Suze's Cleaning Business Blog

Trying to figure out how to start a cleaning business?
Wondering what cleaning for a living is like?
Looking for some personal guidance?

You've come to the right place.

When it comes to using your noggin to make your cleaning business more fun and profitable, I have a thousand ideas I think you'll want to hear.

Did I just say more fun? You betcha. Cleaning can be fun. But, making money cleaning is even more fun. Can I get an amen?

So whether you want to know how to clean a cutting board with lemon essential oil, or how to use the power of your existing customer-base to land you more cleaning jobs than you know what to do with, read on. I promise I'll do my best to help you succeed!

Get started right away by subscribing to the CleanZine



Suze & Ev's Cleaning Business Advice

Finding The Floppy

I believe that a good thing can be overdone, so every five or six years, I let myself go all out. I open my spider-webby, neglected filing cabinet.

What’s inside there, anyway? Everything else is in the cloud these days. And it’s better off there than in my basement, where there is barely room enough for the camping gear I haven’t used since 1989, and the 463 rolls of paper towels from Costco.

So I pulled out a drawer, and there was an envelope labeled ORIGINAL. Inside was the original floppy disc I had saved our Start Your Cleaning Business eBook to.

I showed it to Ev. We examined it, like the apes surrounding the monolith in the movie “2001.”

It brought on a stream of memories. It was ten years ago. Evan and I were plodding along in our local cleaning service, doing well. We had just moved to a new state to be near my family. I was cleaning during the day and freelancing at night, writing how-to eBooks for a heap of other companies.

Evan was working online more and more, learning how to apply his web design skills and systems organization. We tossed around the idea of creating and teaching a unique system that would help people like us get their business started.

Then the proverbial light-bulb went off. Evan stated the challenge, and we agreed on a deadline. I started the eBook, he went to work on the systems.

Now, where to store this little artifact? Along with the cassette tapes, where else?

Methods for using cleaning service contracts

This article introduces how to use contracts, and methods for using cleaning service contracts.

Continue reading "Methods for using cleaning service contracts"

Cleaning Business Names

A list of cleaning business names including a tutorial on how to pick the best name for your cleaning business.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Names"

Cleaning Business Insurance

Cleaning business insurance is usually required and is always a good idea. Insurance is inexpensive and actually helps you to convert potential clients.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Insurance"

Want to take a walk through the park and enjoy the beautiful weather?

When you're self-employed, you change your schedule to fit your life, not the other way around. Want to take a walk through the park and enjoy the beautiful weather? Feel free. You are.

And the best part is, you can go right in the middle of a sunny afternoon, when there's nobody else on the swings.

Ev and I enjoy having the freedom to set our own schedule, and to change it when it feels right. Taking the steps toward self-employment can be scary. After all, how do you know which steps to take and when? If you have the courage to make the leap from being an employee to being the owner/operator of your own business, you're halfway there.

What else do you need?

You need good guidance.

Working for yourself is more than just a good idea. And while it's not quite as easy as a walk in the park, we think you'll agree the payoff is worth the effort.

Continue reading "Want to take a walk through the park and enjoy the beautiful weather?"

The first three weeks of my new cleaning business

I am three weeks into my new local cleaning business. Here is a list of what has been accomplished in this short period.

Continue reading "The first three weeks of my new cleaning business"

We are starting a new cleaning business!

Please follow along as we start our 4th cleaning business in our hometown of Asheville, NC.

We have been consulting with cleaning service business-owners since 2004. In May, '06, we discontinued our own local professional cleaning business, because the consultation work had grown into a full time endeavor.

Meeting and consulting with clients in the global community has been such an amazing opportunity, and we'll continue to do this work. But ten years in front of the computer is getting to us! We've decided to get out into the local community, and get more engaged with people on our physical turf as well as in the virtual one. We both miss some of the basic aspects of operating our own cleaning business, such as getting to interact with our own clients and working with others.

This is a welcome addition to our daily routines. Plus, it gives us a chance to test out some new cleaning-business system ideas and tools that Evan's been working on for awhile now. We will be able to test and troubleshoot them before making them available to you on start-cleaning-business.com.

So now, let the fun stuff begin! We will take what we learn over the next six months and incorporate it into our business systems. You are invited to follow along and see how our methods can work wonders for your business, too!

Good fortune,

Ev

Financing your cleaning business

Finance your purchase and make no payment for 6 months. Zero percent interest on early pay off.

Continue reading "Financing your cleaning business"

Start a House Cleaning Business

Start a house cleaning business and earn an excellent living providing much needed and aprreciated services to home owners.

Continue reading "Start a House Cleaning Business"

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to all your questions about our services and resources.

Continue reading "Frequently Asked Questions"

DIY Start Up Method

Use our DIY Start Up Method to launch your cleaning business all by yourself.

Continue reading "DIY Start Up Method"

Marketing your cleaning business to realtors

Launch your service by marketing your cleaning business to realtors in your region.

Continue reading "Marketing your cleaning business to realtors"

Why hire a cleaning business consultant?

A cleaning service consultant can help you reach your goals, and offer practical advice for whatever stage your business is in.

Continue reading "Why hire a cleaning business consultant?"

Cleaning Business Associations

The national and international associations below are well-known throughout the industry. ISSA and ARCSI have been specifically established to offer support to cleaning professionals.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Associations"

Meet Suze & Ev

Meet Suze and Ev, the inventors of the Suze and Ev Cleaning Business Method.

