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.
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.