12th January 2021
Spotlight on Happy Planet Home Cleaning
- Author: Anne Cleaver
- Published: 7th April 2021
- Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield
Spotlight on Happy Planet Home Cleaning
Clanfield Online has over 50 business members who support the work of our community website. Recently, I chatted to Hayley of Happy Planet Home Cleaning.
Q. Tell us about Happy Planet Home Cleaning
Happy Planet Home Cleaning is an eco-friendly, cleaning service, based in Clanfield, serving domestic and commercial customers. My name is Hayley and I founded the business in February 2020 to incorporate my love of cleaning, passion for eco-friendly alternatives and fulfilling my ambition to be my own boss, doing something that matters.
A cleaning service gives something far more valuable than just a tidy home – it gives you time. By allowing us to clean your home, you can use your precious time to enjoy hobbies, invest in your families or even just to put your feet up and have a coffee. Being a mum of two beautiful children, a wife and a business owner, I know all too well how your time is so stretched. So, allowing us to take the housework off your hands gives you the mental capacity to do other things, without that guilt that the bathroom needs cleaning!
At Happy Planet, it’s not about cleaning as fast as we can, to move quickly onto the next customer, but working thoroughly, yet efficiently, we aim to achieve the highest standards that will bring a smile to your face.
My business background is administration, H&S sector and Leadership Training programmes, which has come in handy when creating customer schedules and ensuring a safe working environment. I manage the day to day running of the business but I also love the ‘hands on’ aspect and enjoy the satisfaction of making customers’ homes clean and tidy, but mostly beautifully shiny!
Q. Has the pandemic affected your business?
It was a bumpy start to my new career! Within weeks we were in lockdown, but when restrictions eased, customer enquiries came in thick and fast. With business growth came recruitment and we are now a team of four – equally passionate in delivering excellent and reliable service. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind but, despite a pandemic, I am proud of what I have achieved.
Q. Why does Happy Planet use eco products?
My family suffer from sensitive skin, allergies and asthma. Since we switched to eco-friendly products, we’ve experienced a vast improvement to our health. I wanted my customers to enjoy the same experience, which is why we only use eco products at Happy Planet Home Cleaning. You do not need harsh chemicals to achieve a great clean and I am not adding to the chemical burden on our planet or putting people or their pet’s health at risk.
Q. Busy woman – how do you relax?
My biggest passion is my children and husband. We enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside of Clanfield, having family movie nights and, when we can, visiting friends and family.
My other passion and biggest stress reliever is running. It is my time to get some headspace and work out the day’s stresses and frustrations. I am a member of Clanfield Joggers which has led to some amazing friendships, and a supportive community of people.
Q. Next steps for Happy Planet?
I hope to keep growing Happy Planet in a sustainable way; I am meticulous when recruiting, ensuring the candidate has the same passion for the eco credentials, attention to detail and love of making things shiny that I do!
I am also in the process of opening my own online shop which will stock the same eco cleaning products we use on a daily basis. I aim to spread the eco message and help as many people as possible to make the switch. I hope to have this up and running by the summer so watch this space!
Stop Press! Happy Planet is recruiting again after an exciting collaboration with a local business. We are hiring – get in touch for more details. 07715 928267
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