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Let’s Be Smart About Starting The School Year Healthy

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Cleanliness is the #1 importance for a daycare center

These facilities have specific regulations surrounding a variety of cleaning issues. Diaper changing stations, food prep areas, bathrooms, even the toys, and educational activities have cleanliness standards.

To ensure the center meets these standards, it must do so safely. This means not using chemicals dangerous to children, especially given the fact that small children frequently put things in their mouths that do not logically belong there. An inexperienced cleaning crew may inadvertently harm your charges as well as your staff. Always hire a professional cleaning company.

The Unique Challenges in Cleaning Daycare Centers

Babies and toddlers tend to put everything in their mouths. This is natural. When learning, children use all of their senses, including taste.

An additional challenge is the amount of time children spends on the floor of a daycare or preschool. Add this to their tendency to taste everything and the weaker immune system of some children, and you’ll see how quickly airborne illnesses can spread through a childcare center.

Keeping the environment sanitized presents a special challenge since typical cleaning products are incompatible with this environment. This is one of the reasons many professional cleaning companies use “green” materials when cleaning childcare facilities.

Benefits of Outsourcing Cleaning Services

Many daycares choose to outsource their cleaning. Compared to in-house cleaning, a commercial cleaner is often the most economical alternative.

With a commercial cleaner, you do not have to supply the cleaning materials or the equipment. You do not need to worry about people calling in sick, or taking personal leave. A commercial crew has the proper training to ensure your daycare center meets state regulations and the professional equipment to do so efficiently. When you use your in-house staff to complete cleaning, you have the inconvenience of cleaning occurring during business hours, or you’re paying overtime for the employees performing these tasks. You also must pay the salary and benefits of these employees, plus purchase the equipment and cleaning supplies.

Contact me today to discuss the cleaning needs of your daycare establishment. Call or text (860)961-6824 or cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

 

 

Spring has Sprung

Contact me today to schedule your free consultation for a Spring-Cleaning session for your home or office.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Check out  Work With Me for information about how my process works in order to bring you a Clean & Tidy space along with Peace of Mind!

Call or Text 860-961-6824 to start your journey of Home or Office organization today!

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Do You Call It A Yard Sale or Estate Sale?

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It doesn’t matter what you call it, it can bring you Cha-Ching!

I don’t know about you, but this time of year always has me feeling like shedding that extra weight. I can’t help you lose weight, but I can help with the removal of clutter. You know, that weight that waits for you each time you enter your home or office.

Take a look at the flyer for simple tips to get you started on planning your “Yard or Estate Sale” this Spring – Setting Up an Estate Sale

It’s a great way to rid your home of stuff that no longer brings you joy, at the same time put a few coins in your pocket.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Are you looking to gain Clarity in your life? Comment me @ cchomeconcierge@gmail.com. We can talk about what the next step will be, you already made the first step. I’m so proud of you.

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Show Your Clothes Some Love

I just want to know one thing. . . Does Marie get pissed off like I do when the piece of clothing doesn’t freakin’ stand up . . . I know I know it means I didn’t fold right. Okay, Let me get back to finding my joy! Enjoy the folding session.

Here’s to your Image result for two wine glasses clinking clothing standing tall!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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It’s ‘Yard Sale’ Time of The Year

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Clear The Clutter:

Holistic Healing Journey

Having your home clean and organized boosts your health and vitality.

Yep, that’s what housecleaning does for your whole self wellness!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Are You Trying To Do It All? Why?

Why use a concierge service? Because trying to “do it all” is really hard…and stressful.

Like, trying to get to your kid’s soccer game (before it’s over!) when you still have to get across town to the dry cleaners before they close.

Or, trying to get a plumber for the clogged sink in the kitchen when you’re already running late to a business meeting.

Does This All Sound Familiar?

I get it, the constant pull you live with and the feelings of overwhelm, guilt, inadequacy and frustration that comes with it all.

Home and Business Concierges can help you with life, not just your lists!

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Did Someone Say Yard Sale?

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Having a Yard or Tag Sale

I know with this freakin’ snow that we’ve been getting, it’s hard to think about yard sales. Do you call them yard sales or tag sales? However you say it – it’s a sale!

