my first one off

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  1. All Round Cleaning

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    Got my first one off clean in the morning its a 7 quid house if it was monthly so went in at 30 quid got the job and he even said he would pay me 40 quid for it .
    So fingers crossed i am hoping to be done in 3 hrs max might try and push for 2 hrs no messing just get the job done .
     
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  2. Belfastcleaning

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    3 hours on a £7 house? What do you do on first cleans?
     
  3. All Round Cleaning

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    Glass frames and sills . Im still finding my feet so i may be over estimating it a bit this is just a stepping stone to try snd find my feet .
     
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    Suppose if your getting £30 then 3 hours isn't bad.. Would you really scrub the frames? First cleans I would just wipe frames clean, soap glass, scrap If needed and always do sills
     
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    i wouldn't scrub as in a PVCu clean just a good clean but tbh I think the majority of it is just surface dust
    so fingers crossed i should be quids in lol .
     
  6. GMcleaning

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    did you tell him it would normally be £7 a month? seems crazy someone would be prepared to pay 30/40quid for there windows being cleaned on a house that small?
     
  7. All Round Cleaning

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    Nooooo he just asked for a one off so i thought quadruple the price to a round figure of 30 quid but he then offered to pay 40 lol .
     
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    allot of window cleaners clean frames and sills etc, but we dont purely for economic reasons as we feel people consider the price first, but regardless, a £7 on a first clean would take me about 15 mins tops. Even if I was to wipe down the frames I would think it wouldn't be any more than 20/25 mins to complete.

    How many windows does the guy have?

    I have taken taken on a couple of employees and remember when I first started it took me a while. Just cleaning the glass, how long does it take you to clean one average sized window, say two panes?
     
  9. All Round Cleaning

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    To be honest mate im still finding me feet so it took me 2 hrs to do but they were rammy as hell . But on the bright side he gave me an extra tip well buzzing 50 notes lol . Wud br great if more custies gave tips like that lol .
     
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    That is excellent well done. Like I say everyone takes a while to get up to speed, it is normally for it to take longer when you are just starting out. Get on to you tube and take a look and some squeegeeing videos to give you an idea of how long it should take, and just practice practice practice. I remember when I was just starting out I watched loads of videos on there that really helped me.
     
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