We face a daily struggle to grow our business. We hire good people who have family values and care about how they work, and how they live their lives. So often, these things intertwine and you come face to face with people you see in the work place as well as in your daily life. You don't always need to act professional, but just being kind and courteous can make a remarkable difference in someones day and how they think of you.
Making the right choices
Our choices and business decisions dictate whether or not we will succeed in business. It is a constant challenge to find ways to be recognized for our skill-set and longevity. So many people place under market prices on something that they themselves do not want to do. but would miss if it wasn't performed on a regular basis. I imagine that this is a constant struggle for most businesses. Wouldn't it be nice if there was some new revolutionary idea to change the way people think?
Make a difference
As for our business, we will continue to show that we care about making a difference for the companies that we work for. We want to help them stay focused and motivated and do what we can to make their offices clean and ready for them to work, so they can focus on what they need to do.
At the end of the day...we are all just people who are working towards finding our happy place.
What or where is your happy place?
Today is National Positive Thinking Day! Sharing a smile with others may make them wonder what you are up to...
Do you ever wake up feeling less than positive about the day ahead? I tend to wake up dreading everything I have to do that day. When actually I could put a positive spin on it and be grateful for all that I am able to do. I was out shopping last night for school supplies that were on clearance, as another lady and I were price checking our bargains, we were laughing about not spending the "high dollar" amounts of .48 cents. This was kind of silly, but fun! (Some of those notebooks were marked down to .2 cents!) Even thinking about it now makes me smile!
Think happy thoughts!
Be grateful for all that you have.
Respond to others with kindness.
It really shouldn't be just one day set aside to think happy thoughts. The more you try to think positive thoughts, the easier it will come to you. A good attitude will give you a happy outlook on life. Respond to others with kindness and encouraging words, it could make their day. (And yours) Just take things one day at a time,
What positive things are you going to do today?
I don't know how many times my Mom and Grand-mother said that to me, OR how many times I have said it to my own kids. Funny how those things come out of your mouth....
Think of all the contaminated surfaces you touch in a day - door handles, elevator buttons, and your cell phone.
Do you take your cell phone to the gym to listen to music or talk on the phone? How many hands have touched that equipment before you?
Checking out your e-mails while you eat. How many have touched that table, chair, or salt shaker before you?
Anybody else ever borrow your phone? Do you take your cell phone with you to use the rest room? You never know when that important call will come in! Kids like to play games on your phone, who knows how many germs and bacteria their hands have picked up? I heard on the news this morning that the cases of Strep throat have been increasing since kids have returned to school.
Here are a few ways to clean your cell phone, but be sure to check with your phone manufacturers manual for a safe method to keep you phone clean. Alcohol or electronic specific wipes can be helpful cleaners. Don't use anti-bacterial, soap or household cleaners, they can cause damage. A dry microfiber cloth can help remove some of the dirt and germs that your phone may come into contact with.
Last but not least, KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN!
Workplace phones are a little different, for one you can't carry them too far. Even cordless phones have their limits. Some of the companies we work for have us wipe down the phones in the receptionist area nightly, while some want all their desk phones cleaned quarterly. Some even leave it up to their employees to clean themselves. With cold and flu season fast approaching, you might want to give your phone a head start in the clean department.
If you are looking for a cleaning company who will offer that little extra "touch".
Give us a call.
"No day shall erase you from the memory of time" Take some time today to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11/01.
Have you noticed all of the people who are coughing lately? Do you feel the need to clean your hands with anti-bacterial more often?
Pharmacy's are already advertising for flu shots in hopes of getting an early start for what always seems to be a different strain of flu each year. No one wants allergies or that dreaded late summer cold. While a cold lasts about two weeks, allergies can cause misery that doesn't seem to go away.
We can help provide a clean, fresh working environment to help keep you and your employees healthy. Don't keep calm and carry on with your allergen infested office, keep calm and call us today for a custom fit cleaning that will help keep you and your employees happy and healthy.
My daughter informed me this morning that today is the day we can get pumpkin spice frappuccino coffee...finally.
Even though it is supposed to be 108 degrees today, a nice cold coffee sounds good and reminds us that we are (hopefully) through the longest part of summer and cooler weather will be here eventually.
If you are too excited to get your coffee and end up spilling it, here are a few way to remove coffee stains. Use a microfiber or white cloth to dab up what you can. Then mix together about one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar into two cups of cool water. Apply this to the spot and the stains should disappear.
I don't know about you, but when I get a great tasting cup of coffee I can really get things done. Our dogs have torn up a couple of stuffed toys and it appears that it has snowed in the office. So, I think I will get my coffee and clean up after those two.
