Is there a way to cut down on my laundry time? At More Time for You, we are all about saving time. So try this simple trick. Instead of just one laundry basket, do a Google search for laundry baskets and add to cart. Buy one for everyone you have in your family (now they’ll each have two.) Have then use one for Whites and the other for colored clothing. Saves you a step of sorting. While you are at it, you might want to find a housecleaning service to save you so more time.
Sponges aren’t the cleanest thing in your kitchen. So here is away to keep them bacteria free. Once a week, maybe just before are sitting down to watch Grey’s Anatomy, mix 1 part bleach with 4 parts water and toss in your sponges. Let then soak for a couple of hours and then just before bed give them a good rinsing out. They are ready to go plus you have a very clean and germ free sink as well. By the way, you might want to hire More Time for You for the rest of your house cleaning needs.
Security is important to many apartment dwellers. The combination of living in close proximity with virtual strangers when combined with the flimsiness of some apartment doors means that people’s belongings need to be kept safe. Also, those living in apartments are limited in their security system options for the following reasons:
- They cannot put holes in the walls. For this very reason, complicated systems that include an in-wall keypad and numerous other safety measures that need to be embedded into the walls, will not work in apartments. These systems are designed for houses – and you need a smaller, yet equally effective one that suits your needs.
- No exterior door (as in door that leads outside of the building, not outside of the apartment) means that some security systems simply won’t work. Complicated systems that require a multiple cameras and sensor alarms will not work very well in an apartment for this very reason. You need a simpler system that is designed to take up a minimal amount of space.
- Landlord limitations. Because you live in an apartment, you have to stay within the terms of your lease. It is standard to see requirements like the one listed above, which involves not putting holes (beyond those required to hang pictures) in the walls. These leases tend to have clauses regarding security systems, as many apartment complexes have some measures in place like locking exterior doors that require codes or passes to open them.
Because people who live in apartments cannot make the large, expensive modifications required to put in a complicated security system, they need something like the Tattletale. The Tattletale is a portable security device that only needs to be plugged into the wall. It also has a battery back up, which comes in handy should the power go out while you are away from home. This means that your belongings will be kept safe.
Are you a morning More Time for You housecleaning client? If so, sprinkle some baking soda lightly on your carpet before we arrive to clean your house. We will vacuum while cleaning and when you return your carpets should smell a bit fresher. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Burglars know that college dorm rooms are full of electronics. The average student has a television, BluRay or DVD player, stereo system, computer (usually a laptop) and a cell phone. Other things that might be in a dorm room include tablet computers, video game systems and other assorted accessories, like printers, iPhone speakers, and related goods. Basically, a dorm room is a burglars paradise, full of electronics that are easy to transport and just as easy to resell.
Many colleges have security systems in place to protect their students and their belongings. Electronic key cards, on-site guards, and state of the art access systems can help keep the wrong people out of dorms, but don’t work all of the time. Sometimes burglars access the rooms when they’re invited in by other students, or a door or window is left ajar. Either way, no matter how many security measures are in place, sometimes theft can still occur. And the last thing your son or daughter needs is to find his or her laptop computer, printer, or tablet computer missing right before finals week when that big research paper is due!
This is why college students need their own, inexpensive, in-room security systems. There are a number of different models available, for example, the Tattletale. This type of system is easy to install, and runs off of both battery power and standard electricity. Its set up consists of a single portable control panel, which is why its so perfect for a dorm room – there are no wires to run inside the walls of the room and no complicated controls to set up. Instead, you simply plug in the device and your college student’s room is protected. Alerts can be sent to his or her cell phone while he or she is out of the room for any reason, providing at least one less thing to stress over.
More Time for You recently started using Survey Monkey to find the real pulse of their house cleaning client’s satisfaction with their cleaning quality. For the past two months we have sent an anonymous survey to our residential clients. We ask them to rate the individual cleaning employee whom we have hand selected to send into their home. For nearly 15 years we have included a cleaning quality rating survey on their invoice. Survey Monkey makes it more convenient and has greatly increased our response rate which is averaging 15%!
So in the words of the late Richard Dawson what does the “Survey Say?”
On a 1-5 scale where 1 is “It’s time for me to find someone else” to 5 which is “Marina (or one of our many other screened employees) Rocks, I am happy to refer MTFY.” We score a rock solid 4.42 for Quality of Cleaning.
We haven’t received any 1’s yet but a couple of 2’s which is “We need to talk, this isn’t what I expected.”
So what about our consistency of housekeeping quality?
Well, each month the rating has been 4.42 for each month.
Sometimes you have to be careful for what you ask, but if you are fearful of asking the question, then perhaps you already know the answer.
More Time for You makes a $1.00 per survey response donation to Cozy Cat Cottage, a non-profit, and no kill sanctuary for cats. Take a peek at Aussie; he is just one of our many special cats.
Have always loved this song. Needs to be the More Time for You theme song don’t you think?
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