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Ask a House Cleaner is a daily show where you get to ask your house cleaning questions and we provide answers. Learn how to clean. How to start a cleaning business. Marketing & Advertising tips for your cleaning service. How to find top quality house cleaners, housekeepers, and maids. Employee motivation tactics. Strategies to boost your cleaning clientele. Cleaning company expansion help. Time-saving Hacks for DIY cleaners & more. Hosted by Angela Brown, 25-year house cleaning expert and founder of Savvy Cleaner Training for House Cleaners & Maids.

Ask a House Cleaner is a daily show where you get to ask your house cleaning questions and we provide answers. Learn how to clean. How to start a cleaning business. Marketing & Advertising tips for your cleaning service. How to find top quality house cleaners, housekeepers, and maids. Employee motivation tactics. Strategies to boost your cleaning clientele. Cleaning company expansion help. Time-saving Hacks for DIY cleaners & more. Hosted by Angela Brown, 25-year house cleaning expert and founder of Savvy Cleaner Training for House Cleaners & Maids.
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Ask a House Cleaner is a daily show where you get to ask your house cleaning questions and we provide answers. Learn how to clean. How to start a cleaning business. Marketing & Advertising tips for your cleaning service. How to find top quality house cleaners, housekeepers, and maids. Employee motivation tactics. Strategies to boost your cleaning clientele. Cleaning company expansion help. Time-saving Hacks for DIY cleaners & more. Hosted by Angela Brown, 25-year house cleaning expert and founder of Savvy Cleaner Training for House Cleaners & Maids.

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980-254-0900


Episodes

House Plants and House Cleaners - Vacation Rental Mailbag

6/19/2019
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Can house plants be on the house cleaners to do list? In today's Vacation Rental Mailbag, we look at house plants as a #TurnoverService add on. Your house cleaner (housekeeper, maid, cleaner) is going to be at the #Airbnb or vacation rental anyway. Angela Brown says watering house plants and plant care is a natural fit. Today's Ask a House Cleaner sponsor is Savvy Cleaner producer of these Turnover Service Cleaning Tips. *** MOST REQUESTED LIST OF STUFF I USE...

Duration:00:06:24

How to Clean Doors, 6 Panel Doors, Metal Doors

6/18/2019
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Doors - How do you clean doors? And do you clean metal doors the same way you clean 6-panel doors? Watch Angela Brown cleaning doors and then you can do it yourself. There are only 5 tools you need. The OXO deep clean brush, Greased Lightning, a terry cloth, a Magic Eraser, and a Swiffer Duster. The wood panel doors with the detail groove are easy to clean including removing scuff marks on doors. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are #SavvyCleaner (#Cleaning training and certification...

Duration:00:06:04

Amazon Home Services to Grow My Cleaning Company?

6/12/2019
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https://housecallpro.com/Angela for easy scheduling software for cleaning business owners. #Housecallpro Can I use Amazon Home Services to grow my cleaning company? House cleaners wonder if the no marketing approach that Amazon Home Services provides makes sense. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says Amazon Homes Services removes sales by advertising for you. Sure, they will do a background check when you sign up. And you need to have the training, insurance, and a business...

Duration:00:09:58

What's Your Sign? Vacation Rental and Airbnb Signs with House Rules

6/12/2019
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What's your sign? You do have signs for your #vacationrental and Airbnb, right? House rules printed to manage guest expectations? So, what's your sign? Airbnb hosting is seamless when you leave instructions for guests. Instead of what's your sign, we should ask where's your sign or signs? There are bathroom signs for Airbnb and VRBO. There are kitchen signs for Airbnb. Swimming pool signs for vacation rental and short-term rental units. They include welcome instructions and check out...

Duration:00:05:53

I Don't Want a Woman House Cleaner - Women are Mean!

6/11/2019
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Don't want a woman house cleaner? Not all women are mean. Some women are cruel, and that's a shame. But most are just there to clean. If you don't want a woman house cleaner there are male house cleaners too. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says social anxiety or autism are good reasons you don't want a woman house cleaner. But a friend with the know like trust factor could help you navigate a walkthrough. Interview a house cleaner and then leave when the house cleaner comes to...

Duration:00:10:26

Angela Brown's Top 10 Personal Protective Equipment

6/8/2019
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https://housecallpro.com/Angela track your employee hours - free demo. Angela Brown's Top 10 Personal Protective Equipment items make sense. House cleaners and maids wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) because of OSHA regulations. Common personal protective equipment items include vinyl gloves, nitrile gloves. Safety glasses and even a disposable face mask or reusable face mask make the list. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru has a few optional PPE items to the list. Things like...

Duration:00:15:08

Face Mask - Will You Offend Cleaning Customers?

6/6/2019
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https://HousecallPro.com/Angela (Service software for House Cleaners and Maids.) Do you wear a face mask while cleaning? Are you worried if you do wear a face mask you will offend cleaning customers? House cleaners have tough jobs that sometimes need face protection. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says a face mask is good personal protective equipment (PPE). Work smart not hard when #cleaning things with dust, mold and harsh chemicals. Not just because OSHA recommends it, but...

Duration:00:05:51

Left Luggage after Late Airbnb Checkout, What Now? - Vacation Rental Mailbag

6/5/2019
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Keep track of all your cleaning appointments with #HousecallPro https://housecallpro.com/angela Guests left luggage after late Airbnb checkout - what now? Are there standard house rules for left luggage? Is the house cleaner or maid in charge of it? Do you suspend Airbnb cleaning or turnover service until the guest is gone, gone? Should you move the left luggage before the next guests arrive or should you contact the #VacationRental host? And do you hold luggage for guests who can't...

