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House Cleaning: A Labour Intensive Work

By CleaningServices On July 25, 2013NO COMMENTS

It is Saturday morning, and you are facing the dreaded weekly cleaning task. Cleaning the house can be boring, tiring and labor intensive.

Not to mention, it takes away time that you could be enjoying doing other things. If you have skipped some of your cleaning duties during the week, your Saturday cleaning tasks can take a whole day. This is why most people don’t like cleaning their homes.

Here are some simple strategies to ensure that your home cleaning does not result in heavy labour intensive work.

  • Start with the easiest room first. This will either be the smallest room or the room that’s the least dirty already.
  • Gather up all the things that don’t belong in that room and put them back into the rooms or places they belong.
  • Clear all horizontal spaces and pick up things off the floor.
  • Do the things that take the least amount of work but have the biggest impact first. Make the beds, clean off the counters, put dishes away, sweep the floor.

Prioritize labor intensive duties last.

Don’t decide to tackle your paperwork pile or ironing pile till the very very end. Otherwise decide to just handle it on another new day.

Just stuff it in a folder or put it in a bag and move on. Consolidate those things in one area until you have the time to tackle them.

One way is to usually gather up your loose mail and paper and dump it all on your work desk. Your desk then becomes the last place in the house to get organized.

The idea is to consolidate all the messiness together and then come to the point where it becomes too visible to ignore.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to time yourself and say “I’m going to clean for the next 20 minutes.”

That way, you don’t have to feel like you’re spending all your free time cleaning, but 20 minutes is actually enough time to make a big dent in general messiness.


Multi-task when possible.

You can load  your washing machine while the kids are eating their breakfast. You can also clear your kitchen or sink drying rack when waiting for tea to boil. Those little 5 minute tidying sessions really make an impact in the overall appearance of your home.

Cleaning the kitchen is labour intensive as well. Here are some of the duties you can expect to be completed within just the kitchen area:

  • Scrub sink
  • Clean windows and window tracks
  • Base boards dusted and wiped down
  • Clean small counter top appliances
  • Clean refrigerator exterior
  • Clean refrigerator interior if requested
  • Outside of range hood cleaned
  • Top and front of range cleaned
  • Drip pans cleaned
  • Sinks cleaned and disinfected, chrome shined
  • Counter tops cleaned and disinfected
  • Clean outside of cabinets and drawers
  • Clean exterior of large appliances
  • Wipe down inside and outside of microwave
  • Clean table and chairs
  • Floors vacuumed and mopped
  • Trash emptied
  • Cobwebs removed
  • Thorough dusting
As you can see, cleaning can be a labour-intensive task that can knock you out especially after a long day at work. Hence perhaps hiring external help
to support you in living in a clean home is not such a bad idea.

Or alternatively, you can always ask us for a free quote on cleaning services for your home.

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Post Renovation Cleaning Services Singapore

By CleaningServices On May 8, 2011 8,827 views | 1 COMMENT

Post renovation house cleaning is also one of our cleaning services we provide. We do not provide cleaning kits or equipments in your newly renovated home.

Just a quick note on post renovation cleaning services, is that we would request at least additional an hour or two to clean your house on top of the suitable time for your type of home. That means to say, if your home is a 4 room HDB, normally we would use 2 maids up to 3 to 4 hours of cleaning. But as after renovation, the house will be very dusty and will require more time to clean. Click here to see our cleaning hour rate.

We would also require if the customer to provide ladder if possible, as we found out that the house is usually quite empty, with minimum furniture. There will be area where our maids will not able to reach (usually high areas), thus not able to clean more thoroughly.

Do contact us using our contact form if you want us to clean your home.


New Time Slot For Our Cleaning Services

By CleaningServices On December 21, 2010 3,525 views | NO COMMENTS

In order to serve you better and to have better management from our part, we decided to have two time slot for cleaning daily. It will be 9am and 2pm slot.

We are taking into consideration that an average cleaning time is 3 or 4 hours, so our maid will have at least an hour’s time to rush to the other cleaning job. Our cleaning time has change as well, it will be from 9am to 6pm.

The cleaning services pricing remains unchanged. If you have interest in using our cleaning services, use the cleaning service contact form to contact us.

Not Cleaning Home Frequently Will Affect Your Health

By CleaningServices On September 12, 2010 3,513 views | NO COMMENTS

We have a few clients who really really like to have their homes kept clean. They are really concerned about cleanliness and thanks to them – our housekeeping staff are kept busy as they clean their spotless homes everyday.

Yep – every single day.

One of the main reason why your home should be cleaned regularly is because of health and hygiene reasons.

In Singapore, dust accumulates fast. Regularly polishing to trap dust on your cleaning cloth and removing dust by vacuuming will give you cleaner air for you to breathe at home.

Regular vacuuming is a great way to keep dust and dirt from accumulating and making allergies kick up.

