Fatima is something of a communication specialist. Before she left the corporate world to start her own business, she spent 15 years in customer service making sure confused, disgruntled, or downright angry folks left smiling. For her, those years were an invaluable apprenticeship in human psychology, and they instilled her with the foundational belief that customer satisfaction is king.
After nailing down her clients' cleanliness goals, she goes to work deep-cleaning homes. She tackles everything from messy kitchens and bathrooms to house-wide tasks such as dusting or vacuuming. But the job's not done until the client is happy. The greatest compliment comes in the form of a client setting up another appointment with her before she's left their home. When we asked Fatima about her favorite part of the job, the consummate people-pleaser's answer was simple: "to see my clients happy when I'm finished—to see the look on their face."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Deep cleaning, kitchen, bathroom, and dusting.
Pro Tip: I am responsible, honest, hardworking lady and I am a very cheerful person.
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Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: $75 for two hours of cleaning