Ingrid Newbold

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Ingrid Newbold
Ingrid Newbold

About Me...

I’m addicted to mangoes, filling my closets with shoes, cruises and yes, shopping of course!. My “Purpose by Design” is to help families with kids, single moms, holidaymakers, passionate entrepreneurs, and small business owners to enjoy their annual family getaways using a Live FUNNER, Spend LESS, Vacation MORE business model, a.k.a. “Living the Maximized Life” through the concept of building communities and leveraging a simple 3 step vacation system.

Wife – Entrepreneur – Travelholic

I am the co-founder of Funntripps Vacation Club and the wife to an amazing man! If you’d like to get in touch, please connect with me here. 

Entrepreneurshhip: The Dream-Struggle-Victory

In 2006, I relocated from Freeport, Grand Bahama to The Exumas as a member of the Casino at Emerald Bay’s opening team. It was an exciting time filled with fun and promise. Then it happened: the financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis (GFC), which eventually led to the closure of the casino.

The side hustle

What was my response to the crisis? I was blessed to obtain employment as a housekeeping supervisor for a leading resort community. But later, I decided to strike out on my own as a self-employed housekeeper. Building my clientele was a real struggle at first. However, to avoid further personal hardships, I was determined to give busy vacation homeowners a reliable, professional, affordable solution to messy, dirty houses.

Start up

Establishing credibility

My name is my reputation. I am serious about being trustworthy, consistent, genuine, accountable, respectful, and principled. That’s how I gained my experience. By digging in the trenches, I was able to further build my knowledge of housekeeping tasks, honed required skills and learned how to accomplish assignments as quickly as possible. The faster and more effectively I did my job, the more my clients were willing to hire me.

The closure of the casino was actually a blessing in disguise because I decided to take more control of my own schedule and life. I’ve personally “set a goal to become successful” for what it  will make of me to achieve it. I’ve drawn the line in the sand. I’m on my way as I learn how to start, run and grow a successful residential & commercial cleaning business

I’m doing it for the skills I have to learn and the person I have to become.”  I truly appreciate the work commitments and time challenges facing many households nowadays. Kids have homework, practice, rehearsals, sports meets, and a variety of other activities that require many parents to spend even more time out of the house. Working most commonly on a weekly or every other week schedule, I aim to give busy individuals and families clean, comfortable homes to return to and enjoy. Homes cleaned according to their individual wishes and services backed by a 24-hour satisfaction guarantee.

In a nutshell, it’s really quite simple: “I clean houses.”

House Cleaning Services

  • Regular Cleaning Services: No contracts. No hassles. No stress. Only tidy solutions for your home.
  • Apartment Cleaning Services: Top-quality solutions for condos, townhomes, rentals, small spaces & more.
  • Move In & Move Out Cleaning Service:: Our home cleaning service will make it look like you were never there.
  • Occasional Cleaning Service: Ensuring a perfect clean for any occasion. Aren’t you busy enough?
  • Special Event Cleaning: We’re focused on your priorities and provide detailed cleaning services for a spotless space.
  • Organizational Services: A cluttered home impacts your ability to relax & recharge. Simplify your space with our decluttering service.
  • Housekeeping Services: Live in the moment & leave the housekeeping to us. Enjoy our personalized cleaning plans.
  • Services you can trust: Locally Owned – Supplies & Equipment Provided – No Contracts – 24 Hour Warranty 
  • Affordable Cleaning Services: A top-quality clean at a price you’ll love. We’re certainly trustworthy & reliable. We offer FREE Estimates on Our Services!

Sooo, Who Is This Bahama Mama?

Work Experience

Yes, I’m just a small island girl who discovered a big world. I am an entrepreneur, former Croupier, Pit Boss, and Housekeeping Supervisor. Basically, I’ve been in the customer service business all of my career.  

There was also a time when I once was a crew-member onboard a yatch and also operated my own travel agency.  Since that time, I have run my own company, The McNew Group from the sidelines.

I’m the proprietor of  McNew Cleaning Services, a housekeeping service based in The Bahamas,  my homeland. I use my ever-expanding platform to dispense useful, time-saving cleaning tips, tricks and recommendations. This includes everything from developing a daily cleaning routine to de-cluttering and organizing around the home.

While I have delivered expert advice on cleaning products, tools, and DIY substitutes for over ten years, I wasn’t always a cleaning pro (or fan) and understand that people are looking for practical, time-saving solutions to everyday problems.

However, I’ve recently decided to seriously follow my passions having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.  I have also started a membership group, which will serve Funntripps Vacation Club exclusively.

Ingrid Newbold
Ingrid Newbold

Family Life

I have been married to my fun, witty, smart and handsome husband, Ricardo for twenty-two years. We have numerous nieces and nephews in addition to several adopted sons and daughters. We still live in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas, currently residing in the hidden playgrounds of  Exuma & The Exuma Cays..

  • If you’re wondering where  The Islands of The Bahamas are, click here .
  • Goldie, my mother is a retired janitress and has taught me how to be a successful homemaker.

  • Cleveland, my dear father (RIP) was the consummate dreamer and always the life of the party”

  • My darling sisters include Mavis, Dorcas, Vernell,  Verdella, Esther and the late Donna McPhee (Dorcas’ twin).

  • Rudolph, a pilot and Cleveland Jr. are my beloved brothers..

Personal Beliefs & Hobbies

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”
– Marianne Williamson

 “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn


I enjoy singing and I'm a member of the awesome Praise Team at Rhema Kingdom Ministries in Exuma, Bahamas.

Helping People

What I enjoy most is helping ordinary people discover their unique "God-given talents" so that they can impact lives and live their "Purpose by Design."


I like to travel. A lot. If it involves shopping, I'm sold! I've been on more than 10 family cruises, visited Las Vegas & London.

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I typically post once per week. The weekends are exclusively reserved to be offline and for me to be with family. So, please use that time to catch up on posts you may have missed covering topics such as cleaning, organizing & decorating.

I’d like to proudly introduce you to my new online course – “A Housekeeper’s Secrets.” Featuring PDFs, text and videos, you’ll learn how to simplify your life to strip away the stress and as a result become happier and more fulfilled.

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