Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cheap Rates & A Big Smile!!

It's been proclaimed time after time on this blog. Starting a cleaning business is easy. So easy that just about anybody can do it. It doesn't take a lot of brains. It doesn't take a lot of money. Heck, it doesn't even take a lot of nerve. Because if your new cleaning business fails, what have you really lost?

A quick trip to Walmart and you have your supplies. All you need now is a customer. And you know that the trick to getting a new customer is simple: just offer your services for a low price. There's at least one person out there that will hire you because, after all, it's just housecleaning - anybody can do it.

That's the recipe for your new cleaning business. Cheap rates and a big smile!!

Of course, anytime something is that easy - you can bet something bad is bound to happen.

Click here for proof.....

Monday, March 23, 2009

TwoMaids In The News....

Talking a little spring cleaning in the Pensacola News Journal...

During the gloomy winter months, many people tend to let their housekeeping slip, said Ron Holt, owner of Two Maids and a Mop, a Gulf Coast-based maid service. "It's a seasonal thing," he said. "When the sun starts shining and the weather turns beautiful, that's when people get the urge to get their homes in order."

This time of year, and its attendant clean-sweep urges, "is like the Super Bowl for the cleaning business," Holt said.

Did I really say that?? Man I sound corny....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cleaning For A Reason

Contact Two Maids & A Mop now if you or anyone you know is currently undergoing cancer treatment. We have openings in all three locations.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Google Reviews

Looks like a couple of our customers have reviewed us at Google Reviews. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Click this link for the reviews or just keep reading......

"I've had Two Maids & A Mop cleaning our house for almost two months. I changed from the speed cleaning company. They do a great job and leave the house spotless. No complaints. If you something specfic done just leave them a note and it is done. Great service!" Gulf Breeze, FL

"I was very pleased with the service. Two women cleaned and scrubbed, and the house looks great. They were friendly with the dog as well, so she did not have to be penned up while they were working." Pensacola, FL

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How To Lose Your Personal Liberties......

A top U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee was arrested last year on suspicion of encouraging one of her cleaning ladies -- said to be an illegal immigrant -- to stay in the country.

An affidavit says Lorraine Henderson continued to employ a woman after being told she was an illegal immigrant.

Lorraine Henderson job as a Boston port director included helping keep illegal immigrants out of the United States. She was charged in federal court last year with harboring an illegal alien. An affidavit alleges that the immigrant was one of three Brazilian women -- all said to have been in the United States illegally -- whom Henderson paid to clean her condominium.

And just recently, Henderson was sued by two of her cleaning ladies for discrimination.

Of course, everyone knows why Henderson hired the illegal immigrant to clean her home. She was cheap. Cheaper than everyone else. So cheap that she legitimized the illegal activity.

If you hire a professional cleaning company, you never have to worry about being sued. You never have to worry about being audited. And you never have to worry about being arrested.

The question you have to answer is, " Do I want to save $10 - $20 so much that I'll endanger my personal liberties and freedom?" If the answer is yes, then go ahead and hire the cheapest cleaning lady in the world. If the answer is no, then go ahead and hire a professional cleaning company.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Customer Feedback From Mary Esther, FL

"I was VERY HAPPY with the service. Unfortunately I had a meeting and wasn't able to be there when your two employees arrived. They tried calling my cell phone twice but I wasn't able to answer either phone call due to my busy schedule. Instead of just waiting around for me to call - or worse leaving - they began cleaning what made sense to clean.

Your employees were very professional and asked succinct questions to ensure they performed the services I was looking for. When I got home the house was SPOTLESS, a pretty impressive feat based on the amount of dust from repairs and the general disarray (I have boxes with blinds laying around and other pieces of furniture out of place).

Your exceptional employees have taken a huge weight off my shoulders. I'm trying to rent out my house, and now I'll be able to show it while I'm gone. You've always done a great job for one of my friends and I'm glad he recommended your services to me. I'll be happy to pass on my recommendations to others as well. Please rate my service as a whole hearted 10. Take care and thanks again."

Meghan from Mary Esther, FL

Monday, March 02, 2009

Understanding The Nanny Tax....

If you hire an independent housecleaner, then you are subject to what's called a "nanny tax". The tax can be best described in this manner.

Look at your next pay stub from your own employer. The difference between your gross income and your "take home" pay is collectively called your payroll tax. Those payroll taxes pay for such things as social security and unemployment insurance. Everyone has to pay them - not just you.

When you hire an independent housecleaner, those taxes still have to be paid - and since you are now the employer - that responsibility lies with you. The government requires you to report your housecleaner's income and it also requires you to pay the corresponding taxes.

Here's a great article that sums up the nanny tax.

Of course, you don't have to pay the nanny tax if you hire a professional cleaning service such as Two Maids & A Mop. Just one more reason to hire us!!!