A while back I mentioned that I’ll be looking to get cleaning out of the way with the help of companies that offer good quality and are willing to use this channel as a marketing channel for their cleaning companies. With Oxford and London being the two main cities participating, because I’m in Oxford on and off and in the rest of the time I’m stuck in downtown London the opportunity was out there. Since the beginning of this experiment more than 20 companies have outreached to me to see if I would include them in the list. After all the few companies that made the short list were pretty helpful overall and I simply couldn’t pass them by without dropping a few words about them, but that’s another story.
This month I got a call from a friend of mine which told me that she was thinking about moving from London to Oxford and I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of this happening. She told me that she’s been digging around blogs, forums and all kinds of other things about Oxford and she is really impressed by the town. She was even able to stumble upon my website and that’s why she contacted me about her future move to Oxfordshire. She was looking for potential cleaning companies that could smooth her transition here, because she’s going to continue working in London for the time being even though it’s going to be only for 3 days a week. The commute is quite long and exhausting and she won’t really have tons of energy left to clean the house 5 times a week. Since they have two kids and two dogs, the cleaning is simply crucial and I really don’t know how she’s gonna handle this (hopefully she won’t read this post), but who knows, may be she has a lot more strength then I do.
The funny thing is that she was the one that told me about this next cleaning company and they were the ones that outreached to me. As she has already booked her end of tenancy cleaning in London, the company actually offered to perform the removals of her furniture and personal belongings and afterwards to do an end of tenancy cleaning Oxford for her in the three bedroom house they’ve decided to rent, to see if Oxford fits their needs. Like I said, I am really excited about her and her husband, especially considering that she’ll be going through something similar to the process I had to go through a few years back. The truth is that I didn’t have anyone to ask for help or guidance back then and there weren’t that many websites with information about the most important things around Oxford. Truth be told, she’ll have a much lighter and smoother transition to the city. I have already planned a tour of the city with her and there are a few places that I have chosen to make her first impressions of the city – the best possible.
Her husband has taken a job at the city council, which is great and they have already planned that in a few years their kids will go to the Oxford university. I’m not really sure their kids will like to stay in the same city as them, as I certainly didn’t want to stay where my parents were back when I was young, but they were probably just kidding anyway.
My god this post became something else entirely from what I was thinking of writing about. Anyway, I’m still waiting on the people from FAB Cleaning that my friend Marry is going to use when she comes here to rate them, but they are at the very least, eager to make a name for themselves here in Oxford and God knows we need a good cleaning company around Oxford to fill in the gap.