Take the time also to toss those bedsheets into the laundry! It really helps to make you FEEL the clean difference.

In Singapore, where the tropical and humid climate encourages mould growth – it is absolutely necessary to prevent moisture from accumulating. This means regular finding and scrubbing with bleach-based cleaners.

Is the idea of cleaning your home and list of to-dos is scaring you a little bit? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed?

Let us help you. Fill up the form to get your free no-obligation house cleaning quote. We will contact you soon.

Moving Out Cleaning Services. Looking For One?

By CleaningServices On August 30, 2010 7,464 views | 1 COMMENT

Cleaning Services in Singapore have different areas that are for different situation, right now if you are looking for moving out cleaning services, because you are a tenant living in a house owned by someone. You now have intention to move out, or even out of the country, as you are under contract that cleaning to be done when return to owner, also known as end of lease cleaning.Moving Out House Cleaning Services Singapore

It is a practice in Singapore for all tenants in Singapore to clean the house before returning to the owner. It is from there the owner will inspect if the house is ready to be returned back to him or her.

Well, there are basically two ways you can do that, one is to Do It Yourself, which you have to move everything out of the house first, so that it will be more easy for you to clean. The other is to engage in a house cleaning company like us to do the dirty and sweat perspiring work for you.

As moving out cleaning is usually more dirty than a move in cleaning, so we would recommend additional hour or two for the house, depending on the size of the house.

Take for example, the house to clean is a 3 room HDB, we would recommend a one maid cleaning for 4 to 5 hours at least. Of course, the cleaning equipments and solutions to be provided by owners, if you do not have anything in the house, we have a $80 cleaning kit that can help you in the cleaning of the move out house.

You can click House Cleaning Prices in Singapore to find out what is the recommended package for you, just remember to add additional one or two hour.

Click House Cleaning Quotation to get quote from us. We will get back to you soon.

No Laundry In Our One Time Cleaning Services

By CleaningServices On July 15, 2010 3,299 views | NO COMMENTS

Our 1 time cleaning services is targeted to post renovation cleaning, move in cleaning or move out cleaning, ad-hoc cleaning and spring cleaning. As long as it’s something on cleaning, we are okay to do the work.

Just recently, an inquiry for one time cleaning for moving into a new house. There was an additional work that need to be included, and it was to wash the window curtains for the whole house. Although there was washing machine with washing detergent and a ladder on site, but we had to politely decline in doing it.

The main reason why we do not take up laundry is that it will not help the maid focus on cleaning. I have asked most of the maids, that they would prefer to do cleaning only and not other stuff during the one time cleaning, as we are limited by the time the owners give us, and they have to act fast and professionally.

Cleaning Kit For Our Cleaning Services (No Longer Available)

By CleaningServices On June 17, 2010 5,157 views | NO COMMENTS

Attention: Our cleaning kit delivery is no longer available, thank you for your support.

I realised that sometimes that when we go to client’s home for cleaning services, the owners do not have any cleaning equipments or cleaning solutions in the house. Reason been is that they are moving in or moving out of the house. Most of them are tenants renting the house.

That is why we decided to offer a add on cleaning kit for those who do not have any cleaning equipments and solutions.

Below are the items included in the cleaning kit:

a) Broom with dust pan
b) Mop with pail (2 medium pail)
c) Table cloths (6 pcs)
d) Window solution spray
e) Kitchen solution spray
f) Toilet solution
g) All purpose cleaning solution
h) Green wool scrub with sponge (3 pcs)
g) All purpose cleaning brush (1 pcs)

The add on cleaning kit will be $80 per set. It will be send to your home together with the maid/s who will be cleaning your home. Once the cleaning is done, the cleaning kit will be yours.

This cleaning kit is optional, you do not need to buy it from us if you do not have the cleaning equipments and cleaning solutions. You can choose to buy your preferred equipment and solution brands. As long as the equipments are in the house which will be used by our maids.

Click cleaning services form here to contact us for house cleaning.

Attention: Our cleaning kit delivery is no longer available, thank you for your support.

Cleaning Services Testimony From Lisa (Peach Garden)

By CleaningServices On June 16, 2010 4,129 views | NO COMMENTS

Here is another happy customer satisfied with our house cleaning services:

I am happy that after 16 years in Singapore I finally discovered House Cleaning Singapore.  No more stress when my helper goes on leave!  Their service is efficient and reliable and reasonable.  The lady who came to clean was terrific, a great cleaner and very hard working.  I will certainly be calling them again.

Many thanks,  Lisa Muller.
Peach Garden (Singapore)

Get our 1 time cleaning trial if you intending to go long term, or contact us using the cleaning services form here.

Part Time Maids In Singapore

By CleaningServices On May 27, 2010 29,924 views | 3 COMMENTs

Part time maids in Singapore can be easily found, there are a lot of house cleaning services companies out there. There are so many newspaper ads advertising on having a part time maid services to clean your house, even if you search online there are already more than a dozen advertisers too.

