Author: The Cleaning Lady

4 Funny Thanksgiving Commercials To Lift Your Spirits

4 Funny Thanksgiving Commercials To Lift Your Spirits

With Thanksgiving next week and a pandemic in full swing, the holidays this year seem a bit uncertain for many. You may have cancelled that trip to Gramma’s house and are just having Turkey Day with your immediate family (I’m really going to miss Uncle Bob’s inappropriate war stories about that brothel in Vietnam). So…

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3 Reasons Why Your Cleaning Person Does NOT Need Your Help Cleaning

3 Reasons Why Your Cleaning Person Does NOT Need Your Help Cleaning

All of my clients look forward to their cleaning day. And understandably so. Their house gets magically cleaned by little cleaning fairies while they are not home. Or that’s how it should ideally work. But not with my clients. They like to stay home and help clean. It’s annoying, and detrimental. But there’s not much…

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How To Not Kill (or Maim) Your Cleaning Person

How To Not Kill (or Maim) Your Cleaning Person

Some people don’t see cleaning houses as a dangerous profession. It’s certainly not up there with Alaskan crabbing or logging. But house cleaners can run into some dangerous situations. And many of them can be avoided by communication from the client. So I’d like to give homeowners a few tips on how not to kill…

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These 5 Spooky Cleaning Commercials Will Make Your Day

These 5 Spooky Cleaning Commercials Will Make Your Day

Halloween is that time of year when I like to dust off the old scary movie classics from my youth and remember that I used to be scared by that mechanical zombie guy whose arms couldn’t move quite right. Nowadays, it’s my clients who are downright scary. It’s also the time when some companies get…

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Cleaning Scary Places

Cleaning Scary Places

In a continuation of my “spooky” and “creepy” October theme, I’d like to tell you about a very scary place I had to clean. It’s a different scary then when I found all the little cat coffins in the Cat Lady’s house (you can read about it here). Don’t get me wrong, most cleaning is…

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When Your Appliances Are Haunted

When Your Appliances Are Haunted

I love Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. I love all the scary movies and the costumes and the spooky decorations. Speaking of, I was out in my yard on October 1st putting up my scary d├ęcor. This includes my skeleton with duster in hand on my porch and a scarecrow vacuuming up all his fallen…

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Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

Last week was my birthday. Unfortunately, with a pandemic in full swing, I didn’t partake in my usual week of birthday festivities which would have included dunking booths, cotton candy machines and me sitting on a homemade throne with my droves of fans lined up to shower gifts upon me. Oh wait, I think that…

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Cleaning Technology: Are We Really Headed For Rosie The Robot?

Cleaning Technology: Are We Really Headed For Rosie The Robot?

Technology has always had the intention of making our lives easier. Just the invention of the washing machine saved the backs, fingers and time of countless women (and men) who used to scrub clothes with a wash tub and board. The invention of the washing machine also led to the invention of the wash tub…

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A Day In The Life Of The Cleaning Lady

A Day In The Life Of The Cleaning Lady

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day! I got a day of relaxation while Mr. Cleaning Lady grilled the obligatory hot dogs and hamburgers. Of course, I had to do the dishes, even though he offered, because inevitably I’ll have to rewash them anyway. Better to pick your battles. There must be some unwritten…

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