That German Cleaning Lady

That German Cleaning Lady

Cleaning is my passion and I do it well! I will clean your home and leave it sparkling!


Oh, let me tell you about the hottest cleaning adventure I had at a client's house! And when I say hot, I mean sizzling like a frying pan on a summer afternoon. Picture this: a scorching day, a house devoid of cool breezes, and a client who seemed determined to turn their home into a sauna. It was a cleaning experience like no other!

As I stepped into the house, I could feel the heat wrap around me like a clingy blanket. Sweat instantly started pouring down my face, and I wondered if I had accidentally wandered into a tropical rainforest. The client, let's call them Mr. Heatwave, greeted me with a smile and said, "Oh, don't worry about the air conditioning. I like to feel like I'm on vacation in the Sahara!"

With a forced grin, I nodded and secretly lamented the absence of a personal air conditioning unit strapped to my back. But hey, a cleaner's gotta do what a cleaner's gotta do! So, armed with my trusty mop and duster, I embarked on my sweltering cleaning mission.

As I moved from room to room, the temperature seemed to rise with each step. Dust bunnies transformed into dust tumbleweeds, and I half-expected to see a mirage of an oasis in the corner of my eye. I wiped my brow and soldiered on, determined to make that place sparkle, even if it meant melting into a puddle of cleaning solution.

Mr. Heatwave continued to roam the house comfortably, seemingly immune to the oppressive heat. I couldn't help but wonder if he had some superhuman power or if he had secretly sold his soul to the sun god. Meanwhile, I was ready to make friends with an ice cube if it meant cooling down even a tiny bit.

With each passing minute, my determination to conquer the heat turned into a desperate game of survival. I started strategizing, using my cleaning tools as makeshift fans and attempting to mop the floors in rhythmic dance moves that would generate a refreshing breeze. Alas, my cleaning skills far exceeded my dancing abilities, and the only thing I managed to achieve was a carpet that looked like it had been attacked by a deranged octopus.

But hey, as they say, laughter is the best way to cool off, right? So, between gasps for breath and wiping my forehead with a dishtowel, I found solace in the absurdity of the situation. I imagined myself as a superhero, not battling supervillains, but combating the evil forces of heat and grime!

Finally, after what felt like an eternity, I managed to finish the cleaning. I bid farewell to Mr. Heatwave, who seemed entirely unfazed by the sweltering conditions. As I stepped back outside into the merciful embrace of fresh air, I couldn't help but feel a sense of triumph. I may not have conquered the heat, but I had definitely conquered the challenge.

And so, my friends, that's the story of how I survived the hottest cleaning expedition in history. It may not have been the most comfortable experience, but it certainly provided me with a tale to tell and a newfound appreciation for air conditioning. And my pool…which I am going to go float in now! 😅


Alright, gather 'round and let me tell you about the time I had a hilarious mishap while cleaning an elderly lady's home. Now, picture this: it was a sunny morning, and I was armed with my trusty cleaning supplies, ready to conquer dust and grime.

So, there I was, standing in the bathroom of Mrs. Jenkins, a lovely lady in her golden years. As I meticulously scrubbed the bathroom tiles, I noticed that the showerhead looked a bit dingy. Being the diligent cleaner that I am, I decided to give it a good wipe down.

Now, here's where the comedy ensues. As I reached for the showerhead, my hand accidentally brushed against the k**b, and before I knew it, water was gushing out like a waterfall! Panic ensued as I desperately tried to turn it off, but the water seemed to have a mind of its own.

Mrs. Jenkins, bless her heart, must have heard the commotion because she came rushing to the bathroom with an expression of both surprise and amusement on her face. There I stood, drenched head to toe, looking like a drowned rat, and the once-spotless bathroom was now transformed into a mini waterpark.

We both burst into laughter, unable to contain ourselves. Mrs. Jenkins, being the kind-hearted soul that she is, quickly forgave me for my unintended shower time. We spent the next hour mopping up the mess, but not before taking a few selfies to commemorate the moment.

From that day forward, whenever I entered Mrs. Jenkins' home, we would share a mischievous smile and the occasional chuckle. It became our little inside joke, a reminder that even the most innocent cleaning tasks can lead to unexpected adventures.

