Non Toxic Cleaning Products

Sharp Cleaning Services are currently testing out some new non toxic cleaning products, for the good of the environment and for the health of our staff. There are some great homemade recipes out there as well as many brilliant brands who are committed to providing lovely, healthy, non toxic products for our use. Have you ever used products like this? Your tips and any information you have would be greatly appreciated - please comment.

Cleaning blogs: What we're into

Pretty much everyone wants to spend as little time cleaning their home, but be left with the best results possible. 

When we clean offices and other commercial premises this is simply efficient use of time and skills. But sometimes in the home we stick with the traditional wisdom that's always been used. 

With this in mind we've collated some of our favourite blogs to help get you inspired. Spend less time cleaning, get great results and have more time to put your feet up glass of wine in hand. 


apartment therapy cleaning blog

1. APARTMENT THERAPY 

This is first because it focuses on organisation a lot of the time. Get organised first, clean second.

The way the article are written is witty too. 


2. CLEAN MAMA

We love the Clean Mama blog. We've linked especially to the printable checklists. It's great having the internet at your fingertips, but what happens when you're meant to be cleaning, then every time you look at your checklist you get kidnapped by Facebook, Instagram or videos of cats. Check out everything on this site, you've struck GOLD.


bowl of lemons cleaning blog

3. A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS

This blog is great for this. That long week at work, when you get in and realise you've got friends visiting in T minus 12 hours.

We particularly liked the 7 Steps of cleaning the home. It tells you where to start and what to do. It's idiot proof, which is an absolute relief for me....


This blog looks great, and gives a ton of great advice. Jillee has a huge range of topics she covers, but we especially liked the cleaning blog posts on things like; Cleaning glass lamp fittings, 10 cleaning do not's and cleaners homemade vs. store bought. 

These blogs are just a few of our highlights, but if you'd like any more to look at, just ask. 

What we're working on: AUGUST 2016

Pressure Washing and restoring paving is dirty work. But it's rewarding. For this project we were working in Wolsingham, County Durham. 

Whilst most pressure washing contractors will do a thorough job of the cleaning itself, it's the aftercare that is most important. Re-sanding then sealing is vital to guarantee that the drive looks great today, tomorrow and in a years time. 

Before & After: Block Paving restoration

Before & After: Block Paving restoration

Pressure Washing can transform a driveway to look like new. 

Pressure washed, resanded and resealed

Pressure washed, resanded and resealed

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We only carry out work to our high standards. If you'd like to see more examples of pressure washing check out our other blog posts.

Is there any point in a uniform?

Since the recession, the service industry has never been more crowded. But we're in a time where choosing a professional to provide a service at your home is more difficult than ever. Why? Not everyone takes business seriously. 

It's the 21st century and let's face it, we want to know who is in or around our property and who we're handing our money over to.

Basically, by this point in human history, we should be trying to be good at what we do. 

In this blog I just want to look at one detail of spotting a good professional.

Most shops you go into, most large organisations, pizza shops (and of course stag and hen do's) all have uniforms. So why don't all trades catch on.

I come across a lot of people that are great tradesman, and who are experts at what they do. But how will people know if they've got no idea what they do or why they are there? Should plumbers really be able to wear crocs? Should your gardener be allowed to wear cut off jeans? Should every day be dress down Friday? 

From the start I instituted smart professional apparel with clear branding that makes each member of staff recognisable to our customers. I don't think this is any form of self-righteousness on my part, this is the norm. This should be standard shouldn't it?

The feedback we get back from our customers, is that we appear to be professional, trustworthy and easy to identify.

What do you think? Does it really matter? 

Joel