, and poor. Having more of a thing doesn't bring more joy, it actually dilutes the amount of joy one can have. More stuff causes decision fatigue. Storing excess stuff takes up space and in some cases costs money. Why are so many people on the quest for more? 

Today's Ask a House Cleaner sponsor is #Hoarding World And your host today is #AngelaBrown

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April 27, 2022 5 min
Tips and strategies to improve your house cleaning and help you grow a cleaning business. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner training and certification for house cleaners and maids. (https://savvycleaner.com/join) And your host today is #AngelaBrown *** PROMISED LINKS AND GOOD KARMA RESOURCES *** Plastic Flexible Cutting Boards - https://amzn.to/3KK87vR Sal Suds Castile Soap - https://amzn.to/38IkTNa Swiffer Dus...
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Where do you start when you're decluttering? It can be so overwhelming if you've been storing and saving stuff for years. Instead of trying to #declutter and get organized all at once, focus on the easy stuff first. The reason we've created the #cluttercorner for you is to break decluttering into small chunks where we remove the emotional attachments. This allows us to make decisions about the things we currently own, a...

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April 15, 2022 8 min

Wanna know how to clean baseboards the HARD way? Check out these professional cleaning tips. Sooner or later you will end up at a home with neglected #baseboards or skirting boards and will have to do a deep cleaning on them. This process takes much longer than using a Swiffer duster and will require some scrubbing while on your hands and knees. Maintenance cleaning your baseboards will keep you from ever needing to clean baseboard...

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