Classic Touch Cleaning

Premiere Cleaning Services in Richmond, Virginia

Author: brenda (page 1 of 4)

different spring cleaning

Sometimes we are ready for a change and our home brings the solution.  We can rearrange furniture, repaint a room, knock out  a wall or buy a new home.  In that new space you can organize better, move up or move down in size, open space and storage. Cleaning before or after remodel or before or after you leave your current home and before you enter the new home is needed. Most real estate sales require that the property must be ‘broom swept’ or cleaned to a ‘turn key’ condition.  We understand what this means and can help you in any  way.

When you move into a home or finish having your current home remodeled, you want to feel it is sterile, ready for you and for your loved ones to inhabit and feel comfortable…when you want to take a long hot shower and relax knowing it is yours alone.

Did I mention the white dust? I think of white dust as insidious because it seems to return and return if not handled properly or if left too long in the home. We tackle it by dry cleaning before we damp cleaning or product clean.   Although we may be experts on removing white dust, we suggest  it’s best done quickly before it gets into your air or heating systems.

At Classic Touch Cleaning we specialize in cleaning the details, because we don’t think it’s clean until it’s really, really clean… nooks and crannies and all.  Moving and remodeling is a time when  we  clean the interiors of the cabinets, drawers, closets, walls, doors, woodwork, floors and a myriad of things that can’t usually be reached.  It is possible for them to be emptied from time to time so we can clean, but when we clean during transition we can get them all at once!

I can get the cleaning bug at my own home and find it such a rewarding experience to clean out what we use everyday and make it better, more organized and easier to find.  When it comes to cleaning, especially housecleaning, it’s good habits that make it easier. We at Classic Touch Cleaning, located in Richmond, VA, train for intelligent cleaning, including efficiency, and we work to remove distractions so we can fully focus on the job while we are on the job.  Whether we clean in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover, one of our secrets to great cleaning is liking to clean.  It makes us happy when we come to work and happy when we leave each house looking its very best.  Give us a call or email. We would love to help you too!

 

WINTER CLEANING STRENGTH

It seems as if winter, and cleaning,  come to Richmond just after the holidays and helps us slow down and sort thru things…all kinds of things. In housecleaning we are putting away some decorations, putting out others, maybe rearranging furniture here and there and making our homes cozy and calm again.

I think that’s some of the strength that winter provides  to many. We move a little slower, we plan a little more, we call, we clean, we organize and we feel good about our days. It’s a wonderful cycle…and here in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and all around we are lucky because our cold is not too cold, our snow is usually not too long and our lives can enjoy the beautiful changes of all the seasons. So any season let us clean your home for you, but especially consider it now, while winter is here and a little down time would feel so good.

A clean house is a calm house.  I have always known that clean and neat can be synonymous with serenity.  If you live anywhere in the greater metro Richmond area and feel like this is the time for a deep clean, a fresh start or a new beginning, please call or write Classic Touch at 804-262-6979 or classictouchcleaning@verizon.net and we will be glad to help you out. Even if your home is in an area where we don’t do regular cleanings we will do a one time cleaning for you to help you get ready for whatever your needs may be.

We love cleaning. As I have said before. It’s a win-win proposition for us because when we get to clean for you we are doing something we love to do and you are getting a sparkling clean home and free time to boot!

So if it seems a good thing, it may be a good thing. Let us know what we can do for you and we’ll give you an idea of time needed and costs so you can decide if this is the right time for you to finish some of your projects and let us do the cleaning(s) for you.

A LITTLE AUTUMN HELP WOULD BE NICE

The State Fair of Virginia is over, the September rains have gone(??), and beautiful October is here, both wonderful and scary!  To me there is nothing like the beautiful skies of October, unless its the beautiful skies of a late autumn in November that sometimes happens! Then come the holidays and time flies, often feeling out of control.  We enjoy our holidays and when it is all done we are happy they happened, but exhausted.

Can you remember the good times and forget the hard work?  Of course!  We are built and encouraged to do that by our very culture. Wonderful?   Yes. Over busy?  Yes! Will January be a retreat for you?  Does it slow down enough for you?

At Classic Touch Cleaning we have dependable crews who care about their customers needs and can stay with you the whole year long and help with that ‘time clutter’  we too often find ourselves operating from. Yes, I like to be up and active, and I love getting more done that anyone I see around me , but , yes, I want the down time to enjoy my enjoyment. Where does that come from? It only comes if we take steps to take care of our needs. To reach out and ask for help in a simple way.

We, the cast and crews at Classic Touch Cleaning  offer you free time.  Free time to look over your castle , or even in sit in it and take a deep breath and feel grateful.  Serenity for a few moments in a clean, organized environment that you aren’t exhausted from having had to clean  is sensible, healthy and good for everyone.  It’s always just one more thing, and if you are like me, you are good at it, but there is a point where there is something better. Think about calling for holiday help and then think about how good it would be for you to keep us helping you the whole year round ! Maybe that can be your Holiday  wish come true.  Once every 4 weeks is only 13 visits a year, or every other week is 26 visits. Think about it.

