Our theme this month at Prescott Maid to Order is, “Enjoy every day this summer and leave the cleaning to us.” As the weather turns warmer and we come into vacation season, I automatically feel happier. People are out and about, enjoying our beautiful area. It is a time when kids are out of school, family often comes to visit or you take that much-anticipated vacation.
Here at our company, we encourage our friends and community to enjoy the season and let the professionals take some of the tasks that they normally do off their list and lift a weight off their shoulders. We encourage our employees to be happy and we strive to make our clients happy as well.
I recently came across this list whose author I am not aware of, but is worth passing along:
Ten Things Happy People Don’t Do:
They don’t worry a lot about what other people think.
They don’t waste time doing things they dislike.
They don’t try to manipulate or change other people.
They don’t get stuck in the past.
They don’t obsess over what might happen in the future.
They don’t strive to achieve absolute perfection.
They don’t forget to be thankful.
They don’t value material possessions over experiences.
They don’t seek fulfillment in the wrong places.
They don’t stay in a negative situation long.
Why would I include this list in an article about cleaning? Because many people I run into feel guilty if they do something for themselves or accept help. They may worry about what other people think if they seek help. They get stuck (like in No. 4 on the list), not knowing where to start on a project or a move.
It sometimes seems overwhelming when there is a life change like the passing of a loved one, a divorce or a house sale. A recent client called when her aunt had passed away and it was now her responsibility to get the house ready to sell. This was almost more than she was able to comprehend completing because of the condition that the house was in. After an initial day of cleaning and professional carpet cleaning, she tearfully thanked us for taking some of this huge task off her plate. What a great feeling to provide a service that contributed to someone’s happiness today!
We hope your summer is filled with good days and happy times. QCBN
By Lucy Leyva
Lucy Leyva is the proud owner of MTO Janitorial LLC, and Prescott Maid to Order LLC, both local cleaning companies based out of Prescott Valley, serving Northern Arizona since 2005. For any cleaning inquiry, please contact us at 928-772-0004 and/or visit our website at mtojanitorial.com.