What to Look for in a Maid Service Vancouver

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In today’s busy world, getting help with house cleaning has become the norm rather than the exception. A good cleaning service should ensure your home is spic-and-span, giving you the gift of time. With so many providers of quality cleaning service Vancouver, how do you select the best one?

Here are a Few Guidelines to Help You Make the Right Choice.

 

Experience

It’s always a good idea to look for experience as you begin your search. Since a good number of companies fit this criterion, narrow down to the ones that have been in the business for a minimum of 5 years. In the maid service industry, experience is extremely vital.

Reputation

If experience is vital then reputation is king. The way to be sure that a cleaning service does a good job is to find out what other people have to say about it. A company that is consistent in excellence will have a favorable reputation to back it up. You simply cannot afford to entrust your precious apartment to a lousy worker.

Insured and bonded

Ascertain that the company and its employees are bonded. Sometimes mishaps and accidents do happen even with the utmost precaution. Ensure the service provide is adequately covered in case of any damage, loss or injury occurs within your property.

Price

The key is to get value for money. With a little more research, you can establish the current market rates in Vancouver and make comparisons. You are likely to find that the prices are fairly standard across board, so choosing the least expensive option will only give you marginal savings. Usually, you get what you pay for, so it’s up to you to get the right balance.

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The Time My House Flooded

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FloodI remember the day the rain waters flooded my house. I entered “water damage Utah” into my search engine and found a disaster response team that was able to inspect the premises right away. In a few hours a large van pulled up in my driveway and a burly yet affable fellow emerged.

After taking a look around the house he told me that he had the right equipment for the kind of structural drying I required, including ceilings, wall cavities and the drying of various sorts of material. He went on to say that different buildings are built with different types of materials. Moreover, different surfaces vary in terms of absorption rates. He said that he could employ several different techniques to dry my house including air movement, heat, de-humidification and air filtration.

He explained to me that it was vitally important to extract water from my house as soon as possible employing all the correct techniques. The longer I waited the more damage could potentially result. By contrast the faster the water is removed, the less moisture will remain which makes it faster and easier to dry. He told me he had the most modern machines and that he was an expert in their operation.

I noticed a disgusting smell had begun to waft through the room. He told me that sewage had probably accumulated somewhere. He explained that sewage contains harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses and various parasites. These toxins are serious health hazards and must be dealt with quickly before it spreads. He said this was also a service he could provide.

Finally he explained that I also need to be concerned about mold infestation. Once it starts, mold spreads quickly. When mold spreads it produces irritants and allergens with potential negative heath impacts. I thanked him profusely and told him to get right to work. I was certainly glad I decided to enter “water damage Utah” into my search engine.

 

Cryptic Cleaning Woman

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dustingLast weekend I met a woman at a bar who apparently works for a cleaning service in Salt Lake City. The two of us were sitting at the bar with a stool between us when she leaned over and whispered in my ear, “I am concerned about reducing my carbon footprint.”

Naturally I was a little taken aback and asked her what she meant by this.

She responded with something to the effect that cleaning homes actually helps the environment and that improving the cleaning process is something people can feel better about.

I was not really sure what she was talking about but she happened to be pretty so I nodded as if I agreed with her.

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She kept talking. “When we clean,” she said, “we use a unique ‘Truly Green’ cleaning system, improving our clients’ safety and health by improving air quality and maintaining high cleanliness standards. We want your family and pets—not to mention our cleaning staff, not only to live longer, but better. Our company fully commits itself to sustainable practices within the green cleaning industry.”

“That’s great,” I told her wondering if she was simply making conversation or giving me a sales pitch.

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“Many people are aware that homes can make cause illness,” she told me. “Even if a home does not specifically have mold or require a deep cleaning, a thorough cleaning will always have a positive effect.”

I told her that I agreed with her pointing out that whenever I clean my apartment I feel better.

She then said, “We offer steam cleaning, deep cleaning, regular services, spring and seasonal cleaning, laundry, housekeeping, and cleaning before a big move and we do it all in the healthiest way possible.”

“That’s great,” I responded not exactly sure about the best way to respond to her. She smiled, got up from her stool and walked out of the bar. I never saw her again.

Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar

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ScentsyYou are cordially invited to join Scentsy. When you become a Scentsy sales consultant you will enjoy the exquisite privilege of selling the Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar. You will know perfectly well why I say it is a privilege to sell this product once you inhale its sublime vapors. The product description relates that the scent is a “[m]elange of juicy plum, pink grapefruit, and tart pomegranate with smooth vanilla.” But I do not believe this mere collection of words does the actual experience any justice. Of course in this article I can only provide an additional collection of words to express how wonderful I believe this product to be. Truly no collection of words can come close to duplicating the gnosis of nasal ecstasy the Aussi Plum Scentsy Bar will invoke.

