Hitchiking House Bugs

Fresh Nest is committed to the best experience for our clients when providing quality cleaning. Our last two blog posts were dedicated to sharing what we would like our clients to know about us and our services. We invite our clients to always feel comfortable with their questions and concerns. One customer thoughtfully reached out to us to inquire about our practices in
preventing hitchhiking pests from spreading between homes. It was such a great question, we decided to research the answer and dedicate an entire blog post on it!

Prior to researching this answer more thoroughly, we already took considerate precautions in preventing the spread of household bugs. We watched for tell-tale signs during our walk throughs and purchased one of the best vacuums on the market that has an amazing filter
system. Additionally, we pack supplies specific for each job, leaving no left over rags. This ensures that rags brought in to one home will not be carried into another home. Dirty rags are transported in a tied off plastic bag and washed in high end laundry detergent in hot water. We also do not make beds unless given clean sheets. Fresh Nest follows a strict sanitizing and cleaning schedule of our supplies to ensure that they are in proper condition to be used in our client’s homes. Lastly, if we were to see any type of indication that a home has an infestation, we will cease to continue and immediately leave the home. Our supplies would be sanitized or disposed of and replaced. However, it is safe to say that although these precautions are consistent with other competitors practices, there may be room to improve and meet higher standards.

This topic encouraged us to do additional research. Some learning points included the reminder that all homes are not immune to the possibility of infestation. Even with proper and consistent cleaning, some bugs cannot be eliminated or prevented without extermination or vigilant
prevention. Although we often use our own vacuum, it is best practice to consider using the client’s personal vacuum for their own home. M Additionally, we will relook at our current schedule of sanitizing supplies and determine if changes are necessary. One change that we will consider
implementing, in the event that we use our own vacuum, may include cleaning the vacuum on site prior to loading in our vehicle to go to the next client’s home. Some bugs travel on an individual’s clothing. From this, we have determined that we will be
more diligent in keeping our personal belongings and jackets in our vehicles rather than allowing them to be stored in our client’s homes during our time cleaning. Another upcoming change will
include front loading our new clients with information and expectations upon scheduling a free consult. This information will allow a more open dialogue with our customers regarding possible concerns of previous infestation and our policies if we should come upon an infestation within
the home during a cleaning.

We are grateful that we were given this opportunity to improve our knowledge on this subject. We have also spent time researching the signs of infestation of common household bugs so we are more competent in identifying them when we do our free consult/walk throughs or as we continue cleaning our client’s spaces. This week we share helpful links on this topic with the hope that our clients may also benefit from this useful knowledge. As always, if you would like to add to this conversation, please reach out!

Part 2 What Your House Cleaner Wishes You Knew

Last week we started a list about what we wish our client’s knew. This week, we continue that theme. House cleaners must possess a lot of soft skills in order to be successful. The number one skill is an ability to effectively communicate and to set our clients at ease to they are comfortable communicating with us. Our hope is that whether you are reading this because you are considering a house cleaner or you already have one, that this list helps open up conversation and strengthens your professional relationship.

