What is Team Clean?

Team Clean takes a holistic approach to residential and commercial cleaning. Using only environmentally conscious, non toxic, biodegradable products and methods, our “Teamsters” (as we like to call them) will leave your home and our planet sparkling clean. We offer a spring-cleaning like approach to our clients, going above and beyond what you can do on your own. Under, over, between, behind, above: it’s all included! Team Clean is fully insured.

Team Clean also brings all our own products and tools! We use a wide variety of natural cleaning product lines such as Seventh Generation, Common Good, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Barkeeper’s Friend, Ecover, and If You Care. We even make a few special products ourselves! We get creative with ordinary stuff too like vinegar, baking soda and lemons. Our goal is to get everyone’s home as clean as possible and be 100% natural and biodegradable in the process. Making your home chemical free and keeping it safe for grown-ups, babies and pets!

Who is Team Clean?

Candace Mills has been in the green cleaning business since 2002. As the founder of Memphis, TN’s first green cleaning company, 2 Chicks and a Broom, Mills honed her green chops whilst figuring out the how’s and why’s before there were any other green cleaning businesses on the scene. She was inspired by the pals that joined her business, touring musicians and artists of all mediums. Those folks with the flexibility to pursue their calling whilst also knowing their job was there when they returned from the tour or project made all the difference! A healthy work environment is the making of a happy cleaner.

“The reason we are green is that we don’t want to add any more toxicity to the environment. We are actually removing toxins and being minimalistic in the products we use in the space”- Candace Mills.

Candace sold Two Chicks and a Broom in 2007 and moved to NYC in 2008. After selling the business she thought her cleaning business days were fading into the past. Not so fast! Her calling was clear and Team Clean NYC was created in 2010. In a blowup pool in a backyard in Greenpoint, BK. Naturally. She missed having a business that nurtured its clients as well as offered a healthy environment for workers. And Team Clean NYC does just that. The Teamsters are artists, musicians and other creative people who crave flexibility and have a knack for cleaning. Team Clean NYC is bringing artful sustainability to the world of housekeeping.

Here comes 2018 and Candace now operates a branch of Team Clean in Nashville, TN. Hooray! Bringing it all back to her TN home feels really good. NYC and TN, lucky you.

Pricing Info

Team Clean works on an hourly basis and requests a minimum of two hours per visit.

Each client is interviewed and provided with an estimate before we start so that we can tailor our mindful, common sense cleaning style to meet your needs.

Please contact us for a free estimate:

718-866-5954

Or email: teamcleannyc@gmail.com

Toxic Avengers: Team Clean Holistic House Cleaning Services

“Whether your apartment always looks like a tornado hit or you left your windows open last Thursday, you’ve got a no-fun mess on your hands. Get Team Clean, a new holistic cleaning service, to come over and attack your grime…Don’t think a green thumb can pass the white glove test? Think again: These suds are strong enough to strip away groddyness but leave no harmful residues for babies, pets, and curious adults to ingest.”
Read the entire article at www.dailycandy.com

The Jewish Mother’s Guide to Style: Team Clean

“Passionate and anal compulsive, Team Clean caters to ridding you of your sense of ‘ick’. Toxins of all kinds have no place in a clean environment according to co-owner Candace Mills, who recently explained Team Clean’s process to me in an impromptu visit she made to the Jewcy HQ.  After starting her business only a few weeks ago, Candace had just finished cleaning her first client’s home in New York after seven years of owning and operating Two Chicks and a Broom in Memphis, TN.”
Read the entire article at Jewcy.com

Team Clean To The Rescue

“Is your apartment in danger of appearing on an episode of Hoarders? Fear not, we’ve found the messbuster to keep your pad from turning into a veritable black hole. And if you’ve struggled long and hard like we have to employ a cleaning service that doesn’t have all those nasty, chemical-filled products that hurt the environment, we think you’ll like what we dug up.”
Read the entire article at Refinery29.com

February 19, 2018

Ciao, clutter.

“Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.”
Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing


I can’t get enough of Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  It’s an excellent read, and not just for cleaning.  Ms. Kondo studied psychology, astrology, blood types, family history, all to form her KonMari method.  Must type, it can work!  She writes of habits only being able to change once our ways of thinking changes.  Truth!  We do have the power to change, help others with change, if they allow us in.  And tidying is only a tool to the end result, which is having a home that reflects the way we want to live.  Making change takes time and effort, and a game plan.  Those visible messes distract from the true source of the disorder.  Is there a way for us, as cleaners on a regular frequency, to help our clients in this manner?  Yes, but we must be informed, and truly living, the clean that we want to bring into their lives.  It’s nearly impossible to fake.  This is also the main reason I am so picky about whom I hire.  It’s important to feel that the cleaner gets the deal.  Is WOKE, if you will.  And cleaning should be considered a special event.  It is! I mean, isn’t it really satisfying to be working and living in a clean and organized space?  You bet it is.  Inspiring, with space to breathe.  Delving into a space for hours at a time is where the magic happens.  Every Team Clean job is a cleaning party.  Yeah!  Andrew W.K. may agree.  Party!  

Tidying is a tool, just like a scrub brush.  As cleaners, we have a set amount of time in a client’s space.  And, hopefully, if time and budgets allow, we have sorted out the space to a manageable state with an initial larger cleaning.  Upkeep and delving deeper into specific projects becomes the cleaning job plan.  This is possible, but only through communication and clear goals.  

Tidying is a form of meditation.  Or can be, if you’re open to it.  It’s an inner dialogue with oneself, even if it is someone else’s stuff!  I feel so much joy from a freshly cleaned space, especially if I’m the one that organized and cleaned it. It’s all about not being distracted when you’re in a space, too.  Are you lost in a podcast, or music?  Did your mind wander, making you miss something very obvious? Be mindful of distractions.  Our job is all about the mindfulness, so why would we want to risk losing it to something that can wait?  

So, the gist of my message today is to stay present and live the joy you want to live and give.  We have the power to bring sparkles of joy to our clients’ homes.  It happens all the time.  And you’re already doing it.  So tap in, tune in and clean it out!  

x Candace 

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