So, that's the tale of how I unintentionally turned Mrs. Jenkins' bathroom into a water wonderland. It just goes to show that a good cleaning session can sometimes take an unexpected turn, leaving you soaked but with a memory that will make you smile for years to come.

Side note: Clients name has been changed due to privacy!


Title: Confessions of a Professional Dust Warrior: Tales from the Tidy Trenches of That German Cleaning Lady

Attention, fellow neat freaks and cleanliness enthusiasts! Today, I want to take you on a rollicking ride through the whimsical world of being a house cleaner. Yes, you read that right – this is an article about scrubbing, sweeping, and swatting away dust bunnies with the panache of a ninja!

1. The Mystery of the Vanishing Socks:
As a house cleaner, I've come across my fair share of oddities. But nothing beats the perplexing case of the vanishing socks. It's like a black hole specifically targets one sock from each pair in the laundry. I'm convinced there's a secret society of socks plotting their escape, leaving a trail of unmatched pairs in their wake.

2. The Art of Stealth Cleaning:
Ever experienced that awkward moment when you're vacuuming and accidentally suck up a sock, a phone charger, or even a pet toy? It's like a game of hide-and-seek, but with cleaning tools. I've become a master of stealth cleaning, sneaking around the house like a secret agent, carefully avoiding all obstacles. Mission: Clean Possible!

3. The Curious Case of the Cluttered Closet:
Behold, the closet – a magical abyss where clothes multiply faster than rabbits. It's a world of mismatched hangers, tangled belts, and the eternal quest for that missing shoe. I've seen closets so full that I half expect Narnia to reveal itself when I open the door. Alas, no lions or witches yet, but I remain hopeful.

4. The Battle of the Dust Bunnies:
Dust bunnies, those fluffy little minions of grime, are my lifelong arch-nemeses. They hide in the darkest corners, under beds, and behind the fridge, plotting their coup d'état. Armed with my trusty duster, I wage a relentless war against these airborne tumbleweeds. The struggle is real, my friends, but so is my determination!

5. The Trials of Tiny Label Text:
Have you ever tried deciphering the microscopic instructions on a cleaning product label? It's like a test of eyesight and patience. I suspect the manufacturers secretly enjoy watching us squint and rotate the bottle like a Rubik's cube, desperately seeking enlightenment. Or maybe it's just their way of giving our brains a good workout.

6. The Dancing Mop Mishaps:
Picture this: you're in the zone, dancing to your favorite tunes, wielding a mop like a dancing partner. Suddenly, you slip on a wet spot, and your graceful moves turn into an impromptu slapstick routine. It's a humbling experience, but hey, at least the floor got a bonus round of cleaning!

7. The Great Pet Shenanigans:
Pets are adorable, but they have a knack for making a cleaner's life interesting. From curious cats that "help" you by knocking over cleaning supplies to dogs who think the vacuum cleaner is their arch-enemy, furry companions always keep us on our toes. It's a constant reminder that no matter how clean we make a house, pets will always find a way to add their special touch.

So there you have it, folks – a glimpse into the wacky, wonderful world of being a house cleaner. Through the chaos and laughter, one thing remains clear: no matter how much we encounter bizarre situations, cleaning mishaps, and dust-filled adventures, being a house cleaner is a job that brings both challenges and laughter. It's a profession that requires a sense of humor, a dash of creativity, and a whole lot of determination.

At the end of the day, as a house cleaner, you become part of people's lives. You witness their messes, their quirks, and their personal spaces. You have a front-row seat to the everyday stories that unfold within those walls. And amidst the chaos, you provide a service that brings order, cleanliness, and a fresh start.

So, fellow dust warriors, embrace the absurdity, relish the humor, and keep those cleaning supplies at the ready. Whether you're battling dust bunnies, solving the mystery of the vanishing socks, or perfecting the art of stealth cleaning, remember to approach your job with a smile and a sprinkle of laughter.

And who knows? Maybe one day, there will be a best-selling book titled, "Tales from the Tidy Trenches: Chronicles of That German Cleaning Lady!Until then, keep scrubbing, keep sweeping, and keep making the world a tidier, funnier place, one house at a time!