 

When I think of the mysterious and exotic continent of Australia many distinct images come to mind. Of course I see cuddly Koala bears sitting in trees munching on eucalyptus leaves. There is also the playful kangaroo hopping through the outback with a joey in its pouch. There is the Great Barrier Reef with all its colorful, underwater glory. I see thousands of miles of beaches with surfers lying on beach towels drinking a large can of Fosters beer. I see the mysterious Ayers Rock in the center of the continent and lanky, dark aborigines going forth on a walkabout. A duckbilled platypus waddles past followed by a dingo and a wallaby all the while I hear the serene hum of a diggery doo playing in the background. These are the down under images that come to mind when I smell the Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar.
Again, I can only provide a collection of words. But when you join Scentsy and are able to smell the Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar you will then know what I am trying to express.

Memories of My Wedding Venue in Salt Lake City

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wedding2I barely remember my own wedding. Of course I remember the wedding venue in Salt Lake City. My wife and I met in pre hurricane Katrina New Orleans where we were both law students. I moved there from New England; Connecticut specifically. She came from Salt Lake City which is why we decided to get married there. Looking back on it, it was sort of a rash decision on our parts to get married between our second and third years of law school. So much could have happened and we had only known each other for a year or so. But I suppose most people make these momentous life changing decisions without really planning them out as thoroughly as they think they should.

I remember my uncle talking to me in the back of the church before the ceremony. I remember him telling me that from this point forward I will have to put my wife first. He also said there will be days when I will want to throw her out the window but I have to remember to put her first if I wanted the marriage to succeed. I remember telling him that our family had many examples of good marriages that have withstood the test of time. I remember also saying something about how my father (his brother) had taught me about the importance of loyalty. He seemed taken aback and replied, “Loyalty is earned.”

As I said, I barely remember the rest of the ceremony. I do remember that the wedding venue in Salt Lake City my wife had picked out was a modern church with actual trees in planters behind the altar. She had the task of picking out the venue because I had a job in New Orleans and had to remain there for most of the summer. That was almost 18 years ago. We have certainly been through ups and downs in our relationship since that time. I do not see how I could have ever have been ready for most of it even if I did plan it more thoroughly than I had.

Dust to Dust

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dustingI like to believe that I keep a pretty clean house but there is one thing that I never think to do when I clean and that is dusting. I pick my clothes up off my floor, I wash the dishes, I wipe down surfaces and vacuum. I make my bed and generally straighten everything out but I never think to dust. Then, inevitably there comes a time when I notice the dust start to accumulate on surfaces and on the blades of my ceiling fan. When I see this it agitates me and makes me think I am really not doing as great a job as I thought keeping my house in tip top shape.

This is the reason I have made the decision to hire a maid service in Salt Lake City. I am tired of forgetting to dust and then reaching the point where I remember to dust by seeing dust. Once I dust, I in effect hit the reset button and everything goes back to normal. But I know in the back of my mind that the dust has already started to accumulate on all the surfaces. At first I am able to keep it safely tucked away in the back of my mind but inevitably one day I wake up and see dust everywhere. It makes me anxious and the only way to get rid of my anxiety is to dust like a crazy person until all the surfaces are clean and the whole cycle starts over again.

Hiring a cleaning service in Salt Lake City will take care of this problem once and for all. They will show up once a week or every other week and do all the little things (like dusting) that I never think to do until they smack me in the face. Once I hire the cleaning service I will not have the nagging pressure in the back of my mind because I know it will be taken care of.

Insurance for Home-Based Business

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If you join Scentsy or operate any other type of home based business it is very important to asses your insurance coverage needs. Specifically, you need to determine how much insurance coverage you have and whether it actually covers a potential risk of loss related to the operatioInsurancen of your business.

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 30% of homeowners operate home based business and most likely greater than 50% of these businesses are underinsured. It is thought that the amount of underinsurance stems from a false assumption that the business operator’s homeowner’s insurance policy will cover more than it actually does. Significantly, a typical homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover personal injury claims or other losses related to the operation of a home based business.

Fortunately, the insurance industry has adapted to the needs of the growing population of home based businesses. In many situations a lapse of coverage can be managed by adding what is called an “endorsement” or amendment to your homeowner’s policy to specifically cover additional risk incurred through the operation of a home based business. In addition, many insurance providers now offer policies specifically tailored to provide coverage for home based businesses. These policies can cover personal injury liability or other losses related to the operation of a home based business. For home based businesses that function in multiple locations outside the home there is a unique product called a B.O.P. or Business Owner’s Package Policy which will extend coverage to liability arising outside the home as well.

