The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning http://thesimpleclean.com Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:41:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 004-Can We Do Whatever We Want? http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-004/ http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-004/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:56:36 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1096 The post 004-Can We Do Whatever We Want? appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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005- Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-005/ http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-005/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:52:42 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1092 The post 005- Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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003- Existentialism is cool! http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-003/ http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-003/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:49:25 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1088 The post 003- Existentialism is cool! appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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Why We Need To Think About Death More (And what it has to do with living) http://thesimpleclean.com/need-think-death-living/ http://thesimpleclean.com/need-think-death-living/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 16:34:15 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1077 The post Why We Need To Think About Death More (And what it has to do with living) appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

Each morning, when you wake up, you don’t think about dying, do you? Well, why not? You should, because it’s coming quicker than you think. THINK. […]

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Each morning, when you wake up, you don’t think about dying, do you? Well, why not? You should, because it’s coming quicker than you think.

THINK. That’s they key to this whole operation.

We turn on the news in the morning, make our coffee, and get bombarded by thoughts and ideas that make us believe we are going to live forever. Why is noone talking about death? I’ll tell you why. Because they want you to keep buying and believing in things that make everyone else money, and conform to ideas that are not yours.

If we really knew how long we truly live for, I think we may have a different perspective on life, and do the things we want to, instead of being so scared to do them. Remember, when you’re dead, you won’t have the ability to be afraid anymore.

Let’s do a little math shall we? Per day averages:

Work- 8 hours
Travel time- 1 hour (Back and forth)
Eat food- 1- ½ hours
Sleep- 7.5 hours

That’s already 18 hours out of the day! Leaving you 6 hours for “yourself.” However, things come up, family time, etc; How much time do you really give yourself to be YOU?

Take away the first 13 years of your life, since that’s not truly living and we really don’t remember any of it. Now take the average lifespan of a human in 2017 which is roughly 78 years of age if you’re a male, 81 if you’re a female. That leaves 63 years, of reasonable, rational life. Maybe. What if you get sick, or fall mentally ill?

I truly give us maybe 40-50 years of actual living, to create something for ourselves. A passion, a purpose, and to make our mark. That’s an unbelievable short amount of time, in the grand scheme of things. Isn’t it?

So, if we truly think about our death, maybe that will light a fire under our ass, yeah?

On top of that, if you don’t believe in a higher power, there is no afterlife in your thought process. Just, the end of life. The end of an organism’s life on this planet.

How is this not on the new every morning, or in the paper, or popping up on every billboard? Or, why is it not on our mirror when you wake up first thing in the morning?

Go out, enjoy your death that’s happening right now, and make the most of it, because it’s a lot shorter than you THINK it is.

If you want to start a conversation about Death or any conversation about life, head over to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thinkandbefreeshow.

Remember, shows will be released every Wednesday at 9AM, and every Monday for our “Condensed Thoughts” at 9AM as well.

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Advertisements stink. http://thesimpleclean.com/advertisements-stink/ http://thesimpleclean.com/advertisements-stink/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 18:01:02 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1065 The post Advertisements stink. appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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Episode 002- Stop stressing out, man. http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-002-stop-stressing-man/ http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-002-stop-stressing-man/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 18:00:17 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1064 The post Episode 002- Stop stressing out, man. appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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Episode 001- Death and Motivation http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-001-death-motivation/ http://thesimpleclean.com/episode-001-death-motivation/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 17:59:34 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1063 The post Episode 001- Death and Motivation appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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Think And Be Free Episode 000 http://thesimpleclean.com/think-free-episode-000/ http://thesimpleclean.com/think-free-episode-000/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 17:47:19 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1058 The post Think And Be Free Episode 000 appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

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Hiring a Janitorial Cleaning Service http://thesimpleclean.com/hiring-janitorial-cleaning-service/ http://thesimpleclean.com/hiring-janitorial-cleaning-service/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:33:41 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1050 The post Hiring a Janitorial Cleaning Service appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

A Simple Process for Hiring a Legitimate, Stress Free Janitorial Cleaning Service Have you ever tried to hire a cleaning service for your office building? If […]

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A Simple Process for Hiring a Legitimate, Stress Free Janitorial Cleaning Service

Have you ever tried to hire a cleaning service for your office building? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because we are a dime a dozen. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using the internet for positive reviews, and asking the right questions on a consult, but there are a few things you should know before you sign a contract and let any old cleaning company in your building. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a legitimate Janitorial Service that will let you have a sense of freedom.  

