When I first heard of Cook and Clean WA four years ago, my first thought was, “What a good business idea!” I think Little Nerd was about six months old, and the reality of how hard juggling a baby and a job (with a husband on frequent work trips away) had most definitely sunken in by then. I shake my head in embarrassment when I think back to pregnant me sometimes, importantly pinning all these “easy healthy family recipes” on Pinterest – I was SO sure when I was on maternity leave that I’d have all this spare time on my hands, to grocery shop and cook (also remember thinking I might just casually write a novel while the baby sleeps with all that time on my hands. Ahhh! I was so innocent. Dumb and innocent).
Whether you have kids or not, I’m sure most of us have at some stage struggled to maintain a clean house and eat healthy meals. Cook and Clean was founded by Leticia Favero, a Brazilian-born woman who could see a niche in the Perth market for a service that offered both cleaning and healthy home cooking. Starting off with just two people, it grew to a team before Leticia changed careers to work in childcare and yoga, and sold the business to current owners, sisters Camila and Carol de Paula Ferreira.
Camila says she loves the satisfaction the job brings – and that her favourite thing about it is getting feedback from happy clients. “We love good feedback – and when the house is so messy and they show me before and afters,” she laughs. “It’s so good.”
I’ve been so impressed by the cleans they’ve done at our house – everything sparkles afterward, and I walk around in a happy, relaxed, almost ASMR-induced haze just looking at everything in awe. If you asked me to choose between having a facial at a day spa or having my house cleaned, I’d choose having my house cleaned every time!
Their clients range from busy singles, couples and families, and understandably, families with new babies are high up there! In fact, two sets of friends of ours – who have both been blessed with the surprise of twins! – have hired Cook and Clean to help get them through the hard times.
Whenever I’ve mentioned Cook and Clean in conversation, the main thing people have asked me is how does it actually work? While they have clients who just want cleaning, many opt for both services, in which case two people come to your house – one person cooks, the other cleans.
And to cater for your family’s meal preferences, you’re asked which meals you’d like from their extensive menu on their site. I can vouch that the meals are delicious! Carol says they have a passion for healthy eating and cooking with fresh, unprocessed ingredients as often as possible, and while the meal plans are already geared to healthy eating, they also offer extra-lean, vegetarian and vegan options.
They can also do your laundry, ironing or help organise your pantry, closet or kids toys – whatever cleaning, decluttering or home organising you require! Along with general house cleaning, they also do vacate cleans, office cleans and AirBnB cleans.
They’re hard-working people, and I admire hard-working people. And they’re also generous…
WIN A FREE HOUSE CLEAN!
They’re also generous – and this week, Camila and Carol are very kindly offering a free house clean as a prize to one lucky Perth house nerd!
All you have to do to enter is be following Cook and Clean on either Instagram @cookandcleanperth or Facebook @cookandcleanperth, like the giveaway post and tag a friend for each entry. One friend, one entry, five friends, five entries and so on!
Not using social media? You can also enter by leaving your full name and a comment below, letting us know your LEAST favourite cleaning task! (Please don’t forget to include your email so I can contact you if you win).
Competition is open to participants whose home is within 30km of the Perth CBD.
There is a complete release of Instagram by each entrant.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram.
Competition closes Wednesday 4th September, winner announced Thursday 5th September.