Cleaning up on housekeeping service

Earlier this month, $20-per-hour home cleaning service Homejoy added Chicago and Dallas to its list of service areas, which previously included San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and San Jose, Calif. (D.C., Boston and Houston aren’t far behind, says co-founder and chief executive Adora Cheung.) There is also Handybook, which recently launched an iPhone app for consumers to book home cleanings and other tasks in Boston and New York at a rate of $25 to $35 per hour. All three hire local cleaners who meet application requirements and have passed background checks. Experts say these expansions come at the right time to capture spring-cleaning business. But they arent necessarily poised to clean up financially. According to a new survey from the American Cleaning Institute, a trade group representing manufacturers of household cleaning products, 69% of people say the shaky economy has prompted them do more cleaning themselves.
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Man uses made-up janitorial service to receive marijuana by mail in Melvindale

IT’S THE HOME OF GENE KNOW SOLOMON. INSIDE, LONG GUNS AND HANDGUNS, ALL LOADED AND FIND MORE WEED AND KEYS TO DOZENS OF POST OFFICE BOXES. HE HAS CONVICTIONS FOR BAD CHECKS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND FELONY MURDER. THE LOCALS SAY THEY’RE GLAD THE DRUG DELIVERY WAS CANCELED AND HIS JANITORIAL/POT SERVICE IS OUT OF BUSINESS. IT’S ILLEGAL DRUGS, SO THAT’S WHAT YOU GET, IT’S ILLEGAL. Kevin: SENDING DRUGS THROUGH THE MAIL IS A FEDERAL CRIME, SO HE WAS CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT AND WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO THE MARIJUANA CHARGES.
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YOUR HOME; Hiring A Cleaning Service

McLaughlin said, adding that one way to determine that is to ask whether the company is insured and its employees are bonded. ”It cleaning services in houston texas doesn’t hurt to ask for a copy of their insurance certificate,” she said, adding that for those who live in apartments, information about cleaning services working the building might be available from neighbors, front-desk personnel or the managing agent. Another important piece of information to elicit from a cleaning service is the nature of its relationship with its employees. ”The first question you should ask is whether the company pays the employee and takes out taxes or whether it’s your responsibility,” said Martha Bourbeau, president of Custom Maid, another Manhattan cleaning service.
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