Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As we begin the New Year I would like to express my gratitude to our clients, our employees, friends and our community. I am grateful and humbled by what we have accomplished this year. Many things have happened; blessings and challenges.

I would like to thank all of our clients in Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Acworth, Towne Lake, Kennesaw and  Big Canoe. My employees and I are grateful. You all have given us cleaning jobs, it is our honor to be of service to you.

My deepest gratitude to my employees for showing up each day. I know cleaning houses is a very hard job when done right,  I appreciate your hard work and dedication to our chosen profession. Thank you very much, it is a great pleasure working with all of you!

We are now located in Highway 92 in Woodstock. This is our 4th moved since Rejoice Maids was founded. We pray to God we will be here for a long time. Our new location has ample parking and have plenty of space for us to grow. Inside our office we have house cleaning training rooms for our new team members to learn our cleaning system.  A big changed from our 3 previous locations.

Last year was full of surprises and challenges. We had experienced growing pains but that’s to be expected in business. After all without pain there is no gains.

But I am happy to say despite all the challenges we went through, we were able to share our blessings. In the summer, we participated in the Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program. We made and delivered more than 500 lunches for Cherokee County children. And this past Christmas we have given 20 families “Noche Buena” Christmas Eve dinner. We also contributed small amount to various charities. The blessings I am able to share was made possible by your support. God willing, and again with your help I hope to do more this year. To our clients, employees, friends and family Thank You for allowing me to serve you!

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Holiday Tips/Ideas

Holiday Tips/Ideas

present In my experienced as owner of cleaning company I can say in my industry Christmas and Thanksgiving are the busiest holidays of the year.

Thanksgiving being the start of the holiday season prepares me for the coming back to back holidays. With families, employees and clients to worry about my stress level during this time of year is as high as Stone Mountain.

This year I try to lessen the stress. I have gathered some tips for less stress holidays from different sources. From http://www.huffingtonpost.com  “Thanksgiving dinner is a meal that is very well suited to making ahead,” I know thanksgiving is just a few days away. But I hope you have prepared some of the food already. There are side dishes that can be cook a head of time like the cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole.

From Woman’s Day online site; they recommend to try new things. Instead of doing the same things that you have done every year, make a change. Example if you write your own Christmas cards and you are too busy ask someone to help you. Share the Christmas writing with someone, make it a bonding time. www.womansday.com

This one I like the most from Organized Christmas; 10 Simplicity Strategies if you like to see the rest visit their website.  http://christmas.organizedhome.com. In the very bottom of the strategies is the number ten. Very simple tip. After you have done all the necessary preparations like house cleaning, gift buying and wrapping, cooking and entertaining set aside time for yourself. Yes, you. Give yourself a break for the job well done!

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Thanksgiving; Being Grateful

Thanksgiving; Being Grateful

I know a lot of people in my networking group consider November as gratitude month. They acknowledge and thank God, their families and friends for all the blessings, love and support. According to some of my friends practicing gratitude journal every year is challenging but very rewarding. I do keep a journal but I am not consistent. This year I am trying to complete the month of November without a day skip. I write in my journal five daily gratitude. My friend Raina who practices and writes her daily gratitude says I should keep it simple.

At first it was difficult. But as the days past it became a habit. It is no longer a chore. I actually enjoy writing down and thinking about my day. My gratitude list includes the simple things like having lunch or dinner with my husband, daughters and granddaughter. Being grateful for having wonderful friends. Thanking God for new housecleaning we booked. For all the houses we cleaned for the day and for the safe returned of my employees after the day’s work.

Lots of things to be thankful. Sometimes I find myself repeating the same words daily. It’s okay because I am blessed with the same people in my life, I love having them around. So repeating my gratitude over and over to the same people will always happen. Anyway it is between me and my journal.

November is not only gratitude month. For me it is also the time to reflect. To think about life in general. To be grateful and thankful for all the blessings. I will try my best to complete my November gratitude journal but if things don’t happenpicjumbo.com_HNCK9440 jorunal pillow in the future at least when I look back I can say to myself I did my best!

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Holidays, Family Time, Cleaning?

Holidays, Family Time, Cleaning?

pasko #2Rain, rain go away. Its been raining quite a lot lately. The leaves in trees are almost gone, the grass have changed its color. Fall has officially arrived. Halloween is over, decorations put away. Now we get ready for thanksgiving.  Different sets of decorations and preparation for bigger festivities. And the dreaded chore, housecleaning.

Who will do the heavy lifting? There are more task in the honey do list. Housecleaning is the least favorite of all time. That’s when you call the expert, Rejoice Maids. We will do the heavy lifting for you. We will clean anything we can reach and touch in your home including the baseboards, doors, window sills, blinds, and the fans. Off course we clean the whole house including kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms thoroughly. We clean oven too, need to empty the fridge of last year’s left over? Not a problem, we will do it for you while we clean the inside and outside of the fridge.

Why waste your time cleaning when you can spend your time preparing for the holidays. Yes, the holidays is coming. More shopping and cooking. Family get together, family bonding. Do the right thing. Spend time with your love ones, enjoy the festivities. Let Rejoice Maids do the house cleaning for you.

We would love to be of service to you!

