Empowered Women, Empower Women. The Inspiring Story of Our CEO, Aisha Pandor.

This Women’s Month we’re celebrating the incredible women who make SweepSouth the cleaning powerhouse that it has become in just two short years, from our SweepStar cleaners to our behind-the-scenes team and the customers who have taken a chance on … Continue reading Empowered Women, Empower Women. The Inspiring Story of Our CEO, Aisha Pandor.

Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

In our previous post we wrote about our experience at the Web Summit, and some of the things that were positive and not so great about attending. As mentioned one of our biggest “aha” moments was when we realised that while being an event for tech startups, the Web Summit itself is also a startup, and that there are some great lessons to be learned from how they operate, and have been able to grow from 400 attendees to over 22 000 in the last four years. Here are our takeaways: 1. Small can be good. We discussed with some … Continue reading Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

SweepSouth at Web Summit 2014

It’s been almost a month since Alen and I returned from Dublin, where we attended the Web Summit 2014. The conference is primarily technology focused, with startups attending and exhibiting and getting the chance to pitch, meet with investors and network. Apart from that, it has several offshoot “Summits”, like the Food Summit, Builder’s Summit, Marketing Summit and Sports Summit. It lasts over three days and there really aren’t enough days to fully enjoy all that it has to offer. The conference itself also has impressive stats, having had it’s inaugural event in 2010 with 400 people, and since growing … Continue reading SweepSouth at Web Summit 2014

Here’s to Coffee for Cleaning

Traditionally the best friend of students, entrepreneurs and stressed and overworked corporate types, coffee is a godsend to many. In honour of International Coffee Day on 29th September 2014, SweepSouth lists 7 unusual uses for coffee. And here I thought our options were limited to drinking it hot or iced… Who knew that this versatile beverage could do so much? Read about these surprising uses and try at your own peril! 1. Coffee is an excellent air freshener and smell neutraliser for your fridge or car. Place a jar of coffee beans into your fridge or (parked!) car and leave … Continue reading Here’s to Coffee for Cleaning

10 Ordinary Household Items, 10 Extraordinary Household Uses

At SweepSouth, we’re all for recycling, upcycling, or even downcycling (just don’t try to get us bicycling!). It’s therefore our pleasure to give you a list of some extraordinary things you can do with ordinary household items. Check it out below! 1. Packing Peanuts 2. Pantyhose 3. Plastic Milk Jugs 4. Ice-cube Trays 5. Shower Caps 6. Toothpaste 7. Baby Wipes 8. White Wine or Apple Cider Vinegar 9. Coffee Filters 10. Coke 1. Packing Peanuts Spritz (my favourite word) perfume on to packing peanuts and hide amongst clothes or bedding for some cheap but effective deodorisers. Another great use … Continue reading 10 Ordinary Household Items, 10 Extraordinary Household Uses

The SweepSouth Vision

  The idea for SweepSouth came to us while Alen and I searched fruitlessly for someone to assist with domestic cleaning over the December holidays. Like many South Africans, we are fortunate enough to have assistance at home with domestic cleaning. However, with our regular hero sis Ntombi away for the holidays, we seemed fated to spend the vacation divvying up chores. We had previous dealings with some of the popular “agencies” in the country, and the experience had left us with a sour taste in our mouths. The ladies the agencies presented had no enthusiasm for the job, and … Continue reading The SweepSouth Vision