Hannah Morse was on a mission to save time. As a single parent, she knew the demands of working, child care and then having to turn around and take care of a home.
So when she moved from Detroit to East Lansing in the summer of 2017 to be closer to family, Morse decided to pay forward the help and generosity she had received from relatives and friends. Putting on her thinking cap, she arrived at an idea for a home-based business that could lessen stress by helping others maintain a clean, well-lighted space.
Morse launched A to Zen Cleaning Service in January 2018. Her goal, she says, is to be that go-to person people need for tending to most any home cleaning chore. Dusting, picking up clutter, vacuuming and mopping floors are among the basic services in most any area of the home.
"I'm a single mom, so I know time is of the essence," reflects Morse. "Having that extra cleaning service or helping hand gives you more time to do what you enjoy and what your family enjoys."
Customers can choose from a cleaning package that includes several services or go a la carte. Cleanings can be scheduled on a regular basis, and alternated between solid cleanings and light pick-ups. Morse comes with all her own equipment and products, with non-toxic, plant-based cleaning solutions available on request.
A to Zen is also available for short-term or occasional services like before and after an in-home party or a holiday celebration. Customers can also request services for times when recovery from a surgery, injury or illness takes priority over cleaning
Before moving to East Lansing, Morse worked for a cleaning company. That experience, she says, taught her that customers like consistency and having the same person or company coming into their home to clean.
"I like giving people that sense of peace," she says. "The world is so chaotic and we are all stretched so thin. It's a great feeling to come home and have the calm feeling that a clean house can bring."
A to Zen Cleaning Services is currently hiring three to five staff, and has its sights set on moving to an office location as her business grows. For details, email Morse here.
Source: Hannah Morse, Owner, A to Zen Cleaning Service
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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