  1. We don’t mind your kids or pets. Our staff is made up of parents and pet owners so we really understand how it is. Kids are curious and dogs are nervous. However, sometimes, it is easier if you choose to go to the park when we get there. For the most part, communication is most important. We have no problem sharing our comfort levels with you during your free consult.
  2. Talk to us about what you want and your expectations. If you’re paying for a service and there are specific problem areas that drive you crazy, please point them out to us. We are incredibly thorough but we want to be sure that we address what is going to bother you the most.  
  3. Expectations versus reality can sometimes differ depending on what you’re paying for. Which is why it is important to communicate what specific areas drive you crazy. We will tailor our cleaning to meet your needs and stay within your price range. However, if you’re paying for a basic clean, we won’t be hitting all the areas that are typically covered in a deep cleaning session.
  4. Sometimes we adjust our price after we gave you a quote. This is especially true if we didn’t get a chance to do a walk through and you raise your expectations once we have gotten there. Or if the house is a bit dirtier or there are conditions we previously were not aware of- like that you smoke in your home or have pets. However, we will always be upfront and won’t catch you off guard if we have to raise our prices.
  5. You may think you are saving by not having regular cleaning but that will actually cost you more money. We have to do a deeper cleaning when we only come once a month or less often. It is, honestly, the most cost effective to have us come bi-weekly or more often.
  6. We don’t mind that you look up other people to work for you. But keep in mind that we are incredibly considerate about our costs. We are licensed and insured. We also pay our employees a fair wage. Often, cheaper companies are cutting costs somewhere and it is usually with their employee’s wages. We want to make sure that the individuals who clean your home are doing it because they are happy. Happy employees are the best employees and will produce the best results. Additionally, we take in to consideration that we are providing our own cleaning supplies and gas to travel. It may seem like we are profiting on your job, but after overhead, it’s about the same as any other job. If you do use a different cleaner, we suggest you make sure they are licensed and insured, trustworthy, thorough, and use quality products.
  7. We assume there are cameras, everywhere. But we know you’ll only catch us dancing silly or tripping over our two feet. The only snooping we enjoy doing is reading the titles of the books on your shelf.
  8. Our job is just as important as any other job. Sometimes, house cleaning comes with a stigma. Fresh Nest exists because this is where the owner found happiness in how she spent her day. Often when having conversations with others, people get uncomfortable when one of us expresses what we do for a living. Our job is just as valuable as anyone else’s and we have been successful enough to accomplish most of our financial goals.
  9. We don’t expect tips but boy do they make our day! What REALLY helps us out are online reviews, though. Our clients send us the nicest emails and texts all the time, if only they posted those exact comments on our google page. This allows us to be more prominent in the online world for others to find us. Social media helps, as well, but often google rules.
  10. We will go above and beyond for some clients. If you noticed some extra areas freshened up that were outside of what was listed in the consult, just know that we appreciate you being our client just as much as you appreciate the extra help. We genuinely love the idea of you coming home and being surprised and relieved that your nest is fresh and clean. We know you deserve it.

 

There are a lot of people who hire professional house cleaners for lots of different reasons. No matter why you are having us, we want to be sure that your experience is positive. We are always open to talking more in depth about any questions. Schedule your free consult with us so we can create a personalized cleaning plan for you.

Part 1 Things Your House Cleaner Wishes You Knew

Fresh Nest Cleaning recognizes the privilege of working with our clients to create a personalized cleaning plan for either a one time or ongoing cleaning maintenance plan. We clean everything! Although our most appointments are residential homes, we also clean commercial buildings, airbnbs, move outs or move ins for tenants and new home homeowners and also new construction/remodel clean-up.

Although a majority of our clients are incredibly comfortable with the idea of having us clean their homes, we also know that there are some that are uneasy or embarrassed. Although we consider each cleaning appointment to be unique, we have probably seen it all in the cleaning industry. For this week’s blog, we decided to create part 1 of a list for clients of what we wish you knew about us cleaners.

  1. As uncomfortable as you are about having a stranger in your home, we are also feeling uncomfortable being a stranger in your home. You may not know us, but we don’t know you, either. The only difference between us is that we have more practice and experience. Our similarities is we both choose to work with one another. When we do a walk through or communicate online, we are feeling one another out and making sure that both of us are comfortable working together. A lot of our clients work from home and will be regularly interacting with us while we clean. We want to be able to communicate well and be professionally friendly with one another. 
  2. You can choose to stay or be present when we clean your space. It’s a mixed bag on this one. As mentioned, many of our clients work from home and will be present while we are cleaning. For some of our deep clean appointments, our client’s prefer to be elsewhere. In move-outs or move-ins, we have had client’s request to work alongside of us! We even have had parent’s ask if their kiddos can grab a clean rag and dust! Our job is to adapt and make your experience comfortable. We just ask that you communicate with us, ahead of time, so we know what to expect.
  3. You don’t have to clean before we come over, but we do ask that you have your home tidy enough for us to easily get to the areas we need to. Each situation will be different, but for most of our cleaning appointments, the floors should be clear of clutter so we can easily vacuum and mop. Clean linen should be easily accessible if we are making your beds- we don’t want to have to look for it in your cupboards and if not sat out, we will assume you don’t want us to to change them. For commercial buildings, we won’t typically move furniture or clean on top of desks, unless specifically asked. 
  4. Your mess doesn’t surprise us. We have really seen it all. Really. We understand that life gets in the way and you may not have dusted for months or had the chance to clean the bathtub in awhile. This is why you hired us, so we can help you out. No need to be embarrassed or apologize. All we are invested in is getting your nest clean and fresh so you can enjoy it.
  5. Please don’t cook us! We know that the temperature may be comfortable enough for watching T.V. or working on the computer, but we are moving around and -even in moderate temperatures, breaking a sweat. In the winter months, we wish you would turn your heat down, slightly, and in the summer months we ask that you keep your air on so we can stay cool. If we are in a space that someone does not live in, please provide us the information so we can turn on the air ourselves.

