I had my apartment cleaned this week by @cleaningforareason with @whitegloveelite & they literally made my home spotless. ✨
Cleaning for a Reason provides free apartment- or house-cleanings for women undergoing treatment for cancer. They partner w/cleaning companies around the country, & White Glove Elite was the local cleaning company in my area that I got paired with.
White Glove Elite requests that you provide your own cleaning products & supplies. When I got home from the hospital after being diagnosed w/ovarian cancer in October, I threw out all of my conventional, toxic cleaning products & a friend picked up a few green cleaning products for me. But this weekend I STOCKED UP on nontoxic, green cleaning products so that the cleaner from WGE would have OPTIONS. 🍃
As a side note, in the fall during my first round of chemo, I had my apartment cleaned by a DIFFERENT cleaning service that was NOT affiliated w/Cleaning for a Reason. They were also EXCELLENT, but when I spoke to them prior to the cleaning we agreed that they would use all nontoxic, green cleaning products *except* on my bathtub & stovetop, where they’d use conventional products because my tub had serious mold & mildew & my stovetop had serious caked-on grease.
The night after the cleaning, I broke out in a FULL-BODY, ITCHY, PAINFUL RASH for 3 days (that was a good time! 😕). My immune system was so low from chemo, making me more susceptible to allergic reactions. I think it was inhaling the conventional cleaning products that caused the reaction because it started the same day the cleaners came & nothing else had changed in my routine in terms of what I was eating & the products I was using. I did NOT have any kind of reaction after the cleaning person came this week & used only green products, & I am deep into chemo w/very low immunity. Toxins y’all: NOT GOOD.
Anyway, thanks to @cleaningforsreason & @whitegloveelite for making my home pristine. I was challenged cleaning my apartment *before* my cancer diagnosis & now I’m *really* challenged & need the help. Now that I’ve experienced the wonder of having your apartment cleaned professionally, I don’t think I’ll ever clean it myself again. 😊 ...