Most of us feel best when we have a clean home. However, getting that clean home can be time consuming and stressful. And stress is terrible for our health; it shortens our telomeres, eek!
One solution is to hire a cleaning company and preferably even a green cleaning company. This is great because it is an instance where you can buy back time, reduce the amount of stress in your life and get a clean home!
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that a study published this summer in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and then later reported on in the New York Times suggests that spending money on things that give us more free time leads to being happier.
The NYT also reported that, as the researchers predicted, spending money to save time appeared to reduce time-related stress and increase well-being, while spending on material goods did not have the same effect. The same article went on to say that, “people benefited from buying time regardless of where they fell on the income spectrum.”
To be sure, having your home professionally cleaned is a luxury that is not afforded to everyone. If you can’t afford to hire a home cleaner then read this blog I wrote on, “How to Keep Your Home Sparkling in Minutes a Day.”
If you’re ready to take a step toward decreasing your stress level and increasing your overall life satisfaction by reducing stress and having a sparkling clean home then book a cleaning service with The Dazzle Cleaning Company!
The Dazzle Cleaning Company is the best choice for hiring a Seattle cleaning service or a West Hollywood cleaning service.
Dazzle is proud of being the premiere green cleaning company in Seattle and West Hollywood. We’re always looking for ways to innovate and become an even greener cleaning company. Do you have any suggestions or creative ideas on what we can do to provide an even better cleaning service? If so, please reach out to us, we’d love to hear your ideas!
Try these steps for a green home cleaning experience:
Ditch the paper towels and instead choose washable towels. Pick them up here or if you’re a client of Dazzle shoot us an email and we will leave a bundle at your home at your next home cleaning service.
Get rid of other disposables such as Clorox wipes, Swiffer pads, disposable duster heads, etc.
Make your own cleaning supplies! It’s easy, it’s cheap and it is much better for the health of you, your loved ones and the health of our one wild and precious Earth as Mary Oliver might say.
There are three main problems with buying rather than making our own green cleaning products. First, constant exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals is bad for our employees, it is also bad for our clients and it is bad for any of our client’s friends who might be a dog or a cat. Second, cleaning supplies are mostly made of water and it just doesn’t make much sense in 2018 to spew greenhouse gases into the air to have water shipped to us when we can use tap water in Seattle or West Hollywood. Third, we homo sapiens must reduce our consumption of plastic. By making our own cleaning supplies and refilling our bottles hundreds of times before we recycle them we have massively cut the amount of plastic that we consume.
Okay, so what are the best cleaning supplies to make at home? Let’s start with what I like to call The Fabulous Four. These are our most used cleaning products. Click here to download this free PDF that shows how to make your own green cleaning supplies.
Were wishing you a happy, healthy, eco-friendly cleaning experience! And if it’s all just a little too much AND you live in Seattle or West Hollywood click here to get a quote! We’d love to keep your home sparkling using our natural cleaning products and green cleaning techniques.
It seems like you made it to this page because you might be thinking about hiring a cleaning company, and we’d love to be that cleaning company! However, if you’re not ready to hire cleaners right now then hopefully this will help keep you get and stay organized and keep your home cleaner than it is right now.
I run a business and have a super busy life and one thing I’ve learned is that trying to complete big tasks at one time is almost never the answer. It is daunting and it’s often difficult for us to carve out large chunks of time.
Instead, I use these techniques to stay on top of work, correspondence, cleaning and general organization.
I don’t like to clean when I first wake up in the morning or last thing before going to bed. Instead I usually spend about 10 minutes twice-daily cleaning things up.
The trick is to sprinkle deep cleaning into your everyday cleaning schedule. One morning I might spot-check the blinds and in the afternoon I might wipe out a shelf in the fridge. When talking on the phone I like to wipe down my baseboards or clean out the microwave. The key is that there is rarely a good time to scrub your home from top to bottom, but there are lots of mini-opportunities to keep your home clean. And, of course, if you live in Seattle or West Hollywood, just give us a jingle and we will make your home sparkle from top to bottom.
When I do have a larger chunk of time I like to embrace Power Hour. Sometimes I have a cleaning and organizing Power Hour and other times I have a correspondence Power Hour.
Just set the alarm on your phone for 60 minutes- of if time doesn’t allow for that then 30 or 40 minutes. Now, scramble around knocking as many things off of your written and non-written to do lists as possible. The trick to Power Hour is to complete things as you think of them. No procrastination. Stamp and address those envelopes, clean and sanitize the dog dish, empty the compost, wash the sheets, etc.
I also like to have correspondence power hour often enough that within that hour I can bring my email inbox down to zero.
If you’re just too busy to keep up with everything and you’d like to have a sparkling home then contact us and we will be happy to be your cleaning company! Dazzle currently serves Seattle and West Hollywood.