“Like so many tears in the rain
Will they remember your name”
𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 ♥ 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂
What’s trending here in New England is “Hunker-Down” and be safe!
Download & Print a copy of this Emergency Preparedness Guide – I keep ours in a tote we use for emergencies; batteries, flashlights, flameless candles, snacks, water, book, magazines, etc.
Peace ♥ Harmony
Stay Safe – Get Vaxxed – Wear a Mask
Monday Morning Motivation:
- Drink you coffee . . . or smoothie
- Stay focused & positive . . . I need this one!
- Don’t freak out . . . because you realize it’s Monday
- Remember, poking someone in the eye is wrong . . . just wrong!
- Did you remember your pants?
- You are a magnificent flower or bread . . . whatever your passion!
Now, let’s get out there and show Monday . . . you’re not scared!
Peace ♥ Harmony
𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝑴𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑰𝒏/𝑶𝒖𝒕 𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒔 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆, 𝒂𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒅. 𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒛𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒅. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔, 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒎 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌, 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒔/𝒅𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒔, 𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔, 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒙𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓𝒔, 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒔, 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔(𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒗𝒆), 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒔 𝒗𝒂𝒄𝒖𝒖𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒓𝒔/𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒔. 𝑰𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒐, 𝒘𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒓𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕. 𝑾𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒂𝒈𝒆, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒚 𝒂 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒕 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆, 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒃𝒆𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔/𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒓𝒚.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑶𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏 + 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔.
𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒔/𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝑨𝒊𝒓𝑩𝒏𝑩𝒔, 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍/𝑺𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔. 𝑾𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝑫𝒖𝒆-𝑰𝒏/𝑫𝒖𝒆-𝑶𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔.
𝙿𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚎 ♥ 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚢
3 Areas I will spotlight this . . . . . .
Summer . . . . .
- Relocation or Downsizing (Real Estate)
I can assist with home staging, packing & unpacking but perhaps even more important getting you downsized or manageable in your life without the clutter. I can prep, set up, and be available for garage or estate sales, make arrangements for sale leftovers to be picked up, or make decisions to discard or recycle.
- Office/Home Office Business Tasks (Office)
Events; paper management, meeting set up, document shredding, research for projects that you would usually outsource, or organization of workspaces that include but are not limited to office spaces, desks, filing systems, and storage systems.
- Student Organization (Education)
“Organization does not discriminate based on intelligence or motivation.”
Many students struggling with organization and time management skills ultimately see an effect on academic performance with declining grades, with high-stress levels, or anxiety accompanied by low self-esteem. I have worked as an Educator of both school-age and high school students along with their families to develop an individualized plan based on the learning style that provides organization strategies and solutions to manage time, paper, supplies, and learning goals.
If any of these three areas shine some sun on places you’re struggling with – Let’s chat! Let’s solve the essential problems . . . this way you can get your “Suntan toes ticklin’ the sand with a Cold drink chillin’ in your right hand” ♪ ♫ ♪
Peace ♥ Harmony
THE KIND OF CLIENT I DESIRE
I have been reading articles, listenting to podcasts, taking master classes on the subject of THE KIND OF CLIENT YOU DESIRE. For the last few months, the following story has come to mind several times.
The picture above is the Mystic River and the Drawbridge that separates Mystic from Groton in Southeastern CT. The brown brick building in the background is an Apartment, Retail and Office building. I had a client that moved into this building in the late 1980s, her apartment was on the top floor, corner apartment with huge windows that went from the high ceilings to the floor. I would take my lunch break in between cleaning jobs to watch the ships come in and go out . . . the best memories ♥
One summer they were filming a movie in this little Mystic Village – the movie was 𝓜𝔂𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓟𝓲𝔃𝔃𝓪. I was blessed to be stuck in Mystic for the day during one of the filmings . . . the traffic, the film crews, the cars Oh My!! At first I was pissed that I couldn’t get to my other 2 cleaning jobs – then after some schedule rearranging, I was able to say “f**k it” let’s see if we can spots some stars. My client had binoculars in every room of her apartment – she either liked watching the boats and the view like myself or she was a stalker, I never found out for sure!
I got stuck on the best day at my clients. It was on THIS DAY to watch this scene:
Okay, so I’m done rememorizing about being on the movie scene …..
I had only been cleaning in this building for about six – eight months, one day the door at the top of these narrow steep stairs the “Help” had to use was locked. I went back down the narrow, steep stairs into the lobby and took the elevator up to the floor of the apartments. The elevator stopped at a floor on the way up and two young ladies stepped inside, they looked my age maybe a couple years older. They were dressed for a day in the village . . . sorry to say but they looked “Preppy”. Me, I had on my “own version” of a uniform: beige Khaki shorts ironed with a crease down the middle, an ironed white t-shirt, work boots, some cool socks, sunglasses with my malticulously packed cleaning tote and bucket along with my best friend at the time “Ms. Oreck” (she had her own name badge…not kidding).
It was quiet in the elevator, I started humming to the sleepy elevator music. One of the young ladies turned around, looked at me up & down and said “next time use the service stairs, you people are not suppose to ride this elevator”. I said “what people?” she wouldn’t say anything, I repeated “what people?” the other girl now was checking me out up & down. I just stood there, still humming, standing proudly, standing with Self-Worth intact – because that was the soul purpose of these two . . . excuse me . . . bitches. Their purpose was to tear me down with that statement.
As they were exiting the elevator I said “Enjoy your day in Mystic ladies” and when the doors shut – I flipped them off – well I actually flipped off myself because the door on the inside of the elevator was like a mirror but it doesn’t matter I got it out of me….right? I thought to myself, I will have to tell my client in case these two ladies say something to management. Now, prior to this event I was not sure about the working relationship I had with this client – she was a little difficult to work with, I did like the challenge though. We butted heads on a few issues about cleaning, again I did like the challenge. I wasn’t quite sure how she was going to take this news of my confrontation of the other apartment tenants.
As I entered my client’s apartment she was going out, I said to her “I need to talk to you about something that just happened with a couple of tenants in the building”. I told her the story, she said “I will be right back, you can start cleaning wherever you like I’m going out for the day but I will be right back”. As she left my heart is beating, I can’t think of where she went to, what is she going to do? She was back within thirty minutes – she asked me to come into the kitchen, she had on the counter, a key (to the door that was locked at the top of those narrow stairs), a parking pass (that never expired), a sledge card (for me to take the elevator whenever I wanted to). She said she talked to management, that if those girls are the type of tenants they rent to she (my client) will not sign another years lease. I had wondered what kind of client she would be for me and my company – well I found out on that day.
SHE IS MY CLIENT – SHE IS THE CLIENT I DESIRE.
Moral of this story: don’t waste your time and effort to making sure that your clients are these “BIG TICKET CLIENTS” that will bring in a whole lot of moo-la, you need to make sure your client will stand toe-to-toe with you in your struggles, that they have the same passions, ethics, values that you carry with you throughout your day. Those are your clients, those that are willing to hold the gate open for you to a place where you can be respected and honored.
Peace ♥ Harmony
𝓘𝓽𝓼’ 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓕𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓴𝓲𝓷 𝓦𝓮𝓮𝓴𝓮𝓷𝓭 . . . 𝓓𝓸 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓕𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓴𝓲𝓷’ 𝓕𝓾𝓷