By: Michelle Tran
Maid to Shine’s second value is just as useful as the first. Maid to Shine strives to treat it’s staff and clients with kindness—“Be Kind”. This second value might be foundational since it is the reason that we practice other virtues. Maid to Shine is a business that strives to be kind in its dealings with both our employees and our clients. We expect all of our staff and cleaning techs to always show kindness to everyone they interact with as well. There is no use in unkind, selfish behavior, and even for a house cleaning service such as Maid to Shine, a little kindness goes a long way.
Kindness certainly is a very basic, straightforward value. No-one needs the definition of kindness. We understand a kind act when we see it. Even though we all know what it is, it isn’t a value we should overlook. Kindness is one of the most important virtues, even if it is the simplest one to define. Our definition of this Maid to Shine value reads in the following way:
If anything to be done cannot be described as “kind” it is not worth doing. Everything we want to do should be kind to others. “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.” Psalms 145:17 (ESV)
How should kindness manifest itself in a cleaning service? It takes a very kind heart to be willing to go into someone else’s home and to clean that home, from top to bottom, for them. Our cleaning techs do this day in and day out, and they do it because they are kind people. Kindness is also important for our office staff to show to our cleaning techs. Cleaning is hard, heavy, and physical work. We make the cleaning tech’s job much easier by showing them kindness. Cleaning houses every day would be poor spot if we were treated unkindly—any job is. And we all, at Maid to Shine, want to treat our clients with as much kindness as is possible.
While at first glance, kindness mightn’t be the top choice for a cleaning service’s important rules to live by, but at Maid to Shine, “Be Kind” is a value that is rightfully important for everyone in our company.