We don't know who is stealing your lunch from the refrigerator (It was probably something better than what they had though, so really it's kind of a compliment!) But, we can clean out the fridge and make it shine. As well as your entire work space!
Having a cleaning service brings an undeniable advantage to your place of work. We are an easy partnership that keeps your business running smoothly. We welcome comments and questions about the cleaning. In some of our offices, we have a notebook or chalkboard just for this purpose. We don't avoid you.
Add value to your office. Talk to the owner, not some salesman off the street. He can help you come up with a cleaning solution that works for your office and fits your budget needs. The owner likes the challenge of working to suit everybody's needs - yours and ours. And the consultation is free.
Have a terrific (and sparkly) Thursday!
yHaving a hard time keeping your cool in this muggy weather? You can't even walk from your car to your office without working up a healthy glow. Many work places aren't very cool either, (Some stores at the mall are down right uncomfortable!) so this sweaty feeling never goes away. Many of the offices we clean at night either turn their air conditioning off all together or turn it way up. We come in and are moving quickly to get these done so we can get back to our cars to cool off before we do it all over again. If you have a janitorial service coming in after hours and are able to give them a few extra hours of cooler air, please let them know the times that they can come in. They will greatly appreciate it!
One of the constant battles I have during this time of year is pit stains. These stains are difficult to get rid of with normal machine washing. Chemicals in antiperspirant react with the salt that we sweat out during this disgusting time of year. (Kudos for those of you who are used to the high heat and humidity. I will take a dry heat any day!) They leave behind a pasty, white residue in the arm pits of many of our shirts.
A few quick and easy fixes that I have found to work are:
Lay the garment down with the armpit stains up. Wipe off an leftover deodorant residue. Sponge the stain with white vinegar starting at the outer area to the middle. Rinse with warm water then rub with an enzymatic stain remover. I have found Dawn dish soap to work very well. Work into the fabric by rubbing it together with your fingers. ** Let sit for about 10 minutes. Launder as usual with your regular laundry detergent. Air dry to help prevent any other color changes from setting in.
Another recipe that works well with stains that are also a little smelly includes using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide (the kind in your bathroom) and Dawn dish soap. ** You should already have these products in your home. You can mix these together into a paste and apply with an old toothbrush to the stains. (I am usually in a hurry, so I just use equal amounts of each instead of measuring) Let sit for a little while and wash as usual and air dry. Repeat as necessary.
** Pre-test fabric before treating
As with any laundry fix, you'll need to test for color-fastness before trying any of these methods on your clothes. If your wear expensive clothing or have a favorite shirt you want to keep forever, you may want to mention these stains to your dry cleaner if you are having a problem.
I do not work for the makers of Dawn dish soap, but I am a big fan of all that this amazing product can do! As well as, vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. These are sensational products that are cheap and easy to use.
If you have a remarkable cleaning product that you get great results with, please let us know so we can give it a try. We are always open to improvement.
Hope you are able to keep your cool on this muggy Monday!
After all these powerful summer storms that have been rolling through the valley for the last few days, your office could probably use a tune-up. Wind gusts up to 71 mph will have your workplace choked with dust from all the blowing dust that just about always precedes the rain on these hot and humid days of the monsoon season. The official monsoon season starts on June 15th and ends on September 30, with some predictions calling for a little more rain then we usually get. Now is a good time to check the weatherstripping on your entry doors to make sure they are keeping out as much dust and debris as possible, since they tend to wear out from heat and constant use.
We don't show up with a broom and mop - we have a proven method that uses new and traditional green solutions. Our team cleans some unconventional workplaces as well as some beautiful offices that require their own special set of guidelines for cleaning. Amazingly enough, dust seems to be an ongoing problem in all workplaces! We want to be part of the solution. Choose a team that is dedicated to keeping your workplace green, clean and healthy. You tell us what you need and we will work hard for instant results that make everybody happy.
I recently came across this on Pinterest (Don't judge me, but I love this sight) and found it to be funny and true. I'm not sure who originally wrote it, but it's true in most situations. Let me know what you think.
Nobody, Anybody, Everybody and Somebody
This is a story about four people named Anybody, Everybody, Somebody and Nobody - there was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it!
