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Start Your Own Cleaning Service Total Hits - 843  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

All the expert advice you need to start your own Clearning Service

More than 80 percent of dual income households use some sort of cleaning service. Low start-up costs and little specialized knowledge make it easy for you to start—which is why the first edition sold more than 6,800 copies.

From the Back Cover

Sweep Up the Profits

If it can be cleaned, chances are people will pay you to clean it. Houses, carpet, upholstery, windows … the list goes on and on. A vast majority of dual-income families use cleaning services, which means your market is huge. Startup is easy and requires little initial investment.

This revised and updated second edition includes everything you need to know to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses-residential maid service, commercial janitorial service and carpet/upholstery cleaning-including:

  • Current statistics and trend forecasts that keep you ahead of the curve
  • The ins and outs of finding customers
  • New ideas for hiring and training employees
  • What equipment and supplies you'll need (and where to find them)
  • How to use technology to make your business competitive
  • Up-to-date legal, tax and insurance requirements
  • How to avoid common pitfalls
  • Surefire tips for growing your business

It also contains answers to frequently asked questions, an appendix of additional resources, and checklists to guide you through each step of the startup process. Start on the path to success today.

ISBN: 1599180197   Date Published on 7/28/2006
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Feather Your Nest: The Complete Guide to Outfitting, Cleaning, Organizing and Caring for Your Home Total Hits - 809  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Keeping house is an art that many of us have lost. With more of us working long hours outside the home and spending less time within it—mainly chasing after kids or crashing out on the couch—we don't have time to make the bed, let alone polish the silver. And yet we love our homes and want them to be comfortable, clean, and safe—we just need someone to tell us how.

Cerentha Harris, herself a harried working mom, offers practical, stylish strategies for cleaning and caring for the home. She understands the concerns of today’s readers. Her tips are time saving and easy to follow, and whenever possible they’re environmentally sound: Instead of relying on expensive, and perhaps harmful, chemicals, Harris shows us how to tackle the toughest of home tasks with earth-friendly cleansers and a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease.

For anyone who has ever wondered how to decorate on a budget; wash a feather-filled duvet; baby-proof, pet-proof, or burglarproof; sanitize the kitchen and deter pests; clean textured wallpaper (bread works best); or otherwise make their home stylish, cozy, and truly their own, Feather Your Nest is an indispensable, delightful companion.

ISBN: 1569243557   Date Published on 9/9/2005
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Cleaning and the Meaning of Life: Simple Solutions to Declutter Your Home and Beautify Your Life Total Hits - 828  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Interior designer Paula Jhung has helped hundreds of clients suffering from what she describes as "stress-mess"--a state of chronic disarray felt by those who want their homes to be havens but feel clobbered by clutter and sapped by the time and energy they spend doing housework. In this book, readers will learn how to prevent stress-mess and enjoy the serenity and power that come from an orderly home. Using her simple LIFE formula (Lighten up; Invest in comfort; Forget perfection; Enhance flow), she promises readers will: cut clutter by 80%; minimize cleaning; and increase comfort Her tips cost little or nothing to implement and range from the practical to the inspirational (readers will learn how to lighten their laundry load; what colors and patterns actually keep a home cleaner; and how to set up an inexpensive home retreat). While some design books take themselves too seriously or are overly complicated, this book contains light-hearted chapters such as TMS--Too Much Stuff Syndrome, The 7 Secrets of Highly Effective Closets, The Procrastinator's Guide to Purging, Your Astrological Cleaning Style, Sex Invest in comfort; Forget perfection; Enhance flow), offers readers a guaranteed way to cut clutter, minimize cleaning and increase comfort. The book explains the "stress-mess" connection and empowers readers to give their home a stress-mess makeover with easy, affordable fixes. Paula Jhung's two previous books on similar topics sold over 78,000 copies. She is a regular columnist for Family Circle's "Total Know-How" column, (circulation 19 million); an article or series of articles on Cleaning . . . is guaranteed to appear in the magazine.
ISBN: 0757302408   Date Published on 4/1/2005
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Cleaning: Hints & Tips Total Hits - 782  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Who says cleaning has to be a chore? Thanks to Cindy Harris, cleaning can now be a pleasure. "Cleaning" is full of hints and tips to help you tackle every aspect of your home from bathtubs and basins to carpets and clogged drains. Follow Cindy's advice and transform your home into a sparkling sanctuary. Your friends and neighbours will be convinced you've hired outside help!
ISBN: 1841728497   Date Published on 1/1/2005
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Hannah's Art of Home: Managing Your Home Around Your Personality Total Hits - 840  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Learn how to de-clutter, clean, decorate and organize your home according to your personality style -- Starry-Eyed Dreamer, Master Mind, Creatiave Spirit, or Mother Hen
ISBN: 1931868824   Date Published on 11/9/2004
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Outdoor Cleaning with Pressure Washers: A Step-by-Step Project GuideTotal Hits - 802  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A complete guide to using power washers. Briggs & Stratton's Outdoor Cleaning with Pressure Washers is the first and only book available on the new tool that is quietly revolutionizing the way homeowners care for their homes and property. Using simple, high-speed water spray, a pressure washer can be used to strip paint from metal and wood, renovate a faded deck, remove grease and oil from concrete slabs or metal engines, and keep tools and lawn equipment clean and shiny. With affordable models now widely available, the pressure-washer sales are growing faster than any other power tool, and this is the one book every owner will need.
ISBN: 158923166X   Date Published on 11/1/2004
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Spring Cleaning: The Spirit of Keeping Home Total Hits - 786  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Whatever the season, Spring Cleaning celebrates the rewarding ritual of refreshing your home from top to bottom. Here is clear and practical advice for how to shake the dust from the cushions, chase cobwebs from the corners, and throw open those squeaky-clean windows to let in the clean, fresh breeze.
ISBN: 0811839850   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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Start and Run a Home Cleaning BusinessTotal Hits - 840  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (30)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Target your market and assess competition - Get started and keep organized - Polish both your business and cleaning techniques.
ISBN: 1551804247   Date Published on 1/13/2003
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Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor CoveringsTotal Hits - 1020  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings
ISBN: 0803132336   Date Published on 10/1/2002
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Cleaning the House (Everyday History)Total Hits - 811  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Describes how people have handled household tasks such as dusting, sweeping, and trash disposal since the Stone Age and discusses the invention of such cleaning items as the vacuum cleaner and dishwasher, the discovery of soap, and more.
ISBN: 0531154114   Date Published on 9/1/2000

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