Insurance packages will vary from company to company and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Accordingly, if you are in the market for this type of coverage it is probably a good idea to consult aninsurance professional who will be familiar with the types of policies available and the particular legal nuances of your state.

Operating a Home Based Business Gets Easier Over Time

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If you have joined Scentsy or operate any home based business you may have noticed that settling into your routine took some time. This is because becoming comfortable with your routine requires your brain adapt through neuroplasticity. The term “neuroplasticity” describes the human brain’s ability to rewire itself and create new neural pathways and synapses in reaction to environmental and personal changes. This is also the process by which the brain can heal itself from injury. In other words, the brain is not static but constantly changing. Moreover, the brain acts very much like a muscle in how it responds to stimuli. And like the muscles of the body, your brain becomes stronger in variBrainous ways according to the way it is stimulated.

We are all familiar with the sensation of trying to remember a specific piece of information that previously resided in our conscious mind but has since receded out of the conscious mind. We remember knowing the information and we know the information still exists somewhere but in the present moment it cannot be accessed. During these moments there is some internal mechanism at work whereby the brain is attempting to access this information. I often picture this process as a man sitting in an office receiving an assignment to retrieve information. The man takes this assignment and proceeds into a large storeroom filled with filing cabinets from floor to ceiling. In this room the man finds and retrieves the information and then returns to his desk. At his desk he inputs the information into the system. It is at that point that you remember the information you were trying to retrieve.

When you feel your brain working to search for a memory, that feeling is one of neuroplasticity at work. Be aware of this sensation and do not let it frustrate you. It is in these moments, when you are searching, that your memory is working and becoming stronger. It is in these moments that you are stimulating your brain to become better at remembering. These moments are for your brain like lifting weights are for the muscles in your arms or legs. These are the moments when that man in who retrieves the information learns to become faster and more efficient at his job. Establishing and becoming comfortable with a new routine works in the same way. That uncomfortable period in the beginning is the sensation of your brain rewiring itself.

For Men it is Best to Stay Away From Wedding Planning

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If you are a man and involved in planning a wedding in Salt Lake City I feel for you. Unless you are the type of person who enjoys this type of thing, my advice to you is to fade into the background or if possible run away until the date of the wedding. With wedding planning there are a million little details to attend to and every decision is likely to make some person angry.

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I was extremely lucky when I got married because my wife and her mother made all the preparations. We were both in school in Louisiana at the time. The date of the ceremony was set for August 1st. She went home to Pennsylvania at the beginning of the summer to work on the preparations while I remained safely many states away. Every night she called me complaining about how frustrated she was because her mother was getting so wound up by everything. In addition to her frustrations with her mother, there always seemed to be one person or another getting angry a
bout the various decisions she made. I never understood why so many people use weddings as an excuse to be angry or offended. I tried my best to be understanding during these phone calls but secretly I was glad to not be involved.

The summer wore on and a few days before the wedding I flew up from Louisiana to Pennsylvania and entered the fray. Everything seemed to be planned by then. I think my wife was a little annoyed that she had to go through all the planning while I was away. But the energy of the event was then upon us and the whole thing flew by quickly. Before I knew it we were on our honeymoon and the stress of the wedding planning was behind us.

Creating a Distraction Free Workspace for Your Home Based Business

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If you join Scentsy or operate any home based business you would do well to minimize your distractions so that you can better devote your energy to your daily business related tasks. By definition, a distraction is something that divides attention or prevents concentration. Distractions can take many forms and can be anything from external noise to other people talking or trying to engage your attention. Even your own internal thought process can be distracting from time to time. There are many ways to avoid these types of distractions.

If you are working, organize your work station. I cannot emphasize enough howCopyright Eliot Cohen - Zeitgeist Photography
email: eliot@zeitgeist.com.au important it is to remove all clutter from your desk space. Studies have shown that physical clutter has a negative impact on the mind’s ability to maintain focus.

It is also extremely important to turn off all devices and access to the internet especially if you are working on a time sensitive project. It seems obvious to anyone with a smartphone but studies have also confirmed that the constant checking in on electronic devices eats up a large amount of time during the day and will deplete your ability to focus for extended periods of time.

Sometimes it is impossible to avoid annoying noise. I used to work in an office where the guy two cubicles over had the habit of constantly clearing his throat. It drove me crazy. One technique I used to block out this noise and create a distraction free environment was to employ white noise. White noise is a steady, unvarying, unobtrusive sound such as an electronic drone or the sound of rain that can be used to mask or obliterate unwanted sounds. There is a great, free website www.simplynoise.com where you can listen through ear buds to white noise to your heart’s content to block out your annoying neighbors and other external noise, which will distract you.

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