Somebody got angry about it, because it was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
These are not to be confused with "Not Me" or "I didn't do it". These are a whole different group of people who seem to live mostly in homes with children!
I think we have met all of these people, however if you are looking for someone to deal with cleaning our name is All Done!
Is having a day off in the middle of the week beneficial or does it make the week seem longer? Since the Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year, many places of business gave off only the one day. And doesn't it just figure that the next day back is going to be one of the hottest days of the summer, so far!
A shorter work week or maybe just more flexible hours would help your employees get more done and could make your business more successful. Many doctors offices are only open during the week from 9 to 5, leaving their patients to take time off work in order to see a doctor. It could improve the well-being of people by allowing more time to themselves. Strengthening relationships with people we value. A shorter work week would help parents balance their time with their kids - as well as reduce the number of hours their kids are in daycare. Imagine having some extra time in the evenings to relax and enjoy yourself, instead of having to rush through dinner and prepare for the next work day. You should be able to enjoy your current day to its fullest!
Employees who work less tend to be more productive than those pushing themselves beyond a 40 hour week. They would make a stronger work force who gets sick less often. Having more days off around a holiday would allow more people to participate in local activities that make our communities stronger and friendlier.
Unless you have a job that you absolutely love, you could get away from the "live to work" frame of mind, and be more open to "working to live" state of mind. We would better appreciate the things we do have.
Many different countries already have these ideas set in place. What are your thoughts on having more time to do what you want to do? Just think how unique it would be not to be stressed from the moment you got out of bed...
Keeping a home with pets is a constant cleaning process. And many offices now allow our best friends to come to work with us. Here are some helpful, natural cleaning solution's to get you through some smelly or hairy situations at home and at the work.
Trying to avoid products that can be potentially harmful to you and your pets is easier then you think. Most of the products are cheap and easy to pick up at most stores.
Accidents and simple spills
Baking soda works great on spills on the carpet. Just sprinkle a little on the spot, let it sit for about an hour, then vacuum it up. Club soda also works quickly on getting wetness to bubble up so you can lightly scrub it lightly and soak it up with paper towels. Vinegar and water are handy to keep in spray bottle to deodorize areas. Two cups of water to one tablespoon of white vinegar.
For messy hard floors you can combine 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a bucket of hot or warm water and mop those pet stains that you missed while they were wet.
We have a new puppy in the house so I am using these methods frequently. Just when I think we have this outside business down, I sleep in an extra 10 minutes and we have to start all over again. Aww... the joys of pet ownership!
Smelly pet beds and blankets
Sprinkling baking soda on your dog or cat beds and letting it sit for at least 15 minutes before you vacuum it up will help get rid of the smell. ( This works in cars and on furniture also)
Baking soda sprinkled in your kitty litter also helps with eliminating odor. Does anyone else buy the big 15 pound bag of baking soda at Costco? I use it for everything from the pool to the pets! Just be sure to get a shopping cart when you need it, that's a lot of bulk packed in that little bag.
One of those days...
You got up late and just don't have time to wash your hair so you pull out your dry shampoo in a can. (This stuff works great!) Here is a simple solution for your pets on those days that they could use a little refresh without hauling them into the bathtub. Sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and baby powder onto their coat and brush them until it's gone. (This would probably work for humans too if your out of dry shampoo?!)
For the globs of hair that our cats leave behind on furniture, a simple cheap pair of rubber gloves works fantastic. Just roll up the hair and remove. I store these under cushions or in areas where the critters leave behind the most hair for a quick clean up.
Pets bring so much into our lives that we couldn't live without them. But, having a good broom, dust pan and vacuum are essential to pet ownership. Our dog's constantly show us how much they love the toys we bring them by shredding them all over the house. (And I do mean ALL over the house!!) I hope these few simple solutions make your lives easier, and by using natural cleaning products we won't hurt the environment, ourselves or our furry friends.
Let us know if you have any tips or tricks that work with your pets. We are always looking for quick and easy solutions so we have more time to play ball!
All offices are not alike!
