Summerbird was born out of a desire by my wife and me to do more with our time, as individuals, as a couple and later, as a family.
We wanted our South London flat to be clean but didn't want to spend our short weekends dusting, hoovering, mopping or doing any of the other tasks needed to keep it that way.
When our first baby arrived a few years ago our time became even more stretched, so we started contacting cleaners and cleaning companies to help us out.
Several false starts later we were no better off: cleaners not turning up or arriving hours later than arranged; being unable to communicate directly with the cleaner due to language issues; no cover when our cleaner was ill or on holiday; or simply a poor standard of cleaning.
We felt we could make a better job of it ourselves. So that's what we're doing!
Summerbird is based on the simple belief that by only using professional and well-paid cleaners, we can always deliver a reliable, high quality service.
This is just the beginning of our story and we need your help to write the next chapters!