One of my normal routines after cleaning a business includes marking my time. I tape my business card to the opening handle, slap it on a cleaned desk, or even stick it through a seal of a door. Just to let you know I’ve been here. It’s kind of a fun thing to do, something subtle but enough to let … Read More
Life Moves Fast… Too Fast
In less than a month, all of our kiddos will be back at school. My youngest a freshmen in high school, my oldest a freshmen in college. Two little freshmen conquering their new places with new faces. Life moves fast. I thought I was still teaching my kiddos to ride their bike? Now my oldest will be riding her bike … Read More
Why “Everytime” Instead of “Every Time”?
Maybe it’s eye catching? Maybe it’s an unique name that no one else will have? Maybe it was an accident?? Maybe it’s rememberable? Maybe I simply just can’t spell? Without giving any too many details, it’s an old inside term. Will I ever fully explain the meaning? Probably not. I wouldn’t want to give away something that’s special to me and … Read More
Who Sings This Anyways ??
One of the perks of working outside in public tourist hotspots is the constant music selection. Places like The Branson Landing and Tanger Malls in Branson play music outside their shops almost 24/7. Normally, during other jobs, it becomes so quiet and vacant I play off of my personal stereo with my own music selection. However, with those two tourist … Read More
It’s Barbecue Season Folks!
Crank open those grills and throw the meats on the hot flames! Summer is the best season to get together with your family and friends on the back deck overseeing the lake to celebrate just being together. Need your windows to look nice and clear for the occasion? Maybe your deck need some love? Maybe last fall’s leafs are still … Read More
It’s Off to Work We Go
This morning I cleaned a couple of business’ windows down at Tanger Mall in Branson, Missouri. Once 7:30 hit, the whole place was loud with activity, even though the mall doesn’t actually open until 9. Managers opening up their stores, moms catching with one another as they briskly jog throughout the complex, leaf blowers blowing the loose pollen off the … Read More
In the business world, everyone is paid two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. -Harold S. Geneen, American Businessman, President of ITT Corp.
What Even is “Janitorial”?
janitor [ jan-i-ter ] noun a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to clean the public areas, remove garbage, and do minor repairs; caretaker. Archaic. a doorkeeper or porter. Now. I wouldn’t consider myself a “janitor”. But I do janitorial jobs. Let me explain. To start off, I’m definitely not a doorkeeper or porter. Let’s just get … Read More
Towels. And Towels. More Towels. Did I Say Towels?
Every business owners has an object or a system that has been their go-to since day one. Mine? Towels. I have at least two grocery bags full of towels in my work vehicle every day. I wash a load of towels every other day. I have laundry baskets at home full of those suckers at all times. Towels for cleaning … Read More
Happy America Day! Spend time with your family and friends this holiday weekend!