By Lucy Notarantonio
A young man has decided to bare all to become a naked household cleaner – and he says business is booming.
Daniel Aitken, 26, started his new business just two weeks ago after first proposing the idea as joke to his parents.
The former construction worker now strips down to nothing but a pair of marigold gloves as he puts some elbow grease into cleaning the homes of Brighton residents.
And despite his unique venture, Daniel – who charges £30 per hour for his cleaning services – is thrilled by the surge of interest after setting up his own business Facebook page.
He hopes all the funds saved will allow him to build his own property in the next few years.
Daniel said: “I’m aware it’s a pretty random job but I saw a gap in the market and thought I would jump at the opportunity.
“I only started my naked cleaning business two weeks ago but I can already see the potential as I’ve already been so busy.
“I have already cleaned six people’s house in one week and despite being naked, I don’t feel awkward.
“I’m quite confident and so far my clientele have been a mixture of men and women who are mostly middle aged.”
Daniel – who cleans in the buff after stripping down in the home he cleans – hopes his new business will go from strength to strength.
He added: “I just turn up to their house with a bottle of flash, dust pan and brush, take my clothes off and start my shift.
“I don’t mind putting myself out there, I am sure it is nothing they haven’t seen before.
“So far all my customers have ensured they are home and have tended to follow me from room to room whilst we chat and clean, I am very good at multi-tasking.
“I have experience in cleaning from when I was a labourer, you have to sweep some pretty grubby floors.
“My friends think it is hilarious but I remain professional and ensure their house is spotless when I leave.”
Daniel is also a touch therapist – which involves cuddling strangers for up to £45 per hour – an additional service he adds onto his cleaning.
He added: “The aim of professional cuddling is to give companionship, this I do fully clothed.
“It is a mixture of men and women who buy these services, I have learnt a lot about Brexit when cuddling older men.
“If you go without human touch for a while, you can feel isolated so sometimes I just meet my clients in a cafe.
“My dream is to build my own house in the future and I am willing to do whatever it takes – within reason – to achieve it.”