Sunday, 11 November 2012


Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. It's also Armistice Day. Normally, I spend my Remembrance Sunday either in a parade or watching one. Today, I honoured the fallen with two minutes silence in an empty street, having started collecting Kleeneze catalogues an hour before.

I was collecting catalogues on this particular Sunday because I'd spent the first 3 days of the previous week dealing with family emergencies, including my daughter's relationship troubles (classic domestic violence; I know from bitter experience how this will end and can only hope that my daughter gets out before too much psychological damage is done) and my mother's health, which is back on a joyous medication-induced roller-coaster ride. As of right now, I am working my Kleeneze business full time, seven days a week if I have to.

In the past week, I've put catalogues into 1000 homes and managed to blanket drop to areas which had already been visited thoroughly the previous week. My first drop netted me 5 orders, my second netted none - a first for me with Kleeneze.

So as far as Going For No is concerned, I was 100 - 0 on the second day and 95 - 5 on the first. Not a great start to an already stressful week.

In typical Kleeneze Dragon style, I redoubled my efforts and around 400 catalogues went out on each of Thursday and Friday. Saturday, I collected 274 out of 396, and got 13 orders. On Sunday, I collected 211 out of 397 (not bad considering it's Remembrance Sunday and many would have been out at services, parades and memorials) and got 17 orders.

Total turnover for the week - just short of £400. Well off my target of £1500, but proof that, even when the area has been blanket dropped by another distributor, you can still get a decent number of orders.

Next week, I'll be putting another 1000+ catalogues out, and working in some personal presenting and product demonstrations too.

The Kleeneze Lady has got her Mojo back!

By the way, if any of you have bookmarked my blog, I've changed the URL to, so as not to contravene any company regulations regarding websites. I've also shut down, so as not to contravene the new company regulations. I'm hoping this is enough to keep the right side of the new rules, but I've emailed Kleeneze HQ for clarification.