Maids on the Spot Blog

Policies & Procedures

Did you know that every company you have ever bought from or worked with has two volumes of thought, written or unwritten, that you will likely never see but often experience? For example, have you ever called a company and left a voice mail and they never called you...

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How many clean sides does your mop head have?

How many clean sides does your mop head have?

Take a regular 12 x 12 terrycloth cleaning rag. Fold it in half. Then fold it again. How many clean sides does that rag have when you wipe any surface? If you said 4, you’re forgetting the reverse side of the rag. * clean sides. Now take the stick mop you own. How...

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I would like to say, “WE ARE GENIUS’.”

I would like to say, “WE ARE GENIUS’.”

In about 1 month, Maids on the Spot will start its 20th year in business. We have survived 9/11, an eight year recession, an on-going pandemic, along with the every-day foibles of a fickle industry. I would like to say, “WE ARE GENIUS’.” If only we were… The true fact...

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Should I hire a cleaning company for my rental property?

Should I hire a cleaning company for my rental property?

Which of these 5 suggestions about prepping and turning your short-term rental have you not considered? Short-term renting can be a beautiful thing… or not. Whether you’ve “been there and done that,” or you’re “going there to do that.” You’re embarking on a journey...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

What is in a name? Do you know how the cities of Mesa or Gilbert got their names? What about Amazon or QT or Starbucks? Or even Maids on the Spot. You probably don’t know but equally important, why should you? It doesn’t really help you. Yet these companies spend...

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“I’ll have what she’s having!”

“I’ll have what she’s having!” Quiz… Those 5 words made you: SmileChuckle Laugh out loudWant to go re-watch When Harry Met Sally so you know what you’re missing.  If you answered C. I bet you can even hear them delivered by Estelle Reiner, the movie director...

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Euphemisms

BAD EXPERIENCES WITH HOUSE-CLEANING SERVICES I saw it on a bumper-sticker months ago in Mesa, Arizona. Then on a tee-shirt in Gilbert, Arizona. I’ve since heard it expressed more and more with passion… and a smirk from Queen Creek to Chandler Arizona!  So I had...

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8 Years Old

Last week, my grand-daughter Ruby turned 8 years old. For me, that was 53 years ago. In that year, minimum wage was $1.60 and a Big Mac would take .49 cents out of that $1.60, Roy Jacuzzi invented the… you guessed it, the Jacuzzi, and Captain Kirk kissed Lieutenant...

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Give the Gift of Time.

Give the Gift of Time.

Call us today and get a gift certificate for your loved one. (480) 218-6687 Mesa, Arizona 85209. Serving the Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek.

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Schoolhouse Rock

Schoolhouse Rock Years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth and phones had cords, long before I lived in Mesa, Arizona, my Saturday Mornings found me glued to the family TV screen in the little town of Roy, Utah. Irresistible to a 10-year-old boy were Grape Ape, Johnny...

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We outlasted Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show.

Yesterday was my wife, “M’s” birthday. I can’t tell you her age but in “dog years,’ she’d be 285 years old and John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States. Our marriage has outlasted Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show. Mr....

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Spot the Lie

SPOT THE LIE… What makes for a fantastic house-cleaner? We thought of 11 characteristics. Not that every fantastic housecleaner needs all 11 of these to be fantastic. But likely, if they have all 11, you can’t miss. So what are they? Be careful, we fooled you. One of...

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