Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: White Lake, MI (hometown: Bronx, NYC...adopted hometown: Bradenton/Sarasota, FL)
#1: I happen to love when someone says: "It's not that dirty" or "It just needs some a little dusting/wiping down/vacuuming, nothing big". When I hear that I think, YEAH, RIGHT. Out of all the homes I've cleaned only **1** has met that description.
#2: When there are people roaming all over the house while you are trying to clean. I have a client whose grown kids will visit and be sleeping on the sofa when I get there or have brought over a large dog shedding hair everywhere adding extra work. I've given up trying to retouch things and to offset extra time, I just end up skipping things I know she won't notice until the next time. I don't care anymore (when it comes to her). She's one of my 1st clients before I really nailed things down service-wise. She hires me by a # of finite hours and I finally decided late last year no more freebies on my part...10 extra minutes here...20 minutes there...just to try to get the whole cleaning checklist in. I like her, but she's just one of those people who doesn't get it. No mas.
#3 Stripping and re-making beds with layers of sheets, mattress pads, duvets, and a thousand pillows. Don't get me wrong, I do an amazing job and get them looking magazine-ready (hospital corners, perfect propping, and everything), but it can literally take up to 20 minutes just dealing with one of these beds. One client has ***13*** pillows on one bed and ***11*** between the couch and loveseat alone. I love when I just have to MAKE the bed and I can keep it moving.
I'm sure there's 1 or 2 more things, but that tops my vent list offhand.
Last edited by lunamartinmi; 03-14-2014 at 10:20 AM.
Reason: dog edit