I have my fingers crossed that our little town of Lisbon gets to have a “Town Wide Yard Sale” a great way to rid your home of clutter and make a few bucks at the same time, the best part will be getting to know people in the community.

The winter months is the perfect time to tackle a large organizing project, and garage sales are one of my favorite ways to DISCARD in the Spring and Summer time; they are an awesome excuse to enjoy to weather, get to know your community all the while making money!

Start with decluttering your home – Go room-by-room or (Zone -by-Zone) and create an inventory of  items that are in good condition and should not be recycled/tossed. Think of a need – treat – experience that this money will go towards to help serve as inspiration to make the experience even more rewarding

Once you’ve decided what’s going in the Yard Sale, you can dive in using my tips (and supply list!) to make your yard sale smooth and a success!

Prep:

  1. Clean items up, so that they look well taken care of
  2. Sort and plan how you will group/display the next day
  3. Go through clothing pockets, handbags, etc. to make sure there are no credit card receipts or personal information you are selling off with the items
  4. Price items:
    • Nearly new condition = 2/3 of original price
    • Average condition = 1/3 of original price.
    • For small items, don’t price individually, make poster board signs like “Every item on table = $1” or “Books = .25/each, 5 for $1.”
    • Clothes, books, and outdated trendy items don’t sell!
  5. Place price tags visible on all items (For large furniture items, place large tag/card describing item, its’ condition and possibly a picture of it from a catalog with the original price circled if it’s a popular item.)
  6. Mark sets: “4 Glasses in a set,” so just one or two is not sold.
  7. Put up signs the night before with arrows pointing to the sale. Avoid stapling to trees or utility poles. Check out My Pinterest Page for Yard Sale Tips and Designs.
  8. Consider if you want to use any digital payment services, like Venmo or PayPal, to increase the likelihood of purchases. There are of course benefits to being cash-only, but you may want to consider this if you have any very large ticket items and are in a location inconvenient to a bank/ATM. Great idea! set-up your account and test it prior to the sale day.

Morning of Sale:

  1. Display your items for marketing: Put the most appealing and interesting items near the street, to entice drivers to stop and shop.
  2. Display your items for ease: Arrange books, records, DVD’s, etc. with titles visible.
  3. Keep most valuable items near you.
  4. Cover up what you don’t want sold, either with a sheet or a tarp, or rope it off.
  5. Make sure your doors and windows are locked; don’t allow people into the house to use the bathroom or try on clothes.
  6. Place the payment tables near the entrance, to prevent stealing.

During Sale:

  1. Play music to create a joyful atmosphere; if you don’t know what to play, look at pandora or spotify’s popular playlists. Offer finger food and cold drinks if you want to create even more good vibes!
  2. Handle cash efficiently: If someone hands you a large bill, leave it out on table while you are making change prevents confusion over how large a bill they gave you.
  3. If you are accepting digital payments, ensure that the payment goes through before completing the sale. Do not take checks, unless willing to risk it bouncing.
  4. Negotiate strategically: Pre-plan how low you will go, especially for big ticket items. But don’t go down too early in the day on these big ticket items, have the person come back later to see if it hasn’t sold yet. When unsure of a negotiation, ask yourself: “Do I want to put bring it back in the house?”
  5. Replenish and consolidate display tables throughout the day so you don’t appear down to the leftovers.

After Sale:

  1. Box up leftovers right away and donate to a charity, so that the items don’t go back to creating clutter in your home.
  2. Take down signs.

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Supply List:

  • Boxes and grocery bags to pack up sold items. Packing paper for fragile items
  • 2 fanny packs for the money handlers
  • 2 small notepads and pens (if buyers request receipts or information about the sold article)
  • An extension cord to test any electric equipment that is being sold
  • Mirrors, if selling clothes or jewelry – set them up on furniture you’re trying to sell.
  • Sandwich bags if she is selling any jewelry, for bagging
  • STARTING MONEY: $50 in singles ($25 in change if there are items < $1)
  • Pricing labels and tie-on tags for items that the pricing labels won’t adhere to
  • Sharpies for labeling
  • Fat Markers for street signs
  • Poster board and yard sticks for signs around the neighborhood.
  • Tables and tablecloths for display

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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