Archive for the ‘Housecleaning’ Category

10 Ways to Keep Clean with Rubbing Alcohol

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Here are some really cool ideas on using rubbing alcohol in your home.    Try some when you get home.

For those looking for regular house cleaning services in Dublin and Powell, get your free online cleaning estimate here.

House Cleaning Services Near Me – Dublin Ohio

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
House Cleaing Services Near Me - Dublin, OH and Powell

More Time for You House Cleaning Dublin Powell

House Cleaning Services Near Me is a frequently used search term these days.   More Time for You has been providing house maid services since 1999.  We provide our trustworthy cleaning primarily in the Dublin, Powell and Columbus, Ohio (43235) area.   More Time for You tries to get noticed in both Dublin and Powell through local search.  When you enter the search term House Cleaning Services Near Me,  you will often get results from sites like HomeAdvisor and Thumbtack.

These websites provide users a way to get estimates from a variety of providers easily.   They will only permit a certain number of companies to respond and is based on how fast they respond.  Helpful, but is it the best way to find a professional cleaning business?  It is effective if the cleaning price is a primary factor. But keep in mind that if the price is the driving factor there are options.  At More Time for You; we can modify your cleaning so that we spend less time per visit – such as rotating items.

Invest some time in your decision when hiring a maid service.  There is no barrier to entry and cleaning companies come and go.   More Time for You has been around for 18 years and have established roots in the communities of both Dublin where we live and Powell where our business is located.

Here is a quick link to get an estimate from us.

Let us know your experience in how you found your house cleaning service.

Contact us or call us at 614.760.0911.  We provide handyman and aeration services.









House Cleaning Dublin- Business First Article

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Maid Service Dublin

House Cleaning Dublin

House Cleaning Dublin was added by More Time for You several years after starting as a corporate concierge company in 1999.   Business First was kind enough to do a feature on us back when my hair color was a little bit darker.  Pam and I have grown our business over the years.  Our first location was in Dublin, where we have lived for 25 years.  Dublin continues to be one of our key areas for housekeeping services.  We moved our offices to Powell many years later.  Powell and Dublin make up eighty percent of our customers, with others located in Columbus 43235, Lewis Center and Worthington.

Longevity of a  housecleaning service can be a key marker as to how they will perform.   We’ve learned a great deal about the maid service over the years.  We have intentionally limited our geographic area to provide better quality.  We use a solo cleaner.  Having them drive to Columbus and then back to Dublin is both inefficient, but tiring as well.

We invite you to get an instant estimate online.

Thanks Business First, let’s do it again some day.

Columbus Ohio Maid Service Since 1999

Friday, February 10th, 2017

More Time for You has been providing residential house cleaning services since 1999.  We’ve watched families grow from toddlers to college and beyond.  It has been our honor to help so many families in the Powell and Dublin area over the years.  We have several openings available.  Spend your time with those important moments in life and leave the home cleaning to us.  Free Online estimates at  Serving Dublin and Powell.

More Time for You has Housecleaning Spots Available in Dublin – Ohio 43017 & 43016

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

More Time for You has openings for new housecleaning customers in Dublin, OH – 43016 & 43017.  We started out Maid service in 1999.  You can request a free online estimate on our website which is   We send a solo house cleaner into your home versus a team.  More Time for You has its office in historic downtown, Powell. 

Perfect PT Position – Housecleaning

Monday, January 27th, 2014

We have the perfect part-time position for Mom’s.  Share with your friends.

$11.00 /hr While Kids in School

* Pick your own hours M-Sat.(no nights)

* A great work out while cleaning residential homes.

* Service Powell and Dublin

* We provide all supplies and a gas card.

* Give more time and life balance to our appreciative clients

Call us at 614.760.0911 today for immediate consideration.


How can I freshen up the smell of my carpet?

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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.

Which housecleaning company has a lot of Angie’s List reviews?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

More Time for You has 243 Angie’s List reviews, how many does your service provider have? Our grade point average would be a solid 3.68 on a 4.0 scale.

How can I find a house cleaning company with good and consistent quality?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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.

Who does your housecleaning service hire?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Would you agree that they are recruiting from the very same applicant pool as we are?  If so, do you know how they screen?  If not, you better add it to your selection process.  Let us share how we may hire only 1 or 2 out of 100 applicants.

This is the toughest hiring environment in More Time for You’s  14-year history.  Recruiting housekeepers has never been more difficult and screening more important.    It may be easy to hire a house cleaner – but not as easy to find someone we would trust in your home.  We have often said; we would rather lose your business then lose your trust in us.

Here are some things to consider as you screen your maid service companies.

The first question you should ask is if the person cleaning your home is an employee or an Independent Contractor.  Insist on knowing that answer.  If they are an Independent Contractor, there is a risk you are not protected against damage or a work related injury.  Our advice, select a cleaning service such as More Time for You that uses properly vetted employees, is fully insured and all employees are covered by Worker’s Compensation.

Ask if they perform a prescreening phone interview.  More Time for You does and all applicants need to pass those questions before we invite them in.

Interesting note:  Out of 100 applicants that apply.  Fewer than 50% pass our phone prescreen.  So our candidate pool quickly shrinks to 50.   Now what is even more interesting is that of those fifty we invite in, half don’t show up, call or cancel.  That 100 quickly dropped to 25 housecleaning candidates.

Once a cleaning applicant does show up at More Time for You; the screening process continues.  Each home cleaning applicant completes a very in depth questionnaire making sure they are qualified for the position.  We cover working on hands and knees; verify there are no allergies or fears of cats and dogs, etc.   Once they have successfully answered those questions we move on.  Of the 25 that complete this.  About 25% will not move to the next step, this leaves us with 19.

Find out how they screen for a positive attitude.  You certainly don’t want someone in your home with a negative attitude and we don’t either.   Our next step is to have our applicants completing an attitude assessment.   We want people with a positive outlook on life.   That is whom we would want in our home, so the same holds true for yours.

Inquire if they perform any third party non-biased assessment test and what it covers?  For the past 7 years we have used such a tool.  This assessment provides us a profile covering, Supervisory Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Workplace Theft Attitudes, Workplace Theft Attitudes, Prospects for Long-Term Employment and Safety and Risk Avoidance.  Pretty important information for a home cleaning company to know don’t you think?

More Time for You excludes those with a medium or high risk theft assessment.  This eliminates 37% from those taking the assessment.  Those with poor validity scores (attempting to manipulate the survey outcomes), with Below Average Customer Service or bad work attitudes don’t make the cut and eliminate an additional 13%.  We eliminate 50% of those that pass the phone interview, attitude testing and  job profile.  We now have 9 viable applicants from the original 100 applications.

More Time for You then conducts a multiple question interview.  The verbal interview will eliminate 1/3 of the remaining applicants, leaving us with six..

Our background check eliminates 1 out of ten that have made it this far.  That leaves us with 5 candidates that we can make offers.

Twenty percent will not accept or not show up on the first day, leaving us with 4 (could our drug-free environment cause that?)

Of the four that join us; 50% will not make it through our extensive training, a two to eight week program based on experience.

So for every 100 applications that come in, we may hire one or two.

As a result, More Time for You is very proactive in recruiting.  During the month of February 2013, we had 35 applicants apply.  Although we need staff, we were only able to make just one offer.  She never called us back.

We wish these conditions were better and we assure you we commit countless hours recruiting every day.    But then again, that is why you hire and trust More Time for You.  We also have periodic waiting lists for new clients, which can create some inconveniences.  But we feel we are worth the wait.  We provide excellent cleaning quality and we are very selective with whom we have in your home.