Each house has it's special thing, space, vibe...whatever you want to call it, it is there! A "Great Cleaner" will be able to find this and work from it. If you listed any of my clients, I would be able to tell you what that special "Thing" is.
This is why I love my job, because every house and family is different. Different decorating tastes, different needs, different lifestyles.
The photo to the left is from my clients that live on an old hobby farm, surrounded by gardens and wild flowers. Every week, I venture out into the gardens with my scissors and basket and start cutting fresh flowers. Each week something different is in bloom, from flowers, to hosta, berry bushes and trees or even fall leaves. I love wandering out to see what is in bloom, even a single blossom can be placed in a small vase on the back of the toilet or kitchen window sill.
PLUS...they have a big chalkboard on their wall. Each week, I take 5 minutes to draw a special picture or maze on the board for them. It may be something going on such as a holiday or school starting or a fun theme such as a maze with Alice at the top falling into a hole and a table with teacups at the end.
~Write down your clients (or if you want to do this for your own house...list your rooms)
~Close your eyes and imagine walking into the house or room.
~Write down the thoughts and images that come to mind.
~Do this quickly for each client.
~Now go back and think of one or two things you could do for this client or room to enhance the special "THING" about this client or room.