Despite the recent (andforecasted) snow, spring weather is just around the corner. We don’t know about you, but here we are getting anxious to open the windows and let in the fresh air. Although we clean, there are places that are difficult to see in the dead of winter.
To start fresh, follow this thirty-day checklist to clean your home from top to bottom. It doesn’t have to be hard: check off one item a day and before you know it, the sun will be shining and your floors will be spotless.
To download the PDF version of the checklist, click here.
Day 1: Dust all edges and corners at the ceiling level
Day 2: Dust ground level edges & corners
Day 3: Dust or vacuum vents
Day 4: Vacuum edges (where floor meets baseboards)
Day 5: Wash baseboards
Day 6: Clean front and back door
Day 7: Wipe switch plates
Day 8: Wipe door knobs and doors
Day 9: Dust light fixtures
Day 10: Freshen garbage disposal & all drains
Day 11: Dust ceiling fans
Day 12: Clean refrigerator and freezer (including coils & under)
Day 13: Clean oven and microwave (including under oven)
Day 14: Clear and clean kitchen counters
Day 15: Vacuum couches and chairs (including washing slipcovers)
Day 16: Wipe down kitchen cupboards and drawers
Day 17: Clean out washer and dryer
Day 18: Wash windows and mirrors
Day 19: Vacuum mattresses and flip
Day 20: Wash window sills
Day 21: Clean bathtubs and showers
Day 22: Clean bathroom counters, sinks and toilets
We have just over a week to go until Christmas — and the clock is ticking.
Are you still trying to put together some last minute gifts for your clients? We have the tips and ideas to make your gift and business unforgettable.
Top 5 Client Gifts This Holiday Season
Books. Pick a book that has been most influential to your business and give it as a gift to your clients. This gives customers insight into what your company culture is all about and may open up discussions about it in the future. Make sure to write a personalized note that goes with or inside the book to let your customers know why it was meaningful to you and picked just for them. Take a look at the business best sellers atBarnes and Noble Business Best Sellers. And for your clients that are always on the road, a gift card to Audible is a worthy alternative!
Gift Cards. Gift cards don’t have to be impersonal. The holidays mean celebration, and nobody wants to have to drive home after a night of *ahem* indulgence. Gift your customers Uber gift credit to get them home without having to get behind the wheel.
A handwritten note. Client gifts don’t have to break the bank. A sincere note of appreciation can have just as much of an impact — if not more — as a pricier present.
Donate to a charity. This is perfect for your clients who don’t accept gifts. It is a thoughtful gesture that will keep your company and your values at the front of your client’s mind. Pick a local charity or make a donation that may be of your client’s interest. The options are endless and will give them the that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you make a difference in someone’s life.
A monthly subscription box. Dog lovers, health nuts, men’s grooming kits — these days, there are subscription boxes for every personality. Give the gift of a monthly subscription and they will think of you whenever it comes. Let’s call it “The Gift That Keeps On Giving.”
Whether it is a heartfelt card or a gift, there is still time to make an impression this holiday season. With any one of these gifts, you are sure to spark a conversation and start building the lasting relationships with your clients you’ve always wanted.
And a little heart-to-heart —
Let’s be honest: A soon as you walk into a business, you immediately judge it. You can’t help it. It is a part of how we make connections and part of how we put trust in the companies we are working with. If the office is put together and clean, it is much easier to be at ease going into your meeting. We all\ had that feeling when you walk into an office that is cluttered and a little dirty. We are immediately uneasy and wonder if our business will be handled so carelessly.
Daigle Cleaning Systems specializes in commercial cleaning and we do a great job making businesses look top notch for their clients. Give us a call at 518-768-4881 or click here for a free estimate!