We know that for some of our clients, having a cleaner is a occurrence for special occasions. For others, having a cleaner is a part of regular home maintenance. Whether you’re reading this list because you are nervous or you have gotten comfortable and need a refresher, this is what we wish you knew. Next week, we will expand and add a few more things to the list. Stay tuned!

Mother’s Day

Carole King’s voice crooned out from the open windows of my home as I approached the house after getting off of my school bus. I opened the front door and before me was my mom in a tie dye shirt, sweats cut off to be turned into shorts, a bandanna tying up her red hair, holding a mop and…rocking out!
“I feel the EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET!” my mother sang along, stomping her feet as if she was preparing for a sumo wrestling match rather than dancing and cleaning our home.

Her back was turned to me and with the music so loud, she hadn’t noticed that I had come in. I let her continue to finish the chorus before tapping her on the shoulder to inform her of my
arrival. My mother was unphased by my smirk and continued to carry on, dancing/stomping and mopping the kitchen floor.

I looked around, the home was noticeably cleaner. I could see the tracks of the vacuum criss crossing the carpet and the familiar cobwebs from winter had been wiped from all the corners.

I loved my home feeling fresh and clean. The spring sunshine coming in through the windows and warming the furniture and the smell of fresh air pushing out the staleness of being cooped up too long for so many months. Spring time meant many things in my home and loud music and once a year chores were one of them.

My own mother was not a super clean person. For every memory like the one I shared, there are others of me complaining about the overflowing junk drawer and taking on extra tasks, myself, to keep our home from getting too messy. I know she tried her best, and when she could, she made sure to not stop cleaning until her favorite album had looped at least twice.

Not everyone has a favorable memory of their mother and not every one even has a mother. Some spend this upcoming holiday mourning that person they lost or never had. The Fresh
Nest staff honors those people, as well, and hopes they find solace in other memories that bring them joy. Or perhaps, they can borrow this memory of my own mom, crank up their radio and clean and dance to their own favorite songs.

No matter who you’re buying for, we are offering a $50 off cleaning special this week. Book your free consultation and lets get groovin.

Staying On Top Of Chores

We know that not everyone can afford to hire a housekeeper, at Fresh Nest Cleaning, our goal is to help you improve your quality of life by keeping a clean and tidy environment. That’s why we have included a list of tips and tricks we have found to help you stay on top of your chores while also working or managing a family.

Write a List
Sometimes it is helpful to write down a check off list of all of the tasks that should be done in each room. Then, determine which should be done daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Daily
tasks should not take more than 15 minutes to complete.

Small Goals Equal Big Success!
If you are feeling overwhelmed, start small. Decide what one task is manageable and start there. Don’t attempt to re-organize all of your paperwork when your laundry has not been put away. Begin with easier, shorter tasks that can be maintained with little effort.

Put Away Distractions
Set your phone to “do not disturb” or “airplane mode.” Turn off/log off your social media accounts on your devices to eliminate notifications that may prompt you to want to take a break and respond.

Pick Some Tunes
Music has been shown to boost productivity. Pick something that keeps you moving and motivated!

Set a Timer
Many experts suggest setting a timer for 15 minutes and trying to get as much as you can done, within that time frame. Often, I find that encourages me to want to complete the rest of my daily tasks for that room.

Maintain It
Resist the urge to put off small daily tasks for later. When your laundry is done, put the load away in the drawers and the closet. The 10 minutes to do so will prevent you from having to spend 30 minutes putting away multiple loads, later. Removing clean dishes from the
dishwasher and putting them away, will prevent dirty dishes from piling up in the sink. Cleaning up after yourself always makes it easier in the long run.

Give Yourself A Reward
Plan so you have some time to reward yourself for your effort. Perhaps, you enjoy a nice long shower or bath in your clean bathroom or you fix yourself a quality meal in your organized
kitchen. You deserve it.

