Rejoice Fun Day!

Last month breakfast was at Golden Corral followed by pedicure in Towne Lake. This month’s breakfast was in I Hop restaurant in Highway 92. We had 12 ladies showed up including little Paulita, Miriam’s daughter. Mother and daughter did not come to Ellijay but we enjoyed our breakfast time with them.

In Ellijay, we did some fun un-expected activities. Our brave employees did the zip line! So much fun according to Lina and Myra. We picked apples and enjoyed the beautiful day. It’s only been a couple of months but I can see wonderful results already.

Our teams are learning the process of team work. By participating in fun activities and breaking bread. Furthermore, seeing each other outside work in relax environment gives them the opportunity to get to know each other more.

Team work requires trust from all individual involved. Here at Rejoice Maids we are working on improving our employee client relationship. Our main objective is to produce quality service. By having happy employees, we are positively looking forward to a better brighter employee client relationship.

Our job as maid service company is not only cleaning houses. It is more of giving back “time” to our clients.  As we all know, anything material can be replace but not time. Cleaning on the weekends or after work is not an option for some people. This is where we come in. We clean so that you can spend time with yourself and your love ones. As a result, by giving our employees responsibility to produce great service we can ensure our clients the money spend to hire us is well worth it.

This is just the beginning. As we continue to grow, we will also pursue improvement. We will work as teams and persevere to learn new ways on how we can better serve each other, our clients and the community.

Namaste,

Gemma

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Ideal Employee/Team Members

Always looking for the One. Not Superstar, Not Type-A. My ideal employee as far as description is concern is responsible and hard worker. I have my eyes set on these traits. Two very important characteristic vital to our success as team.

The job that we do requires team work. As teams, each time we go out to clean houses we make sure we are in-synch with our teammates. Our goal is to give our very best to the clients we serve. This is where being responsible and hard worker separate Rejoice Maids from the pack. It is our core. It is the cord that binds us all. A simple but crucial job requirement.

Responsible- we are big on this. There are plenty of other places to work for but if you choose to work with us at Rejoice Maids we expect you to be responsible. Our definition of responsible employee is simple; fulfill your obligation, produce the best job you can deliver and show-up. No ifs no buts. We are not asking for the moon simply do the commitment we agreed upon hiring.

Hard worker- is someone that see’s the job as opportunity to shine. To be proud of the job well done. Cleaning is a very hard physical labor. We work smart and efficient to maximize the full productivity in the houses that we clean. There are no short cuts. To properly clean the toilets, showers or floors, elbow grease is necessary to complete these tasks. Therefore, to produce great result hard work is essential.

We believe in shared responsibilities. Our teams work together to achieve the goals that we set for all of us. We have no Superstar or Type-A employees. What we have are responsible and hard worker individuals who will always do their best to make Rejoice Maids your neighborhood best cleaning service.

Namaste,

Gemma

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Community Updates June 2017

Hello everyone! Summer begins next week, are you ready? We have many company updates and community involvement to share with you. First our teams are ready for the summer. This is the busy time for us for move-in and move-out cleanings as well as one time cleans. We have plenty of real estate agents recommending us to their clients. For that we are thankful.

As for our teams, we have added a new team in our fleet. We now have team number 6 with 3 maids working together. Our team leaders continue to grow as mentors to new team members. It is a joy to see them work together as teams. Having said that, our goal is to continue with our slow productive growth.

 

Last week our team members brought food and gifts for Angelica’s baby shower. It was fun and happy moments.  Angelica had to take maternity leave this month to get ready for her baby in early August. Luckily, we have Luisa step in. She started today on her new role. She will be taking care of Angelica’s job.

Our community service is in full swing. We have contributed time and food to the Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program. This is our 4th year with this organization. We are humbled and happy to be part of this worthy cause.

In addition to Must Ministries we are also involved with Habitat For Humanity. Another cause worthy organization. We have contributed our time and efforts to their Annual Women Build. Our contributions are the results of the hard work and dedication of our teams and the trust given to us by our clients. We are grateful. We praise God for all the blessings!

 

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Community Projects Update

Community Projects Update

Two weeks ago we started our participation with Must Ministries Summer Lunch program. This is our 3rd year participating in this worthy cause. Last year we delivered our sack lunches to Hillside Baptist Church in Town Lake, this year we have decided to deliver our contribution to New Life Church in Holly Springs. It was decided to bring our sack lunch to new location because the need is much higher in that side of town.

