Match & Date Girl: Business Partners

Joey: Her place was really that bad?
Ross: You know how you throw your jacket on a chair at the end of the day? Well, like that — only, instead of a chair, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of a jacket, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of the end of the day, it’s the end of time and garbage is all that has survived! –Friends

I think I mentioned in a few posts back that Match and I have started our own company, a little side business. It’s a cleaning company, where we specialize in cleaning apartments or houses after people move out. What’s great about the business is that Match works for his mom’s property management company. So after people move out, they call us to clean up the units. We’ve had a lot of business in these past two months, and we’re starting to generate some real cash.

It all started because we wanted to make extra money to save up for vacations, maybe go on some European cruises or visit Match’s sister, Travel Girl, in Peru. Now we’re thinking that the money might be better invested in a home. We’re saving for a down payment on either a condo or a house, depending on what we can afford, and what’s out there.

It’s a great way to make extra money, but the work is TOUGH. Thursday and Friday night after work we scrubbed the same apartment that was filthy. I’m discovering things about strangers I never wanted to know. It amazes me the way some people can live. Just so so gross!

Also, starting a business with your significant other is great, but it can cause tension. We’ve had a couple of little arguments over it, mostly because I get tired and grumpy, or we both do, and we get short with each other. Overall I’m glad we started this, and I hope we get at least one job a week (preferably on the weekend, instead of after work, bleck).
Not only are we making money, but we’ve made this commitment together, and it shows that Match really wants me to be a permanent fixture in his life. We’re even opening up a business checking account next week, that will have both our names on it! And even though we’re saving together, Match knows that I still want to at least be engaged before we actually buy the place. So who knows? If this company really takes off and we make a lot of extra cash, I just might get a whole lot more than a house! 🙂


    Coast Sister

    Good luck with your new business! I know that you’ll do great. You’ve just gotta get the word out.

    mimi jetaime

    oh that is so fab!

    you give hope! the fact that you have started a business together and are thinking houses is huge! and lovely!

    congrats and good luck!



    That is great news, especially in a time of financial crisis. Best of luck.

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