Do you have suggestions on how you stay on top of cleaning and chores? Let us know in the comments below!

Spring Forward with Goals

We are about a quarter of the way through our year and many individuals have long ago forgotten their resolutions for 2019 and have quickly jumped back in to old patterns and habits.

But with the spring comes a new hope and sense of renewal. The idea of “out with the old, in with the new” seems to rebloom with a newfound optimism as we plan upcoming tasks of spring cleaning and summer vacation.

Although the staff at Fresh Nest Cleaning recognizes that beauty, value and even well being is not defined by weight, we also recognize that for some, the number on the scale can be a tangible method for tracking progress towards certain personal health goals.

A recent article in oregonlive.com was titled, “House dust may promote weight gain thanks to common household products: study.” The article referenced a Duke study in which they found that certain cleaners had chemicals that were found in dust in which also had children that were overweight. The study is comprehensive but definitely correlational. (https://www.oregonlive.com/health/2019/04/house-dust-may-promote-weight-gain-thanks-to-common-household-products-study.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=theoregonian_sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3Bpz8vcaCFNMEj9OoFIYRfMExwJ1NVlcUazlwSceKt_RrdlvVnghlhiJo)

Yet, what also can be said is that lingering dust affects your health and weight. Previously, Fresh Nest wrote a blog on how clutter and dust can also alter and affect your mental health and even symptoms of chronic health. The importance of keeping your home clean and tidy continues to be affirmed with every study.

Dusting is including in all of our individual and personalized cleaning plans. Additionally, we have tools that allow us to reach even vaulted ceilings.

Fresh Nest Cleaning uses only the best quality cleaners with minimal impact on the environment including pets. We value transparency and encourage our clients to communicate if they have any concerns or questions regarding our used cleaning products.

Allow us to help out as you regain momentum on accomplishing your goals. We offer a free consult and currently have spring specials running all season, long. Book your one time deep cleaning or ongoing cleaning maintenance with us, today.

Cleaning For Company

“April showers bring May flowers!” That may be what the saying is, but April showers also keep company from being able to enjoy the outdoors when they come to visit. With winter finally
shedding its cold coat, many are eager to get out of the house and visit with friends and family.

But is your home company ready? Washington Post suggests that you prepare for company all year round and has provided suggestions you may not even think to look for, such as plumbing
and guest beds.
(https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/companys-coming-is-your-house-hospitality-re
ady/2014/11/03/818ef32e-48e0-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term
=.9a7b53e4a9ef )

Many sites have given tips about cleaning in a hurry. One tip is to not worry about cleaning what others won’t see. Although it may be true that a party guest isn’t going to check behind your shower curtain while visiting for a birthday party, it creates peace of mind to do a thorough job. Additionally, it allows you to feel confident no matter what comes up. Your master bathroom
may be upstairs and typically unused, but in a pinch, you don’t want to worry about an untidy bedroom and dirty toilet.

Another quick cleaning myth is to just pick up clutter. The idea is that if the room is picked up, guests may not notice if it is clean or sanitized. Fresh Nest recommends you think about the
details. You may forget about discolored sinks and cobwebs in the corners, yet dust on the baseboards can make the whole floor look dingy and a discolored sink isn’t inviting when wanting to wash up.

A closed up home may develop smells, especially if the weather hasn’t allowed you to open up windows and shake out rugs. Check to make sure that your garbage can hasn’t developed any funky odors. The kitchen is a major culprit of holding odor so check the fridge and sink, as well.

Don’t forget the bathroom! The floor around the toilet often develops a stink, and is overlooked during regular cleaning. Without proper cleaning, attempting to mask these smells with sprays will not eliminate them, but will definitely make it worse. If you have pets, make extra time to do a deep clean in rooms the pet may spend a lot of time.

Last but not least, try to schedule time to do deep cleaning throughout the house all month long, to prevent a last minute rush.

If you don’t have time, that’s what Fresh Nest Cleaning is for! We offer deep cleaning and regular maintenance cleaning schedules that are personalized to fit your needs.

Don’t let a dirty home get in the way of your peace of mind when having friends and loved ones over.

We are offering spring cleaning deals, all month long. Schedule your free consult, today.

