Clean Communication Skills for Clients and their Cleaners

by on August 3, 2007
in Time-Saving Hints

A few weeks back, our Director, Judith Morgan, was interviewed by fellow coach Barbara Bradbury for her podcast.  Barbara is a relationship coach; relationships with your colleagues, your family, your friends, your spouse – you name it, and she advocates clean communication as a way of improving relationships.

Barbara asked Judith about how we use good communications within The Cleaning Biz, and then recorded an interesting chat for about 10-15 minutes all around the topic.  If you are a human being, there’s something to learn here.   If you are a business person, it’s vital.   If you are a client or a cleaner or an existing or potential licensee of The Cleaning Biz, it’s essential listening.

The recording is entitled Honest Conversations and you can listen to it here:

Retired? Top Up Your Pension!

Are you ready to retire from your first career, but you are definitely not old?   Is your pension in need of a top-up? Do you still have loads of "go" in you?   Are you worried you won’t be able to sit still and do nothing?   Not into gardening, yoga, bowls and snoozing? Not ready for your pipe and slippers?   Not prepared to be relegated to the armchair?

Good!   Then we have a little business opportunity for you.

The Cleaning Biz is always looking for lively people with time on their hands who want to top up their income.   And we think this could be an ideal opportunity for the right sort of retired person.   After all, 60 isn’t even old these days, is it?   And remember, if this isnt right for you but you introduce us to someone who goes on to work with us, we pay you a fee of

Get Rid of Caked-On Oven Dirt

by on June 22, 2006
in Cleaning

And finally, with grateful thanks to Prima, their last contibution to our cleaning headaches for now.

Get Rid of Caked-On Oven Dirt

Power Product: Lakeland Limited Oven-Mate,

Keeping Whites White

More from Prima Magazine – Your top five cleaning headaches – solved!

Keeping Whites White

Power product: Add a scoop of Oxi Clean (

Steer clear of streaky windows

Hot Tip Number 3 in the Prima feature: Steer clear of streaky windows!

Power Product – Leifheit Spray Window Cleaner (

Wipe Away Worksurface Stains

Top Tip Number 2 from Prima Magazine:

Wipe away worksurface stains with…

Power Product – Cillit Bang Universal Degreaser,

Grimy Shower Cubicles

I found this useful article in Prima Magazine in a section called Make Life Simple.   It promises to solve your top five cleaning headaches and I thought it worth sharing with you each day this week.

The first cleaning headache on the list is:

1.   Clean up a grimy shower cubicle

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This Life by Lucy Kellaway

I found this article in the Mail on Sunday magazine a few weeks ago and thought it was worth sharing. Thanks Lucy!

In March Bill Clinton was in London giving a speech at Guildhall on Globalisation and Progressive Politics. My husband was in the audience and over supper that evening he told me all about it – at some length. The only thing that stuck in my mind was his account of how, towards the end of the talk, Clinton had got all mawkish. He asked everyone in the audience to take a minute or two to think about the cleaners who had cleaned the fine hall in which they were sitting.

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Are you a Cleanaholic?

Louisa Cotterill, 36, a teaching assistant, is married to Craig, 36, a printer, and has two sons, Jack, 11, and Harry, seven. They live in a three-bedroom house in Rochdale, Lancs. She spends 20 hours a week cleaning.   In an interview with Jenny Nisbet in the Daily Mail on Friday 21st April 2006, Louisa says:

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Here’s an Idea!

Here’s an idea which would really make my life easier… anyone fancy taking it on as a project?

Its about my car.   I would like someone to come round about once a week and collect it, clean it obviously(!), fill it with petrol, check the air in the tyres, the screenwash, the oil levels and give it a general tidy up.

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