A very flexible and accommodating service. They clean as much or as little as you want at a time to suit you.
We are really happy with the efficient service provided by Clean Home. They have sourced a cleaner who is not only reliable and trustworthy but also cleans our home to a high standard.
I am delighted with the service from CleanHome. I have had the same cleaner since I signed up and she is great!!! Philippa offers a very personal approach and I would have no difficulties if I ever had cause for complaint.
Really happy with Cleanhome, very helpful and professional. After a visit to our home to discuss our requirements we were recommended a cleaner quickly. After she was no longer available we were quickly recommended a replacement who we’re very happy with. Communication is always quick which is much appreciated. Would recommend!
I used Cleanhome when my wonderful cleaner left after 7 years and I didn’t know where to start. Cleanhome have constantly kept in contact with me, organised the very best cleaner, who is at one with my animals and children; and even sorted it for me, when my tidy fairy goes on holiday. It’s seamless and so far, I have had nothing but gorgeous and efficient people in my home. Totally recommend.
Like a lot of folks, I’ve been working from home – doing pretty much everything from home, in fact – while we all work our way through the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s meant a shift in the way my family and I use the space we have. My wife is also working from home and my two kids are doing some semblance of schoolwork each day as we try to keep them on track. Tricky times.
Space, as many people are finding, is an issue. We’ve always been used to leaving the house and having Other Places to spread out and use the things we need to complete tasks and keep ourselves focused, engaged and comfortable. The most we usually have at home after a day’s work is a bag: the kid’s school books and paraphernalia; the adults some papers and a laptop.
The sudden change (well, we saw it coming but it was pretty quick) left us needing to make some quick changes to the available space in our home. We already had one desk but needed a second, as the kitchen table wasn’t going to work with a bunch of us around it and besides, it’s not the most ergonomic of set-ups. A quick trip to Argos (other providers of basic desks are available) and we were furnished with a Place For Everyone.
Thing is, like any gas you’d care to suggest, we’ve been expanding to fill the space available. And our limited space is becoming, well, even more limited.
So, we’ve established a weekly ritual: clear, clean and reset. This is a good practice to keep your workspace clean and tidy and to make sure you are always working in a productive environment. It might not suit everybody, but most of us work better without distractions – and stuff around you can be almost as distracting as that all-but-constant stream of ‘funnies’ you’re receiving on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Teams, Slack, etc, etc, etc …
So, here’s the process. I do this on Sunday mornings, ready for Monday. I’ve been working on quite a compact desk, so the build-up of stuff each week can be pretty quick.
Yep: everything. I know: it’s a pain to disconnect everything, shift all the gadgets, screens and other peripherals. But trust me: ’tis vital to the method.
Bits and pieces and – especially if you find yourself eating and drinking while you’re working – crumbs and drips can accumulate a surprising amount over a few days, so it’s worth doing a decent job of this so you’re starting afresh.
As you add items back, try and do it in order of importance: computers, screens etc first. And as you add things back, give them a spruce to get rid of dust and finger-marks. Just a bit of a dusting will do, or you can get some great products to really get fingerprints and other umsca off (I recommend EcoMoist [https://ecomoist.co.uk/] products – they’re really effective and eco-friendly too). It’ll leave your screens and keyboards clean and clear for getting back to work.
Tuck all those connectors, power cables, external drives and backup disks out of the way as much as you can. You don’t need to see them, and they just clutter your view if they’re on display. If you have a mass of cables, look at getting cable-tidies to bring them together and anchor them conveniently.
So, you’ve got your computer, screen, keyboard, mouse. Maybe a pad of paper (although there’s something to be said for avoiding paper [link to Go Digital blog?]). But what about those random batteries or that box of business cards? I usually end up with a bunch of post-it notes, a couple of letters I need to ‘deal with’ and various other bits and pieces. Take this opportunity to deal with notes and letters and sort out the items that you don’t use day-to-day and avoid putting them back on your pristine, freshly-cleaned desk. My desk starts the week looking like this:
Clean, clear and tidy – at least your physical desktop can be distraction-free, even if your virtual one isn’t (that’s for another time). Just one thing that’s missing to start the week. A brew:
With all the items you have left over – bits of paper, those batteries and so on: keep the items you will need at some point in a tidy drawer out of the way but easily accessible. Everything else can be dealt with and recycled. It’s worth the effort and once done they’re out of the way!
Keep going and stay safe and sensible – but remember to have fun and help anyone you can.
Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.
The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:
You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.
The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:
Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:
The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.
If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.
The Cleanhome Team