Spring Cleaning With a Chronic Illness

Spring has officially arrived! You know what that means? Baseball, flowers, allergies, LOADS of rain (if you live where I do!) and SPRING CLEANING!! But when you live with a chronic illness, such as Kidney Disease, even keeping up with the day to day chores can be a burden. The idea of dedicating an exceptional amount of time to get into the crevices of cobwebs and yearly
cleanings can be too much to think about.

Spring cleaning may feel like an optional tradition for those who are too busy healing, but according to kidney.org, it is a necessity to health.
Kidney.org states that keeping your environment free of compromising bacteria allows you to be protected while taking immunosuppressant drugs
(https://www.kidney.org/newsletter/transplants-chores-kidney-changing-magic-tidying). Immunosuppressant medication protects new transplant organs from being rejected by the
body. They can also be used when diagnosed with other more common chronic illnesses such as lupus, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
(https://www.healthline.com/health/immunosuppressant-drugs).

Kidney.org provides a helpful list of trouble areas that can hold compromising bacteria that will
affect your ability to be healthy on immunosuppressant medication. Last week, we discussed keeping the home clean with pets. Others included on the list are the kitchen and garden.

Good Housekeeping has also put together a great comprehensive list that many can reference for their spring cleaning to-do’s on their article, “33 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home” (https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/g3345/spring-cleaning-tips/).

We at Fresh Nest enjoy meeting with our clients and discussing what will ensure you keep a clean and sanitary home for your ongoing health and wellness. We offer a free consultation that allows you to have a personalized plan for either a one-time, comprehensive spring cleaning
session and/or an ongoing cleaning maintenance schedule. Many of what is included in Good Housekeeping’s spring cleaning list is included in our deep cleaning and/or regular maintenance
cleaning recommendation and options for you.

March is National Kidney Month and we are committed to bringing awareness regarding chronic kidney disease. That’s why 10% of all profits for the month of March will be donated to The National Kidney Foundation.

Pets and Chronic Illness

We at Fresh Nest Cleaning, LOVE our furry friends and yours! Our pets become a part of our family and we know that when life gets hard, that’s when our pets can bring us the most joy.

When facing major life changes, such as a chronic illness, having pets can make it feel that we are always behind on our cleaning. Whether you’re wanting a moment of peace to sit down and
read a book, sans dog hair, or you’re needing your space to be free of cat dander before an upcoming in-home medical procedure, let us take care of the dirty work.

Fresh Nest Cleaning uses pet friendly and quality cleaning supplies, leaving your space spic and span and smelling good. (That is some quality alliteration, in my opinion!)

I recently learned the importance of a clean and sanitary environment while reading an article by Azura Vascular Care. Although the article stresses that infections between pets and patients are rare, it is still a possibility and completely preventable by following tips outlined in the article. The tips include keeping yourself clean AND keeping your home free of cat and dog fur (https://www.azuravascularcare.com/infodialysisaccess/peritoneal-dialysis-pets/)

When loved ones are going through treatments, it can be exhausting for even a caregiver to attempt to take on extra shared chores, such as cleaning. When it is you that is healing from
chronic illness, it can sometimes feel impossible.

There are many benefits of keeping your home clean. Some of them are for the sake of improving your mental health when already facing stressful situations, and some are more
practical and important such as keeping a sanitary space.

No matter what your reason, Fresh Nest Cleaning wants to help you on your path and help improve your quality of life.

We are dedicating March to spreading awareness of Kidney Disease and donating 10% of profits toward The National Kidney Foundation. Book your free consult, today, and let us come
up with a personalized one time or ongoing cleaning schedule that fits your individual needs.

National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation, and here at Fresh Nest Cleaning, we take kidney health seriously. National Kidney Month was created to, “increase awareness of kidney disease, promote the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffeing with the emotional, financial and physical burden of kidney disease”
(https://www.personalizedcause.com/health-awareness-cause-calendar/national-kidney-month)

It is estimated, by the National Kidney Foundation, that over 26 million American adults have kidney disease and a large percentage of them do not even know that they have it until the
disease has progressed significantly and symptoms begin to present themselves.
Kidney Disease is not always preventable but there are ways to assist with prevention or at least, slow progression and assist with treatment.
(https://www.kidney.org/news/national-kidney-month-take-five-your-kidneys)

Last week, we discussed how living with a chronic illness, such as kidney disease, can cause an individual to feel helpless over many variables that are outside of their control. Yet, the good news is that there are many factors that are within your control, such as quality of life and a healthy, clean environment that can positively impact your mental health.

