Why I Quit My Corporate Job to Become a “Cleaning Lady”


When we look good at work, we also feel good at work!

Hey, guys! It’s your favorite cleaning lady here!

More often than not, my colleagues (read as: my girls) and I love to joke around about being, and I quote, “glorified cleaning ladies.” Our toilet humor (hah! see what I did there?) is seriously unparalleled. But honestly, my girls and I are so much more than just your neighborhood house- and office-cleaners, and I’d really like to tell you a little more about myself and how I ended up at Bella Cleaning.

Before I joined the staff at Bella Cleaning Inc as Juliet’s assistant, I worked a stable, 9-to-5 office job at a decently large publishing company in Uniondale. Before that, I graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I was the newsletter editor there; I created these pretty, stellar newsletters for the company’s members. Anyway, I wasn’t the happiest there. I was tired of sitting at a desk all day, every day. I was bored of the same routine. I was gaining a lot of weight from being so inactive. I felt like I was stuck and there was no way out. One day, I got in touch with Juliet. I had accepted the idea that the hours might not be as stable, and that I wouldn’t be glued to the saddened comfort of a desk inside a warm¬†office all day. I was ready for change and I was ready to take the risk.

At first, transitioning from desk-lady to cleaning-lady was difficult. My feet were always sore. I was constantly exhausted. As time went on, however, great things began to happen. I lost some of the weight I’d gained (38 pounds down and still going!). My days at work were no longer dragging. I started to meet new, awesome people (colleagues and clients alike!). I realized my love for having a boss who trusts me; a boss who I can talk to about anything! The best part, though? Sometimes I do office work (like today, obviously) and I get to exercise my creativity in trying to help the business grow. I get to write these fun blog posts, keep track of the books, schedule the amazing employees we have, handle our social media accounts, and do other things that I can actually say I truly enjoy doing (who would’ve known that taking the time to get the company cars washed could be fun?).


We really do have fun when we’re working!

Some weeks are definitely slower than others, and those stable paychecks are no more. I have my bad days, as everyone does, but at the end of the day, I can 100-percent say that I made the right choice in taking a leap of faith and joining Bella Cleaning. I learn so much each and every day, and I always get to enjoy a good, bottom-of-the-belly laugh with our staff and our clients. Those laughs are seriously the best.

The team here at Bella Cleaning is composed of talented, friendly, passionate, extremely intelligent individuals who always make the best of every situation. We all have our own stories, our own quirks and our own aspirations. If you have hired us before, you know that we love to chat and always have fun. If you haven’t hired us yet, I highly suggest you give us a try, because not only do we provide a perfectly clean home at the end of the day, but we also provide an experience full of unique personalities and smiles. And, if you’re reading this, we really do look forward to meeting you and cleaning your home.

Give us a call at (646) 508-0335 and let’s set something up, or visit our contact page!

I guess the moral of this blog post is, simply put, don’t be afraid to take a chance!

Can’t wait to talk with you guys next time!
-Holly

P.S. Be sure to check out our brand-spankin’-new Pinterest page!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *