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Apps to Simplify Chores

Apps - best cleaning service downtown Los AngelesHousehold chores needn’t be the bane of your existence. There’s a lot you can do to make them more palatable (like including music in the process) and less complicated (for instance, by organizing your cleaners in a more practical manner). But like with all other things in life, it is wise to do your research beforehand. For a refreshing update of your household management skills, the best cleaning service downtown Los Angeles did some of the research for you.

We share with you the most useful free apps – conveniently categorized – that are guaranteed to simplify dealing with chores. Make the most of our Black Mirror-esque reality and use technology as a powerful tool to make your life and your house cleaning easier.

House Cleaning and Organizing Apps

Once you enter the list of chores and how often you should do each, OurHome will remind you when it’s time to do them, until you mark them as complete. It’s also great if you share your household with others as you can distribute chores between household members.

In the spirit of getting your kids more excited about cleaning, Chore Monster is a cute app to inspire kids to do some of the easier chores so they are rewarded adorable Monster stickers.

Brightnest will make your life incredibly easier by sharing with you handy and interesting cleaning tips and tricks.

Wunderlist is an amazing way to organize your chores like a pro and share them with other family members, with helpful reminders and notifications.

GoodHousekeeping@Home is an awesome app with helpful guides on all you will ever need to know about efficient housekeeping.

Wardrobe Closet Make-over Apps

Project 333 is an excellent way to teach yourself discipline when it comes to impulsive shopping. It helps you take a minimalist approach (also useful for housekeeping in general) so you stick to 33 items per season.

Closet Space is an app that all you fashionistas are bound to love. Not only will it help you reorganize and categorize your wardrobe to save time and energy, but also comes equipped with amazing style and outfit recommendations.

Grocery Shopping and Cooking Apps

Remember the Milk is a go-to app for creating shopping and chore lists and sharing them with others.

Eat This Much helps you plan what you’ll cook each day of the week. It also features recipes so you’ll have more diversity which everybody in your household is bound to appreciate.

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Should You Hire A House Cleaner Or A Housekeeper in Los Angeles?

Need a house cleaner or housekeeper Los AngelesWhether you need cleaning for a special occasion, after a major home improvement or just for regular maintenance, you sure would appreciate some help cleaning the house.  All myths aside, if cleaning your home is an ordeal too overwhelming for you to cope with on your own, you’ll need a helping hand – that of a professional. So should this professional be a house cleaner or a housekeeper Los Angeles depends on?

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My wife and I are thrilled how easy everything is with MaidThis, and now I’m a customer for life! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding your own cleaner, definitely try MaidThis
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Are House Cleaning Services Worth It?

Cleaning services in Redondo Beach - Are they worth itWhen we talk about the worth of a product or service, it’s not the price alone that is the deciding factor. The value is the ratio between the financial investment and the quality of the result. For example, you can have your hair done in a prestigious salon and pay 30% more than you think is ok. However, true professionals will know how to cut your hair so that it keeps the desired look as it grows. You can end up having gorgeous hair for months. You’d probably say such a haircut was well-worth the money. We have already discussed the reasons to get professional cleaning services and the signs that tell you it’s time you called in a professional. So, let’s look into the value of cleaning services in Redondo Beach and across Southern Cali.

Do things around the house that you enjoy

Yeah, as outlandish as this may sound, when you think about it, you probably have some housework that you like. Something that helps you zoom out or even meditate. You know, like ironing while watching TV. Or baking a dessert, experimenting with spreads, 5-minute snacks and smoothies. Regular professional cleaning services will relieve you of the chores that suck your time and energy, so you can do the things that bring you pleasure.

Make some money on the side

Do you have a bonus program at work to earn some extra cash? Are you running a blog that pours in a steady trickle every month? Do you have some work you do on the side, like making clothes or grooming pets? If you are trying to make more money, it would actually make sense to outsource your weekly cleaning routine to a professional house cleaner. Comes across as counter-intuitive, but think again. Your home has to be cleaned – period. Cleaning your home won’t get you paid – period. Why not get it done by someone else, so that you actually buy yourself more time to make more money?

Think about the value of your time

You can calculate the worth of your own personal hourly rate. Take your monthly earnings, take out the tax, and divide it by the number of hours you do in a month. Is it more than what you would pay a house cleaner? If so, it means you’d pay yourself more than a professional cleaner. What are you waiting for?

On the other hand, the value of your working hour is not the same as the value of an hour spent with your family and friends. This is the time when you create priceless, lifelong memories. While it sure feels good to have control over your home, it is the time we spend with loved ones and doing what we love that gives meaning to our lives. If cleaning doesn’t contribute to making your life more meaningful, doesn’t it make sense to delegate it so you can do the things that really matter to you?

