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Welcome back!

  We are excited to announce that Alexandria will be back with us this summer.  She has been away at nursing school. Alexandria is an awesome person to work with. She is meticulous about her work, honest and hard working. I am looking forward to working with her again. Congratulations on a great semester! 
Recent posts

10 Must Have Cleaning Supplies

I used to be a person who bought every different kind of cleaner available, those specified for this or that, such as All Purpose Cleaners, furniture polish, etc. They can be expensive though if you have to have a cleaner for every different thing you do. After I began cleaning for a living, I found uses for BASIC supplies that did everything. I also found that texture of my cleaning rag or tool played as big a part as the cleaner I was using. So here is a list of things I keep in my cleaning toolkit that can be used for virtually anything and everything.  1. Dawn Dishsoap  Dawn is soft enough to be used on animals. Many commercials have shown it to be effective in cleaning up little ducklings, etc after an oil spill. So it's soft enough to not harm, yet has a great degreaser. Fill up a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of Dawn Dish Soap, shake and voila! There is your all purpose cleaner.  2. Vinegar The same type of bottle is handy to have as the Dawn, if you prefer Vin

Commercial Cleaning

  What does commercial cleaning entail? A daily cleaning checklist for commercial spaces includes vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and kitchen areas and emptying trash bins. We also wash doors & windows as needed and disinfect by cleaning surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches.  Commercial cleaning is important for employees and customers. Customers will most likely come back if your office or business is clean. Employees will miss less work due to illness. 

Organizing & Tidying

  Let's gather some simple solutions to help you keep up on housekeeping.  1. Decluttering - Decluttering your house can be a daunting task. The first step to organizing anything is to get rid of excess by decluttering. Get rid of things you don't want or don't use. Start two piles, one for donations, the other for trash. If you don't love it or use it, get rid of it. The standard is, if you haven't used it or wore it for a year, get rid of it.  2. Organizing - There are a couple of ways to get started organizing your home. To keep things up off of the floor, try to use some wall space. Shelves with baskets and coat hooks can go a long way. Be sure to use labels and keep like items together. Coat hooks are great for hanging not only coats, but shopping bags that contain various like items, backpacks etc. 3. Tidying - Making your bed and keeping your dishes done are the two best ways to get started.  Use a basket to pickup items throughout the house and put away late

Before and After

Here is a before & after of a post construction clean.   

One Year Anniversary

All That Shines recently celebrated its first year of business.  Thank you to all who have helped me get this company started and off on the right foot.  My customers are the best!! 

All That Shines - My Wedding

I got behind on my blogging and didn't even take the opportunity to say Happy New Year.  Now we're coming up on Easter.  Gosh! I hope I haven't lost any readers. It's been a busy few months to say the least. All That Shines LLC almost went under but by the grace of God, I was able to save it.  So that's been kind of stressful. In the midst of all of that, I got married!! That's right! MARRIED! After 17 long years of being single, I finally met someone and tied the knot.  My name is now Dana R. Simpkins.  Meet my husband Kent. He will be helping me with the company and we may be adding some additional services including event cleanup and janitorial services. Kent is currently a probation and parole officer.  Here are some of my wedding pictures.