If you’re looking for a rockstar cleaning service, the best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you feel comfortable is by looking for these things:

 

  • Make sure they have a consultant come out to meet you, and not just give you a price over the phone! Moreover, don’t ask them to give you a price without someone seeing the property, It will end badly for both of you.
  • Are they insured, bonded, and carrying Workman’s compensation? Best to ask before going through the entire process, and before having them come out on the consultation. This will weed out any hack companies, and fine tune your search,
  • Ask them what their Core Values are. How do they match up with your company’s Core Values? If you see they are wildly different, then you know it’s not a great fit, move on.
  • What type of employees do they have? How do they treat them? How happy are the people that work there? After all, they are the ones that will have the ALARM CODES and KEYS to your building.
  • How does the company check out online? How is their social media presence? Do they have one, and is it positive? It’s nice to see what your cleaning service is up to, and to feel like a part of their community.
  • How are they priced compared to other services? Did they come in way too low, because if that’s the case, you need to ask them why, and what they offer. There is a reason low ball cleaning services move from business to business, and don’t stick around long. If a company comes in way too low, ask to see the scope of work, and ask all the above questions!
  • Go over in detail, EXACTLY what you are looking for in a cleaning service, and EXACTLY what you would like done in your office or building. The more specific you can be, the better off the scope of work will look, and the better communications will be.
  • Last but certainly not least, is to talk openly and honestly about what it is you are REALLY looking for. Example, “I just want my toilets clean.”  See below…

What is your WHY?

Ok, well, WHY do you want them clean? Is it because you have important clients coming in and you need the bathrooms to look their best, or they won’t be impressed with you and your business, hence won’t buy from you? Now that’s a good why, which now gives the cleaning service a better understanding and a more significant purpose, rather than, “Just clean my office, OK?” We don’t respond well to, “I just want it clean”.

There’s no passion there, no real pain for us to solve. Give the cleaning service something to work towards, and give them a passion to fulfill!

Let’s Be Honest

Look, I would absolutely print this out and have a copy in the hand of whoever is meeting with the cleaning service that is going to give you the cleaning bid. This little list acts as a safeguard against any potential terrible services out there, and can really give you a good sense of what the correct way to go about finding that quality cleaning service.

Disclaimer: This doesn’t mean you won’t find a crappy one by using this, it just means you can be one step ahead, and weed out 90% of the really bad ones, to get to the gold. We know it’s not easy, but you need to be on your game, and ask the right questions so you can understand whether those questions get answered poorly, or they get answered like rockstars.

Now that you have the navigational tools to weed out every Tom, Dick, and Harry with a mop and a bucket, you should be able to keep your cleaning service for years and years to come.

So sit back, relax, have a cocktail, and watch your neighboring business shuffle through cleaning services left and right, while yours runs on a system of perfection.

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Some of the Worst Cleaning Mistakes You Can Make http://thesimpleclean.com/worst-cleaning-mistakes-you-can-make/ http://thesimpleclean.com/worst-cleaning-mistakes-you-can-make/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:00:02 +0000 http://thesimpleclean.com/?p=1019 The post Some of the Worst Cleaning Mistakes You Can Make appeared first on The Simple Clean Blog Feed | New Jersey Commercial Cleaning.

Cleaning seems pretty straight forward, but common cleaning mistakes and undo some of your efforts. Here are some of the worst cleaning mistakes you can make…are […]

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Cleaning seems pretty straight forward, but common cleaning mistakes and undo some of your efforts. Here are some of the worst cleaning mistakes you can make…are you guilty of any of these?

