The surprising facts about who really hires maid services
Years ago maid service was reserved for the rich, well-established folks. As time went on, maid service companies saw mostly older, retired couples who could afford to spend the money and who didn’t want to spend their golden years doing household cleanings. But what might surprise you is that in addition to this specific demographic of clientele, younger, working people are hiring cleaning services despite the stigma that is only for the rich. Busy, working families are utilizing the help of a maid service but so are young, singletons as well.
The shift in who is hiring cleaning services is mostly due to both adults in the family having to work while raising a family as well as financially established singles whose lives are more about work and socializing than staying home to clean. Hiring a regular cleaning service can free up a few extra hours each week or month for anyone who needs it. It’s a chance to spend more time with loved ones, entertain more or just get some much needed sleep on weekends. Hiring a cleaning service is just simply a stress reliever.
We are living in a world where the millennials are taking over the workforce and this recent generation is growing up in a very different way than your baby boomers did. They want it all. They want the high profile job with the financial rewards. They want the social scene. They want to travel and enjoy the finer things in life. They work hard; they want to play hard too. There is no time to clean the toilet or sweep the floors on the weekend. That time is reserved for a more entertaining agenda. Most of these young, hard workers are reserving marriage for a much later time in life as well.
Maid service companies are seeing this shift in clientele and they are also seeing a shift in how they are cleaning for this younger generation. It use to be that a simple cleaning once a week or once a month would help keep the house in order and keep life running a little smoother until the next cleaning visit. The newer generation wants their house or apartment cleaned once a week and they want it all cleaned. No dusting around the furniture and cleaning the appliances. They want toilets scrubbed, showers scrubbed, floors mopped, carpets vacuumed, and in addition, they want help cleaning up their messes that they just don’t have time to do like loading and unloading the dishwasher and the refrigerator cleaned out once a month.
If you are a millennial or anyone who has a busy life, hiring a maid service may be your easiest solution to a cleaner home than trying to do it yourself when “you have the time.” That time comes and goes and before you know it, the house is in disarray.
If you are looking for amazing maid service in Philadelphia, contact Executive Maids today. We have been working with millennials and beyond for years.
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Slander the Dander! How to control the pet dander that infests your home.
Pets can be our best friends. But, if you have allergies or asthma, they can be your worst enemy as well. Pet dander is full of allergens that when released into the air can cause allergy and even asthma flare-ups. Not a fun thing when you have a pet that is your family. The best thing you can do is try to control the dander so that you breathe better and your life is more enjoyable. Hiring a cleaning service to come in once a week can help. They can remove the dander in places you didn’t even think of. In addition to hiring a Philadelphia maid service, here are some simple steps to keep the dander from infesting your home:
Clear the air
Use air cleaners throughout the house. Use a high-efficiency HEPA air cleaner. Clean the filter frequently to remove dust and dander. Air cleaners clean the air around you, trapping dander and other particles so that you can breathe easier.
Avoid carpeted floors. Carpeted floors catch dander that isn’t easily spotted and harder to remove than hard surfaces like hard wood and tiled floors. On a harder surface, you can see and sweep the dander much easier.
Wash linens often such as couch covers, pillows, curtains and pet beds. Dander settles on these objects and can cause major allergic reactions.
Bathing your pet on a regular basis reduces the level of allergy-causing dander. Make sure you use products that are labeled specifically for your pet and check with your local veterinarian if you aren’t 100% sure what to use.
No Dogs Allowed
Create a pet-free zone in your home. Strictly prohibit the pet to have access to one room (maybe the allergic person’s room) in the house. This will create a safe place for the person allergic to the pet to go to when the flare-ups come.
Maybe it isn’t Fido
Don’t be so quick to blame the family pet. Your allergies may not be specifically related to pet dander but in fact, could be more than one allergen. Focus on all possible causes in your environment that may be causing the allergies, not just the pet allergy.
Clean, clean, clean!
Dusting as often as possible will keep dander to a minimum. Use vacuum cleaners that are equipped with a HEPA filter. For the heavy, weekly cleaning it may be helpful to call on a maid service. They can focus on the dander if that is what you specify when speaking with them and clean in areas you may easily forget.
Executive Maids is a well-known Philadelphia maid service. We can focus on pet dander if that is an area of high concern for you. We don’t want you to give up your pet over an issue that is easy to resolve. We understand the ways in which to clean the allergens from your home and know where to clean in order to reduce the amount of pet dander in your home. You shouldn’t have to give up your pet over allergies and we won’t let you.
Give us a call today and let us help you to continue loving your pet.
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