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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

    Better The Look Of Your Yard

    If you aren't completely satisfied with the current look of your yard, but you aren't ready to have it fully landscaped, then there are some things that you can do on your own to give it a look that may be more to your liking and that won't be very time-consuming and/or expensive. Here are some changes and additions that you can make to your yard to help it look fresh and more aesthetically pleasing.

    How To Keep Down Pests And Raise Bird And Bee Activity In Your Garden

    Building a beautiful backyard you can enjoy is a goal of many homeowners, and with the right environment of beneficial insects and wildlife, your backyard sanctuary can become a reality. Here are some tips to help reduce your backyard pests and increase the bird and bee activity in your yard and garden. Install Birdhouses A good way to keep the number of insects reduced in your yard is by attracting a common predator of insects: birds.

    3 Biodegradable Options For Starting Your Gardening Seeds

    With spring right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about starting the wildflower seed mixes for your garden this year. Here, you will find a few ideas to help you get growing while reusing some of the stuff you have around your home. What you use to start the seeds depends on how much work you want to do later. Choosing biodegradable materials removes the step of having to remove the seedling from a container to put them in the ground.

    The Real Beauty Of Granite Countertops

    Depending on whether your kitchen remodeling job is considered a minor or major renovation, you can expect anywhere from a 65 to 80 percent return on your investment for the average mid-grade makeover. When you remodel your kitchen, you have many decisions to make, such as what flooring choice, tile for backsplashes, whether or not you're going to get all new cabinets or just reface them, and what type of countertops you are going to go with.

    Downsizing Your Life To A Park Model Home

    For many people, home is a large house on a piece of land that cost several hundred thousand dollars and is an anchor for their life. They are comfortable there and they life having the stability of having a large house. Other people may not feel that way and for them, downsizing everything to just the essentials of life and moving to a small home is fine. Sometimes the allure of being able to take that home anywhere is important and that is where park model homes come into the picture.

    5 Tips To Throwing A World-Class Holiday Party

    If this will be your first year hosting a holiday party, you're probably apprehensive and excited all at once -- and if you're like many fledgling hosts, you're feeling a bit intimidated. Perhaps the holiday parties you've attended have been seemingly seamless productions that you feel you can't possibly echo with your limited party giving skills -- and naturally, you want your first seasonal soiree to be as elegant as possible.

    5 Tips For Cleaning Real Velvet Or Velour Drapes

    Genuine velvet and velour drapes are heavy and absorb sound, lending a calming elegance to any living room or bedroom while blocking out light and offering privacy. However, these materials need special attention to stay clean. You can't simply take down your drapes and toss them in the washing machine once a year. Use these tips to keep your drapes clean year round so they last longer and look good for years to come.

    Connecting Private Drinking Water Supplies In California: Advice For Home Builders

    Many Californians decide to build and live in their own dream home. In many cases, these homes sit on land served by public water supplies, but some home builders need to think about installing their own private water supply. This process is fairly complex in California, so it's important to know about the different steps you will need to take. Learn more here. Drinking water options Home builders in California must consider three drinking water options.