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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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Listen to This Before You Buy a Cleaning Car

1/21/2019
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Watch this before you buy a cleaning car. Angela Brown says your #cleaning car is a reflection of your company, your image and company branding. I'm asked a lot "What car should I drive for my maid service?" It comes down to the type of car payment you can afford and the psychology of selling. Look at the car’s maids drive and then don't compete with your client’s vehicle or SUV. A car for house cleaning should be clean. The #CleaningCar is part of your company image. So, invest in an...

Duration:00:07:51

5 Things House Cleaners Dont Want You to Know

1/18/2019
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5 things house cleaners don't want you to know could keep you from hiring the wrong maid or maid service. Not all house cleaners are the same. Some are trained and some have a healthy job history, others don't. Among the 5 things house cleaners don't want you to know is that some aren't really bonded or insured. They lie. And some will eat your food. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru wants you to screen your house cleaner and ask qualifying questions. As the homeowner, you have a right...

Duration:00:08:26

7 Sure Fire Tactics to Fire Employees - House Cleaning

1/17/2019
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Here are 7 sure-fire tactics to fire employees because saying "you're fired" is never easy. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says employee termination can cause emotional meltdowns. Which day of the week is best to fire an employee? Any maid service will say Monday. Staff performance reviews would hint at firing an employee over firable things. But how to fire someone while managing social media is quite another. "Fired employee speaks out" hits the press when employee outbursts...

Duration:00:08:55

Vacation Rental Mailbag - Q & A About Cleaning Supplies

1/16/2019
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Today’s vacation rental mailbag answers Q & A about cleaning supplies and turnover service. Airbnb, VRBO and STR hosts want to know if they should buy ready to use cleaning solutions or concentrates. Angela Brown says #VacationRental properties can save money on cleaning supplies if you clean a lot. Visit a janitorial supply. And pick up some degreasers, glass cleaner, and all-purpose #cleaning supplies. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner (training and certification for...

Duration:00:09:13

People Who Hire Maids - Are They Snooty?

1/15/2019
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People, who hire maids, are they snooty? Arrogant? Or do they just hate cleaning? Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says it could be they just don't have time to clean so they hire a maid. Some homeowners do hate cleaning but most have daily chores or a daily cleaning routine. They tidy up but they outsource cleaning - the bigger #cleaning to a house cleaner. It doesn't mean you're entitled if you need help to get organized or clean your house. Lots of people hire maids to do their...

Duration:00:06:23

How to Rebuild Your Cleaning Business After a Move

1/14/2019
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How to rebuild your cleaning business after a move is a common question for the moving business owner. If you're moving to a new location you don't have to reinvent yourself - just establish new clients. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru notes you have transferrable skills. The secret of starting over is to realize the struggles of being in a new place are mostly in your head. You're not starting over from scratch with house cleaning. You're just starting over again. Your move to a new...

Duration:00:10:56

Fragile Collections: The Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning Them

1/11/2019
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Fragile Collections - what are the do's and don'ts of cleaning them? Do you include cleaning fragile collections of knick-knacks as part of your regular cleaning? And how much should you charge to clean fragile items like ceramic figurines? Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says cleaning collections need risk assessment. Dusting fragile items, porcelain or glass figurines needs safety and handling training. If you're handling and moving delicate objects and they bump, break or shatter...

Duration:00:08:28

How to Go From 9 to 5 to House Cleaning - Be Your Own Boss

1/10/2019
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Ever wonder how to go from 9 to 5 to house cleaning and be your own boss? Going full time can be tough even if you know how to start a cleaning business. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru suggests free house cleaning training in cleaning videos like this. Also, read the book How to Start Your Own House Cleaning Company for diy tips to start your maid service. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is Savvy Cleaner (training and certification for house cleaners and maids.) And My Cleaning...

Duration:00:11:27

How to Sell Cleaning Services to Airbnb Hosts

1/9/2019
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Ever wonder how to sell cleaning services to Airbnb Hosts? You're not alone. VRBO hosts wonder where to find a good house cleaner. And you're going "I want to grow my cleaning company how do I get more AirBNB accounts?" Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru answers your questions from the Vacation Rental Mailbag. (VRM) Airbnb hosting and the vacation rental business is hard without cleaning help. Here are ways to offer your cleaning service and book more cleaning jobs. Today's...

Duration:00:07:31

Easy Dish Cleaning Ideas When You Hate to Wash Dishes

1/7/2019
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What are some easy dish cleaning ideas when you hate to wash dishes? Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru shares how to wash dishes fast with a bit of dish soap and a dish drain. Washing dishes by hand is way faster than using a dishwasher and one of many speed cleaning hacks to keep your dishes clean. Easy household cleaning hacks like these will take the chore out of housework. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is Savvy Cleaner (Training and Certification for house cleaners and maids.)...

