11 May 2010

sage of aquarius

Does your kitchen sink runneth over with après-party dishes? Your bathroom tile looking a bit dingy and brown? It’s officially time to put out an A.P.B. to the green gals at Sage Clean for the great post-holiday tidy-up. While attending University of Washington Business School, owner Stephanie Toller was called upon to help a housecleaning friend. She was shocked to see the toxic effects of typical under-the-sink staples, such as drying skin and burning eyes, and knew there had to be a better way. Her solution: Sage Clean, a local, earth-friendly cleaning service. Toller and her team use a range of products from baking soda and vinegar to Pink Solution (a product sourced from Canada) and Citrus Magic to make homes sparkle. Every product is natural and biodegradable and family and pet friendly. From bathrooms and kitchens to laundry, dishes and common living areas, no task is too daunting for these cleaning dynamos. Prices are on par with non-eco minded services – Toller tells me that a well-maintained home of up to 1200 sq ft typically that takes about 2 hours every 2 weeks to keep up will run approximately $70 per visit. Sage Clean typically needs 2 weeks notice to book services, but houses in need of immediate TLC can be placed on a waiting list for last minute cancellations.

Wanna try?
Sage Clean, (206-327-2255).

Small Changes Add Up
If 10,000 Seattleites used Dryerballs instead of liquid fabric softener for one year, it would keep the weight of 1757 washing machines out of our wastewater treatment facilities and ultimately our local rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

Photo courtesy of sinkdd

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