For the remaining weeks of March, we will discuss other topics regarding National Kidney Month and how Fresh Nest Cleaning is excited to be apart of contributing to the research and
awareness of Kidney Disease by donating 10% of March profits towards the National Kidney Foundation.

How A Clean Home Makes It Easier To Live With A Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness or living with a loved one with a chronic illness impacts your entire life. A couple years ago, one of the loved ones on the Fresh Nest team experienced a chronic illness that resulted in his second life saving kidney transplant. However, while we waited for his match, we had to undergo daily medical procedures that were incredibly stressful and time consuming. It affected all of us in all areas of our lives. Financially, spiritually, time, physically and emotionally. Many of the areas impacted were outside of our control. From interaction with others experiencing similar situations, we know that we are not alone in this experience. How you or your loved one is feeling physically and the resulting physical limitations, can perhaps be comforted and assisted with symptom management, but cannot be remedied.

But you do have control over many things, and it is important to feel empowered in those areas.

It is easy to measure and acknowledge our physical limitations, we don’t really have a choice in the matter. If you’re physically bed-ridden, for example, you won’t be expected to perform a task that would require you to be out of bed. Yet, we often ignore our mental health and the importance of caring for our emotional well-being during trying times of chronic illness.

One area, we often neglect to contribute to our mental health is our environment. A 2016 in-depth study by researcher, Catherine A. Roster, found that, “Clutter has a strong negative impact on feelings of security, safety and other positive emotional benefits derived from a sense of psychological home…including subjective well-being.” Roster, Catherine & Ferrari, Joseph & Jurkat, Martin. (2016). In other words, it would be difficult to maintain a positive outlook about factors outside of your control, when in a cluttered and dirty environment.  

With Fresh Nest, we believe that an orderly and clean home is a key factor in health. We want to assist others in improving their quality of life. We strive for open communication to create personalized plans of either one time or weekly, bi-weekly and monthly cleaning that not only ensures a sanitary environment but assists with tackling the details of cleaning so you can focus on the more important things going on in your life.

Whether you are occupied with caregiving for another or are experiencing an illness, yourself, you have a lot going on and deserve to have a stress-free, clean and sanitary home. Take control over one area by delegating the cleaning to Fresh Nest. We are honored to be a part of your process in healing.

 

Tips on organizing children’s clutter

Children and mother collecting toys

Kids can be full of energy, fun and excitement and with that, comes lots of messes.  Whether its arts and crafts, toys, or clothing in all different sizes, if you have kids, you know how quickly things can accumulate. Here are some helpful tips on how to sort and store your children’s items.

Tip #1: Know what is used and what isn’t.
Take note of what your kids actually play with. If there are select toys or crafts that your kids play with a lot, then keep those easily accessible in one designated area. If there are things that they are done playing with, have grown out of, or have never had any interest in, sell or donate the items. Keeping favorite things around will help the kids not notice that extra clutter is disappearing, too.

Tip #2: Allocate a play space.
Don’t have a playroom in your home? That’s ok. You don’t need to dedicate a full room to playing, but toys do need a place to live. For many people it’s a corner in the child’s bedroom, or a place in the living room. That way, when the toys come out and they are moved around to all areas in the house, they don’t have to be left there – there is one specific spot where they return. Be sure you invest in the right storage pieces, too. Make sure they are big enough and versatile enough. For example, if you have a small house, get a toy box that could double as a bench or sitting area.

Tip #3: Get your kids involved.
Sometimes it is hard to resist the urge to just do all the cleanup yourself because it’s faster and more efficient. However, bringing your kids into the process is very important in helping them learn how to stay organized as they get older and gain more responsibility. Partner with your child to help keep them on task, showing them how to efficiently clean up and organize, and give them small jobs in the process such as sorting toys into different bins and giving them a say on which toys go where.

Once your home is organized and clutter is picked up off the ground, call our team at Fresh Nest to get your home sanitized and sparkling clean. We can do a one time deep clean, or even better, we can set up regular housekeeping on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Our team at Fresh Nest Cleaning is ready to help, so contact us today!