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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


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.

4 Ways To Modernize An Older Driveway Entry Gate

Driveway entry gates are a simple and effective form of home security that have been used for numerous years. If your driveway gate has been around for a while, then it may be lacking in some of the features found in a lot of new gate installations. Instead of having a whole new gate installed, you can keep your same design and simply upgrade some of the features to give it a more modern touch.

Understanding Hantavirus And How To Clean To Avoid The Disease

Many people are squeamish about rodent infestations. Not only will mice destroy any paper or plastic products they can find by chewing on them, but they will search endlessly for food in the home. Mice will leave behind urine and fecal matter as well. In fact, you are likely to find hundreds of mouse droppings each and every day, since every mouse in your home will release between 50 and 75 quarter inch droppings each day.

Practicing Responsible Gun Safety: Investing In A Residential Gun Safe

As a hunter, you understand the importance of making sure your rifles are kept in top condition.  Since you also happen to be a parent, ensuring that your guns are secure at all times also matters.  While there is the option of keeping the firearms in a cabinet or case, what about the idea of installing a gun safe in the home?  Here are some tips on selecting the right safe and why this type of security is so valuable to your home and family.

4 Care Tips for Your New Oil Painting

Have you recently acquired an oil painting, but can't afford to have it maintained by a professional? Are looking for a few tips on how to handle your new fancy piece of artwork? If so, read on for everything you need to know about where to put your oil painting and how to care for it. Placement Texture is an important aspect of oil paintings so most are framed, but not behind glass.

The Rasberry Crazy Ant: An Invasive Species That Will Drive You Insane

Have you happened to notice a problem with ants in your home? Not just any ant, mind you, but an ant that moves incredibly quickly and in droves and droves, such that eradicating them seems like an entirely uphill battle? Chances are, you are suffering the wrath of the Rasberry crazy ant, an ant that has made its current home on the Gulf Coast of the United States and is driving homeowners absolutely insane due to the ant's unpredictable movements and behavior.

4 Things You Should Know About Garage Door Problems

If your garage door hangs unevenly, refuses to open or close normally, or makes unfamiliar noises during operation, then you've obviously got a problem on your hands. But before leaping to conclusions about the nature of the problem (or leaping to the rescue yourself), it helps to know what you're up against, and what potential dangers the problem may pose, and how to avoid similar problems going forward. Here are four useful tips to keep in mind as you ponder your garage door problem.

Help! My Dishes Are Still Dirty After I Run The Dishwasher

Can you imagine how time-consuming and exhausting it must be to wash dishes by hand after every meal? Thanks to dishwashers, many folks will never know the struggle of scrubbing pots until they sparkle or finding stray spots for bowls to air dry after the drying rack is full. Dishwashers definitely help make life more convenient -- until they fail to operate properly. If your dishwasher fails to get your plates and silverware clean, you've come to the right place.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When You Move

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure and the start of the next big chapter of your life. However, there are a few pitfalls of moving that every homeowner needs to prepare for to keep the adventure from turning into a disaster. Here are five mistakes to avoid to help your move go as smoothly as possible. Trying to Move Too Soon Deciding to move abruptly is more often than not a poor decision.

Essential Elements To Give Your Dining Room A Classic English Appeal

The dining room is a space where you entertain guests and enjoy meals with family. When your dining room has a formal, sophisticated design, every meal will feel like an occasion to celebrate. If you'd like to create a dining room with classic English appeal, be sure to include these elements in your design. Hardwood Floors When it comes to flooring materials for a formal English dining room, hardwood is really the only choice.

Anodized Aluminum Coating: Long-Lasting Protection For Your Aluminum Storefront

Are you having a hard time deciding what type of finish to select for your new aluminum storefront? Do you want a finish that lasts a long time, looks good, and is easy to maintain? If so, read on to learn all about anodized finishes and why they're a great choice for an aluminum storefront coating. What Is Anodizing Coating? When you request that your aluminum storefront be anodized, the sheets of aluminum are submerged in a large bath of water and sulfuric acid.

How To Clean Your Furnace's Combustion Chamber

Your gas furnace has provided warmth to your home for the past several winter seasons. After hundreds of hours of use, you've noticed your furnace produces a strange odor whenever it's active. In an attempt to fix this problem, you've replaced your air filter and cleaned your blower motor. However, your furnace's strange odors continue to waft into your home. In such a case, it's highly likely debris has managed to slip through your air filter and settle in your combustion chamber.