Classic Touch Cleaning is a good company of house cleaners who know that it’s our job to get to know you and respect your wishes and just plain help you out.

We are good people, so are you. Let’ s get together. Call us at 804-262-6979 ….  0r touch base with me at classictouchcleaning@verizon.net

350 WORDS

Today is Sunday. I don’t usually, or I should say I never, write blogs on Sundays but here I am and the window has opened and so I am writing today.

All is well. At Classic Touch Cleaning we are having a very good summer. It’s different than some. There have been few problems with air-conditioners even though some day are hotter than ever…but we have had and many problems with the work vans yet every day brings another day after  it and we get to reboot and start over.

I am most grateful that both our customers and our employees feel like friends. How wonderful is that! We do work hard to serve you well but hearing your appreciation is so meaningful.  Thank you Richmond! And speaking of Richmond, we are glad to be located in  RVA! It is a wonderful place to live and work, filled with good people who also work hard to make this the interesting and special place it is.

Cleaning in your homes is a privilege we respect and enjoy. Getting to know so many RIchmonders is also fun. Understanding what you need and getting those specifics done for you is rewarding.  Everyday is something new to do and learn and polish up and accomplish. We come to you and things need to be done. We leave and they are done. How rewarding is that!!

Our crews work full time in the weekdays and that works for them.  They remain for years and years with us at Classic Touch Cleaning, keeping house for you  and you get to know your team… and that works for you.  Keeping the employees happy with their days is my task so that they can serve you well over and over again.  There is one thing that you can do that will help me, and them. Let the office know as far ahead of time as you can when you will be away and not need us for a specific visit. That way I can fill your spot with a short term job, which we love,  and keep your team productive and content.  Canceling due to being sick is different, but knowing planned absences early is helpful to us and appreciated.

Hope you are having a great summer too, and are looking forward to the exciting days of Fall that follow!!

Is it hot enough yet?

I find that there are a few of us here in Richmond who would actually say ‘no’ !  At Classic Touch Cleaning we are delighted to clean for you whatever the weather, knowing that each season brings it’s own risks and rewards.

One of the nice things about living in central Virginia is the change of the seasons keeping us always entertained.  Classic Touch Cleaning office is located in a storefront on Bellevue Avenue  and we found ourselves in quite the center of the storm that brought down trees ‘en mass’ on a Thursday night a few weeks ago! It looked and felt like a post-war zone with all the damage and all the bucket trucks lining up for days. Our residents had much loss and property damage but no person was injured. “It all happened within minutes!’, people say. Amazing!!

Although without power for 5 days, we are truly grateful to Dominion Resources for sending so much manpower and making us an area to assist with all that they could do.  The crews seemed to work for 16 hour shifts and yet all were pleasant and polite!

A few huge fallen trees remain but most everything else is back to normal.  Business does not get interrupted because of these happenings but it may be a bit more difficult to be seamless about everything. However, our wonderful employees pulled together, as I knew they would, and our customers did not feel less than the important people they are to us!!  Those of you who called to change dates due to your power being out were wonderful to work with as always.  Thank you!

There continues to be odd storms and more tree damage in one area or another around the city. I hope nothing like what happened in Bellevue happens again any time soon. The quantity of damage was both astounding and depressing. Yesterday there were storms around. I fear Forest Hills got hit hard. That’s another area our teams frequently go and we love the folks in Forest Hills. Hope you are up and running as normal very soon.

Well, enough for the ‘Classic Touch Cleaning weather report’….onward to summer fun and summer deep cleaning and new beginnings for the fall and the new school year. Call us if you need us. We are hear waiting to help you!

 

Clean For Health

A clean home is a healthy home has never been more true as we worry about new ways to fight unhealthy pathogens in our homes.  Periodic Professional Cleanings

go a long way towards healthy living. Classic Touch Cleaning can do regularly scheduled periodic cleanings for you at a variety of spacings. Please talk to us and we can help you decide the right frequency for you.  Our trained cleaners work full time at their profession and are thorough and efficient and safe. We use only chemicals that clean and kill bacteria that are safe for your family and commonly known so that you can check them out and let us know what you think.

We use Lysol Brand products, white vinegar, fresh cleaning towels, Scrubbing Bubbles and other simple products you can rely on for health.  We have chosen each product individually for it’s appropriateness for our jobs, and we have honed our skills with them to be most effective.  At Classic Touch Cleaning we spend our days getting things right here at the office so that when we send a team out to your home we know what we are doing, we have just what we need and are comfortable serving you to the best of our ability! We are trained on the various ‘kill’ time of our products and how to use them, not overuse them. More is not necessarily better and you need to be trained on the use of every single thing you use in a client’s home.

Our long term employees are also the secret to accurate use of cleaning tools and products as well as customization in each client’s home.  We at Classic Touch Cleaning also have long term customers who can attest to our knowledgeable and earnest help n Richmond, Henrico, Midlothian, Chesterfield and Mechanicsville. Give us all try, All we can do is make you happy!!  Thanks for reading. Please consider giving us a call today!

