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Tomato based food stains cleaning tip No10

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Tomato based food stains cleaning tip No10

I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help householders in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

 

Cleaning tip No10 gives advice on Tomato based food stains.

 

  • Tomato based food stains on plastic containers can be greatly reduced by rubbing the inside of them down with vegetable oil before filling them up.
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Trademark Registration Protect Your Logo

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

    Trademark Registration Protect Your Logo

     

    If you ever consider franchising your business then I can not stress how important that it is to register your companies trademark. If you forget or just do not bother to register your trademark with the patent office then as your company grows other companies in a similiar line of business to your company might well realize that you haven’t protected your trademark and try to gain some benefit from it for their own company.

    Once you have registered your trademark and your franchise business grows so will the value of your trademark and brand.

     

    I can not stress enough how important this is!

     

    Do not get caught out!

     

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Setting up your Home Business Office

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

    Setting up your Home Business Office

     

    If you are considering setting up an office in your own home to run your own work from home business from it is important to consider a few very important points regarding where you would situate your office.

    Where should I place my office within my home?

    You should take into consideration the other side of your life if you have one (personal/family), it would not be a wise choice to say partition part of your main living room off as you could well find that in a very short space of time that you are trapped and feel compelled to work all hours, as you would be potentially bothered by your phone ringing at any time of the day/night, also you might well succumb to temptation and feel a compulsion to constantly sit in your office checking emails etc with the door slightly ajar so neglecting your family to a great extent. Also you could well find that during normal office hours intrusions into your working day could become all to common by your family and even friends and this could cause your business problems.

    In my own case I have recently finished building during my spare time an extension to the rear of my property to serve as my work from home, home based office. This extension is an integral part of the house and designed in a way that if we were to move it would swiftly be able to convert into a large dinning room or even an extra living room etc. The office is designed so as there is only one door for entering or alternatively for exiting. For potential fire reasons the main window opens to a 90-degree angle to enable any staff to be able to escape if disaster struck and the means of escape through the only door were subsequently impaired. At weekends and during the evenings if I so desire I can now lock my office door and retreat to the front of the house and lead a normal family life.

    An ideal room to run your work from home business from within your own home is also a small bedroom if you have a spare one available. Again like my office you could shut the door and leave your business alone during your out of work hours and so devote your spare time to your family.

    Personally although my ideal location, although others may well wish to disagree would be to build a purpose built office or convert an existing building such as an old stable block into an office on my land but independent from my household. Unfortunately I did not have this option available to me but I do know that there would be many people out there who would have. This option although would certainly have extra security and insurance implications connected to it so it would be very advisable to do research into these added implications before commencing with your work.

    Other outside options are porter cabins and even converting old caravans. Personally but mainly for appearance reasons I would never ever consider this option, as I do not think that it is ideal in ones garden! Maybe I am a snob as I am aware of home based businesses that have gone down this route, but unfortunately its not a route that I would go down.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Grout cleaning cleaning tip No9

    Monday, November 17th, 2008
    Grout cleaning cleaning tip No9

    I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist householders in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

    Cleaning tip No9 gives advice on cleaning grout.
  • Grout can be cleaned by using baking soda and peroxide. You need to make up a paste using both ingredients and then using a toothbrush apply it to your grout. Once applied leave for about an hour before removing. You can also apply bleach using a toothbrush on to your grout if you feel that the grout is unsanitary.
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Recruiting domestic cleaning maids

    Sunday, November 16th, 2008
    Recruiting domestic cleaning maids

    Recruiting domestic cleaning maids to undertake the domestic cleaning of your family home is becoming increasingly common these days. The domestic cleaning industry is estimated to be worth somewhere between £4 to £8 billion pounds according to various sources and it is still growing at a very rapid pace.

    Many people who decide to use the service of domestic cleaning maids often find that their cleaning maid is unreliable, turns up late, leaves early, or doesn’t even turn up at!

    How can you minimise the risk of employing an unreliable domestic cleaning maid?

