That stuck with me as a lesson to be learnt. The more untidy you are, the less profit you make. If at the end of a job I need to fork out for carpet or furniture cleaning, it eats away at my profit margin. If I rush a job and end up revisiting an area to neaten it up, I am wasting time and money.
Only last week I had to have a little word with a young helper of mine after I explained the best way to firmly put a lid back on the tin at the end of the day and he decided to ignore me and stamp on it with his shoe. That method is all good and well until you step back onto the carpet and that crescent of white gloss that has transferred from the edge of the tin onto your shoe ends up as a moon-shaped mess on the customer's carpet.
From my experience it pays to be careful, so I always spend time on my preparation to make sure the carpets are covered and be as tidy as possible on a job. Have you got any tidy tips to help keep the profits up?