 

The Real Deal

Summer is almost here in Richmond and this means more time for families to be together…and that is ‘The Real Deal’ !!

Cleaning for you in the summer is often a little tougher because there is more activity, more activity is messy….but the best! We at Classic Touch look forward to cleaning for our families and clients at this time of year. We also find ourselves cleaning for many college students and post college students as they move-in and move out of their annual living quarters! It’s such a fun time of year and Richmond is the best for friendly people and interesting homes!

Cleaning service, house cleaners, technicians, maid service what ever you call us, we look forward to your call.  We clean in and around Richmond. For example today we are in The Fan, Oregon Hill, Northside, Mechanicsville near Atlee, Glen Allen, Short Pump and Bon Air. Everyday is a little different. Friday was mostly the West End and Manakin-Sabot and Midlothian! We never know what tomorrow will bring in the housecleaning business but we stand ready for it.

Years of experience (since 1984) and house handling make us the premiere Richmond, VA cleaning company. We know lots of what can happen and we clean very well and carefully for you so that you can have a healthy home and we can come and clean for you again because you love our work so much!!

I love writing and telling you about all the things Classic Touch employees do.  They wipe woodwork with the product best for your woodwork, they wash hardwood floors on the schedule you request with a slightly damp cloth with hot water and vinegar …or with the product of your choice. Have a leather sofa or chair? You don’t need to worry…we will never never put any product on it but we will dry dust them with micro fiber cloths to keep the patina on the leather.  Special needs require housecleaners who will slow down and listen to your requirements…even if it’s simply something small. So if you are gearing up for an active summer, call Classic Touch in Richmond, 804-262-6979 . Tell us…we’re listening!

Whether it’s Richmond, VA or surrounding areas of Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Manakin, South of the James, North of the James or just In-Town, call us. Remember, Classic Touch Cleaning works for you!

The Rain has Stopped

In Richmond, VA May is always beautiful with sunshine and flowers! This year May resembled a mild February, with rain on the menu most days. We are grateful for the spring cleaning jobs you have given us but we are far behind our normal pace for May. If you are planning a deep spring clean but haven’t scheduled with us yet, it’s not too late. We will extend our $25 off thru June if you tell me you read it here!

Our two person teams will come prepared to clean for you top to bottom …or whatever you need. Give us a call, a priority list and we’ll come and wash your woodwork, your doors, your floors, your baths, your kitchens and so forth…anything that can be washed. Remember, it’s a win-win. We love to clean and you want more free time!!

In addition to Spring cleaning we can also help you out with real estate cleanings and cleanings before and after you move.  Cleaning an empty home is the perfect time to wash all the woodwork, cabinets in and out, drawers, closets, appliances, fixtures, etc. thoroughly!  It’s not easier than cleaning an occupied house, as is often thought, but it is different. We don’t just do a grunt cleaning of the big points, we get the home sanitized and ready to make it home for you or for the person you sold your home to.

Want your real estate closings to go smoothly? Call us for a turn key move out cleaning.

Want to feel like you are the occupant of a new home that is all yours? Call us for your move in cleaning.

Want to take a deep breath knowing your family is living in a healthy home? Call us for your regular cleaning.

We’ll customize to give you just what you want, each time, every time.

Don’t live in Richmond?  We also clean in Henrico, Short Pump, West End, Manakin-Sabot, Mechanicsville, Midlothian and other areas both South and North of the James. Call us. Count on us! We have served your area for 32 years…and counting.

Six things you should ask about your cleaning company

1. Is the Service licensed and insured?

2. Is the Service paying ALL payroll taxes and workers’ compensation?

3. Are the cleaners who come into your home and neighborhood easily identified by uniforms and well-marked vehicles?
4. How many cleaners will be caring for your home each visit?
5. Are full background checks done?
6. Is management local and available for problem-solving?

cleaning for fun and health

Oops! We missed March. ‘The March wind doth blow and we shall have snow…and what will the robin do then , my friend?’

Well we didn’t sit in the barn and keep ourselves warm and hide our heads under our wings, poor things…we got out and cleaned for all our customers. We were bus,y and it was harder than it might have been, but all our employees went off to clean everyday smiling and keeping homes in Richmond clean!!

We appreciate, too, our loyal and caring customers who helped us, welcomes us into their homes and laughed with us when thing were a tad off schedule. SO although March went wildly flying by…and we almost missed it…it turns out we just missed blogging and writing a newsletter and working on our Facebook page. All things we can fix.

When you open email in the morning and there is a message from Facebook saying that they haven’t seen you in a while…you appreciate the reminder to “get in gear”. So I’m writing to you today to say Happy April, Richmond, VA …and Henrico, VA …and Chesterfield,, VA …and Hanoover, VA!! We look forward to cleaning for you this spring. If you want a cleaning service with experience, call us here at Classic Touch where we have been in the cleaning business for 30 years!!  We know what you need and we know how to do it. Thanks for reading!

Brenda

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