How do find the best part time maid company that is suitable for you?

What do you look for in a part time maid?

First thing is that is she able to commit coming to your home in a weekly or even daily basics. It will be better if she is living near your area, but Singapore is a very small country (smallest in the world) and transport  is very accessible to the other parts of the country or island.

Second, is that has she any experienced in house cleaning before? Usually part time maids in Singapore has at least some experience on house cleaning.

Third, is that is she fast on the house cleaning? Experienced part time maids are fast in their work, but if she is over fifty of age, that is another thing. Our part time maids are usually in their early 20s to late 30s.

Forth, is that is she thorough in her cleaning? I have come across some maids who are fast but not detailed in her cleaning. Leaving areas that are hard to reach not clean.

If you need part time maid or part time cleaner for your home or even office, because you do not have time, too lazy, or simply too many areas in you home needs to clean. You can contact us for quotation.

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The Advantages Of Weekly Cleaning Vs One Time Cleaning

By CleaningServices On May 10, 2010 2,782 views | NO COMMENTS

You might be thinking, are there advantages over our two different house cleaning services?

Here are some of the advantages of our weekly house cleaning compare to one time house cleaning:

1) It is much more affordable. Yes, if you do the calculation, the cost of a weekly cleaning session for 3 hours is actually $60 which means it is only $20 per hour. However for one time cleaning it will be $120 for 4 hours which means $30 per hour. Of course the longer you used our weekly service, the more affordable it will be. For our weekly cleaning services clients – keep a lookout for a special offer from us.

2) It is more healthy for your family. Yes, health is very important to all of us. With a cleaner and dust-free house – this will mean your family will be protected from germs because of the cleanliness from using weekly house cleaning. A continuous constant cleaning sessions is the key to having a dust-free home.

3) More time for your family and work. You know that cleaning takes up time. And to some, time is money and even quality time with our loved ones. I do not know about you, house cleaning is not of one chores that will make you additional money – perhaps maybe some quality time with your family… but I doubt that your family will clean the house with you (unless it’s New Year Spring Cleaning Time).

4) You do not like someone (not of your family or friend) to live in your house. I have heard some of our clients telling us their main reason for using our weekly house cleaning is because they are not comfortable living with some stranger. So they prefer to have a part time day maid, cleaning on a weekly basis.

But of course not everyone wants weekly house cleaning – they may be looking for one time cleaning for their moving in, post-renovation, rental house, etc… What ever you prefer, you can always contact us and we will advise on which cleaning packages is suitable for you.

Contact us now for weekly or one time house cleaning – Make Your Home Clean and Dust-Free With Us!

Cleaning Process For HDB Flats

By CleaningServices On May 3, 2010 4,953 views | NO COMMENTS

HDB house cleaning in Singapore are where our most of our clients come from, as most of the people in Singapore live in 3 or 4 or 5 room HDB flats, so in order for our part time house cleaning maids to start on is quite a normal routine for them. Depending on the time our staffs have, they will usually start off with the least dirty area first.

Here are the list of cleaning sequence in a HDB flat:

a) Bedrooms: The bedrooms will be the first to be clean, as we would spent at least 5 to 8 hours sleeping in the bedroom for Singaporeans. Getting rid of the dust will be of priority as it will affect our health if there are too much dust.

b) Living room: The living room will be next in line to be clean. As the living room would usually have the most furniture, that is why there are a lot of surface areas to be clean of dust.

c) Dinning room: Dinning room will be easiest as it’s the smallest room. We will focus on the dinning table as that’s where it’s the most oily.

d) Store room: We may not go into the store room at first when you use our weekly cleaning services,  as it’s going to take a lot of time moving it out and placing it back too. Furthermore, there might be fragile items in the store room as well. But with the owner’s approval and maybe their help, our maids can clean your store room as well.

e) Kitchen: The most oily and hard to clean area. The kitchen cabinets follow by the stove will be clean. The table cloth will most properly not able to use again due to the oiliest and dirt. But this will not be the case if you always eat out instead of cooking in. Food can be purchase easily near your home, as there are usually coffeeshops around HDB flats.

f) Bathroom: The most moist place in all the rooms. What we would first get rid is the dirt that are stuck on the wall or pipes, then on the wet floor.

We will always clean from the top to bottom for all the areas above, first by dusting off or wipe away the dust, and rearranging the items to make it look neat and tidy. After all has been done from A to E, we would vacuum the area follow by mopping the floor. Then the bath rooms will be the last to be clean.

So if you have more questions on our house cleaning, do use our contact forms and fill in your contact details so we can contact you. By the way, we also offer a one time house cleaning trial for those of you thinking of using our weekly house cleaning services. It will be at $50 for one maid, 3 hours for a session.