EcoMaids is making green cleaning the standard in Portland, and local mom-trepeneur Lindsay Dellasega is raising the bar. For EcoMaids, Green Cleaning is more than using products that are less harmful to our health and our environment; it’s about improving the quality of our indoor environment with highly effective cleaning products and methods, and doing it in a sustainable manner that minimizes its overall environmental impact. Beyond the exposure from breathing, eating, and other contact with cleaning agents in our homes, a truly green provider considers life-cycle impacts of chemical production and disposal, waste and water reduction, and sustainable sourcing. Dellasega has set out to mainstream this green approach to cleaning and to business, by raising the standard and making it accessible.
My story is probably not much different from yours. Despite varying degrees of awareness and acceptance of the seemingly “necessary evils” in our lives, we all make choices everyday; influenced by our dominant priorities and values. I often felt the constraints of time and money seemed to limit my access to better choices. However, I realized, why should this be true? Sure, the local, organic food choices tend to cost more, but as we know, a bombarded immune system from pesticides, preservatives, and GMOs is also a cost. Spending quality time with family, friends, or for yourself has a cost, but spending time with stress or not having the energy to be present in the time spent with family certainly has a higher cost. Better choices are a matter of not compromising your values, and health and happiness should be accessible to everyone, without compromise.
Re-prioritizing Free Time and Peace of Mind
Coming home to a clean and healthy home, and having the time to spend with what you love should not be a luxury. Owner of the local green cleaning service EcoMaids, Lindsay Dellasega, aims to make this high quality cleaning service accessible to all busy families and professionals in the greater Portland area.
For EcoMaids, Green Cleaning is more than using products that are less harmful to our environment; it’s about improving the quality of our indoor environment with highly effective cleaning products and methods, while minimizing its overall environmental impact. Beyond the exposure from breathing, eating, and other contact with cleaning agents in our homes, a truly green provider considers life-cycle impacts of chemical production and disposal, waste and water reduction, vulnerable populations, and sustainable sourcing.
If it’s not safe to use around your kids, then why should you use it around your pets?
I don’t want my pets exposed to toxic fumes or nasty chemical residue. As any cat owner will tell you, there’s only so much you can do to keep your cats off your freshly mopped kitchen floor. I’d rather they get only a little water and non-toxic soap on their paws instead of something with a poison control warning on it. And my dogs not only track in those outdoor toxins, but are just fine with licking them back up off the floor.
Ditch your toxic cleaning products and try mixing up this simple, lemony, DIY multi-purpose cleaner!
There’s nothing better than walking into your home to a lemony, fresh and clean smell! At ecomaids, we use all eco-friendly products. In between your regularly scheduled cleanings, try this DIY Multi-Purpose cleaner made with simple ingredients.
EcoMaids® has been in the Portland area for three-and-a-half years, meeting needs that had not been precisely understood up to that point, and contributing robustly to our local economy.
It’s a great story, all the more impressive because, even in retrospect, it’s a stretch to understand the connections that made it possible.
Lindsay Dellasega, owner of EcoMaids, never dreamed she’d be where she is today. She didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur; nor an environmental activist; nor a trailblazing woman in the business world; nor even somebody who re-thinks housework. But she did recognize a good idea when she saw one. Now she employs 22 people and serves 300 clients, with more joining up every day, and she believes her new career is a perfect fit.