It’s officially spring and I have a quick “survey” for you. Not to worry, there are no wrong answers– just honest ones!
Are you looking at “spring cleaning” with joy or with that sigh of resignation?
Do you wonder “why” or “how” your house gets so messy so fast?
Do you ever wonder how you could hire a “wife” to get all the stuff on the to-do list done?
Is cleaning up the house a drag that sucks the joy and fun out of weekends?
My answers are “yes” to all of these questions!
If you answered YES to even one of these questions, I have a solution for you!
Hollywood legend Lucille Ball once said,
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
Los Angeles residents have discovered that having a clean home brings them a lot of joy because San Francisco-based Homejoy has facilitated well over 100,000 cleaning jobs here in just three years.
Why? Because customers need only lift a finger and tap homejoy.com to experience the pure bliss of having a clean home.
The venture-capital-backed online platform — also available as an iPhone app (and soon an Android app) — connects busy parents, professionals and just about everyone who needs a pristine abode with independent, pre-screened cleaning professionals in more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Europe. (Did you catch that? It’s available in Europe too!) There are 26 major metro areas in the US where you can get Homejoy cleaning pros to get your place spiffed up!
This month, Homejoy is on a mission to encourage Angelenos get out and enjoy the delights of spring, instead of toiling away their precious free time cleaning. They’ve posted scores of colorful billboards from West L.A. to WeHo with sunny messages including, “More dancing, less dust,” “More me time, less mess,” “More sun, less scrubbing” and “More spring, less cleaning.”
“We believe that home happiness begins with a clean home,” said Homejoy founder Adora Cheung. “As we’ve now expanded to 30 markets across the U.S. and Europe, we’re really honing in to foster relationships on a local level.”
Happy L.A. customer Natalie Smyka found her ideal Homejoy cleaning professional in Lena Marie, an independent contractor for Homejoy. “She worked fast and cleaned a lot during the time given,” Smyka said, “and she made a point to use a non-chemical cleaning solution on the floor because my son was crawling.”
Says Lena Marie, “People may forget what you say or what you did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel. I have a maternal instinct about my clients, and I help them to feel safer and more whole because their home environment is clean, calming and inviting.”
Here are Top 5 Happy Spring Cleaning Tips from Homejoy.com
Why the tips? So you can use the same products or tricks to keep your home clean on the off time when Homejoy.com is not there!
1) Fill a glass jar with vinegar and citrus peels to make your own scented vinegar for cleaning or as a fabric softener in the laundry.
2) Reuse dryer sheets to clean moldings and baseboards of dust. (Works REALLY well!)
3) Rub faucets with wax paper to prevent water spots and fingerprints.
(Now you have a good reason to use that wax paper in your drawer)
4) Mix 1/2 c. of vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water for a perfect hardwood floor cleaner.
Hint: Add a few drops of essential oils for a fresh scent.
(This tip REALLY works. I have had hardwood floors in the last 3 houses [yes.. I move a lot} and it works exceptionally well plus it’s all natural!)
5) Use a mixture of half coconut oil and half baking soda to remove sticky substances. (Who knew!!)
With just a few clicks, Homejoy matches customers with an experienced, certified and background-checked cleaning professional. It makes a sparkling-clean home a convenient reality for many hard-working people and busy families.
Anton Zietsman, Homejoy’s L.A. General Manager, hopes that this marketing push will remind Angelenos that a clean home is just a few clicks away.
“With our recent efforts, we’re excited to be engaging Angelenos in a meaningful conversation about how Homejoy can lighten the load and brighten their lives.”
If you are in the greater LA area I provide you with a discount to try Homejoy.com
You can get $25 off your first cleaning with HomeJoy.com if you use this link to order the service.
This link/discount is good through May 31, 2015
Founded in San Francisco, CA in July, 2012 by brother-sister duo Adora and Aaron Cheung, Homejoy was launched in the Los Angeles market in July of that year. Click on homejoy.com to conveniently order a stress-free home cleaning performed by a trustworthy independent cleaning expert.
Connect with HOMEJOY via their website or these social platforms!
If you do book a HOMEJOY.com cleaning, please let me know how it works out. I will be booking one as well just to see what it’s like!
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