Issue 5 2021

For Founder and CEO Mila Viniavska, achieving an orderly, satisfying life requires a careful balance of work, leisure, and the many other components that keep us busy; family, relationships, running a home, pursuing dreams, and all the other necessities of daily life. It is a tricky balance to maintain, but without it, life can soon become stressful and draining, leading to unproductivity and dissatisfaction. According to statistics, 80% of the population of Sweden have experienced the overwhelming sense of lost balance, and Mila was among them. Feeling stress, anxiety and resulting poor health of managing life felt like the inevitable, when in fact the solution lay simply in finding more free time. In 2012, Mila founded SmartaVal to deliver just that. A full-service company offering comprehensive services in household and commercial cleaning, window cleaning, gardening, and craftsman or handyman services, SmartaVal is designed to fit seamlessly into everyday life. Offering flexible, friendly service that is affordable and environmentally responsible, SmartaVal’s purpose is two-fold: to make clean and tidy spaces for better living and working, and to alleviate the day-to-day tasks that add to the pressures of working life. In brief, to make life happier and healthier. It is a concept that is becoming increasingly prevalent across Sweden, as stress-induced sick leave has taken a sudden upwards turn. As a result, many employers across the country have begun to introduce allowances and household services as salary benefits to help reduce stress, enabling employees to concentrate more energy into their work and seeing a consequent rise in productivity and positive business outcomes. “Imagine what would happen if companies’ revenues were to double as a result of our collaboration!” says Mila. “Promoting prosperous and long-term health as a business strategy is key for future employers.” Indeed, many of SmartaVal’s business clients are passionate advocates for the household service salary benefit concept, as one customer attests: “The job is a big part of life and offering household-related services as a salary benefit is a smart way for a good leader to make it easier for his employees to make life come together. As an employer, you get increased profitability with satisfied employees, reduced sick leave and a really proactive part of rehabilitation work. It is an investment that pays off.” Despite the glowing testimonials of employers and employees alike, there are some businesses that are yet to adopt the innovative rehabilitation and support concept as a salary benefit. For Mila, it is vital that this mentality changes: “Have you ever seen an employee perform to his full potential when he does not have time at home to rest and recover?” she queries. In addition to its employee benefits, SmartaVal also offers additional B2B services across Stockholm and beyond. Specialists in office and property cleaning, stair cleaning, school, kindergarten and shop cleaning, complete with window services, SmartaVal breathes new life into workplaces and environments. The SmartaVal team works around its clients, operating in the mornings, afternoons, and after-hours, any day of the week, to ensure clients are fully satisfied with the whole cleaning experience. SmartaVal’s personal services are similarly comprehensive. “Give me your to-do list and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes so that you will have time for positive lifestyle changes,” says Mila. Offering weekly cleaning services or one-off cleaning for a house move, spring clean, or tidying up after an event, SmartaVal provides a team of highly qualified, meticulous cleaners who will work around homeowners and clients to fit their schedules, going above and beyond to deliver cleans that exceed expectations, and make returning home at the end of the day a joy. SmartaVal also has a team of experienced handymen which clients call on to handle everything from small fixing jobs to laying a new floor or repainting the house, all delivered with the company’s signature superior customer service and a quality guarantee. This guarantee extends to the firm’s other household services in gardening that is billed by the hour with no hidden costs, window plastering, and snow shovelling, as well as a full range of cleaning products and equipment to purchase. Whatever your home needs to achieve perfection, the SmartaVal team is on hand to deliver. Tidy space, tidy mind Best Commercial & Professional Cleaning Company 2021 – Sweden At SmartaVal AB, the key to a happier, more balanced life is simple: find more free time. As a vast majority of the population suffers the anxiety and stress of juggling the many aspects of daily life, the Swedish firm is on-hand with a full-service household solution. From domestic to office cleaning, gardening to maintenance services, SmartaVal can handle a vast array of household services, so that you don’t have to. In addition, SmartaVal works with businesses across Stockholm and beyond, promoting household services as a salary benefit for employees in an initiative that is seeing tangible results in happier, more productive teams. CEO and Founder Mila Viniavska tells us more. Jan21486