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post #1 of Old 02-05-2015, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, just signed up a couple nights ago. Like reading your stories and learning how your businesses are going. Hope to meet up with some of you soon on here. R
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Where are you at in Kansas?
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Hey Roxy! Welcome to the discussion board.
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post #4 of Old 02-07-2015, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in OP KS. Sprint93. Thanks you guys, appreciate the welcome.
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Tough area.... houses are huge there and people want to pay squat. I used to live over by Sprint around 121st And Nall.

Keep us updated. Good luck!
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post #7 of Old 02-22-2015, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Just getting back to ya

Yeah....I live N of 87th.....n Antioch......lol.....people out here, just like you said don't wanna pay ya. They want FBM service too. (full blown maid) I was spoiled when I started house cleaning back in '87. Worked for teachers who did their OWN house keeping like washing sheets, doing their own bedding, etc. But it's helped me to learn how I want to price for these extra labors by gettin up to my elbows in it (sts). I don't mind house work at all so....cool! But chew gun pay me mofo. lol.....right, HUGE houses, H U G E houses...btw, I have a "BAD CLIENT LIST" online, on a website I created. Oh the doozies I've been through. One dude grabbed the cash out my hand. TRIED to. Its quite the story....Maybe I'l relate it sometime. GO BACK HOME where ya belong!!! lmao You guys are great on here! Keep the excellent info coming!
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We were in a jam, somehow when we passed out 750 flyers we got 35 calls. So we were dieing for help. I went to clean this guy over by 135th & Black Bob.... 3 months before I had given him a bid. Hardest bid I've ever gotten to this day. Anyway, he opens the door and I walk inside. He says, "I want to tell you something. The last 2 times y'all cleaned the girl didn't clean under that statue (very large statue on a counter of a chef like Bobs Big Boy type thing) and she didn't move those plants over there and she didn't clean the bath upstairs". I said, "There is no way she could clean under that chef, it's too big for us to move each time and as I told you, we never move any live plants. If you would like the bath upstairs cleaned we can add that to your price, no problem". He said, "If you can't do all those things then why do I need you to clean?" So I never answered, I just picked my stuff up and went on to the next job. I'm not happy about having to do physical work anyway so don't give me an excuse to leave. lol

About a month later I got a call from a carpet cleaner who is a very good friend of mine. One of his clients he had for 20 years needed a house cleaner so he gave my name and number. He told me... you should have seen the look on his face... he said... you know this guy? Howard said oh yeah! lol He told Howard what happened and he said... I don't know if I fired him or he quit but he just walked out the door and didn't even say bye. No one just blows me off like that. And Howard said.... he did. lol

And to this day I still get harassed about that. Howard said he cracked up when the guy said, "I don't know if I fired him or he quit but he just walked out the door and didn't even say bye!"

The moral of the story for anyone that has a house cleaner.... don't @#*& with them early in the morning... especially if it's the owner of the company and they don't normally do the cleaning. lol
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post #9 of Old 02-23-2015, 11:03 AM
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I'm new to the site. Have been cleaning independently for a few years. I am enjoying these threads, quickly learning that it could always be worse! I live in a small, rural community, so have to tiptoe around everybody's feelings since everybody is connected in some fashion. Appreciate the anecdotes and solutions. Don't feel so alone!
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Greetings!

My name is Alex. I recently started a cleaning business in Northern Colorado. Offering home, office and construction services. I appreciate any advice or suggestions I receive from this forum.
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Hello! Welcome to the Cleaning talk.
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Welcome to this forum dear.Hope you will increase your knowledge from these forums.
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