Housekeeping Blog

Top five traits to look for in a long term Maid Service


Let’s face it, if your housekeeper is not trustworthy you don’t want them in your home. Sure they might not be dealing with your children but they are more than likely spending time alone with your fur babies, not to mention all your worldly possessions. Trust is something that develops over time but you should immediately feel at ease and will more than likely take the plunge after talking to friends or looking at past reviews.


We all lead busy lives. Finding a housekeeper you can count on is important for a long-term arrangement. Cleaning before the housekeeper comes to clean isn’t just a joke, for many people it’s a reality. Getting ready for the visit and knowing you’ll come home to a clean house are two big reasons you want to be able to count on your housekeeper.


Do you need several deep cleans before the regular visits begin? Or you need help organizing? Or you have that pesky shower door that need some heavy duty cleaners? Having a housekeeper that’s happy to work with you on your individual needs makes all the difference.


This may not be so important for a one-time clean but when you’re looking to have a housekeeper that’s at your house on a regular basis, possibly for years, having someone that’s approachable and kind is essential. Not only do they become an important part of your team, you also need to feel comfortable communicating your changing needs


You are paying someone to clean your home. They better be good at it. An effective housekeeper works efficiently and leaves your house much cleaner than you would be able to get it in the same amount of time. They use the right tools and listen to your individual needs.

Your Way Cleaning built a business around these values. Contact us today for your free consultation and 10% off your first clean!

Office Cleaning Service

If you’re working full-time, let’s face it: your office is practically your second home. And not only is it YOUR second home, it’s also the second home to all of your coworkers and employees! With so many people spending a majority of their waking hours at their workplace, there’s no question that you need to take good care of it. Unfortunately, for many businesses, this isn’t always the case. Though your business might do a decent job keeping workspaces habitable, it doesn’t mean they are doing a good job keeping them clean. Simply put, cleanliness is rarely a priority for businesses, so most just do the bare minimum to keep up with appearances (e.g., vacuum every now and then, keep kitchen and bathroom areas tidy, etc.). And while this might save time for more “important” tasks, a dirty workspace can actually inhibit your workers from completing their tasks efficiently.

If you’re looking to maximize your company’s efficiency, safety and appearance, consider the top 4 benefits of hiring Your Way Cleaning in Vancouver Washington:

1) A Safer Work Environment

Keeping your workplace clean means keeping your workplace safe. Not only are offices a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, but an untidy workspace in a manufacturing facility can also lead to accidents and possibly injury. Though you may sanitize a surface once in a while or “keep an eye on things” in the warehouse, no one does a better job than trained commercial cleaning professionals. For example, when was the last time you cleared your HVAC system of  dust and germs or cleaned those grimy acoustic ceiling tiles? Commercial cleaning services do more than just sanitize the desks and scrub the toilets, they make sure your entire workspace is clean – even down to the air particles you breathe.

2) Less Stress

Your employees are your top priority, but we all know the worst part about cleaning is the fact that it’s, well, cleaning. Admit it, you’ve probably neglected a few things here and there along the way. For commercial cleaners, however, doing these tasks is just another day on the job. So leave the cleaning up to the pros and spend more time working on what matters most.

3) A More Professional Appearance

Americans often associate cleanliness with professionalism. If you don’t look like an organized professional, you won’t be perceived as one, and there’s nothing more embarrassing than having your customers and clients view your business as unprofessional. By hiring a commercial cleaning service, however, you’ll make sure your business looks top notch from the moment customers or colleagues arrive at your building. Whether it means washing your windows, or making sure your work or retail spaces are 100% clean, Your Way Cleaning Services can help your brand build a reputation around professionalism.

4) A Higher Quality Clean

Though you might think you’re doing an adequate job as the full-time manager and part-time cleaner, there’s no one better at cleaning than the cleaning professionals. Think of it this way, no one cleans your teeth as well as the dentist. Why? Because they not only have more knowledge, but they also have the right tools. In the commercial cleaning industry, cleaning professionals are equipped with all the necessary tools to get the job done, as well as a better understanding of how things need to be done. They don’t just bring along Clorox wipes, vacuums and rubber gloves, they bring the right tools and know how to get the job done.

At Your Way Cleaning Services, we know the ins and outs of office cleaning. Let us work our magic for you, and you can focus on your business. Trust the best office cleaning service in Vancouver Washington! Contact us today for a free estimate.


