For a clean, healthy home
Health-based cleaning systems
If you need deep, detailed cleaning— within budget— you’ll need systems to fit the job.
I previously owned and operated a health-based cleaning service, especially for households with environmental allergies and asthma. Deep, detailed cleaning is default. And systems are key.
I’m now focusing more on the systems part of my work, to help more clients breathe easier. Plus enable their help to work effectively and efficiently. Cost-effectively.
My systems are based on what’s worked for my clients— customized for exclusive use in each home. Based on their individual health needs and budget.
A common element is safety. And reducing household sources of indoor air pollution, water pollution, and waste. All built right in.
Read about my current projects here.
Integrating health-based cleaning systems into your home
I’ve worked collaboratively with many Homeowners, along with Home Managers, Personal Assistants, and independent cleaning services. And have continually learned much from them all.
- Assessing your supplies for safety. And ensuring everything’s used and stored safely.
- Identifying together what’s working or not— for your health, home, time and budget.
- Field-testing new products and tools, as needed, on surfaces, finishes and appliances.
- Customizing new systems for safe, efficient cleaning.
- Evaluating and fine-tuning. Rinse and repeat.
- Weeding out unnecessarily-toxic, specialized products. Wasteful ones too, as these often go together. This is key to safety and efficiency— for everything from ordering and stocking to cleaning and trash day.
- Safely disposing of products and tools that no longer serve your needs. This will likely need a curbside pickup by The City’s Household Hazardous Waste service.
- Re-organizing your cleaning supplies as needed.
Learn more about health-based cleaning. As for transitioning from conventional to health-based systems, here’s my first case history.
Getting your cleaning priorities met
Prioritizing tasks is key. I’ve developed detailed work schedules for use with clients, customized on request. The main health-based cleaning processes are built right in.
If you’re not sleeping well, your bedroom may be the most important place to start. A living room, family room or work area may come next.
Managing your labor costs
Hiring within budget
When hiring a cleaning service, I can help you choose from among your basic options— based on your budget and priorities.
As with any type of service, your options are based on what’s “fast, cheap or good— pick two”. Add “healthy” to that list!
De-cluttering to streamline the job
If you spend much time in a room regularly, with dust mite allergies and asthma, you’ll need deep cleaning at least once per week.
Phasing out clutter hot-spots can simplify the job— one small, manageable chunk at time. Again, in priority rooms. Why pay a service to deep-clean one room for a few hours? Yes, one cluttered or busily-decorated room can take that much time, or more.
If you need a big purge, and tend to re-clutter easily, consider hiring a dedicated Professional Organizer to take much of the load off you. I also highly recommend Liberated Spaces.
Following de-cluttering is a deep cleaning, and maintaining a clutter-free area.