Last month we sent school supplies to the Philippines benefiting 60 children. It is our intention to do this project annually. From the beginning our goal was to contribute to our community and to the society. God has given us the opportunity to serve. We are grateful. As our cleaning company continues to grow we will try our best to share as much as we can and help as best as we can. Once again, all of our contributions was made possible because of God’s grace and the generosity of our clients and hard work of our employees. We are always thankful. Thank you!

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Our school supplies recipients in the Philippines 2016. Miriam, Sonya and Glenda preparing our sack lunches!

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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!Happy Mother’s Day to all mother’s out there. I wish you all the best day and best year! I hope you are not cleaning your house today or even this week. The week of mother’s day should be mother’s week not just one day. But regardless this is a special day. It is the only time of the year mothers are being recognized. We all know being a mother is never ending responsibility.

Mothers job requires twenty-four hours service. With occasional one week vacation to the beach or Disney or whatever the family fancy or can afford. But even during vacations mothers still works. The children and the husband still needs to be care for.

If you are a working mom. It is an additional work on top of your motherly duty. But no one is complaining. It is the responsibility we all openly embrace. This mother’s day let’s have a break from all the household task like cleaning, gardening and laundry. The chores are not going anywhere. I suggest spend a day in the spa. Have a family picnic. Bring take-out food, serve the spread using paper plates. Hire someone to clean your home.  Do anything that does not require work or produce stress. After all, it is only one day in the year we get spoiled. Enjoy a real day off!

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Winter Sweaters

Winter Sweaters

I used to dislike wearing sweaters. The heaviness and bulk makes me feel trap inside something I cannot explain. In the Philippines its always sunny. Growing up my outfit consist of light t-shirts and cotton shorts nothing heavy. As I moved in the United Sates I have learned the four season weather. It was a big adjustment. Especially during winter. All other three season is easy. Winter on the other hand is a bit brutal in the beginning.

Fast forward, having live in Georgia for the past 19 years I have learned to adapt. I am not yet 100% converted into loving the winter, however through the years I become appreciative of winter and sweaters. Maybe I am getting older. But my appreciation for sweaters have increased exponentially. During winter I look forward to wearing my sweaters. I have many different colors and materials.

Now like everyone else I struggled to find ways to care and store my sweaters. In the winter it is being use but during the three other season sweaters are tuck away in different storage. And now that we are closer to Spring I have to find a place for my newly acquired sweaters. Yes, I did purchase more sweaters.

Having bought more sweaters gave me the chance to seriously think about my storage situation. In order for me to find a place for my new sweaters I have to get rid of the older ones or unwanted/no longer needed sweaters. House Cleaning is a bit extreme right now. But closet cleaning is manageable for now. Or more of a reduce closet content for now.

My partner when I am doing chores that is not very exciting is Adele. I crank-up her music and sing along with her. Yes, I get a little silly but it helped. It gives me the motivation to move. Collecting sweaters that look faded, worn-out, big or small depending on my current size and tossing them in the going away bag is a bit fun. After all there is no need to keep something that may fit again someday.

Categorizing sweaters based on materials and color is good. It will help with storage. I don’t have big closet. My husband and I share a decent size. So I improvised. Last Christmas in one of the groceries store I saw Christmas decoration storage. I bought it to see if I can use it to store my sweaters and if it fits under my shoe rack. I got lucky it fit. Its inexpensive and durable. I was able to fit ten light sweaters. For the bulky ones, I use medium size clear containers from Walmart.

All sweaters must be wash and fold before storing to retain its beauty for the next winter. Make sure it is not cramped, provide extra room for the materials to breath. After the closet sweater cleaning, if you are like me, frugal buyer, this is the best time of the year to buy new sweaters for the next winter. If you must, try not to buy sweaters that needs to be dry clean, choose sweaters that are washing machine washable.  Its more economical, convenient and environmentally safe.  Blue sweaterFor house cleaning Call Rejoice Maids, your neighborhood maid service!Clear Containerswater

 

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Coffee Machines General Cleaning

Ideas to Clean and Maintain Coffee Maker like Keurig, Nespresso and all other coffee machine brand out there.