Relax so you can be more productive (AKA make more money)

It sometimes happens that we work long hours not because it’s impossible to finish it all in a day, but because we can’t whip ourselves into working faster or smarter. When weekends come, we’re strapped both for time and energy to cram in both the things that need getting done and relax. It’s this relaxation part that often gets sidetracked, unfortunately.

On the face of it, relaxation doesn’t bring us money and adult life is all about making money, so we can afford things we need and like. On the other hand, when we are relaxed, we have more energy to be productive and actually make money. Our thoughts are clearer and we have more inspiration. When we are relaxed, we can work smarter.

If a house cleaner takes on deep cleaning our kitchen or bathroom while we have an invigorating walk with family or a stimulating conversation with a friend over coffee, we may very well be more productive at work (and get a promotion, a bonus or an original idea for a lucrative project).

Simply have a cleaner home

If any of the above points resonate with you, this one is a cherry on the top. Simply, a professionally cleaned home is likely to sparkle in a way you could never make it shine. Maybe, because it’s just not your thing or you don’t have the time available to do it as well as you could. But, a nice smelling, clean home does make us feel good about ourselves and our lives, doesn’t it?

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My wife and I are thrilled how easy everything is with MaidThis, and now I’m a customer for life! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding your own cleaner, definitely try MaidThis
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Redondo Beach, Ca
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I work a full-time job and I have a small kids at home, so by the time I get home the LAST thing I want to do is clean. If you need to save time, I recommend going through MaidThis. Their customer system was amazing.
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How to Find More Time in a Day

More Time - Cleaning Services Santa Monica“Ti-i-i-i-i-me is on my side, yes it is…” Such a good song, such a good feel.

When was the last time you felt like that?

Seems that enough time in a day is what we actually want, time to spend with our loved ones, with ourselves, time to do what we truly love. But 24 hours is all we get. Or 16, 17, 18 waking hours – depends on how much you sleep. The only way round the conundrum of finding more time is to make better use of the time you already have.

Since we are a referral agency offering cleaning services in Santa Monica and across Los Angeles, every day we come in contact with people who want to manage their time better. Here are some hacks that we have collected.

Drains, gaps and triage

The guiding principles of time management are: recognize time-eaters, reclaim gap time and focus on what’s important. When you take a close look at your average day, you’ll see where you waste time – working without producing results or having leisure time that doesn’t bring joy. Another thing that will stand out is the gap time you could be overlooking – time between activities that isn’t long enough to start something else, like when you are commuting. Finally, when it comes to the crunch when you have to decide which things you’ll spend time on, prioritizing is the best way (and the hardest, but it pays off).

Robbers and gems

Here are some areas of life where you could be robbing yourself of more time or you could be oblivious to hidden time gems.

Try watching only the most favorite shows on TV or TiVo the shows you’re interested in. Avoid watching the news in the morning, because it has a way of depressing us. Plus, it distracts you from being present in the moment and getting ready for the day ahead of you, both physically and mentally.

Try out an Internet diet. Limit your surfing time to one hour per day. When you know you have a designated amount of time to spend surfing, you’ll do it more consciously and efficiently.

Stop yourself from checking the email for the nth time. Checking emails and responding to them is best done in a chunk of time. It distracts you from other activities. The same goes for voice mail and all kinds of paperwork – deal with it once and don’t go back to it until tomorrow. That will enforce your focus.

Housework is another Bermuda triangle for time. Consider hiring maids in Los Angeles because their job is to do things that are just a chore to you. If you are not convinced this would be money well spent, read this article about reasons for getting professional cleaning services. Otherwise, you could take your cleanliness standards a notch down and approach cleaning as a way to keep things going, rather than achieving spotless shine (which is something professional cleaners could achieve for you).

Be present in the moment as opposed to trying to multi-task constantly. A clear head brings more value to the time you’ve got. On the other hand, some things can get done simultaneously like – waiting in line and organizing your calendar, or waiting in line and reading something. Cooking and washing the dishes could also work. Talking on the phone using a wireless headset and doing a 10-minute decluttering routine could do the trick. Find activities that you can group together in a way that doesn’t sap your physical and mental energy.

Protect your high-productivity time in the day by redirecting calls and not checking the inbox during that time. Find out which period is your peak productivity time and make most of it.

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Using the platform was super simple. I've used my cleaners five times now, and the one time I did have to reschedule it was super easy, hassle-free. It's really simple, it's easy, and they've done great job.
Gus
Los Angeles, Ca
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Hours
Saved

My wife and I are thrilled how easy everything is with MaidThis, and now I’m a customer for life! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding your own cleaner, definitely try MaidThis
Jordan
Redondo Beach, Ca
25+

Hours
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I work a full-time job and I have a small kids at home, so by the time I get home the LAST thing I want to do is clean. If you need to save time, I recommend going through MaidThis. Their customer system was amazing.
Suzy
Los Angeles, Ca
70+

Hours
Saved