Duration:00:07:26

My Word Against Hers - Homeowner vs. House Cleaner

6/4/2019
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It's my word against hers so what now? If you've ever been in a homeowner vs. house cleaner "my word against hers" it can feel pretty helpless. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says it's best to clarify expectations up front on the walkthrough. Set boundaries and guidelines and get agreements in writing. Before you get to the "my word against hers" mismanagement of communication ask questions. Ask what to do if something malfunctions. Do you call? Text? Do you rotate chores and is...

Duration:00:09:35

How to Ask a Customer to Stop Smoking While You Are Cleaning

5/30/2019
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"Stop smoking because everything is harder to clean." A house cleaner wants to know how to ask a customer to stop smoking while you are cleaning. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says as the maid you can stop smoking but you can't tell your customers to quit smoking. It's overstepping professional boundaries. Homeowners who smoke don't want to hear health advice while paying you to clean. But here's some business advice and cleaning advice - as a maid service you can move on to a...

Duration:00:04:38

Logos That Promote Your Airbnb - Vacation Rental or Cleaning Biz

5/29/2019
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Housecall Pro to automate your cleaning business - https://HousecallPro.com/Angela Logos. Logos that promote your Airbnb, vacation rental (VRBO) or cleaning business are part of your company brand. Logos are one of the oldest marketing elements that help others recognize you. The secret to great logos is the colors in the logo design. So, if you want to create a logo for your maid service, or hire someone on Fiverr to do it for you - the perfect logo will have colors that make people want...

Duration:00:08:16

Rundown Apartment - Renters Tips for Cleaning

5/28/2019
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Got a rundown apartment? Are you thinking "The place is falling apart and with no investment, I want to clean my space?" Here are some renters’ tips for cleaning a rundown apartment. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says you need a cleaning routine that includes bi-annual deep cleaning. You also need maintenance cleaning even if you do it yourself. You deserve a clean place to live even if you're a tenant and you live in a rundown apartment. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is...

Duration:00:07:18

DampRid Product Review to Remove Odors and Prevent Mold

5/27/2019
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In today's DampRid #ProductReview we learn how to remove odors and prevent mold with a moisture absorber. DampRid is moisture absorption first and odor eliminator second. DampRid is a solution for those wondering how to remove musty odors and Angela Brown says even school lockers can benefit. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are #Savvy Cleaner (training and certification for house cleaners and maids.) And HouseCleaning360 (a hub connecting house cleaners and homeowners.) *** MOST...

Duration:00:06:36

Do You Need a Tax ID for Your House Cleaning Business

5/23/2019
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Do you need a tax id number for your house cleaning business? How about if you are a solo operator? And if you have a DBA (doing business as) rather than an LLC (limited liability corporation) do you still need a tax id? Can you use your SSN (Social Security number) instead of a tax id? Can you start a cleaning business without an EIN? Angela Brown covers the ways you can still pay taxes as a small #cleaning business owner. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner. (Training and...

Duration:00:09:30

How to Clean Your Blinds (Deep and Maintenance Cleaning)

5/22/2019
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Checkout Housecall Pro for a special VIP demo and group discount - https://HouseCallPro.com/Angela Ever wonder how to clean your blinds? Did you know there is little difference between deep cleaning and maintenance clean methods? You can clean your blinds using the same 4 tools - even if they are faux wood blinds, mini blinds, plantation shutters or Venetian blinds. Watch Angela Brown cleaning in this easy #HowtoClean tutorial using Original Krud Kutter a Swiffer Duster and if needed, an...

Duration:00:09:42

Angela Brown's Top 10 Trade Show Tips for House Cleaners

5/17/2019
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Angela Brown's top 10 trade show tips for house cleaners will boost your marketing. It will also save you money from attending random home shows, conferences, expos, fairs, and trade shows. These #Top10 trade show tips will help you grow your maid service if you apply lead generation and follow up to the expo. Sure, you will do other marketing like having giveaways, ad gimmicks or a stretch fabric display. But if you apply these trade show tips to all the #Tradeshows you attend from here...

Duration:00:13:55

Flying Solo - How to Run a Cleaning Business By Yourself

5/16/2019
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Can you run a house cleaning business flying solo? Without growth and employees, can you run a house cleaning business with success? Can you run a house cleaning business flying solo? Without growth and employees, can you run a house cleaning business with success? Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says you can run a house cleaning business with proper cleaning business training. You don't even need a lot of money. House cleaner education is available everywhere. But you do need to...

Duration:00:08:09

Things You Overhear and Oversee While House Cleaning

5/15/2019
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What do you do when you overhear and oversee stuff while house cleaning? It might be a weird or awkward situation you find yourself in. Every #cleaning company needs a privacy policy for things you overhear and oversee while house cleaning. Client confidentiality is paramount out of respect for your customers and clients. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says a closed-mouth policy will promote your cleaning business. Keeping private information private is what clients...

Duration:00:07:46

What Your Neighbors House Cleaning Says About You

5/14/2019
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What your neighbor’s house cleaning says about you is not what you think. Many people worry about their neighbor’s house cleaning habits and then they feel inferior. "They must have a maid, or a house cleaner or a professional cleaning service." "Maybe they hurry and clean before we visit." Your neighbor’s house cleaning has nothing to do with you. Many people play keeping up with the Joneses or they clean before company comes. It doesn't mean they have a better cleaning routine or they...

Duration:00:05:13

Should I Use Twitter to Grow My Cleaning Company?

5/12/2019
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Do you use twitter for business? A house cleaner asks: Should I use twitter to grow my cleaning company? In today’s #AskaHouseCleaner we look at twitter for business and how the social media strategy fits in with house cleaners and maids. Having a social media presence builds credibility with the search engines and helps boost your ranking. A Savvy Cleaner will lock in the social media and twitter for business handles just so someone else doesn’t use them. And another smart move is...

Duration:00:11:10