Monday, November 10, 2014


(An Ask Cindy testimonial)

Written by: blogger Mary Shustack
I was away for a couple of days this past weekend and came home to, I have to say, a bit of a mess. I had packed very quickly, tossing things to the side, leaving them for later. Well, later came around and I have yet to be in the mood to sort through all the clutter.

I had to laugh when I knew I'd be speaking with cleaning expert, Cindy Inman. Would she know I was  the owner of a big old mess? Well, we didn't get personal. After all, my clutter is my problem. But had I brought it up, I knew she wouldn't give me a hard time about it. One of the first things she said to me about coming into a client's home was,  
"I do this in a fun way, 
and I don't come with judgment."
I still remember the enthusiasm that came through my friend and colleague Linda Lombroso's story on Cindy Inman last year. Through her company, Ask Cindy, Inc., Cindy offers super-detailed home (and commercial) cleaning services. 

Here she is, in a photo taken by another of my colleagues, Carucha L. Meuse, for that story:

While I do have my own cleaning issues, I was speaking to Cindy Inman to get a few more details about her newest venture, her own branded cleaning products which are now featured on her website.
"I have a lot of fun tools that I'm now sharing", Cindy said, mentioning the Ask Cindy Glass Cleaner and the Ask Cindy Stainless-steel Polish, in particular.
Not the most exciting thing to shop for, to be sure, but even I have to admit it is a necessity. Cindy Inman told me that people are overwhelmed by the idea of a large cleaning project. "I am there for everyone because it can be overwhelming", she said.
Her site is full of tips and ideas, things she also offers through seminars. She was telling me that she's now expanding to work with some appliance stores and companies to offer presentations to shoppers. After all, if you're going to invest in a fancy new appliance, you want to be sure and keep it clean, right?
Throughout the process Cindy tries to keep it simple. She mentioned that giant Martha Stewart book on housekeeping, for example."It is a very good encyclopedia for me", she said with a laugh. But it is not the way she would offer advice: "I try to do it in a very fun way. I try to do it in a way that will limit the steps to success."
Check out Cindy Inman's site, especially if you're curious on how to keep all those lovely things you buy in like-new condition. And I have to warn the world's restaurants and restrooms: You just might be her next target. "The world is dirty", Inman said. It really annoys my senses and sensibilities.
Hey, I'll do my part this weekend to clean up my own little world. The public places, I'll leave to Cindy Inman's next venture.
This entry was posted April 2008, by Mary Shustack.

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