Duration:00:05:46

How to Clean a Ceramic Stove Top - Cerama Bryte Product Review

1/7/2019
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How to clean a ceramic stove top when it's a mess is the topic of today's Cerama Bryte Product Review. If you have a glass top cooktop and want to do it yourself, you can learn from Angela Brown cleaning one and showing you how in this tutorial. It's easy to clean a ceramic cooktop with the Cerama Bryte DIY Kit. If you're looking for a cook top cleaner for your dirty stove try Cerama Bryte. It will make your glass top like new. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner instructional video sponsor is...

Duration:00:12:16

Why on Earth Would You Want to Help Your Competition? House Cleaning

1/3/2019
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Why on earth would you want to help your competition? It's a house cleaning FAQ and its rooted in the fear of #competition. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru suggests there are reasons to help your competition. "I'm trying to grow my cleaning company and my employee wants to start a cleaning business..." or "My co-worker is leaving to start her own maid service." Relax, there is enough work for us all. You can help your competition and collaborate not compete. There's lots of house...

Duration:00:09:57

I or We - How do You Refer to Your Cleaning Business?

1/3/2019
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I or We - how should I refer to my cleaning business? I want to grow my cleaning company but right now it's just me. I don't have any team members, employees, partners or anyone else in my maid service. So, should I say I or We? Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says a maid service is never one person. In the beginning, it can be I or We but there are mentors and counsel. The collective We is bigger than the I in your #cleaning. Market your cleaning business by looking at yourself...

Duration:00:04:07

Vacation Rental Mailbag (VRM) for AirBNB - VRBO - STR

1/2/2019
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What is Vacation Rental Mailbag (VRM)? It is answers to House Cleaning FAQ for AirBNB, VRBO, and STR (Short-term rentals). Vacation Rental Mailbag answers questions from a turnover service view. Professional house cleaners and property managers are the ones who clean when you violate a no smoking policy. And they are the ones with the turnover cleaning tips. And they are the ones who charge the host an extra cleaning fee if you trash the place. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru in...

Duration:00:08:48

Start to Get Organized - New Years Resolution for Health & Happiness

1/1/2019
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Start to get organized. It's the best new year’s resolution for a life of health and happiness. Setting goals will lead you to live your best life, but you start with new habits. Start to get organized with the one thing declutter method Angela Brown will share with you in today's #AskaHouseCleaner. Live the new year in total freedom. Anyone can do it. You can do it. Learn to love your life and start to get organized. It's a new way of living and the key to a life of harmony. Organizing one...

Duration:00:11:36

How to Remove Tarnish and Polish Silver Tarn-x Product Review

12/31/2018
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Ever wonder how to remove tarnish and polish silver? In today's #AskaHouseCleaner Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru gives you a Tarn-x product review. Complete with Angela Brown cleaning, an SDS breakdown and Savvy Cleaner Approved polishing tips. It's true, you can remove tarnish and polish silver with CLR Brands Tarn-x. Your clients don't know how to clean silver and if you offer silver polishing at home it's a great upsell. This Tarnx #ProductReview will teach you step-by-step how...

Duration:00:17:00

Angela Brown's Top 10 Odor Removal Machines Under $300

12/28/2018
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Angela Brown's Top 10 odor removal machines under $300 will clean or purify your indoor air quality. This top 10 odor removal machines list includes favorite brands like: Airthereal, and Enerzen and Ivation and Plixio (in the ozone generator family.) And Coway, Hamilton Beach, UCheer, Levoit, SilverOnyx Activated carbon and HEPA and Winix. (air filtration arena.) Odor removal machines are popular with Airbnb, VRBO and short-term rentals. Some use an ion air cleaner, and others use an ozone...

Duration:00:23:37

Why I Got Fired from House Cleaning - WARNING!

12/27/2018
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Why I got fired from house cleaning are the same reasons you and every maid will get fired from #cleaning. House cleaners don't have job security. you don't own clients. Anyone at any time can undercut your price and you get laid off. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru gives some cleaning advice for every maid service. "Audition for the job at every cleaning. Fight for the job. Do your best work with pride. Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner (Training and certification...

Duration:00:09:17

Is VRBO or Airbnb Cleaning the Right Niche for You?

12/26/2018
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Is #Airbnb or VRBO cleaning the right #niche for you? The Airbnb cleaning business is booming as more families jump into the hospitality and home-sharing arena. House cleaners become partners with the long distant Airbnb host or superhost. Is being a vacation rental housekeeper the right cleaning niche for you? If you can clean and restock standard amenities, the answer might be yes. Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says market your cleaning business as offering turnover service....

Duration:00:07:33

Love to Clean and Proud to be a House Cleaner

12/25/2018
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"But you love to clean." I hear it all the time, people assume I love to clean. Hi there, I'm Angela Brown and I'm proud to be a house cleaner. I clean my space and I'm good at cleaning. I might even clean with passion. And I clean on purpose, but I don't enjoy cleaning. Yes, I use cleaning motivation when housecleaning so I can get it done and go do something fun. Cleaning fast, cleaning efficiently are techniques I use. Sure. So, why be a cleaning lady? #Cleaning are the talents God gave...

Duration:00:08:16