Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Newsletter 2013

April Monthly Newsletter • (484)903-9808


Happy Spring! What a great Spring so far! We all know it started late, however it makes you appreciate it so much more! Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Our Spring Fever discount is still going on till April 19th. Our hourly rates are discounted from $30 to $25, that rate is for organization, maid services and housekeeping. Our steam cleaning is 30% discounted and our windows are at $11 per a window* (*some exceptions apply). Jump on this offer quickly! We are booked to the max at the moment, hiring and training even more this month!

Also, many of you have gotten an email last week about testimonials. If anyone was missed, we are sorry! Personally trying to reach out to everyone can be a problem. But we are looking for an update on our page and an update on our internet presence with video testimonials and written testimonials! So keep your eyes peeled for more changes with us! We are growing at a rapid rate!

Charity of the Month

This month we are donating our 5% of sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of our employees, Laura, is running a marathon for the society. She has an inspirational story of her brother being diagnosed with a rare cancer at age 5, and then diagnosed with lymphoma over a year ago. Given a slim chance of survival, he is now over a year later cancer free! Due to all the testing and advancement in treatment the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society had offered, her brother will live a long and happy life! So she is attempting to raise $1,600 for this race. Hopefully our 5% will help save some more lives in the battle of cancer. To know more or donate on your own this is her fundraising page

Organization Idea of the Month

Spring Fever! I know within the next few weeks everyone will be opening their windows feeling the need to get elbow deep into their messes that have been built up over the last year. So how do you choose which is most important? Clutter? Yes. Kitchen cabinets? Yes. Kids toys? Yes. However when we boil everything down it all funnels into, storage.

Go thru your home with a box and take out everything that you don’t use but 1 or 2 times a year. Did this lighten the clutter? Lighten the kitchen cabinets? The toys? The games? The towels? The closets? Oh, so now you see the importance of storage?

Make 3 lists of all the items in your home: One, all the items you need at hand that you use 3x or more a year, this is called in home storage. Two, all the items you use but once or twice a year, this is permanent storage. Three, all the items you would like to have a yard sale or donate. This pile needs to be made all year round. I gave up on yard sales. So I personally always have a huge box in my basement of all the clothes, shoes, toys, pots, pans, décor I end up not wanting. I typically donate a very large box every 2 months.

Home Storage: You can always give us a call because each storage situation is different. When you think of in home storage solutions think décor in each room, keeping it out of sight, accessibility, and actual usefulness. Fill up your home storage solutions and enjoy!

Permanent storage: Typically you call us, but if you want to get deep go grab totes and large bags for your larger items (ex: wreaths, large décor, comforter etc.) Try to get totes for color coordination, NO huge totes. Stack on shelving units or heaviest totes on the bottom then lighter on top.

Cleaning Idea of the Month

                Since now is the time when your windows open and the world is making itself new again, this is the time you notice most how dirty your windows get. First, hire us to clean your windows. Second, check out your blinds. Sometimes it’s near impossible for us to get some blinds clean. Whether it’s years of not being dusted regularly or they are just old and the strings attracted so much dirt and dust do this. Although you can wash them in place (with a drop cloth over the floor and furniture and a sponge), it’s best to remove the blinds. Place one blind at a time across a worktable covered with a plastic sheet or shower curtain. Wash vinyl shades using a sponge and a solution of 1⁄4 cup white vinegar in 1 quart (1 liter) of warm water. Washing The blinds in the bathtub is even easier. Run some warm water in the tub, add a squirt of dishwashing liquid, and wipe each side with a large sponge. To rinse, dunk them in clean water or hold them under the shower. Wipe with a clean, soft cloth. Many fabric shades can be washed. But take a close look at the care instructions first.

Craft of the Month

                During spring everyone thinks of flowers. And children love to see their art work hang for all to see! A great craft is to grab coffee filters and let your children color making flowers with washable markers on it and cut out the flowers. Spray them with water. While they are wet stick them to the window to dry! The flowers will stay and the light will shine right thru!

Healthy Idea of the Month

This time of year I find my peace. You may see my crazy schedule and my extremely active lifestyle. However when it comes to spring I am over joyed with a garden. I lose hours of my day being covered in dirt. Having this garden is my serenity. It keeps me mentally healthy, and physically healthy. Learning how to garden or even keeping a few potted plants can change a family. I very much encourage each of you to do some seeding and grow a few plants. It may just change your life.

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