Now back to the original topic, you can call me pemalas or whatever but I'd rather spend the free time with En Tebby and the kids than spending it scrubbing the toilets and climbing to wipe all windows. To us (me and Tebby), time is very precious. It is precious. To add to that, it is something you can't pay to get. But you can, when it comes to outsourcing your cleaning woes.
The first cleaning service I ever subscribed to was Kak Wan. It was not a proper company and her girls came and went. It was mid 2004, I was heavily pregnant with Iman. It worked well between us and I had the longest 'friendship' with a cleaning team, up to 2009. 5 years. Over that period, she charged us only RM70 per session. Not taking into consideration of the time taken. Janji siap satu rumah. She'd leave her girls (usually 2 persons, sometimes 3) and later came back about the time the girls finished cleaning up. Sometimes she joined the girls doing their chores. Sorry, I lost her contact number during many transitions of many handphone :P
Thing was, during that time, it was hard to find such service. With K Wan most of the times I needed to book a month ahead. And sometimes when the time came, I had other unforseen things to attend to. In between I used another small company service. They came only once. To me, when you are providing cleaning services, you must know what to do and do not have to rely on me to tell you EVERYTHING. That was my shortest 'friendship'. Once only.
When we were back maidless in 2011, and that I have lost Kak Wan's contact number, I started scouting around again. Remember when I wrote this? With the tittle 'Sapa Mau Tolong Kak Mon Cuci Rumah?'
Mynie informed me about Cinta Alam. Thanks Mynie.
Cinta Alam will do what they call 'initial cleaning', and they charged RM270 for that. 4 hours with 4 workers. I was told that it is called 'initial cleaning' as they'd clean your house inside out. Sadly though, it was not up to my expectation. The workers dilly-dally on many things. But then, beggars can't be choosers right? I called up again after two weeks to get subsequent cleaning. Not available. And the week after and the next. Always not available that I gave up. And they don't work on Sunday. And their Saturdays were always fully booked. Funny thing was, they called my up few months later offering yet another 'initial cleaning'. WTH? Okay, I don't cinta Cinta Alam. We were just not meant for each other, we broke up. In fact, they tried to resminiscence by calling me up again yesterday. Sorry, I am so terribly brokenhearted with you guys.
Then I discovered Lee Power Clean (http://www.lkspowerclean.com/) The first time, I booked a 7.00am slot. By 6.15 am they called me up to tell me they were coming (*yawn*) and by 6.30 am, a girl stood waiting at my front gate! She left her bag outside the front door and came in empty handed. She gave me a booklet containing the do's and don'ts, the warnings and whatnots. This is the kind of service I expected. They charged RM60 per cleaner for 4 hours. They have many packages and variation, please check their web okay. I usually take their 4 hours-1 cleaner. Puas hati okay. All work done in 4 hours by 1 person, which was better that what have been done by 4 persons by Cinta Alam. Why pay RM270 when you can do with RM60? Betul tak. Sila call dan book sekarang :D You need to book a week ahead.
I first got to know about Embun Daun from this tiang!
Having written all that, I am sure you can guess already which company I am subscribed to. But then again, please be reminded this is solely based on my personal experience k...