    If you are advertising locally to recruit your own domestic cleaning maid then it is completely in your own hands to check out each individual candidate.

    Personally I would recommend that you conduct every interview at the candidates’ own residence, this will give you a good idea of each candidates own personal hygiene standards.

    Be careful to look out for tell tale signs of unreliability, with experience these can become only too obvious to you.

    Ask to use their facilities whilst you are conducting your interview and take a good look around for cleanliness

    Carefully formulate the questions that you are going to ask your candidate to get them to open up about their past work or personal experiences, its amazing with the right questions how some candidates will gladly tell you how they have let various people or companies down in the past!

    Make sure that you request and check references from the candidate and always follow them up.

    Request identification from candidates to make sure they are who they say that they are!

    Request that the candidate obtains for you a disclosure form.

    Formulate a written contract for the domestic cleaning maid to sign this should cover various eventualities to safe guard you and your rights but also take care to also safe guard the rights of the domestic cleaning maid.

    Employ the cleaning maid initially on a trial basis.

    Of course you can always employ the service of a professional domestic cleaning company to do this for you, there are many of these companies up and down the country and most will have rigorously checked out their domestic cleaning maids and so save you the stress, time and effort.

    Please feel free to add to my checklist.

     

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Cat and dog hair removal cleaning tip No8

    Saturday, November 15th, 2008
    Cat and dog hair removal cleaning tip No8

    I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist householders in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No8 gives advice on removing cat and dog hair.
  • Firstly put on a rubber glove and then wet it with water. Secondly go to where the cat and dog hair is and run your gloved hand over it you should find that the hair will stick to the glove. Keep repeating this process until you have removed all of the hair
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

    Cleaning tip No7 Small stains off carpets
    Cleaning tip No6 Removing dents in carpets
    Cleaning tip No5 Clean a kettle
    Cleaning tip No4 Cleaning stained saucepans
    Cleaning tip No3 Removing stickers from wood
    Cleaning tip No2 Window Cleaning
    Cleaning tip No1 Bath Stains

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Small stains off carpets cleaning tip No7

    Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Small stains off carpets cleaning tip No7

    I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist householders in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No7 gives advice on removing small stains off carpets.
  • Small stains off carpets wet a nylon tight and rub the stain.
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  • New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.
  • Cleaning tip No7 Small stains off carpets
    Cleaning tip No6 Removing dents in carpets
    Cleaning tip No5 Clean a kettle
    Cleaning tip No4 Cleaning stained saucepans
    Cleaning tip No3 Removing stickers from wood
    Cleaning tip No2 Window Cleaning
    Cleaning tip No1 Bath Stains

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Spring clean where it came from

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    Spring clean where it came from

    The saying Spring Clean originated many years ago when it was not unusual to cover old slate or stone floors with Hay during the cold winter months. Once the weather started warming up during the early spring then the hay would be cleaned away, hence where the saying spring clean came from.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Removing dents in carpets cleaning tip No6

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Removing dents in carpets cleaning tip No6

    I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist ecademy members in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

    Cleaning tip No6 gives advice on removing dents in carpets.
  • To remove dents in carpets made by heavy furniture. Place an ice cube on the marks. Hoover when dry.
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

    Cleaning tip No7 Small stains off carpets
    Cleaning tip No6 Removing dents in carpets
    Cleaning tip No5 Clean a kettle
    Cleaning tip No4 Cleaning stained saucepans
    Cleaning tip No3 Removing stickers from wood
    Cleaning tip No2 Window Cleaning
    Cleaning tip No1 Bath Stains 

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

     

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    A definition of Franchising

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

    A definition of Franchising

    Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual fees. Various tangibles and intangibles such as national or international advertising, training, and other support services are commonly made available by the franchisor, and may indeed be required by the franchisor, which generally requires audited books, and may subject the franchisee or the outlet to periodic and surprise spot checks. Failure of such tests typically involve non-renewal or cancellation of franchise rights.

    A business operated under a franchise arrangement is often called a chain store, franchise outlet, or simply franchise

     

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

     

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