Before that I like to share some info from the National Coffee Association, one of the oldest trade industry in the U.S. http://www.ncausa.org/About-NCA about coffee consumption in the United States. According to their website the single -cup coffee brewer have risen 27% in 2015. Their organization have recorded and track the growth of single serve coffee machines in the United State since 2011.

In my opinion their data proves we drink lots of coffee. And single -cup makes it more convenient. But what is coffee? Why do we drink coffee? Let’s begin with the first question. Coffee is a roasted coffee bean from coffee plant that grows in rich soil with mild temperatures, frequent rain and shaded sun.  Coffee tree can grow to as high as 30 feet or more. Farmers prune the branches short to conserve energy and aid in harvest. The tree is covered with green waxy leaves that grows in pairs but in opposite direction.

It takes almost a year for cherry to mature and five years for farmers to harvest the fruit of their labor. A very long process of growing and cultivating to produce coffee. For us the consumer, we go to our favorite grocery store and buy them by the pound ready to brew or for some people, instant coffee.

Now why do we drink coffee? Answer varies on the person who drinks it. But for general purpose, we drink coffee to get us going. Simple answer.

With so many coffee makers to choose from high tech to just plain ordinary Mr. Coffee it is necessary to clean the machine to have a fresh coffee in the morning. So I will share the basic general cleaning of coffee makers.

First unplug the machine. You will have to plug it back later to use with de-scale process. Remove all parts that can be wash like the reservoir, tray, pot and all other removable parts. Wash the parts in running water with mild dishwashing detergent then rinse with warm water. Let air dry.

To clean the inside of Keurig needles and K-cup you will need to have a metal paper clip. The paper clip can be used to remove debris that might clog the holes. That is the entrance and exit point where the water flows through the coffee ground. This process can be utilized in most Keurig coffee pot. In addition to the paper clip if you have a handy vacuum attachment use it to clean the crevices where the coffee ground spills. Go to www.keurig.com for more information on maintenance and proper care of the Keurig coffee machine brand. For Nespresso information visit www.nespresso.com/fileadmin/shared/_…/manuals/C100_Zone1_EN.pdf.

For ordinary coffee pot an ounce of vinegar and 3 cups of water will do. Fill the reservoir and let drip without filter. Repeat the process with water only. To remove brown stain in the pot an ounce of vinegar mix with water will do the trick. Let soak for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water. Lastly use clean damp towel to clean the outside of the coffee machine.  Now you are ready to brew again. You can handle that but for tough house cleaning call us, Rejoice Maids. We specialized in house cleaning.

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

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Hot Tea, House Cleaning

Hot Tea, House Cleaning

Cold weather. Time for soup and lots of hot tea. I drink mostly hot tea during winter. My body feels so much warmer and energize. Dealing with cold weather is an issue we all have to go through in the winter. To people like me this season takes a lot more energy. Mainly because when it’s cold I need more effort just to get out of bed.  Although through the years I have learned to deal with this weather in my own little way. It is still a drag. But please allow me to share Rejoice Maids winter tips.

Remember the basic principle of cold season. Always cover your head, neck and chest. It is the part of our body that is exposed most of the time but we don’t really pay much attention too.  Our head and neck loses body heat when unprotected. A simple hat and scarves will do.

Our body does not only need proper winter clothes. We also have to pay attention to the food and drinks we consume to stay warm. As I mentioned earlier, I like to drink hot tea. And during winter, my tea consumption doubles. I drink hot tea with skim milk with no sugar. This simple combination keeps me warm and alert during working hours.

My job is house cleaning. We maintain the cleanliness of almost three hundred homes. Monday to Friday I make sure our team players are ready. Our team consist of hard working married and brave single mothers. They cleaned homes all day and when they return to the office most of the time they are hungry and cold. During cold season, I make sure we stock-up with tea, milk, hot chocolate, hot water and always have soup available free for all team members.

House cleaning is very hard work. And someone has to do it. It is us, we have chosen this profession. Therefore, cold or warm weather does not make a difference to us. Our service has to be consistent. We have learned to deal with it. With plenty of hot tea and soup in the winter and pop sickles and cold water in the summer.      tea cupTeam with hat        Gemma's picture 1091

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