My "Great Change" Success Story
I have been cleaning some of the same houses consistently since I started my cleaning service in 2008. Depending on the size of each house or office, I assign one or two of my housekeepers, who have proven to be dependable and thorough. I have taken time and effort to train them to clean to my standards and specifications, however, the client is the one who must be satisfied each time. I have had a variety of clients and homes, all with particular needs. Generally, I know what needs to be done to properly maintain a clean house or office, but I always consult with each client to make sure their cleaning needs are met.
The reason why I started my cleaning service was because in March of 2008, my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and went on HOSPICE care. She had always kept an immaculately clean house, but it had been quite a few months since she had been able to clean. My mother and I decided to call a professional cleaning company out of the phone book. We were looking for an honest and reliable cleaning service, but weren't completely satisfied when they didn't show up on time and then only "cleaned in the middle". Because of this, I started cleaning her house. One day while cleaning her house, the idea dawned on me that I could probably make some extra money by cleaning other people's houses. I knew I could make a "great change" in the cleaning industry. So I typed up a brochure and mass emailed it to all my fellow Real Estate Agents and Mary Kay Beauty Consultants. I received a good response!
In the Fall of the next school year 2008, I attended a PTA meeting at my son‘s school. The topic was "Fall Fundraiser" ideas to raise money for school supplies. I told the other mothers at the meeting that I owned a residential cleaning service and that if I could advertise to the parents of the school, I would donate a portion of those profits toward the fundraiser. They all thought that was a great idea, so that afternoon I bought my business license, printed out 90 of my brochures, and passed them out to every parent in the school. I am still cleaning for my very first client obtained from my first home-made brochure.
Since November of 2009, I've had my business listed in the AT&T yellow pages and have steadily grown. In March of 2010, I did a television commercial. In April 2011, I did the photo print ad which appeared in Bella Magazine and H&G Magazine, which is the same photo I still use for my website and all my advertising. In April of 2012, I joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce and advertised in the July 2012 issue of the Jaycee Sunshine Magazine. The BEST advertising of all has been word of mouth! So many satisfied clients have told their friends and family about my service!
Currently, I am an area Vice President of ECCPTA. I attend Immanuel Lutheran Church where I serve on the alter guild and church council as Education Director and Sunday School teacher, I am a member of the North Hill Preservation Association, The Pensacola Historical Society, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and I am a past PTA President at A.K. Suter Elementary School. I was born and raised in Pensacola. I grew up in a family with strong and honest work ethics. I have a passion for doing things right the first time. Great Change Cleaning Service is locally owned and operated. Our clients are satisfied with our dependability and thoroughness. Please call and see for yourself. You will be happy that you called me to have your home or office cleaned and to be your trusted housekeeper.