County business keeps clean by being green
— A local business and the Cecil County Public Library are partnering up to promote green cleaning.
Country Clean – a local and family- owned residential and commercial green cleaning company – will host the event “Spring Cleaning: Making Functional Space Fabulous” at 6: 30 p. m. on April 26 at the Chesapeake City Branch Library and again at 7 p. m.
on May 3 at the Perr yville Branch Library.
The business, which offers cleaning services for home and office, launched out of Delaware in 2011. In 2013, Jessica Loveland, a Cecil County resident, became the sole owner. The operators recently became connected to the library through the library’s Small Business Information Center.
Bethany Reynolds and Angela Kovall from Country Clean will present during the library events. Reynolds said all the women involved in the business have young children, so using products that don’t contain harsh chemicals is especially important to them.
“Some of the harshest products out there for the environment are cleaning products,” Reynolds said, adding the business tries to use either reusable or environmentally- friendly cleaning supplies and equipment. She said the company prioritizes both the health of the environ- ment and their employees, who otherwise might be working with harmful chemicals, as well as their clients.
The business advertises their cleaners use microfiber towels and HEPAfiltered vacuums, which filter out dust and allergens and do not create vacuum bag waste. Cleaning supplies the business uses are either homemade with natural ingredients or rated highly by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy group.
The upcoming library events will cover how to implement organization strategies and green cleaning techniques, Reynolds said. Organization for young families, older adults who are downsizing and the psychology of the importance of organizing will be discussed, she added.
Reynolds said she hopes to share helpful tips and information with attendees. She noted that people are often happiest when they are living simply.
“Every thing that you own takes up a piece of time,” Reynolds said.
She encouraged those looking to declutter to “think about what you actually need to live.”
Those who attend either event will be entered to win a free two-hour mini clean from the business. Attendees are encouraged to register ahead of time by calling the Chesapeake City Branch Library at 410-996-1134 or the Perryville Branch Library at 410-996-6070 ext. 3.