We hope that everybody enjoys their long weekend and has a chance to relax with the drink of your choice. Happy Labor Day!
It's nice to have a sensational support system to team up with in order to meet your goals. Now is a great time for a fresh start, write down your goals - such as finish any major projects that have deadlines coming up.
Do your research
You can increase your productivity instantly by making little changes. Give yourself mini-challenges. that will make the overall project manageable. Write them down and think how good that will feel when you can check them off as you go.
Start your day with an inspiring quote. Pinterest has a quote for every occasion, some are snarky or salty as my daughter would say, Or, you might like sweet and uplifting. I'm pretty sure you could find something to fit every day or every mood. I have a chalkboard that I write them on, it's nice to look at throughout the day and you can change it easily.
The day will come when you reach your ultimate goals, let yourself celebrate. Be sure to pick something that will make you feel good after all that hard work.
Remember, success is not for the lazy!
Let us help you achieve your ultimate goals
Does your workplace have a cleaning dynamo that comes in during the night and gives your office a cool and welcoming feel? Making you feel like you can take on anything that day? If not, we can help by being part of your support system. Contact us, we make office calls and will provide you with a free analysis that suits your needs and budget.
Nothing makes you feel like a successful business more than receiving an invitation to join the Better Business Bureau! We appreciate the challenges of meeting a deadline and turning over a product or service that we can be proud of, we are happy to be part of this highly motivated group.
We have always had high standards and have followed our own set of rules. Becoming a member of BBB was not challenging in how we operate our business practices. Treating people as you wish to be treated is easy, and we have earned quite a bit of business by word of mouth. Being friendly and accommodating is just as important as just saying "yes" to people's requests.
We carry a strong work ethic, receiving accreditation from BBB helps prove that we are trustworthy and reliable.
We had some storm damage recently and before we hired a company to come in and give us estimates, we checked with the Better Business Bureau to see if they had any complaints against them. Our home warranty company unfortunately, does not require that the services they send out have accreditation with the BBB. A few of the companies they sent out performed very highly and others, not so much. Out of curiosity, I checked their record and found (not surprisingly) that they had a poor rating. I find this sad, because it is so much easier to just do a good job that you are proud of.
If you are looking for a reliable janitorial service in the greater Phoenix area, one that has been around for awhile (35 years) and knows what they are doing, please contact us. We are more than happy to help.
Have a marvelous Tuesday!
We had a wonderful weekend volunteering at the Happy Tails Auction and BBQ on Saturday. The weather was beautiful in Pinetop and many people and their pets showed up to support this very worthy cause. The fantastic auction items ranged from fishing boats and art work to desserts and antiques. There really is something for everyone. Some of the available pets even found their fur-ever homes!
A growing trend among some businesses is to allow their employees to bring in their furry friends. We know that being around pets reduces employee stress, improves morale and lowers employee turnover. There are many things to consider before bringing your best friend to work and you should schedule doggy interviews to see if they are a good fit.
A dirty, smelly office is not a fun place to work in, and even the best, well behaved dogs make messes. The most wonderful dogs in the whole wide world still leave hair, drool and leave dirty paw prints on the floor.
If you are thinking of turning your workplace into a pet friendly office, don't neglect the clean-up. Many dog- friendly workplaces encourage their pet owners to share chores. While some want you to be solely responsible for your pet.
R & S Commercial Cleaning Service has always been pet friendly. Being a green cleaning service means we are already using Eco-safe, environmentally friendly green cleaning solutions. They are safe for humans and pets without exposing anyone to harsh fumes.
If you have your pets at work with you today, then it's a perfect day to be happy! Enjoy your day.
One of the best feelings is to help bring people and pets together!
The Humane Society of the White Mountains is one of our favorite charities that we like to give our time and energy to. This weekend we are volunteering for the 12th Annual Happy Tails Auction and BBQ. It is being held this Saturday in Pinetop at The Orchard at Charlie Clark's. This is a really fun event to attend, they have a live auction, silent auction and several different raffles. Along with a great BBQ.
If you are looking for a new member of the family, they have a lot of wonderful cat's and dog's to choose from. We have adopted quite a few dogs and cats from there and they are all wonderful animals. (Especially since Indy has grown out of the puppy stage!)
Sometimes there are ways to give back that don't involve large amounts of cash. We just play a small part in helping these animals find their forever homes. If you are looking for a new family member, enjoy attending auctions or just want to get out of the heat, this is a fun event that is very laid back and easy to attend.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend!