MissionWe started Smartin’ Tidy over a decade ago because we noticed a void in after party/event cleaning. We recently added property clean outs, because of a different void…women. We feel that we can add that special women’s touch to the cleaning industry. So this is where Smartin’ Tidy comes in. We would be delighted take the burden of “cleaning up or cleaning out” off your hands.
What They Do
- Event/Party Clean-Up
- Property Preservation
- Foreclosure/Property Clean-outs
- Cleaning Private to Moderate Sized Corporate Offices
Run by two sisters raised in Blue Bell, Tracey and Marlys Martin first discovered their passion for cleaning as children. They would help clean up after their mother’s parties, who was handicapped and found the process difficult.
“We have a mother who loves to throw parties, but she could never clean after, during or before,” said Tracey.
As they started cleaning events for friends, the Martins realized the potential and transformed their passion into a thriving business.
Smartin’ Tidy started as a part-time business on weekends while the sisters still worked corporate accounting jobs during the week. However, the pair eventually quit corporate America and focused on the business full time.
“I was so happy on the weekends and dreading Monday morning,” Marlys said, “I would much rather clean than do a spreadsheet any day.”
Smartin’ Tidy works approximately 25 events a year, and offers cleaning services for residential homes and offices. They also work closely with realtors and property managers to ensure quick turnovers for new tenants and homeowners.
The Smartin’ Tidy title uses the family name, Martin, which to them symbolizes ownership and teamwork.
“We got on a family conference call. Eventually we got to Smartin’ Tidy, and it stuck. Be Smart and let us Tidy up.” said Tracey.
As business owners and sisters, Tracey and Marlys have become closer than ever.
“We are best friends, we are moms, we are business partners, we are sisters. We are together all the time.” said Tracey.
Smartin’ Tidy is more than just a business for the Martin sisters, it is a passion and an opportunity to give back to the community.
Tracey Martin volunteers with special needs children and teenagers in the community. Her motivation for this involvement is her daughter, who also has special needs. She takes time out of her busy schedule to participate, attend, and assist at various events such as dance parties held for these individuals.
Eventually, she wants to give them work opportunities as part of Smartin’ Tidy.
“Those young adults, they give me life,” Tracey said. “It warms my heart.”
In addition to diversifying their workforce, the Martin sisters also hope to open an all-inclusive party space, offering all elements of party planning like decorations and catering, as well as set-up and clean-up.
“We love what we do, we are passionate, and it shows,” said Tracey. “We aren’t just another cleaning service.”