Continue reading "Meet Suze & Ev"

Be a cluster buster and increase your value

Add professional organizing services to your cleaning business and increase your value to your clients.

Continue reading "Be a cluster buster and increase your value"

Cleaning Business Marketing Tips

When advertising and marketing your cleaning business, it's important to go as broadly as you can, and take a targeted approach.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Marketing Tips"

Chat live with Ev about starting your own cleaning business

Feel free to chat with Ev about any questions you may have on starting your own cleaning service business. Ev is usually available to chat any time between 10am - 10 pm Easter Time US. The live chat is right here on this website on the right side of this and every page.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Need some carpet cleaning tips? Suze & Ev have carpet cleaning tips for both home owners and cleaning professionals.

Continue reading "Carpet Cleaning Tips"

When starting a cleaning business

When starting a cleaning business do not let cliche assumptions get in your way of making progress.

Continue reading "When starting a cleaning business"

Cleaning Service Press Release

Imagine what would happen if a restaurant opened in your town, offering the most delicious food on earth...but nobody knew about it?

Continue reading "Cleaning Service Press Release"

Carpet Cleaning Business Method

Learn how to start a carpet cleaning business with the Suze & Ev business method.

Continue reading "Carpet Cleaning Business Method"

Start a window cleaning business with the Suze & Ev Method

Start a window cleaning business with the Suze & E v cleaning business method.

Continue reading "Start a window cleaning business with the Suze & Ev Method"

Cleaning Business Franchise Articles

Learn all about the pros and cons of a cleaning business franchise as compared to starting your own cleaning service.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Franchise Articles"

Start an office cleaning business

Learn how to start an office cleaning business with the Suze & Ev Method.

Continue reading "Start an office cleaning business"

The House Cleaning Business Method

Learn how to start a house cleaning business with Suze & Ev.

Continue reading "The House Cleaning Business Method"

Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say about our services.

Continue reading "Testimonials"

Cleaning Service Business Plan

Planning your cleaning service business is critical towards its success.

Continue reading "Cleaning Service Business Plan"

Cleaning Business Plan

Writing a cleaning business plan does more than help you define your objectives. A well-written plan can provide you with a structure to follow while you get your cleaning business off the ground.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Plan"

4 easy ways to reach your goals

Be specific about your cleaning business goals. Be confident. Be realisitc. Be accountable. Know when to say when.

Continue reading "4 easy ways to reach your goals"

Adventures in Cleaning - Pet Tales

Join us on our many adventures in professional cleaning. People and pet tales of days past featuring the vacuum loving cat and other strange incidents.

Continue reading "Adventures in Cleaning - Pet Tales"

Cleaning Business Flyer

Cleaning business flyers might seem like a little thing. However, most cleaning pros discover that when you need business quickly, the flyer plays an indispensable role.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Flyer"

Cleaning Jobs

My first cleaning jobs did not go very smoothly, but I quickly learned what I was doing wrong and was able to get it together by my fourth cleaning job.

Continue reading "Cleaning Jobs"

4 Dirty Cleaning Jobs to Boost Housecleaning Income

Here are 4 Dirty Cleaning Jobs to Boost Housecleaning Income. Someone has to do them and you can charge a pretty penny because nobody wants to!

Continue reading "4 Dirty Cleaning Jobs to Boost Housecleaning Income"

You need a smart cleaning business website

If you are starting a cleaning service business, you need a website, but not just any old website. In order to work well, it must be smart!

Continue reading "You need a smart cleaning business website"

The Grow Club. Already have a cleaning business?

Announcing the Grow Club! For those of you that already own a cleaning business and need to grow it, Suze & Ev to the rescue! If you need bigger profits with less stress then we have designed the perfect system for you. Learn more

Continue reading "The Grow Club. Already have a cleaning business?"

The changing trends in the house cleaning business

Learn about the changing trends in the house cleaning business.

Continue reading "The changing trends in the house cleaning business"

Residential Cleaning Business Online Marketing

Start a residential cleaning business. Use these cleaning business online marketing tactics.

Continue reading "Residential Cleaning Business Online Marketing"

commercial cleaning service

A commercial cleaning service start-up primer. Interersted in starting your own commercial cleaning service?

Continue reading "commercial cleaning service"

Commercial Contract Cleaning

The commercial contract cleaning business is an ace start up with huge growth potential.

Continue reading "Commercial Contract Cleaning"

Low Cost Franchise

Is there such a thing as a low cost franchise? Not in my opinion. It is not necessary to have a franchise in the cleaning service industry.

Continue reading "Low Cost Franchise"

commercial office cleaning business

Start your own commercial office cleaning business. This recession proof service business niche is always in demand.

Continue reading "commercial office cleaning business"

Best Carpet Cleaning Method

Learn about the best carpet cleaning method for your situation.

Continue reading "Best Carpet Cleaning Method"

The pros and cons of cleaning franchises

What are the pros and cons of cleaning franchises? Part 1.

Continue reading "The pros and cons of cleaning franchises"

Starting a cleaning business during a recession

Should you start a cleaning business during a recession? Yes!

Continue reading "Starting a cleaning business during a recession"

Cleaning Business Cards & Fliers

It may seem like all the action is happening online. However, a well-designed business card or flyer is still a powerful marketing tool.

Continue reading "Cleaning Business Cards & Fliers"

How to use texting with your cleaning business

Text messaging is a quick & efficient way to keep in touch with your cleaning crews and clients.

Continue reading "How to use texting with your cleaning business"