There have been some very important public events going on recently – not least the Royal Wedding last weekend. Lots of cleaning activity needed at Windsor Castle for that of course. There is a double edge to cleaning up important venues these days for functions. It also give the security teams ample opportunity to search premises and ensure absolute safety for the folk invited to attend. I help out at a country house on a regular basis and the cleaning there is carried out by local ladies who are very quick and extremely efficient. They have industrial powered vacuum cleaners of course and have to be careful in some areas. Can’t go banging about with heavy hoses in case the delicate furniture gets marked or damaged. On the other hand, the need for absolutely clean carpets, floors and cabinets is paramount. A tricky medium line needed to please all.
When you run any kind of business the need for janitorial services doesn’t diminish when you run it from your home. There are certain standards that have to be maintained and to keep a good clean business premises makes for good clean organised working practices in general. I do know of a couple of youngsters who have moved on from the start up business arrangement in the back bedroom. It used to be a nightmare fighting my way past the discarded pizza cartons and half empty coke cans. Sweet and crisp wrappers mixed in with work tools are not a good combination. Getting organised with professional cleaning and janitor services in an office complex shows how serious you are to offer the very best your company can manage. It is easy to overlook the hygiene issue and if you have visitors, especially ladies, that washroom has to be inviting, clean and attractive. As does that kitchen!
My family has just moved from a very easy to clean modern starter home in a busy town, out to the country with they now reside in stone converted plendour. The garden backs on to land owned by what is still a very grand, grade 1 listed stately home, though it’s not been open for visits for many a year. Their land is full of trees, which look fabulous, especially at night and at sunset. The only minor draw back to this picture of beauty and wonderment is the amount of leaves that gather on the lawn. It used to be fun going through the local ark in autumn, kicking up great piles of them – that familiar rustling as you kicked them higher and higher! It’s not such a barrel of laughs when you have a mountain of them every hour of the day and you want to mow that lawn!
I was staying over with some chums recently – they have a simply gorgeous old stone cottage that backs on to fields that stretch on for miles and miles. This is a truly idyllic spot, more so in the spring and summer it must be said. Cleaning of carpets, curtains and all the soft furnishings is a regular feature during the low season – due to the amount of farmyard based mud and muck being flung about and the residue seems to seep through the walls and doors! They do have a real coal fire too and despite assuring me that it’s much cleaner than it used to be in the days, several generations ago, when coal was not clean, this seems to chug out quite a lot of ash and dust. So in short, lots of cleaning up is needed all the time. A cleaning agency is just what they need – professional know how for a miniscule fee.
Summer holidays – what a lot happened on ours this year. My goodness we had grandchildren, dogs, walking holidays, boating crew. Just about anything that could occur, did. It was a tremedendous time had by all. Topped off with a neice’s 30th birthday. Party for that was held in our local sailing club bar. Luckily they do their own cleaning, not too arduous as it’s all wooden floors, seating etc.
The problems came with the sailing crews and puppy mix down in 3 hired cottages near the sea. Heaven knows how so much mud got splattered about ! We did our best to contain the mayhem but somehow the mess from each pooch seem to radiate further and further. In the end we contacted the owner and offered to pay for professional cleaning. Not a bit of it came the reply she already hires one every month between the longer stays!