Starting out..... Again.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by GarryW, May 5, 2015.

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  1. GarryW

    GarryW Newcomer
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    Hi all.

    Long story short... My dad started a window cleaning round in 1965, and from a very young age i worked along side him on and off over the years, and had my own round too. When he died in 2001 he had cleaning contracts with all the American air bases in East Anglia, house cleaning,carpets and windows.

    I've been out of the window cleaning business for alot of years, but desperately want to get out of the job i'm in and i always really enjoyed window cleaning. Luckily i finish every day at 12 noon. I'm basically starting over with nothing, roof rack is on order and i'm now about to go see our local window cleaning equipment supplier (soap international).

    I've spoken with a couple of local window cleaners who have said they'll pass on any jobs they don't want, in fact they said they've turned down one or two recently.

    Why don't i use all the gear my dad left behind i hear you ask... well my stepmother sold it all, before my old mans funeral.
     
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  2. Jake

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    Sounds like a positive move mate, I hope you get back up to speed and the work comes in soon, always nice to see someone follow the family tradition!
     
  3. boarcity

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    sounds like ur in my area garry . the town is tough going i promise you that .
    my tip to you is go as far south as you can its more lucrative
     
  4. Jake

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    But not too far south too often, that's Essex boys territory :thumbsdown:

    Stay in the farmer lands :thumbsup:
     
  5. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    actually the coastal strip heading North might be a better bet ! im pretty sure that Aldeburgh,Walberswick n Southwold and villages between havnt been canvassed much. why do i say that-cos folk have rang me from there desperate cant find a windie and theres none on the net thataway - the nationals have rang me too wanting me to take on shops out there . but it doesnt intrest me,altho i do like fish n chips in Aldeburgh!
     
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    Welcome GarryW !

    Good planning & preparation, open mindedness, hard graft and most importantly a full desire to succeed no matter what life throws at you........dont need all of them, just as many as you can manage & hey presto you'll be flying mate!
     
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    Welcome mate. Now is a prime time for starting up. The sun is shining through peoples windows and showing up all the ****, and the husband gets nagged to make a phonecall. :thumbsup:

    Tools are cheap, and you already have experience so you should hit the ground running.
     
  9. GarryW

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    Thanks for the replies. Picked up the basics yesterday, applicators, squeegees and a bucket. Roof bars should be here Friday, i've got an old two tier wooden ladder but need to get some steps.

    I'm in Framlingham mate, so not far from Southwold, Aldeburgh etc... my dad use to do a couple of hotels in Aldeburgh.

    You would think at 52 (almost) i wouldn't be buzzing so much about getting started. Anyway thanks again for the positive replies. Got to get off to the job i hate now, i start at 6am every morning, hope you all have a good day.

    Garry.
     
  10. boarcity

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    i know fram well, i worked on parham airfield a long time . youre in a great location to clean up on the coastal strip garry , keep us posted fellah
     
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