Deep Cleaning and the Pareto Principle

Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Announcements

Deep Cleaning and the Pareto Principle

Polish Ladies Cleaning Service has always been committed to providing the very best value in professional housekeeping for homes and businesses, which is why we offer special deep-cleaning as a matter of course to all our clients at no extra charge.  But we must still observe the Pareto Principle, also known as The 80-20 Rule, especially because time is money — your money!

This time-honored fact of life was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto by management consultant Joseph M. Juran, and it’s more law than principle: twenty percent of causes will practically always be responsible for eighty percent of results.  Try it out yourself!  Just look around you; the mathematics is astounding: the Pareto Principle has been discovered to operate in fields as diverse as biology, software engineering, and of course business and economics.  One of the greatest Pareto Principle examples can be seen in our work every day, where time and effort must be juggled to produce the most cost-efficient result for you.  After all, we are the industry’s local value leader because we succeed at balancing the expenditure of effort with the time (and therefore money) that effort requires.

But if eighty percent of our work is a result of just twenty percent of our effort, what’s happening with the remaining eighty percent of the effort expended?  It’s spent on twenty percent of the work!  That’s what deep-cleaning is, in effect; pain-staking detail work, the kind that’s necessary to better ensure that every corner, every nook and cranny, is really, really clean.

That’s the mother of all Pareto Principle examples, deep-cleaning — it takes us a lot of time to really get at those really tough spots, tight spots, stubborn spots.  Sometimes it just takes good old-fashioned elbow grease!  And this takes time, especially as, over time, people wear down (we’re not machines!) at a rate faster than the problematic stain does.

So please keep that in mind when thinking about the kind of housekeeping you’d like for your home!  Quality takes time, and while Polish Ladies Cleaning Service is the undisputed value leader for New York City and Long Island, we can’t just twitch our noses like Samantha does on Bewitched and have the place in order in no time. :-)