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?

Although Team Clean is new to the scene, Candace Mills (T.C. co-founder) brings over a decade of green cleaning experience to the team. As the founder of 2 Chicks and a Broom, Mills cultivated the largest green housekeeping company in Memphis. Currently Mills has partnered with artists J. Penry and Megan Pflug to found Team Clean NYC in 2010.  Our cleaners (or “Teamsters” as we like to call them) are artists, musicians and other creative people who need flexibility in their work schedule. Together Team Clean is bringing artful sustainability to the world of housekeeping.

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:


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

August 20, 2015

You pay for what you get, folks.


TGITh, dear TC fans.  Some folks here in NYC get in a tizzy in regards to paying for a cleaning service rather than paying an individual.  And that’s okay!  We care and I’m happy to wax poetically about TC to anyone.  We rock!  TC comes to your space with supplies in tow as well as liability insurance in case anything goes boom.  It’s important as gravity can be a pain from time to time!  There’s also a handful of new competition out there in the form of companies funded by venture capitalists and run by a board of business school grads.  I know because a few of these have tried to buy TC.  The amount they wanted to pay was too offensive and I didn’t get the feeling that they cared the way we do about our clients and Teamsters.  TC feels like a firstborn.  All my Teamsters mean so much to me.  It’ll be someone radical who wants to take over such a special business!  The board of dudes told me that they are burning through the money they have invested to take over the market.  Oh, that’s nice.  Offering to pay small biz owners like myself a pittance to simply remove us from the game.  No way, I say.  I recently interviewed one of their ex-workers who wanted to work for TC.  The reason she was trying to get away from this unmentioned company broke my heart.  They docked her pay simply because her happy clients didn’t write her a review.  She has kids to feed and they suddenly pay her less because someone else is too busy or doesn’t take the time to write a review?!  That’s not how we work at TC.  No way.  We love reviews but you write one if you want to.  None of my Teamsters will suffer because you don’t write a review.  This rant comes from a frustration with unethical business owners.  It’s a completely different experience with TC.  Tis a truth.  So, if you choose Team Clean NYC, you are in good hands.  Promise.  

much love, Candace 

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