Some require little vacuuming, but need their floors mopped on a daily basis... or vice versa. Do you have a lot of glass or tile floors that need attention. And dust...Every place in Arizona has dust! Does your office need an uninterested third party to throw everything out of the refrigerator on Friday so the fridge doesn't smell on Monday? Or maybe you just need a general clean one, two, three, four or five days a week?
Whatever your workplace needs, choose someone to look out for your best cleaning interests, choose a team that is dedicated to keeping your office green, clean and healthy. We can help you with set up a recycle and re-use program if you are interested.
We use Eco-friendly solutions that are green seal approved. We are always learning of new ways to keep you healthy and help the environment. Need your LEED points in cleaning? We can help with that too.
Keep it local - We have been family owned and operated since 1981! This means that the owner is available to the client. We are not part of a chain or franchise who ignores your call. And...we will address any issues or requests that you have in a timely manner.
Discover what we can offer you for the best value. We work valley wide and can give you a free no cost evaluation and estimate. We are very easy to work with and like the challenge of setting up businesses to shine.
And we carry all the necessary liability insurance too!
Don't let people tell you what you can expect...Let them show you.
Time to be a kid at heart again...
Don't stay late at the office cleaning. Enjoy the sounds of summer, like children running, playing and laughing as the sun sets on these long days. Enjoy a great barbecue with family and friends. Maybe watch the Diamondbacks slug a few baseballs at the ballpark.
While the temperatures are rising, this is a good time to slow down a little and enjoy life at a slower pace. Learn from the kids and just sit back and relax a little or see how big of splash you can make doing a cannonball into the pool like you used to. (It's actually quite fun and surprises the people around you!)
Did you know that watermelon is one one of summer's favorite treats? Along with snow-cones and s'mores. These taste just as good as adults! What is your favorite snow-cone flavor - red, blue or purple or a mixture of all of them? ( I know that these aren't actual flavors - but it's still fun to say!)
On those really hot summer days, it's a good time to finish up home improvement projects that you have been putting off. Use your imagination and try something new. Challenge yourself to find something fun in every day.
Be sure to use plenty of sunblock, stay hydrated and enjoy the First Official Day of Summer!
Do these words drive you as crazy as they do me?
As if I don't have enough to think about without having to remind someone else...again! (They actually should be thankful that I remembered to remind them in the first place!)
I'm sure successful and organized people keep detailed lists. Imagine how good you would feel if you could cross everything off your list for the day.
Traditional or Unconventional
What kind of list keeper do you want to be? Do you leave messages on your phone or email? Maybe a cute notepad. Chalkboards are handy, but if you are erasing after you're done then you can't keep track of all that you accomplished. There will be days that you can hurry thru all of your tasks and others that will take days to complete. On some days you might even get some freebies - something you hadn't planned on doing but needed to be done anyway. ( I jot these down on my list and cross them off also..I like feeling a sense of accomplishment!)
Challenge yourself to cross off as much as possible in a day. But, don't let the day get too intense that you forget to add in "me" time.
Tell us how many lists you keep.
Are they exclusively yours or can any one work on your chores? Do you do it by the day, week or whatever? Are there separate lists for each store you need to shop at? Do you number the list by importance of the task?
If you are a business owner in the Phoenix area, #1 on your list should be to hire R & S Commercial Cleaning Service! Just think of all the of all the cleaning tasks that you can knock off your list!
Things need to get done and you don't want to do it yourself. You are probably overwhelmed with the running of your business and all the information out there regarding cleaning services.
You've probably seen dust collecting in corners and on your flat surfaces. In Arizona it just seems to come with the territory when we go weeks and months without rain. Although we look for the easier and faster solutions for your dust problems, sometimes it simply takes a damp cloth to collect the dust and keep it from landing somewhere else.
Running a successful business takes more skills and resources than any one individual possesses. People need friendly partners to help then overcome daily obstacles that stand between them and their goals. Dust seems like such a minor thing, but causes all kinds of problems besides being unsightly.
We are an easy partnership that will help keep your business running smoothly. Seeing the whole picture is the most important factor in achieving success. Don't be distracted by small and irrelevant things.
Don't let dust provide that warm and fuzzy feeling in your place of business!