Three is a Magic Number

I Think Three is a Magic Number Good things come in threes.  Third time’s a charm is an old saying.  Then you have Three Blind Mice,  Three Musketeers and Three Men and a Baby.  Right now, Custom Maid is offering a Three Pack of basic cleanings.  This will give you the opportunity to try out our service without any long…

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Adventures in Housecleaning

Housecleaning is Boring, Right?  No, It’s an Adventure! I started my housecleaning business 32 years ago and expected it to be a ho hum job.  Not so!  It turns out that it is a very gratifying job to do.  When we first walk into a room, it is a little disheveled and dusty.  A short time later, we get to stand…

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Insurance is Crucial When Hiring a Cleaning Service

Insurance is Important.  Why? It’s only housecleaning, so what could possibly go wrong?  Why should your house cleaning service carry an insurance policy and a bond? Yes, it’s only house cleaning.  You, yourself, have certainly broken or damaged things in your own home while just cleaning? Maybe you have slipped and fallen and sprained your write.   You stop, get angry with yourself,…

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The Care and Feeding of Great Employees

Great Employees Do Not Grow On Trees So much goes into the relationship between a business and its employees.  It all begins with the help wanted ad.  I am a firm believer that the ad you write will attract a particular type of person.  We always write a friendly, easy to understand ad  to make our preferred potential employee respond. …

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Custom Maid Owner Quoted in Washington Post

Washington Post Covers Virtual Maid Services In the September 10th issue of The Washington Post, reporter Lydia DePillis wrote an article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/09/10/at-the-uber-for-home-cleaning-workers-pay-a-price-for-convenience/) about something new in the residential cleaning arena.  She  interviewed  Alison Palmer as president of The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI).  Palmer also serves as president of Custom Maid, an independently owned, very successful,  29 year old cleaning business servicing…

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A Personal In-Home Cleaning Estimate Is Important

Hiring a Cleaning Service? Memorial Day weekend has arrived and you have a half dozen activities planned with the family.  But if you spend your long weekend at the beach or the pool basking in the sun, who will clean your house, elves?  You have a couple of choices.  You could send the family off to frolic in the sand and clean…

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