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4 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Care Tips You Need to Know

In the previous two posts, we learned why microfiber is so great, and how to tell a high-quality cloth from a cheap one. In this final microfiber cleaning cloth post, I’ll share my 5 microfiber cleaning cloth care tips to keep your cloths performing for hundreds of washes. I could geek out about microfiber some […]

How to Choose a High-Quality Microfiber Cloth

Not All Microfiber is Created Equal Maybe you’ve tried microfiber before were not been impressed. Every time I hear a less-than-glowing review of microfiber, I think one of two things: 1. They were using cheap microfiber, 2. They were using microfiber that had not been cared for properly. To really experience the cleaning magic that […]

Why Better Cleaning Results Mean Better Employee Pay

Focus on Cleaning Results Our operating philosophy has always been that a great cleaning service ought to sell itself. That’s why we focus our efforts behind the scenes on creating the best cleaning experience for our clients, rather than focusing on creating the loudest marketing campaigns. This may seem obvious, but surprisingly, the “how we […]

Auction Donations: Upcoming Events to Bid on Cleaning Service!

Auction Donations of Deep Cleaning Services Resume We are proud to announce that we are once again able to donate in-kind cleaning services to local non-profits in the form of auction items. Before the pandemic, we hit an all-time record of $20,000+ donated in one year, both in cash contributions and in-kind cleaning services. We […]

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths and Why We Love Them

Microfiber cleaning cloths are critical to getting sparkling results without using harsh chemicals. The microfiber cleaning cloths that we use to clean homes at Green Clean Maine are top quality, professional-grade microfiber. But what does that mean? What sets them apart from cheap cleaning cloths you may find online or at the local discount store? […]

In Support of the Pine Tree Amendment

What is the Pine Tree Amendment? For those unfamiliar with the Pine Tree Amendment, a summary from the website of the advocacy group advancing it: LD 928, known as the Pine Tree Amendment, would add language to the Maine Constitution to guarantee that, “The State shall conserve, protect and maintain the State’s natural resources, including, […]

31 House Cleaning Tips – A Colab with Redfin

It may be stating the obvious, but I really do love sharing cleaning tips. In a little over 16 years, I’ve cleaned hundreds of homes myself. Green Clean Maine has cleaned thousands. We’ve also trained hundreds of people to clean professionally. After cleaning that many homes, and teaching that many people how to clean like […]

Winter Updates & Your Referrals Wanted!

Schedule Openings for New Clients! That’s right, for the first time since 2019, we are growing and taking new clients! Have a friend or neighbor who would love our services? Send them our way! Have them complete our online estimate form and we’ll take it from there. Just make sure they mention your name when […]

April Update: Accepting New Clients, 97% Vaxxed and Clean Energy!

Our Waitlist is Thawing Out! After two years of extremely limited availability, we are finally beginning to see openings in our schedule. It feels like a thaw after a long scheduling winter, and I couldn’t be happier. We’ve been hard at work recruiting and training some incredible new staff members, who collectively bring decades of […]

Masks, Vaccinations and COVID Safety Update

Happy New Year! With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Omicron variant and City of Portland Mask Mandate I think an update is in order. Mask Update The City of Portland this week passed a mask mandate for indoor public spaces. Since we operate in private homes and offices, we are not required to […]

COVID-19 Safety Update

“Substantial” Transmission Rates As you are probably aware, COVID-19 transmission rates in Cumberland County have moved into the “Substantial” category. Per guidance from the US CDC and the Maine CDC, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Because our service takes place in private homes, we […]

Customer Waitlist Update

We created a waitlist in the Fall of 2020 and anticipated “catching up” within a few months. I’m sorry to say that a few months has come and gone and we have made very little progress. This is incredibly frustrating for us, as we’d love nothing more than to bring our service into more families’ homes. It must be all the more frustrating for all of you who are waiting!

Vaccinations Underway!

One year and three weeks after we temporarily shut our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t be happier to report that the first of our team has been fully vaccinated. Several more have secured appointments in the coming weeks. That we have come this far in the fight against this virus in just […]

COVID-19: One Year Later

A look back on this one-year anniversary of our temporary closure due to COVID-19. How our team, customers and community came together.

Why Our House Cleaning Jobs Rock!

We currently have 2 open positions for House Cleaning Technicians. I truly believe these are the best jobs of their kind in all of Maine (and maybe New England!). I built this company from the ground up over the past 13 years. From the beginning, creating good jobs for people who were willing to put […]

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  • I love Green Clean Maine! I know my husband already left a review but they are so great it merits two haha. They not only leave our condo sparkly and full of fresh, lemongrassy goodness but they are so sweet and friendly (and funny!). We both work from home and have been home most times they've come to clean, and it's always a joy to have them here. They really seem to have fun when they're working and it's just wonderful to know that we're supporting a business that cares so much about its employees and that its employees enjoy their jobs. <3

    Lesley DeSantis
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