Why be a slave to the banks? You work hard for your money. Keep all that you can,
Many people live paycheck to paycheck. So what happens if you lose your job or have a medical setback? You may want to be in a better position. Pay down your debt!
There is a method called the Snowball effect to pay down your debt.
You can download a free Excel spreadsheet to help you with that:
Here is a video to help you understand.
There is also an "Avalanche Effect" which pays down the debt with the highest interest first. People don't ususally do this because it may take a long time to see any results, but you do save money in the long run.
Download the free spreadsheet
People like to feel safe. Here the cleaning service has access to a business or a family's valuables. The cleaner has to value honesty or they will soon lose jobs and their good reputation.
I recently found $180 cash in a money clip at an office I was cleaning. I was offered a reward for turning it in which I turned down. Now the whole office is talking about me and everyone feels safe! This is of the utmost value to me!!
That's how you gain customers, a good reputation!
Be very careful about advertising on Home Advisor! You only have 30 days to cancel so I am stuck with a bill!
The sales guy knew I only wanted commercial bids for my town of Spartanburg SC and I wanted regular weekly cleaning jobs. My first opportunity came in for a bid. It was for Greenville 30 miles away and it was a one time clean! Not good. I only need one commercial job.
I called them to cancel and the guy talked me out of doing it right then, he said he could just turn the bids off. I figured I could think about the things he said for a few days. Well I missed the 30 day cancellation window and now I owe more money even though my credit card gave me a credit!!
I am not happy! You cannot get a customized setting on your bids. You get whatever they want to send you at $35 or $40 a pop beside the $280 sign up fee.
I believe you do better building your good reputation by word-of-mouth advertising or just listing your business on Google My Business for free. Facebook advertising can work too or by advertising on Google with ads. Offer your customers a credit or a free cleaning if they find you another regular account.
Save your money unless you are a large company. Home Advisor is not for the small cleaning business.
Do you have the oval toilet paper holders?
It took a few minutes to figure these out. On one end there is a hole that you insert the end of a paper clip into, to release the holder.
Slide old roll off
Slide new one on
Insert the wider side into the left side of holder. It has a black pin.
Push the silver pin in so you can slide it into the hole on the right side of holder.
You are good to go!
Do you have this kind of toilet paper holder?
First push one end towards wall, the end with 1 rod and 1 metal stem catch, (which is the loading side).
The end releases and it pops open.
Take old roll off. You can see the mechanism in this photo.
Slip new roll on, all the way over to the end.
Make sure the rod and metal catch are lined up to the hole in the arm
Push arm to connect.
These reusable sponge cloths are by "If You Care". I bought them at a grocery store called Ingles. They work well, dry out between use so less chance of mildew, and you can put them in the washer 300 times it is claimed.
The dirt and dust rinse right off so you can continue using them.
I like them very much. Stop wasting paper towels! I use them for:
- as a face cloth,
- Cleaning rag for my bathroom sink.
The only thing I need to have changed is a larger size, perhaps an inch or two. They are a little stiff when dry so you need to wet and squeeze them for use.
These cloths are great for no streaks or lint residue. Just dampen and wipe! From Rubbermaid. I got this at Supplyworks.com
If you have a Stainless steel sink and don't want to scratch it, use a drop of Dishwasher Soap and a sponge to remove the coffee stain build up. Apply, then rinse.
If you have a white textured refrigerator, give some Dishwasher Soap a try on a sponge to clean the handle. Works great!! Apply, then rinse.
Wouldn't it be nice to save some money on soap? I have tried different soaps to use in the foam soap dispenser I have at home. Dish soap does not work. Soaps are too thick or thin.
I have found that body wash works best to make foam soap. I like St Ives. Experiment with the ratio of soap to water because different body washes need different mixes. I suggest adding some water first so heavy soap does not lodge in the uptake tube.
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