Jan 14, 2022
I’m a professional cleaner and have so many ‘Karen’ clients but I have a secret weapon to shutting them up
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A PROFESSIONAL cleaner shared a story of a nightmare ‘Karen’ client who thought she was being ripped off.
Cleaner and TikTok user Kate, who goes by the username @KatesGreats, is known for sharing her tales of nightmare clients.2Kate tells stories about her nightmare clientsCredit: @katesgreats/Tiktok 2She had to deal with this house, which was covered in drywallCredit: @katesgreats/Tiktok
In this case, she reenacted a conversation she had with a “Karen” client who didn’t want to pay full price for Kate’s cleaning services.
Kate said that she arrived at the apartment she was meant to be cleaning and it was covered in construction mess: drywall and dust were everywhere.
When she phoned her client she asked: “Did you mean to schedule this as a regular turnover clean?”
The client emphasised that the job was a normal clean, not a construction clean up, despite the evidence.
Even when Kate showed the client videos of the apartment, displaying pieces of drywall lying around, the client wouldn’t concede that the job was more extreme than a standard clean.
They even tried to claim that their tenants had done the damage, when all signs pointed to the fact that there had been building work done in the property.Most read in LifestyleSHAMED Queen 'feared Andrew would DESTROY Royal Family by keeping beloved titles'THE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertCROWN OF YAWNS Harry and Meghan are among the most boring things in life, study findsCHEERS I send myself drinks from fake secret admirer on dates- I have to show them my worth
Kate, instead of accusing the client of lying, simply said: “Ok, well your tenants made a big mess and I’m going to have to charge you extra.”
The clip racked up 5.1 million views and commenters were appalled that a client would try to take advantage of Kate.
“Ugh, people think they are so clever. I’m glad you stand up for yourself”, said one viewer, while another wrote: “The audacity!”
“Drywall dust is worse than glitter. Just as soon as you think you’ve cleaned it all up, there’s more”, said a third sympathetic viewer.
A fourth wrote: “If she thinks that was not a construction clean up at all, she needs glasses.”
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I’ve been to prison – four surprising things it taught me including how to save storage space and the best way to clean
A MAN who has been to prison revealed four things he learned while locked up that he still uses every day.
His tips include how to save storage space, the best way to clean, and more.4A person has shared the life tricks he learned while in prison and still uses dailyCredit: TikTok/trellthetrainer 4One tip he shared is the 'prison roll'Credit: TikTok/trellthetrainer
The man, whose TikTok biography says he is an “ex-felon turned trainer,” shared his tips in a video posted to his uber-popular page called @trellthetrainer.
The first tip he posted is centered around his desire to keep his prison cell as clean as possible when he was incarcerated.
Therefore, he said he would kneel over the toilet to urinate rather than stand to prevent splashing.
Next, he noted mops carry tons of germs, so he learned to get on his hands and knees to clean.
In the video, he showed himself spraying cleaner onto his kitchen floor and wiping it up with a paper towel.
His third tip, although not necessary, is to slam noodles packets on the ground to “prepare” them.Most read in LifestyleOFF HEIR Spotify forced to 'seize control' of Harry & Meg's £500k-a-minute podcast flopNO GOING BACK Harry faces 'final nail in coffin of Royal life' if he's AXED from this roleDOOR GIRL I'm 35 stone and paid £1,500 a month to get stuck in doorwaysHOME HACKS You’ve been decorating all wrong - 7 mistakes that make your house look worse
“This one is just a habit.
“There’s no logic,” he admitted.
Finally, he showed himself rolling his socks and tucking the rolled part into the sock opening in order to save space.
He also folded his boxer briefs in half vertically and in half again before rolling them up.
He called this the “prison roll.”
“Keeps socks and underwear nice and neat.
“And helps with storage space in your drawers,” he added.
The felon-turned-trainer’s video was quite a hit and garnered more than 1 million “likes” and hundreds of impressed comments.
“Now I will say this. Men that have been to prison are some of the neatest and cleanest men I’ve ever met,” one viewer wrote.
In reply, the TikToker said: “It’s about respecting your living space and celly.. and if you stay long enough, these become habits we bring into society.”
Another admirer commented: “Honestly I’m proud of you for using your time as a positive motivation instead of an excuse.”
“If your husband doesn’t know how to clean then you know what to do,” a third person joked.
For those looking for simple tips on how to clean – or get their husbands to clean effectively – there are plenty of experts who have shared their knowledge online.
For instance, a professional who goes by Neat Caroline shared a step-by-step method for cleaning an entire bathroom in just 10 minutes.
And for those who do live with men or boys who don’t have the most accurate aim or know the kneeling trick, another expert shared how to keep the bathroom smelling fresh.4He said kneeling is the best way to prevent splashes while going to the bathroomCredit: TikTok/trellthetrainer 4He believes the best way to clean the floor is to get on your hands and kneesCredit: TikTok/trellthetrainer We pay for your stories!
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