The personal space of Susan Buckley
About Susan Buckley
My name is Susan and I founded Mrs. Green Clean several years ago after 25 years in the corporate world. I had a life-changing event and decided I wasn’t going to sit in an office one more day. I had wanted my own business for a long time and decided to take the plunge. I am happy to say I’m enjoying every minute and haven’t looked back.
Before I settled on Mrs. Green Clean, I researched several businesses. I knew I wanted to do something that would help people live better lives. I had a great person clean for me for 15 years and I knew how good it felt to come home to a clean house and not have to worry about spending my Saturday doing it. Plus, my grandmother cleaned homes until she was 85 so I guess it’s in my blood.
I took training classes and joined 3 professional residential cleaning organizations. I studied the cleaning industry and the toxicity in the majority of cleaning products. What I found out is there is very little regulation on the chemicals in household cleaners and many do contain known carcinogens. Yet, labeling of ingredients is not required. Foreign countries are far ahead of the United States in terms of the safety of cleaning products. So I tested natural cleaning products for a year before I opened the doors. There are products that claim to be “green” that aren’t. There’s also a misconception that safe products are not effective. Nothing could be further from the truth but it takes time to find them. If required, we will use a chemically based product but we do so only on particular areas and very sparingly. Cleaning as much as I do, I can’t be constantly around strong chemicals and I certainly don’t want it for my clients and their families.
I love what I do and was probably meant to do this my entire life but there’s no time like the present. I believe that people entrusting us to their homes is a very big responsibility and I take it seriously. Yes, the end product is a clean home but it goes far beyond that. It is trust, honesty, caring about a job well done, and understanding our clients and their needs. I won’t send a person I don’t know into your home. It can be hard finding the right special people for this business but we are diligent in the interviewing and background checking processes.
So that’s how this whole thing came about. I do hope you give us a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed. My website address is www.mrsgreenclean.com