Cleaning Tips for Autumn

Everyone has heard the notorious “spring cleaning,” which is a yearly tradition for residents and homeowners alike to become motivated when tackling cleaning projects, they have been procrastinating on. Well, there is another cleaning season that should be included to help ease you into cleaning your home regularly. Fall cleaning is essential whether you take on the job by yourself, or bring a professional house cleaning company, it allows you to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. It’s time to bring out your cleaners and dust off your broom because here are 6 fall cleaning tips that teach you how to give your home a deep clean. Continue reading

Show Your Support for National Home Cleaner Day

Asheville, a bright and beautiful city, rests in the Blue Ridge Mountains of west-central North Carolina. With the mild climate and uneven plateau, Asheville holds many iconic outdoor features for residents and travelers to explore. Want to enjoy a vast house and gardens at the Biltmore house? Or venture through trails in the wilderness. Asheville offers a diversified hub of culture, resort, and a place that is filled with rich ecosystems.

Millions of people visit Asheville, and many choose to stay. It’s important that this dream destination can shine by keeping Asheville clean within your homes. If you clean homes yourself or hire a professional, mark your calendars for September 17th. Continue reading

Hiring a House Cleaner in Asheville

This year has been one of the strangest in recent memory. No new or longtime resident of Asheville expected to spend so much time inside their homes, unable to explore western North Carolina. Nevertheless, our area has made a concerted effort to ensure our neighbors and community would be as healthy as possible. We never stopped caring for each other and have been able to do our part to reduce the effects of the pandemic in our area. 

However, one of the consequences of spending so much time in our houses is the realization for many just how easy it is to fall behind on cleaning. Your typical daily routine may distract you from messes, but if you are still working or doing school remotely, the mess distracts you from your job and education. Furthermore, the messiness is piling up even faster with your family spending more time at home. 

It probably feels like cleaning occupies your free time and you still can barely keep up. If you are considering hiring a cleaning service for your home, we want to help you navigate that process. 

What You Need to Know About Hiring a House Cleaner 

Should You Hire a Company or an Individual?

You may have a friend or family member who cleans homes that would suit your situation. However, you will likely have to work around their schedule, which may be particularly challenging in this era of being home more. One of the advantages of hiring a company like Asheville Cleaning Company is that we have employees to schedule following your needs. Additionally, we already have a process for vetting each potential employee, including checking several references and taking them along with management to jobs before ever going out alone. You can trust our team. 

What Services Do You Need?

There is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all for residential cleaning. You may need just a one-time deep cleaning to catch back up after the pandemic-related stay-at-home orders, or you may want to establish a routine. We offer both one-time cleanings and scheduled visits. Some homeowners and Asheville residents need us once a week, while others may space it as far as once every four weeks. We work with you to help determine the best cleaning routine for you and your family. 

Look for Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Practices

We live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Asheville and Hendersonville are synonymous with a love for nature and the outdoors. That is why area residents want to ensure they take care of the environment. When searching for a cleaning company, it will be vital to find one that shares your environmentally friendly values. 

Asheville Cleaning Company is committed to using safe, green cleaning products such as:

  • Botanical EPA-certified disinfectant (right off the EPA list for COVID-19 disinfectants)  
  • Bon Ami scouring powder, non-toxic and biodegradable natural powder
  • Essential Oils
  • Vinegar
  • Biodegradable Dish soap
  • Non-toxic floor cleaner/polish
  • Non-toxic degreaser
  • Non-toxic stainless-steel polisher

We only use in your home what we are comfortable using in our own houses. We want to ensure we leave the right legacy of caring for the world around us. 

The Asheville Cleaning Company team recognizes that there has never been a time like this. We all have faced challenges we never imagined. There has also never been as much attention on cleanliness and sanitation in our homes. We are taking steps to ensure that we limit the spread of germs. We are using an EPA-Certified disinfectant for COVID-19 that is hospital-grade, botanical, and non-toxic. Our team members are wearing masks, gloves, and shoe covers. They are social distancing at work as much as possible by mostly cleaning alone and not carpooling. They clean their equipment between every job and use clean rags and mop heads at every job (which we have always done).

If you are ready to choose a cleaning company for your Asheville house or business, Asheville Cleaning Company is here to help. Contact us for more information about our high-quality residential and commercial cleaning services in western North Carolina. 

National CleanUp Day

Let’s Celebrate National CleanUp Day & World Cleanup Day!

Recently, National CleanUp Day has announced its return on September 21 and World Cleanup Day on September 19.

The outdoors are a wonderful activity for those who enjoy hiking, walking and climbing. Like many beautiful places to visit, Asheville offers a vibrant art scene, historic architecture, and nightlife downtown that is surrounded by North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Wherever you are hiking Black Mountain, or strolling through the main street, seeing piles of litter and trash can ruin the experience and negatively affect the environment. This year, Asheville residents and visitors who cherish the outdoors can come together to help clean up trails, parks, and communal spaces. Two green holidays, National CleanUp Day and World Cleanup Day encourage people to make an effort to reduce litter and recycle. Asheville’s city and nature deserve to remain clean and devoid of our ecological footprint. Continue reading

How your kids can help clean (and what a relief!)

Sometimes people are surprised how willingly my 9 year-old does the dishes and takes out the trash and when I think about it I too am surprised he does these things, given that he would rather focus on Legos than anything else on earth.
BUT! I know the reason is that I started prepping him early. I made vacuuming seem fun when he was a toddler and gave BIG praise for it. Toddler spills I asked him to clean up. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it backfired. But I let him know early on that he would be part of how we keep this house clean.
At age 8 I started him on dishes. It was a big struggle. Months-long investment. Frustration over how to load the dishwasher and how he was getting too much water on himself. We made it a game sometimes or sometimes I would simply ignore the moans and tell him to “figure it out”.
Now at age 9 there is not an issue. 1-2x per day that boy gets up unloads, loads, puts the soap in and starts the dishes. Trash goes out along with compost and recycling with no problems.
And even as of late he notices how much BETTER a clean home feels!
In between big house cleans those little bits of upkeep can be vital to how your day flows and whether or not you feel overwhelmed.
When you have kids making messes faster than you can clean them up, even if you follow behind them all day, having a helping hand from those monsters is a good feeling.
I think no age is too young to get them started. Ok, maybe no younger than two. But, at two put a spray bottle of vinegar mixed with water in their hands and have them clean the streaks off the windows. Next, fill the sink with soapy water and the safest of your dishes and let them feel the satisfaction of removing sticky grimy grease!
It can be done! And it is worth it in the long run!