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Relax, its only Halloween

Relax, its only Halloween

pumpkins-3Ready set Happy Halloween! The official start of holiday season is coming soon. Is your house ready for the festivities? Or are you too busy? Family, work and don’t forget yourself. Too many things to do, not enough time. Spark people website have 8 ways to put yourself first in the priority list www.sparkpeople.com. I know, there are many of this sort. But check it out it does not cost money.

Let’s get organize. While we have time to prepare. Make a priority list and game plan. The first one should be an hour or 30 minutes per day set aside as “Me” time. Take it as the most important part of the list. Take a walk. Listen to music, dance, go to yoga class or just sit in the sofa and read. Do something that makes you happy and relax. After all it’s your time.

Family. Make the list for gifts. Avoid the holidays rush, start buying gifts now. Take advantage of the promotional in-store sales or shop on-line. Don’t forget to listen, sometimes, our love one’s does not really want material things.  They want attention, time and lots of love. Go see a movie or stay home watch funny sitcom or cartoons together. Anything that encourage bonding time. All material things will be outgrown but the gift of Memories will stay intact.

Now for the house cleaning part. You can set aside time to clean or you can call the expert to do the cleaning for you. Yes, It cost money but you are worth it. Imagine working Monday to Friday then spend Saturday cleaning and Sunday doing laundry. No. Call Rejoice Maids spend your time with yourself, your family and start planning for the holidays. Have a great Halloween!

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Stainless steel Cooktop Care and Maintenance

StoveOne of the most popular cooktop these days is made of stainless steel. There are plenty of types, model and sizes. Whether gas or electric, cleaning and maintaining does not have much of a difference. But use precaution. Make sure the stove is no longer hot.

Any piece of equipment works better and lasts longer when maintained properly and kept clean. Cooking equipment is no exception. Your cooktop must be kept clean. Make sure all controls are in the “OFF” position.

I recommend wiping away spills as soon as it happen to avoid spills from hardening.  A handy damp sponge will help clean up the spills. This easy clean up can be done after each cooking.

For heavy built up spills and stubborn mess more time and elbow grease cleaning maybe necessary. This is when you need to have energy and time to do the thorough cleaning. Always follow the manufacturer’s care and maintenance policy.

My recommendation from: howtocleanstuff.net

You will need Bar Keepers friend, sponge, water and soft towel/microfiber.

Wet the sponge to use to moisten the stainless surface to be clean. Spread the bar keepers friend over the stove top. Use a gentle scrubbing following the grain. Rinse the sponge, wipe clean the surface. Finish by wiping the wet surface using the soft towel.

For optimum appearance, use a stainless steel cleaner to remove smudges and fingerprints and follow up with a stainless steel polish to make the stove top shine. Polish should not be used daily. Once every couple of weeks should be adequate. Make sure to rub in the direction of the grain/brushed finish.

Holidays are coming a well maintained cooktop will be handy for cooking holiday food.

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Rejoice Maids Training Day Team 3

Rejoice Maids Training Day Team 3

Last Saturday we had training day at Rejoice Maids office. Eluvia our Rejoice Maids trainer trained one of our Rejoice Maids team. Our team arrived at 8am with the big smile and great attitude. We discussed how to create a system that will be use by the whole Rejoice Maids cleaning crew in all of the houses we serve. We also worked on improving our bathroom cleaning process and bed sheet change procedure. We all agreed that our old fashion cleaning method should continue. But with the extra addition of disinfecting process towards the end as finishing touch.
Eluvia, Mayra and Paula did a step by step cleaning of the toilet. The procedure begins with warm water with few drops of dishwashing soap and a sponge. They finished the cleaning with Proctor and Gamble Spic-n-Span disinfectant cleaning solution.

Then we tackled the Rejoice Maids way of making the beds. We tried different variation before we were able to agreed in one process. It was one of those repetitive work we have to do in our client’s homes because most houses we serve have 3 to 6 bedrooms.It was nice seeing our team embracing the change in our process of housecleaning. They like the idea of continuous improvement and the continue training to be a better cleaning technician. As the owner of the company I am most proud!Rejoice Maids traning day #1

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Rejoice Maids Cleaning Tip Today: Taming the Dust!

So I noticed a lot estate sale and garage sale in some neighborhood started early, I guess because the weather is getting cooler. I know fall is still a month away but I can already feel the difference in the temperature. Fall brings crisp fresh. I’m loving it!

We did a lot of move-out/move-in cleaning in the month of July. This month we are expecting less. We have more returning clients that puts their regular house cleaning on hold for the summer. Now they are calling back to resume their regular maintenance cleaning. We are more than happy to serve!

Rejoice Maids Cleaning Tip Today: Taming the Dust!

We all know dust bunnies is everywhere? And dusting is one of those never ending task. No matter how many times we do it, we will always have to do it again. Well, here is a few tricks to make the chore a bit faster and easier.

Go to Walmart or Target or if you want to buy a lot with less money go to Sam’s or BJ’s. Those stores sells microfiber cleaning cloths. It is mostly located in the car cleaning isle. Use the microfiber cleaning cloths to dust, polish furniture and remove cob-web. Most of the time you do not need to use cleaning solution. A little water sprinkle to cloths will make the cleaning a lot easier. But always remember when dusting always begins at the top. You can also use the microfiber to remove cob-web. Simply take a broom wrap the microfiber cloth around it then tuck the corners. Use it for cleaning your

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