A family’s primary caregiver — typically Mom — fulfills multiple roles and duties. She cooks, cleans, and chauffeurs the kids. She does the laundry and the shopping, and she pays the bills. She may hold a job and/or volunteer in the community.
So when Mom gets sick or injured, she needs help … lots of it.
Often Dad will take over, with help. Family members, friends and neighbors may pitch in to provide meals while Mom’s recovering. Perhaps someone will offer to take the kids where they need to go. Someone else may walk the dogs or throw a load of laundry in the washer when they come to visit.
But there aren’t a lot of cheerful volunteers offering to take care of the house cleaning. The hands-in-the-toilet, hands-and-knees floor scrubbing … the sanitizing kind of clean that is so necessary during recovery from an illness or injury.
A solution that works for many families is hiring a professional house cleaning company to handle those chores …
By hiring professional house cleaners, Mom avoids any potential embarrassment of having friends or neighbors see the family’s “dirt.” She can relax in knowing that this is a just a job to the professional … and there’s no judgment on how dirty a house is except as to how it relates to the time it will take to complete the job.
By hiring professional house cleaners, Mom also knows that the cleaning is going to be done right. The professionals will use the proper cleaners, chemicals and equipment … they’ll even bring their own supplies! And they do this every day for a living, so they know what they’re doing.
By hiring professional house cleaners, Mom can relax and actually heal from her injury or illness. She will be less tempted to help do the chores herself.
To give Mom the most peace of mind, be sure to hire a house cleaning company that:
• is fully insured (both liability and workers’ comp),
• can provide references,
• gives an onsite personalized quote for the exact services you need, and
• has policies and procedures in place to guarantee your satisfaction.
Until next time … Keep it clean!
Mini Mops, Inc. is a professional house cleaning company serving residential and commercial clients in the Fresno-Clovis CA area since 1975. They are currently accepting new clients. Please visit their website for more information:
Quick … who’s the first person you think of when you think “house cleaning”?
Most of us think “Mom.” But it isn’t always the “lady of the house” who’s in charge of keeping the house clean anymore.
In our 38 years of providing professional house cleaning services to homeowners in the Fresno/Clovis area, we’ve increasingly answered initial inquiries by men, coordinated cleaning priorities and schedules with husbands, and maintained a clean and healthy home to meet dads’ high expectations. (And trust us, dads can be just as demanding as moms — sometimes even more so.)
Earlier this year, Parade Publications reported that “the latest Census shows that 32 percent of dads regularly care for their children (up from 26 percent in 2002), and among those with preschool-age kids, one in five dads is the primary caregiver. In households where mom works, that figure rises to nearly one in three.”
And in addition to caring for the kids, these dads are also cleaning the house … and that involves more than just taking out the trash!
Mini Mops, Inc. has seen this shift in our clientele as well. We work for stay-at-home dads, bachelors, single dads, and other solitary men. Our male clients like our systematic method of house cleaning as well as the exceptional results that our professional house cleaning crews can achieve in their homes.
We’re more than maids, we’re house cleaning professionals … and our results speak louder than any marketing message.
So we’d like to suggest that you surprise Dad with a gift certificate for house cleaning this Father’s Day. He’ll enjoy the time he reclaims as his own (that time that he doesn’t have to spend cleaning), AND he’ll get an exceptionally clean home (because we really know how to clean)!
Certain restrictions do apply — for example, the house to be cleaned must be located in our service area. Please call our office — (559) 264-6677 — for more details.
Until next time … Keep it clean!