We quit our jobs to launch our cleaning business – cruel trolls laugh at us but we don't care | The Sun

TWO mums who left their jobs to launch their own cleaning business have revealed they get comments from cruel trolls – but don't have time for their negativity.

Claire Jenkins, 50, started cleaning houses and holiday lets after she was made redundant 12 years ago.

And four years later she was joined by Hazel Mckinniel, 44, who was looking to earn extra money while working as a carer, but quickly gave it up to throw everything into their business.

The duo worked hard to open their own laundrette and shop in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, called The Laundry Room, in 2020.

And Claire and Hazel, who each have two sons, quickly rose to fame after going viral with their top cleaning hacks on TikTok (@theweescottycleaners) – with their videos earning them millions of views.

The mums have now revealed that they get a lot of nasty comments from "jealous trolls".

But they said that they only focus on positivity and refuse to spend any time on the comments.

Mum-of-two Hazel, originally from Larkhall, told the Scottish Sun: "You get jealousy anywhere you go – because we're going so well at the minute there's a lot of jealousy out there and a lot of trolling.

"Some people don't realise how hard we work.

"Yeah, we have nice lifestyles and stuff like that but we work 24/7 and we barely have a day off.

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"We do get trolled with a lot of negativity but we try not to bother about it.

"We don't like any negativity."

Claire, originally from Kirkintilloch, added: "I just delete it.

"If there's any bad comments or just folk being mean, I just swipe and delete. It's just not worth our time."

Talking about their success instead, Claire said that they only focus on positivity.

She said: "All negativity goes out the door. It's just positive all the way.

"And I'm 100 per cent convinced this is what's got us here today."

Claire and Hazel's fame has led to their thousands of fans reaching out from across the country asking them to clean their homes.

Hazel said: "We get asked all the time to clean for other people and stuff (from TikTok).

"We get asked to clean all over the country. But we don't have time for that right now."

Claire explained that not only do they clean people's homes and run their shop, but they also look after 20 holiday lets and clean pensioner's homes.

She said: "There's not enough hours in the day because the shop also takes up our time and we also look after around 20 holiday lets.

"We also look after old people's houses and go and clean for them.

"So there's not enough hours in the day. It's just the two of us."

Speaking of their hard work, Hazel added: "Some days we work 12-hour shifts. We also supply bedding to local hotels and B&Bs

"People always ask us to clean their windows, skirting boards and showers. And their oven.

"But people don't understand how we can get their showers and windows so clean and streak-free."

The proud mums added that they always felt like they were destined to find each other and run their business together.

Hazel said: "We do believe that we were put in each other's paths for a reason."

Claire chimed in: "For us to excel.

"We didn't know each other before Hazel reached out.

"At first, I actually thought she was a wee bit stuck up and then she came and asked for a job and I thought 'she's not as stuck up as I thought!'"

And even though they have found fame online and are recognised in shops and in the street, the pair have stayed incredibly humble.



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Hazel added: "If people ask us 'what do you do for a living?' we're just like, 'we're cleaners – we're scrubbers.'

"We don't mention it at all or what we've done to get us where we are – we just tell them that we clean for a living and stay very grounded."

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