A case for hiring a cleaning company, instead of doing spring cleaning yourself, is built on a recommendation and a reason by Jennifer Bolyard, the owner of Jenny Can Cleaning Company.
And it helps to provide good results. A clean home is a reminder to clients to call Jenny Can for maintenance cleaning.
“I hire my own company to clean for me,” said Bolyard. “I stopped cleaning two years ago. I don’t want to take time to clean my house. Life goes by real fast. The kids grow up fast. I want to spend time with them.”
Indeed, Bolyard began her business so she could have a job that would allow her to work around her children’s schedules — and the schedules of her clients. Her company’s employees do their cleaning 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Rarely do they interrupt customers’ busy weekends.
Workers in Bolyard’s company, based in Jackson Township, show up with their own levels of experience. Jenny Can Cleaning Company has been in business for 10 years, and Bolyard has an additional decade or so of experience in cleaning. The company owner has more than a dozen employees — five crews of two to three people — who themselves have honed their cleaning skills over years.
“We’ve cleaned homes, we’ve cleaned apartments, we’ve cleaned bars — anything we can clean during the day,” Bolyard said. “And everyone who walks through your home has a background check. If I’m not comfortable having them in my home, they’re not coming into yours.”
Even the pandemic didn’t slow down Bolyard’s business longer than a few days.
“When the pandemic hit (in 2020), the only month it hurt us was April, and that was only because we had a lockdown and people were fearful,” Bolyard recalled. “People didn’t want anyone in their houses. But by the end of April, they wanted us back. People wanted clean houses, and they didn’t want to clean them.”
Jenny Can Cleaning Company provides an easy and effective cleaning service, “a budget-friendly program,” that is based on many of the principles Bolyard would recommend to people who are cleaning their own homes.
Break down what can be a challenging job into smaller tasks and use effective cleaning products.
“I find that spring cleaning with a lot of clients, it’s too overwhelming for them even to start,” said Bolyard. “Spring cleaning is literally touching everything.”
“My philosophy is to let us clean it. We always can work within people’s budgets.”
Jenny Can cleaners determine a client’s budget, then obtain a priority list of what should be cleaned.
“Then we go down that list, and we get as much done as the budget we’re given.”
Following an initial deep “spring cleaning,” follow-up cleaning consists of “maintaining what we did,” Bolyard said. Dusting and sweeping floors are year-round priorities.
“We have people who literally hire us just for cleaning their kitchens and bathrooms,” Bolyard said, noting that “maintenance” cleaning generally averages a return visit every other week.
Jenny Can cleaners bring their own cleaning products, generally commercial in quality.
“We have used more natural products, but we find they don’t work as well,” Bolyard noted. “The only way I’d use a client’s cleaning supplies is if they’re adamant about it. We’ve done a lot of research, and we know what has worked over the years. We have it down to a science.”
“We have some clients who want us to use their sweeper, and we certainly will do that.”
Clients are quick to become comfortable with Jenny Can Cleaning crews, Bolyard said, because they become familiar with them.
“They get the same cleaning people,” she explained. “When you start with a crew, you get the same crew the next time, unless someone is sick or on vacation.”
Although Bolyard maintains an office on Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township, calling Jenny Can at 330-704-1021 is the easiest way to schedule an appointment with Bolyard’s cleaners. Although most of her clients are in Stark County at present, she said the company is beginning to reach out into Tuscarawas, Summit and Medina counties.
“We’re always looking to hire cleaners,” she said. “We want to expand and grow.”
Tips for Spring Cleaning
1. Develop a list of priorities for cleaning. “Spring cleaning can be overwhelming,” said Jenny Bolyard, owner of Jenny Can Cleaning Co. of Jackson Township. “Determine what’s most important for you to clean.”
2. Use effective cleaning products. “We use heavy duty products that we buy from a local cleaning products store,” Bolyard said.
3. Keep up with cleaning. “We average a return visit to clients every couple of weeks.”
4. Let others clean for you. “We have the experience.”
Jenny Can Cleaning Co.
5440 Fulton Dr. NW, No. 210, Canton, 330-704-1021, JennyCanCleaning.com