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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


Enjoy A Clean Kitchen By Investing In A Few Upgrades

When you know that one of your least favorite chores is cleaning, you may want to remodel your home to reduce how dirty certain features get and make things easier to clean. An excellent place to focus on is the kitchen because this is where much of the space will end up getting dirty. While you can follow tips and tricks that may help you reduce how dirty your kitchen gets, you should not hesitate to invest in remodeling and kitchen design projects that will help you maintain a clean kitchen.

Three Reasons to Seal Up Your Home Before the Winter

Before it gets cold, it's smart to have someone come out to seal up your home. Depending on how old your home is and whether you've had this done before, there might be a lot of work that has to be done for your home to be sealed up. However, sealing up your home this winter is a good idea. 1. Keep Mice Out One thing that a lot of people worry about during the winter is the possibility of mice and rats getting into their homes.

3 Things You Can Do to Keep Termites Away from Your Home

If you know that termites are a problem in your area, you should take steps to keep the termites away from your home. You don't have to wait for a problem before you can to take action. In fact, you can take the following steps right now to protect your home and ensure that termites never turn your home into their own.  #1 Keep Firewood Away from Your Home It may feel smart to stack firewood up against your home, so you don't have to go that far to get your firewood when it is cold outside.

Tips To Prepare Your Home For A Fire Emergency

Keeping your home and family safe from dangers that can occur within your home is a concern of many parents. A fire within the home is a reality that you may not want to think about, but you need to plan for in the event it does happen. You only have one chance to be ready in a fire emergency, so here are some tips to prepare your home for a fire and to keep your family safe.

3 Ways To Treat Your Backyard For Mosquitoes This Summer So You Can Enjoy Your Outdoor Space

The summer season is in full swing and so are the backyard activities and get-togethers. Along with spending more time in your backyard often comes the pesky bite of mosquitoes. It can be common to get bit by a mosquito when you go outside at dusk when they are commonly active, but if you get bothered by mosquitoes during the heat of the day you know you really have a problem.

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.