Cleaning Mistakes You Can Make

Overusing vinegar

Vinegar has received a lot of good press lately. It’s great for lifting stains, freshening laundry and cleaning windows. We love that it’s also inexpensive and all natural. However, vinegar doesn’t clean everything, and it isn’t a good disinfectant. So if you’re cleaning the kitchen counter after working with some raw chicken, or working around the toilets, vinegar isn’t your best choice.

Cleaning Glass When It’s Sunny

How many of us notice all those stubborn streaks when the sun is shining through the windows? Our first response is to grab the cleaner and give it another wipe down. This will only create more streaks since the sun evaporates the cleaner too quickly leaving more streaks in its wake. Instead, opt to clean your glass in the early morning or on cloudy days.

Toilet Troubles

One of the most dreaded places to clean of all…the toilet. The toilet brush can be a great ally on cleaning those hard to reach places in the toilet bowl, but it can also be a breeding ground of bacteria and germs. To prevent this, lay your toilet brush across the toilet to dry after cleaning.

The Garbage Disposal is not to Dispose All

It’s tempting to throw all kinds of leftovers down the kitchen disposal. But there are many little culprits that can clog your pipes over time, including coffee beans. Instead, sprinkle a half cup of baking soda and one cup of white vinegar down the drain. Follow that mixture with a kettle of boiling hot water down the drain. This will help loosen grime and debris. Lastly, throw a half lemon, lime or orange down and run the disposal to freshen up the smell.

Using Furniture Polish to Dust

We love that fresh lemony scent that comes from polished wood. But if your furniture isn’t natural wood, it probably has a protective laminate coating. This cleaning mistake can make your furniture feel greasy and gross. Instead, wipe down with damp rag to remove the dust and dirt, and save the polish for your natural wood.

Scrubbing to get Carpet Stains Out

When the red wine spills on the carpet, it’s human nature to grab a wet rag, and start scrubbing. This will fray the carpet strands and actually work to spread the stain, instead lift it. A better approach would be to use a spoon to lift the remaining liquid and dab gently on the soiled area to get the remainder of the juice out. Once most of it is removed, use baking soda or a carpet cleaner to get the rest of the stain out.

Forgetting to Clean the Shower Curtain

One common cleaning mistake is to neglect to clean the shower curtain when cleaning our bathrooms. Bacteria and mold love to grow in moist areas like showers and bathtubs. Next time you’re cleaning your shower, take a disinfectant to wipe down your curtain.

Not Using the Exhaust Fan

The exhaust fan isn’t just for airing out a smelly bathroom. These under-utilized switches can help prevent humidity and moisture from harming a room. Turn it on during or after a shower to prevent mold from growing.

Using the Wrong Products on the Wrong Surfaces

As more and more people are moving away from chemical cleaners, it may be tempting to use natural products for everything. But beware! While vinegar and baking soda seem like obvious choices to do the heavy lifting of your cleaning, it’s important that you know what ingredients are good for. One of the worst cleaning mistakes is using acidic ingredients like lemon and vinegar to clean your granite or stone counters. This can leave visible etches and scratch marks.

Bleaching Everything

Bleach has a lot of practical uses both as a disinfectant and cleaner. It can be used to clean mold and mildew, sterilize secondhand items, clean butcher blocks and counters, whiten your porcelain, and even kill weeds. But you can have too much of a good thing. Bleach isn’t a good overall cleaner when it comes to breaking down food or buildup, and can be hard on your lungs. So use appropriately and sparingly.

Improperly Cleaning Electronics

Electronic screens are not windows, so they shouldn’t be cleaned with a multi-purpose cleaner. Even paper towels can create tiny scratches on the surfaces. Instead, use a microfiber cloth. Spray a soft mist of water on it to lift dust away.

Forgetting to Clean your Cleaning Tools

Once you’ve completed your chores, don’t throw that dirty sponge back into the sink. Instead, toss it into the dishwasher or microwave for a few seconds to kill germs. Be sure to wash your toilet brush, your rags and gloves when the job is over.

A clean environment is a healthy environment! We are all probably guilty of at least one of these cleaning mistakes. Let our professionals at Simple Clean give you the peace of mind that comes when you can relax in your clean home. Contact us today at 973-922-0836 to schedule a consultation.

 

 

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