The Plight Of Part Time Cleaners In Singapore & How Startups Are Changing That

This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post

It’s old news that Singaporeans aren’t too big on cleaning up after ourselves: while we enjoy the reputation of being clean and green, it’s no secret that we also require a veritable army of cleaners to maintain our landscape. As we mentioned in a previous article, our population-to-cleaner ratio has gotten so out of hand that it prompted Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit to say, “Singapore, we have five million people and 70,000 cleaners. That’s two Singapore armies. It’s quite ridiculous.”

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Need some help? This app lets you book a cleaner in five minutes flat

This article originally appeared on Singapore Business Review

Sendhelper is the new breed of booking apps.

If you’ve ever needed assistance with tidying up your flat but can’t afford a full-time helper, then Sendhelper is the app for you.

Sendhelper was inspired by wildly successful taxi booking apps. Instead of linking passengers with taxis, though, the app connects households with cleaning service providers.

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Professional Cleaning Services before and after a Party

There are many reasons to use a professional cleaning service, such as a busy schedule, illness, or spring cleaning. By using the services of professional cleaners at these times you can quickly get your home cleaned, making daily chores much more pleasant. Apart from these times, you can also retain the services of professional cleaners before and after a party. This makes hosting a party much more fun, you do not have to worry about cleaning all the rooms of your home even as you organize menus and entertainment, apart from deciding a guest list. Asking the professional cleaners to help clear the house after the party will also ensure that you get back to your normal routine much faster.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Professional Cleaners

Most people hire professional cleaning services because they are pressed for time, dislike certain cleaning tasks such as scrubbing the baseboards, or because they have disabilities and physical limitations that make it difficult for them to accomplish certain cleaning tasks. Whatever your reason for retaining a professional cleaning service, you need to prepare a bit in advance to get the most of the cleaning service. Proper planning and communication can ensure that the end results meet your expectations in every way.

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