Archive for June, 2010
To start a tile and grout cleaning business, all you need is a little training. The products to restore tile and grout are easy to use and the process is proven. So you might be asking what more do you really need?
Well the real answer is you don’t need anything to get started right away. One of our most successful tile and grout cleaning business students put himself through college working out of the back of a Honda Civic. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in expensive equipment or vehicles. While there is equipment that will save you time and labor, it is not necessary to perform the services.
With no more than a couple hundred dollars in materials and supplies you can accomplish the same results as someone with a $40,000 truck mount system. This low barrier to entry makes it very easy to start a tile and grout cleaning business of your own. Even operating part time can lead to a substantial income every month.
Our Online Training program gives you a real head start by providing many of the items you’ll need to start your tile and grout cleaning business; forms, advertising pieces, customer service procedures, video training, before and after pictures, brochures and much more.
Start a tile and grout cleaning business today and start bringing in extra income. Who knows, maybe even replace your job and start working for yourself full time. Hundreds of other people have done it and we can help you do it to. Check out our tile and grout cleaning business opportunity and see how easy we make it.
Many people have their own idea of their personal dream kitchen, and for far too many, those ideas never actually come to fruition. A number of homeowners feel that they are held back by the high cost of remodeling and home improvement supplies. However, if you are finally ready to take the kitchen remodeling plunge and want to really start actualizing your dreams of an updated kitchen, there are ways to save money on these kinds of projects that may surprise how little it may actually cost to change the look and feel of your kitchen for the better.
First, decide how much of the work you can do yourself. Much of the high cost of home improvement projects for any room of the house comes from the fact that specialized professionals charge outrageous amounts for their expertise. If there is any aspect of the project that you can do yourself, eliminate the financial burden of having to hire someone else to do it. Today’s tile floors are easier to restore than ever before, and this is one area where you can save yourself a lot of money. Another thing to think about is paint and wallpaper. Changing the walls in your kitchen is often something that you can do yourself in a weekend.
Second, shop for closeouts. Home improvement stores frequently eliminate outdated items from stock, and you can find fixtures and supplies that may only be a few years old for a fraction of the cost. Whenever some home improvement stores go out of business, things like sinks, tile, and even appliances can be found at huge discounts. Also, some of these stores sell items that may have slight cosmetic damage but are still fully functioning for as much as 50-75 percent off of the retail price in order to get rid of them in a hurry. If you don’t mind having a small ding in your dishwasher or front loading washer, this is a great way to help you achieve your dreams without breaking the bank.
Third, shop for secondhand items when possible. Sites like Craigslist and Ebay can be a boon for someone who is redesigning or upgrading part of their home. Not only can you find building supplies and tools here, but you can also find dining room furniture and kitchen appliances that are often barely used for as much as one tenth of what you would expect to pay in a retail store. This is especially true of larger appliances. Many people find themselves moving on short notice and do not want to have to haul heavy, bulky items. I have seen many people that will nearly give away something that they may have purchased at full price only months before simply because they cannot take it with them.
The outdated kitchen that you are still cooking in might continue to offer up some old memories, but does it remain practical in these modern times? If you are still living in the kitchen of the 60s, more than likely your family has grown or your needs have changed. Remodeling your kitchen does not mean that you have to let go of any of the nostalgia or heartwarming memories of the past. Over the years, we celebrate many big life events in the kitchen, and memories are full of great family times. You may even remember your children growing up, baking their favorite birthday cake, or teaching them to bake cookies, but these memories do not go away simply because you decide to update your kitchen in order to make things more easily accessible or save time and energy.
There are also plenty of times when remodeling the kitchen is unavoidable. As our families grow, we run out of space. Outdated kitchen items no longer work or new appliances are desperately needed. In today’s fast paced world, there is less than ever before to devote to the everyday chores of cooking and cleaning, and there are many ways that an updated kitchen can help accommodate your needs and make these kinds of everyday chores easier, saving you time and money. Baking snacks for your favorite team or your child’s class no longer takes all day. Modern appliances such as microwaves and convection ovens have changed the way that we cook and prepare virtually everything, cooking entire meals in a fraction of the time and eliminating much of the preparation involved. Dishwashers allow us to spend more time with our families and less time cleaning up after ourselves. Now that we have more to do than ever before, every little added convenience helps out a great deal.
A kitchen remodeling project may be just what you need to get things back in order in your home and be able to save time without having to compromise things like a family meal together or the other things that you love. Modern technology has provided us with many gifts that allow us to save time and energy. Things like trash compactors mean waiting a few more days before having to take out the garbage. Built in recycling bins take the hassle out of sorting the garbage, and it is ready to carry out to the curb. Today’s flooring options are easier to clean than ever before, and nearly anyone can do it. If you get to looking around, you will see that there are also a number of less expensive kitchen remodeling ideas that can help you put the energy back into your day and get more out of your time at home.
Ceramic tile flooring in a kitchen can be a durable and low maintenance surface if properly protected right from the start with a quality grout color sealant or grout stain sealer. These types of grout colorants protect new grout from stains by stain proofing the surface. This stain proofing protection goes well beyond the protection provided by clear grout sealers you might be familiar with. Grout color sealers can also restore old grout back to a uniform and stain free appearance. With the added ability to change grout colors, color sealing grout also saves the time, cost and hassle of removing or replacing tile.
A kitchen update can be accomplished successfully without letting go of the precious memories and “feeling of home” a kitchen gives you.