Schedule Your Deep Cleaning Service

Pretty much everyone looks forward to the fun and sunshine of the summer season. But, with the flurry of outdoor activities and less time spent inside cleaning can come a messy house full of dirt particles, dry grass and a surface build up of dust and pollen. Getting a handle on this kind of dirty house can require hours upon hours of your precious time that could be spent traveling or outdoors having fun. You not only have to consider the time to clean, but also the physical exhaustion involved with scouring every nook and cranny where seasonal dirt and debris likes to hide. So, this year, why not hire a professional to come to your home and do a deep cleaning for you? Our team of professional cleaners can customize a detailed list of areas in your home that need attention, and focus on those to make sure you get a deep cleaning where you need it.

We use an all natural line of vegan cleaning products that contain essential oils and none of the toxic VOCs that are contained in many of the store bought cleaning products used by other local cleaning services. You can be sure that our products will be safe for environments where children and pets roam. We will even use specific products that you request if needed. If you need deep cleaning this summer, then get in touch. We’d be happy to help design a customized deep cleaning plan that will get your home sparkling clean sooner rather than later.

Keep Your Office Tidy With Commercial Cleaning Services

Who has time to spend extra hours at the office cleaning up after the work day is done? The trash is piling up, the recycling needs to be taken care of, dust bunnies and everyday residue is gunking up your workspace and impeding your concentration. Well, maybe it’s not that bad! But before it gets that way, why don’t you hire a professional to tidy up your office so you can focus on the important things–like working? Your Way Cleaning Services offers commercial cleaning services in Vancouver, WA for your office or work space, with reasonable rates and flexible scheduling that works with your calendar.

We use all natural cleaning products that were created by the founder of Your Way Cleaning. They feature essential oils and green eco-friendly ingredients that are much better for health conscious individuals wanting to keep as many VOCs and unnecessary chemical solvents out of their lives. Most other local commercial cleaning services use cleaning products that can be toxic to your health and cause allergic reactions with prolonged exposure, especially to children and animals. If you want a commercial cleaning company that truly has your health in mind, please get in touch to make your appointment today!

Vancouver Housekeeper Available to Help Jump Start Your Spring Cleaning

Dust bunnies and grime have been building up during the busy winter season, and it’s that time of year to get a jump start on clearing away the cobwebs. With the weather warming up it’s the perfect moment to plan your spring cleaning. Get your house sparkling after the winter with the help of a skilled housekeeper. At Your Way Cleaning, we use our own line of all natural non toxic vegan cleaners that are made with a combination of essential oils that will leave your home looking and smelling brand new. If you prefer that we use your brand of cleaner, we are happy to oblige. This is truly cleaning done your way!

We also offer free estimates on housekeeping services for residential homes in Vancouver, Wa and the surrounding areas. Our long list of happy clients can attest to our reliable reputation. We go above and beyond to make sure your home is tended to with the utmost care and attention and we offer customized service based on your needs and preferences. If you are looking for a good housekeeper, you can be confident that your cleaning needs will be met with our conscientious and friendly staff. Please call today to set up an appointment!

A Housekeeping Company With Your Health in Mind, Featuring Non-Toxic Cleaners

Did you know that most of the cleaning products you see on the shelves today at the grocery store contain harsh chemicals with ingredients that are potentially harmful to your health? The danger of using these products often goes unnoticed by the general public because manufacturers list these proven carcinogens as fragrances and other vague descriptors. Even some well known “natural” cleaning product companies like Seventh Generation use these types of hazardous toxins in their products. Unfortunately, many housekeeping companies will also still use these products even though they contain known carcinogens and other irritants.

You’ll be glad to know that Your Way Cleaning uses a specially developed line of all natural non-toxic cleaners because they work just as well or better than commercial products, are non-carcinogenic, and are more eco-friendly for our planet. Melissa Cierley, the founder of Your Way Cleaning, has developed this vegan cruelty-free line of cleaners because she feels that considering the health of her clients is part of her job when choosing her housekeeping tools of the trade.

Melissa’s cleaning products rely on the power of essential oils, and are hand picked for their safety and unique cleaning abilities. Many years ago, personal experience led her to research using essential oils instead of commercial products when her infant daughter had a negative reaction to bleach. Melissa’s products contain only 4 ingredients: alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils and water. This makes them okay to use around people who suffer from respiratory ailments such as asthma. The products utilize therapeutic grade essential oils that have been vetted and selected for their specific cleaning properties, and are safe to use around children as well as pets.

Melissa will use commercial cleaning products at her clients’ request, but most prefer the great results and fresh scent from her cleaners. Her line of all natural cleaning products can be purchased upon request. For more information, please get in touch!

Ring in the Season With a Clean Home: Vancouver Professional Housekeeper Available

Although some say Fall is the coziest time of year, it can also be one of the busiest, and it’s easy to let your home organization and tidiness fall by the wayside during this bustling season. The return of the rain and cold weather, and back to school all play their part in adding to the mess around the house. Not to mention all the dust bunnies that have gathered during summer when no one was around to notice.

Yes, the hard to see grime and dirt has been piling up, and maybe you are just noticing it now that you’ve been spending more time indoors. But with the stress of the holidays coming up, who has time to do all those time consuming tasks like cleaning windows and dusting crevices? A professional housekeeper does!

This year, why not treat yourself to the gift of a clean home? If you are looking for a professional housekeeper you can trust to do a great job, then look no further than Your Way Cleaning Services. We do bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens including appliance cleaning. We do all the things that you’ve been putting off, and it’s no wonder people love us. We won the Best of Thumbtack award for 2 years in a row for 2015 and 2016!

It is our mission to provide the best service at a rate you can afford. Please check out our services page for general pricing. We are sure you will find our rates more than economical. We are available for service Monday through Friday, with appointments available on Saturday as well. We are based in Brush Prairie, WA and serve Vancouver (Clark County) and Souther Cowlitz County. For all your cleaning needs, make an appointment with Your Way Cleaning today!

Have You Ever Considered Hiring A House Maid?

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had a house maid to keep your home clean? Perhaps you even gave the idea a great deal of consideration but ultimately backed out because you convinced yourself you couldn’t afford it? But what if you could? What if there was a maid service out there that was capable of making your home sparkle like Saint Basil’s Cathedral? What if that same maid service was capable of turning your home into a glistening palace at an affordable rate?

Would you call us crazy? We wouldn’t blame you. But that’s what Your Way Cleaning Services is all about! We pride ourselves in offering the best possible cleaning service at a rate that won’t break the bank. Your Way Cleaning Services is truly committed to giving you the best possible cleaning experience and we would love to have the chance to prove it to you.

Your Way Cleaning Services is currently offering $10 off your first clean for every friend that you refer our services too. All you need to do is right your name on a piece of paper and give it to your friend. When they use our service for the first time they will receive $10 dollars of their first clean and you will get a $10 credit towards your next clean. Pretty sweet right?

If your home is need of a clean, big or small, please feel free to give us a call. We have offers and plans that everyone can take advantage of and unlike other cleaning services, we will clean your home, your way. Guaranteed.

Your Local Eco-Friendly Cleaning Company

Did you know that one of Your Way Cleaning’s most definitive features is our use of Eco-Friendly, non-toxic green cleaner as our standard cleaning product? Our cleaner is an all-natural, vegan, 100 percent cruelty free solution that has been proven to work on nearly all household surfaces, including natural stone. It’s our use of these Eco-friendly solutions that sets us apart from any other cleaning company out there and their performance may just surprise you!

Of course, if you have a preferred cleaner you would rather us use, we would be more than happy to do so. Although we fully back and put a lot of faith in our green solutions our ultimate goal is to not only make sure your home gets clean, but to make sure your home gets cleaned your way. Can any other cleaning company make that claim?

If you’re in need of a cleaning company that will get the job done the exact way you want it, look no further than Your Way Cleaning Services!

The Best Home Cleaning Service in Vancouver, WA!

Has your life started picking up speed? Are you finding that you no longer have the time or even the energy to clean your home after a busy day of work? Maybe you’re working multiple jobs and the kids take up all your time when you finally do get home? Don’t worry, the team here at Your Way Cleaning Services understands and our home cleaning service team is ready to help.

Your Way Cleaning Service will help take one less thing off of your mind by making your home spic and span. After all, nothing is more relaxing then having a spotless home to come back too after a long day. We will clean everything in your home from your bathrooms to your kitchen and everything in-between. We even won thumbtacks 2016 award for the best home cleaning service! When we say we’ll clean it, we mean it.

If you have been considering a home cleaning service in (or around) Vancouver, WA, then look no further than Your Way Cleaning Services. Please feel free to give us a call at 360-787-6309 with any questions or fill out our form to get a free cost estimate!