So why should you choose Carpe Diem Cleaning? There are simply so many reasons. Carpe Diem is locally owned and operated with 20 years of experience, serving homes all over the Triangle and specializing in regularly scheduled cleanings in addition to as-needed services, like deep cleanings, move in and move out cleanings, and carpet cleanings.
Carpe Diem’s mission is to “Seize the day, one clean house at a time. We take pride in what we do, and we treat our clients and their homes with respect and professionalism. We aim to provide an affordable service which truly meets the needs of both our clients and our employees. Our clients get more time to do the things they love and to see the people they love, while our employees are empowered to take care of the people they love. Our company exists to add value to people’s lives, to fuel the community, and to act as a bridge between individuals from different backgrounds."
Wendy’s intense desire to give back to the community motivates her work to improve her hometown of Durham. She focuses on volunteering with programs to help underprivileged children, and is a regular speaker for events geared to develop entrepreneurs. In 2007 she purchased the abandoned Farmer’s Exchange building in Northeast Central Durham and transformed it into beautiful community office space for small businesses and nonprofits. Wendy believes strongly in being an integral team player within the community and always strives to model principle-based integrity.
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Carpe Diem Cleaning believes that no woman should have to fight cancer and worry about having a clean home. Carpe Diem Cleaning partners with Cleaning for a Reason to provide free housecleaning services to women receiving treatment for cancer. As their client in this video states "Having a dirty house is stressful, fighting the disease was stressful enough. When I heard about Cleaning for Reason, it was a godsend... and I felt such a sense of peace." When you choose Carpe Diem Cleaning, you are supporting their wonderful campaign to care for women in the fight of their lives, and that is profoundly kind.
See Wendy on NBC-17's My Carolina Today talking about how to bring simplicity to your holidays!
Carpe Diem also has a great spot about prepping your home for holiday guests, chock full of great tips here!
- Using reusable cloth towels instead of paper towels and cloth mop covers instead of disposable Swiffer pads. Also they recycle whenever possible.
- Employing eco-friendly cleaning products like water, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide.
- Repurposing vehicles The majority of their fleet of vehicles are police cars that have been repurposed for our teams. (Then they transform them into amazing driveable works of art by local artist Edie Cohn, certainly eyecatching!)
- Transforming unused space into office space Their office is housed in a historic building in East Durham which was transformed from an abandoned warehouse to community office space.
They offer regular scheduled cleanings to keep your house in tip top shape on a weekly, bi-weekly, and every four week basis. To get started a new client has an in-home consultation with one of Carpe Diem's managers, followed by a thorough deep cleaning to establish a baseline level of clean which they then maintain with regularly scheduled cleanings. Maintenance cleanings include removing buildup on the surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, dusting throughout the home, bed making, cleaning baseboards and trim, vacuuming, mopping, and taking out trash and recycling.
Another Carpe Diem favorite is Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Floors. This economical package includes all the exposed surfaces in your kitchen and bathrooms as well as vacuuming all carpet and mopping all hard surfaced floors throughout the house. Many clients prefer this style of cleaning as they can focus on dusting personal items as needed and can leave the heavier work to us.
Carpe Diem also happily provides an assortment of as-needed cleanings like Deep Cleaning, Move Out Cleaning, and Carpet Cleaning. There is a type of cleaning and schedule to suit each family's needs - just give them a call or go to their website to find out!
“The fact that it’s a small business run by women just makes me happier with the decision. Their camaraderie and professionalism feels good in my house. The office staff are very, very prompt and unfailingly gracious; it’s always nice to correspond with them. They really work with you, accommodating special requests and schedule changes as they are able. That’s what makes me happiest about using Carpe Diem to clean my house—it’s clear that there is a great deal of respect among the staff... I also do have a sense that everyone is accorded the dignity that everyone, each of us, is due as human beings.” - Greta
“Balancing the demands of work and home can be challenging. It is a huge help that our major cleaning needs are regularly and reliably taken care of by the trustworthy folks at Carpe Diem. It is one thing off my plate that allows me to focus more on my family.” - Brenda
“After hiring Carpe Diem for the first time, I wished I had done this years ago. I come home to a clean space that I don’t have to manage. I get to spend more time with my kids, more time growing my business, and more time with my partner. It’s worth every penny.” - Jennifer
Sodu Parents Posse members only get a special deal - $20 off the initial cleaning after your in-home complementary consultation, where a manager will see your space, talk with you about your needs, and give you a quote for regular cleaning. Go here to request a quote or call
919-68-CLEAN! In the meantime, if you want to find out more, head over to their facebook page or their blog, where you're sure to find even more reasons to go with Carpe Diem Cleaning. So what are you waiting for? 'Tis the season to have a cleaner, happier home, brought to you by an organization that truly makes a difference in our community!