Leah Ogilvie

Traditional Housekeeping for a Modern World

Housekeeper in Orefield

I have been cleaning on my own as a service of the heart to family & friends since 2002, with paid experience since 2010. I first began cleaning in 2002 as a way of showing my grandmother my love and appreciation for her. Slowly I began to incorporate her methods of cleaningthe old fashioned way, from washing dishes by hand, to sweeping & then scrubbing floors on hands & knees, to hanging her laundry on the line & ironing it piece by piece. For five years until her passing in 2007, I spent each summer and every winter vacation with her in southside Virginia, serving faithfully and joyfully. Over time I began to provide my service of the heart to more peoplefriends, family, church members. In 2010 I got my first paid cleaning job with a friend in Bally, Pennsylvania, where I got more skills under my belt. Finally in 2012 I snagged a position at Merry Maids, and ever since Ive been working as a paid housekeeper, with experience as a private housekeeper, as well as with agencies and in an institutional setting. I provide extensive home care, with a "Top to Bottom, Back to Front, and Left to Right" method of thorough cleaning, starting with high dusting (all crown mouldings, window treatments & drapes, corners, walls) and finishing with floor care (vacuuming or sweeping, followed by hand scrubbing or mopping hard floors). I also do all laundry (wash, dry, fold, iron, hang up, and starch), dishes (hand wash or load & unload washer), metal polishing (brass, silver, copper), and other services within reason. My emphasis is on doing the best job, the first time, every time--as well as reviving the level of quality, compassion, positive attitude, and cheerfulness once more commonplace. Good results--a clean house--are only part of the equation. No amount of skills and credentials can make up for an absence of good character, compassion, cheerfulness, and pleasant, optimistic attitude. I found many of the agencies to be sorely lacking in such necessary qualities, as well as overcharging customers for services that were quite lacking in thoroughness. I learned by observing that customers deserve better treatment, better attitudes, and better cleaning. This is part of why I do what I doeven paid, Sweeping Beauty is above all a service of the heart. Services Offered: Dishes washed Laundry (wash, dry, fold, iron, starch) Metal (silver, brass) polishing on request Kitchen cleaning: o High dust o Clean cabinets with Murphys o Wipe/scrub counters o Clean microwave interior/exterior o Clean toaster exterior, remove crumbs o Fridge exterior cleaned; interior on request o Stove and range exterior cleaned; interior on request o Floor swept/vacuumed and hand-scrubbed Bathroom cleaning: o High dust o Old linens removed and new put out o Clean mirror, sink, counters o Scrub shower stall, tub, bath doors o Toilet interior bowl & exterior cleaned o Floor swept/vacuumed and hand scrubbed All rooms high dusted All rooms level dust/polish with Pledge Beds madefresh linens All carpets vacuumed Cushions on couches removed & vacuumed underneath Curtains and window treatments dusted All trash removed All hard floors swept/vacuumed and hand scrubbed/mopped Any other services within reason as requested by customer

Housekeeper Details

Email Address ...@yahoo.com
Phone Number 804-501-...
Provider Type Individuals
Services Bathroom
General Room Cleaning
Change Bed Linens
Oven Cleaning
Refrigerator Cleaning
Cabinet Cleaning
Window Washing
Surface Polishing
Wall Washing
Take Out Trash/Recycling
Household Own Transportation
Has Own Supplies Yes
Has Own Equipment Yes


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