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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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November 18, 2015

Je t’aime, je’taime, je’taime

The past few days have been chock full of a flurry of emotions over the recent attacks in Paris.  This barbaric scene replays itself as I take in more and more photographs, articles and videos.  I’ve spent a good deal of time in Paris, walking about at night by myself whilst there for a semester in college.  Magic, I tell you.  I’ve been back a few more times and it’s always romantic and inspiring, comforting, beautiful.  It’s a special place, no doubt.  Paris will heal; Parisians are coming together in the most beautiful way.  Francois Hollande is still allowing Syrian refugees into the city.  This nearly made me cry today.  Of course!  I’m a crier.  Don’t judge!  Spread hope and squash fear, folks.  We will get through this time.  Don’t turn away from those in need.  The initial reaction may be to take up arms and fight fight fight.  It’s your call but remember that we are all here right now.  Innocent lives lost is never good.  

Oh, romance.  Here’s a poem by Arthur Rimbaud called “Romance”.  Enjoy.  Love.  

When you are seventeen you aren’t really serious.
- One fine evening, you’ve had enough of beer and lemonade,
And the rowdy cafes with their dazzling lights!
- You go walking beneath the green lime trees of the promenade.

The lime trees smell good on fine evenings in June!
The air is so soft sometimes, you close your eyelids;
The wind, full of sounds, - the town’s not far away -
Carries odours of vines, and odours of beer…


- Then you see a very tiny rag
Of dark blue, framed by a small branch,
Pierced by an unlucky star which is melting away
With soft little shivers, small, perfectly white…

June night! Seventeen! - You let yourself get drunk.
The sap is champagne and goes straight to your head…
You are wandering; you feel a kiss on your lips
Which quivers there like something small and alive…


Your mad heart goes Crusoeing through all the romances,
- When, under the light of a pale street lamp,
Passes a young girl with charming little airs,
In the shadow of her father’s terrifying stiff collar…

And because you strike her as absurdly naif,
As she trots along in her little ankle boots,
She turns, wide awake, with a brisk movement…
And then cavatinas die on your lips…


You’re in love. Taken until the month of August.
You’re in love - Your sonnets make Her laugh.
All your friends disappear, you are not quite the thing.
- Then your adored one, one evening, condescends to write to you…!

That evening,… - you go back again to the dazzling cafes,
You ask for beer or for lemonade…
- You are not really serious when you are seventeen
And there are green lime trees on the promenade…

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