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I have been asked several times, why I haven’t put up anymore before and after photos! The only time I will really do that is when I have a dramatic transformation of one thing or another and I have clients permission! It’s a privacy issue and I want to respect that! Not everyone wants their home plastered all over the internet! But I will definitely post again, when there’s something super interesting to post 😉


There are some people out there that are so busy taking care of everyone else, they simply don’t have time to take care of their own space…and sometimes it becomes overwhelming and you don’t even know where to start! Sometimes you just need a different set of eyes another mind with a different perspective! It’s okay to ask for help!



Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates

According to, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun!

Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease.

Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing.

Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well.

A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water.

Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner.

Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos

After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools.

Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack.

Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring

Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray

Add a sq**rt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear.

A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet.

Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading

If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement

Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers.

Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun

Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on:
•Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks.
•Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.)
•Tubs and toilet seats.

For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual.

Sliding glass doors, door k**bs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well!

For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

Sq**rt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle.

Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up

Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush.

Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY!


Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL!!


I sure can 😜


Wonderful 🥰

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 03/30/2023

It’s been a busy week already, and I had to actually wash all my cleaning rags just so I would have plenty for tomorrows clean! I love my microfiber clothes! Most of these are over a year old and they are still doing their job well! Importance of keeping them as nice as when they came out of the package is to wash them all by themselves in hot water with only laundry detergent and never ever use any softener, then use the lowest setting on the dryer to dry them!


Now that I am getting my footing a little better and getting my schedule all in order, I will be able to look into doing my free cleaning for the sweepstakes! Because this took way longer than I expected, because of unexpected circumstances, because life just happens, I will pick two homes instead of just one, of some very deserving people that need a helping hand!


Hello Beautiful People! I have room for one more, for a bi weekly clean for Monday afternoons! Then I will be completely booked!!


Cleaning spots have been filling up fast! I have two more monthly spots available!


It’s been just a little over a year ago, that I have decided to start cleaning on my own! It’s been beautiful journey and I cannot express enough how thankful I am for each and everyone of you who are supporting my small business, allowing me to do what I am most passionate about! I only wish I would have started sooner…but better late than never! And I want to thank my beautiful friend Becca Ingham for supporting me and traveling part of this journey with me! You are truly one of a kind and I wish you only the best on your new journey! Cheers to new beginnings 🥂


I still have a few spots available, if anyone wants to hop on my schedule, please let me know soon, so I can get my schedule in order!


I know i havent been a part of this adventure for long and I hate to have to leave so soon but i have accepted a job that better suits the needs of my family at this time. My last day will be Sunday February 19th. I will continue to work as scheduled until then Thankyou for having me ive truly enjoyed this journey and i will still be here in heart and when possible to help my girl out when she needs me the most. Beate will still be cleaning and she is a rock star at what she does so hit her up with all of your needs, you wont be disappointed!!!


I haven’t forgotten about the sweepstakes, I promise! It is so hard to pick someone…I may have to pick more than just one 🤔 I will announce a winner soon! Thank you everyone for your patience 🙂

Okay guys, my little sweepstakes did not work out as I intended! No one really nominated anyone! But I would still like to try again! With drawing being at the of January! Please search your hearts and nominate someone that could really use a helping hand! It’s the season for caring and loving and sharing, and for giving!


Maybe you don’t want to have a regular cleaning lady but you want your house to be a clean slate you can maintain . I love doing one time big deep cleans because I love the process of it all . I love getting built up dirt and grime up that’s been building up for years and seeing the clean surface when it’s clean again. I love taking a home from grime to shine ! I love animal homes and the feeling of satisfaction when I use my Shark vacuum to get up every hair til it won’t pick up anymore and I see the garbage bag of empty vacuum canisters when I’m done ! I love the smiles and the appreciation from my clients the most though . When what you do makes life happier for someone it makes me truly love what I do. If you’re interested please message me and we can schedule a meet and greet and go from there!
Happy New Year!!


