Several times in my life I have chosen housecleaning as my livelihood for its simplicity and consistent demand. I always worked for myself rather than for a company and have always had happy, satisfied clients.
Housecleaning was my first full-time business at 18 in Ithaca, N.Y for 2 years
I did housecleaning part-time for 5 years while working a regular job & attending massage school to supplement my income in Santa Cruz, CA
I cleaned my massage school ( Santa Cruz, CA ) several mornings a week in exchange for tuition for one year
Currently working with clients and families in Seattle, WA
Additionally my other work in management & food service contributes to my skills
My (customize-able) checklist often looks like this:
- vacuum floors, corners and baseboards, moving items to vacuum behind
vacuum dust surfaces & dust surfaces with wet rag
check corners and high spots for cobwebs
bathrooms: clean all sides of toilet, sink, tub and tile, clean mirror & hand mirrors, dust surfaces, mop
kitchen: counters, stove top, outside of refrigerator, front of cabinets, sink, dust other shelving, mop floor
I am thorough and pride myself on not missing any details. I prefer non-toxic products whenever possible and can make recommendations.