I would say cleaning the OUTSIDE of the windows is worse, clambering
around in bushes and leaning over strange angles on ladders... the
insides of windows are a piece of cake unless they're someplace
unreachable by a 6-foot ladder. I might pay $75 a year to have someone
do outside windows on a two-story house.
I used to pay $70 a month in the Washington DC metro area (a high
cost-of-living area) to have two bathrooms and a kitchen scrubbed
top-to-bottom and a two bedroom apartment dusted and vacuumed (did the
cleaning myself other weeks). 40GBP/$70USD for an oven cleaning on
even a non-self-cleaning oven sounds ridiculously high.
On 15 Mar 2006 03:23:13 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Gotta be cleaning up in the yard after the dog...
There are places that offer this service, and there have been times
I've been tempted....it just seems like it would be the epitome of
laziness, though. Not that that's too far from the mark :-)
It sounds like you're trying to reinvent the wheel. While interior window
washing and oven cleaning may not come standard, finding a cleaning service
to tackle those jobs shouldn't be a Herculean task. If I'm going to pay
someone to come and do those jobs, they might as well clean the rest of the
Some jobs such as exterior window washing can require a good deal of
coordination and effort for homeowners. Realistically, you're likely to
get clients for any service dealing with heights (window washing, gutter
cleaning, et cetera). As Paul said, dog clean-up is easy but pretty low on
the list of things people care to do.
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