This month is almost over! And a new year is almost here! Let’s go out with a bang…but start the new year with a sparkle! 🥰❤️

Okay guys, my little sweepstakes did not work out as I intended! No one really nominated anyone! But I would still like to try again! With drawing being at the of January! Please search your hearts and nominate someone that could really use a helping hand! It’s the season for caring and loving and sharing, and for giving!


We have 9 nominations thus far…keep it going and spread the love!! Drop me a PM with your nomination! Thank you all for participating!

Okay guys, my little sweepstakes did not work out as I intended! No one really nominated anyone! But I would still like to try again! With drawing being at the of January! Please search your hearts and nominate someone that could really use a helping hand! It’s the season for caring and loving and sharing, and for giving!


We are doing a lot better with the nominations this time…let’s keep it going! There are people out there that need some positivity in their life’s!

Okay guys, my little sweepstakes did not work out as I intended! No one really nominated anyone! But I would still like to try again! With drawing being at the of January! Please search your hearts and nominate someone that could really use a helping hand! It’s the season for caring and loving and sharing, and for giving!


Okay guys, my little sweepstakes did not work out as I intended! No one really nominated anyone! But I would still like to try again! With drawing being at the of January! Please search your hearts and nominate someone that could really use a helping hand! It’s the season for caring and loving and sharing, and for giving!


Nominate a deserving family for a free House cleaning session!Tell us why and we will pick a winner November 30th!
Spread the love!


Or you can just hire us! 🤷‍♀️


My favorite partner in grime 😆❤️

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 11/20/2022

Some more satisfying pics of our clean up adventure!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 11/16/2022

Scrubby dubby!!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 11/16/2022

Some before and after shots of todays clean i even had a little helper to check in on me every once in a while!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 11/14/2022
Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 10/02/2022

Some before and afters!!!


Let me catch your dustbunnies! I still have a couple openings for every other week and one spot for once a month!


Happy Monday! I wanted to pop over and let everyone know that I will be on vacation from the 5th of August through the 15th! We are going on a very, very long motorcycle ride! You can still leave your messages on messenger or call me and leave a voicemail. Becca is still available, but please take it easy on her if she doesn’t respond right away, she is a super busy B! I will try and check my messages as connection will allow! Also I do have a few more openings left for bi weekly cleans, once a month cleans and only one more weekly spot!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 07/26/2022

Updated!!! Another clean in the books yesterday, Becca will have more pictures, because I am just so bad at remembering to take before and after pictures! But we had so much fun!


If you are thinking of doing this, call me and schedule your appointment for a free estimate! One time cleans, weekly, bi weekly or monthly! We’re here to help! No home is too dirty! We don’t judge, we just love to clean!


Hello ladies and gents and a Happy 4th of July to everyone! I wanted to let everyone know that I have rearranged my schedule successfully and have now some open spots to fill! So anyone interested send me a message or call me (Beate) at 319-350-0577!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 06/10/2022

Busy busy B’s weve had our hands full making a difference one home at a time! We’ve been busy with routine cleans, move out cleans, one time cleans, small tasks and caring for your loved ones THANKYOU for the support and believing in us our hearts and schedules are full and it’s all because of you guys!!


Have you ever dreamed? Of having more hours in the day? Of doing less work and more time for play? Of a house that is clean when you get in from work? Of a life free from tackling dust and dirt? Of a sensitive husband who buys flowers each day? Of kids that never argue or make a mess when they play?
Is this sounding perfect? Too good to be true?
Well maybe you’re asking a bit much with the last two!
But the rest is a fiddle, easily done,
Leaving you with more time for fun!
Enough of mopping, scrubbing and dishes, I know a couple of ladies that can grant you these wishes.
Sit down, relax and pick up the phone.
(Don’t touch the mop, and leave the bleach alone) One call to us and say goodbye to cleaning, Busy B’s will soon have your home gleaming!

Photos from That German Cleaning Lady's post 04/19/2022

Happiness is coming home to a clean house!! Stressed about the mess? Let us help! We can watch over your loved ones while you run errands, help you get your house back in shape, help you keep your house in shape, do some odd and end tasks that just arent easy to do anymore. We can do just about anything and If we havent done it yet we are willing to give it a shot! Spring has already been busy and Spots are filling up quickly get ahold of us if you are interested!!

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