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Spring Cleaning ideas

Happy Spring!

As the weather warms up, Spring Cleaning is probably on your mind. Have you thought about simply decluttering your home in addition to a total deep-clean?

Here's our favorite decluttering tip:

Don't keep it if you wouldn't buy it now!

Take a good, hard look at all your belongings -- we know they may have some special significance, but honestly assess the situation. Would you actually buy that item again right now? No? Then toss it, donate it, or give it away to a friend who needs it. Take back your home again!

Here's a few more golden rules of decluttering

From levo.com

From levo.com

What do you normally neglect in Spring Cleaning?

If we only do deep cleaning once a year, there's most likely areas that you miss out on. We found a list of the top 10 neglected areas of spring cleaning on premeditatedleftovers.com and completely agree. 

  1. Trash cans
  2. Medicine cabinets
  3. Blinds
  4. Behind Appliances
  5. Under sink
  6. Oven
  7. Mattress
  8. Dishwasher
  9. Door jambs and trims
  10. AC vents

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We always focus on cleaning tips that are helpful, practical, and quite frankly, things that we see every day here at Chicago Loop Cleaners!


Do you live in a high-rise building in downtown Chicago? We're offering a Spring 50% offer right now! Claim your offer online today! We look forward to giving you a home where you can come home and rest.

Exciting changes at CLC!

FOR OUR CLIENTS:

First and foremost, we are hiring! We have offered a part time position to a new team member, Elvia. She will be training directly with me for a few weeks, and during that time I will be sending you a short biography about her. She will be taking over some of my clients for me once she is fully trained. Know that she is kind, detailed, and an amazing house cleaner! We only hire the best and our interview process is intense.

Elvia is a long-time Chicago resident, and along with her husband has raised her two sons here. She has commercial cleaning experience, and is excited for the challenge of learning residential cleaning. Outside of work, Elvia has a cosmetology degree, does clothes alterations, and mentors married couples with her husband, Fransisco. 

Since we're growing at a quick rate, we'll be training new cleaners over the next several months, but our owner Emily will be around to manage, train, and ensure that our cleanings meet your highest standards. Please let us know if you have any questions at all!

Recommended Product - ecloth

If streaky mirrors are making you crazy, we have the solution for you! The Window Cleaning Cloths from E-Cloth are lifesavers! We use them on all the mirrors we clean, as well as glass-top tables, and even on hi-shine counters. The pair of cloths (one for damp drying, and one for polishing) is available at ecloth.com

If you're using the Window Cleaning E-Cloths, be sure to run the light green one around all the edges of the mirror after cleaning it, to wipe up all the water that collects at the edges of the frame. Next, use the dark green cloth to polish out any smudges that are left over. Just another way you can enjoy professional clean while we're not there. 

Enjoy your sparkling mirror!

 

We're hiring incredible Associate House Cleaners!

We're on the search for committed House Cleaners! Here's the thing-- this isn't for just anyone. Listen to a brief description of the position in the video below by the Founder and Owner of Chicago Loop Cleaners, Emily Taylor.

So what do you think? Interested in applying? If so, go to our online application form to get started: http://www.new-hire.com/jobs/availablejobs.asp?job=9487


House Cleaning Job Information

You will win in this position when you:
-provide consistent, reliably excellent housekeeping to a list of regular clients
-maintain 90% client satisfaction
-have a forward thinking mindset, which is eager to grow personally and professionally

Learn more about the perfect candidate for this job:
Whether or not you have had a house cleaning position before, you always take pride in the details of your work. Even if no one ever notices the behind the scenes details,
you know and you’re completely motivated by doing excellent work. That’s the kind of person we’re looking for, someone that is a friendly and motivated Housekeeper to join our team. We’re a high-end cleaning company in Downtown Chicago, so we absolutely need people that care about excellent care and supreme customer service.

 

In this position you will be able to work for many different clients in some of the most beautiful condos in Downtown and River North. However, money isn’t necessarily your biggest motivator; excellence is your Number 1 concern, and money is a reward for a combination of a good attitude and good work. It’s important for you maintain very good relationships with more than just your clients; the door staff and management of the buildings are also important relationships for us.

 

It’s not easy work though; we require enormous amounts of attention to detail and an ability to work on your own for long hours. You also need to be able to keep up with physically demanding work, requiring a great deal of movement, including bending, squatting, and kneeling, and shifting objects, sometimes weighing more than 40 pounds. We’re also a very small, growing company, so you may not have every single resource you need at your fingertips. Often you’ll be require to learn new systems and processes on the go, learning quickly and efficiently. The owner may not always be available to answer every question, so sometimes you’ll have to problem solve on the job.


If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re only taking applicants from Chicago at this time.

In between cleaning? Use our favorite products!

What happens to your home between cleanings? Do you need a touch-up between your appointments with your cleaner? That happens sometimes, and we get it! So what are the absolute essentials you should keep on hand?

The beauty of the supplies we use at CLC is that they are SO simple! Start with just two basic tools: tools that WE are never without. 

Bar Keeper's Friend

 We swear by this stuff! This scouring powder is great for taking rings out of sinks and tubs, disasters off of stove tops, and water spots off of faucets. Unlike other similar products, it won’t scratch surfaces. Sprinkle some powder on the surface you want to scrub, and get it damp. You can use it with a scrub brush in the sink or tub, or, for smaller jobs, use it with our next recommended product….

Microfiber cloths

These are the cloths we use to clean absolutely everything. Dry or just barely damp they are great for dusting. Get them a little wetter, and they are perfect for wiping down counter tops and stoves. They should be thoroughly wetted if you want to use them to scrub with Bar Keeper’s Friend. Buy a package and keep several in the kitchen and several in the bathroom, and you will never be without a way to clean up a mess. 

You can get both these items at Home Depot, Menards, and sometimes at a local grocery store. Of course, you can also order them off Amazon, at these links:

Bar Keeper’s Friend: http://goo.gl/b9NnJp

Microfiber cloths: http://goo.gl/iXHBSF