This blog is all about eco friendly house cleaning in Baltimore and surrounding areas

Cleaning Electronics January 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — uppercrustmaids @ 8:20 pm

By:  Cathy Green

Clients often are afraid to have anyone touch their electronics and I can understand that.  But here is the issue.  Electronics gather dust and must be cleaned.

Staff at UpperCrust Maids, LLC are fully aware of  how to clean a television or computer in a manner that won’t cause damage.

I found a video that gives tips on how to appropriately clean a television. So if you are picky about your equipment and plan to clean it yourself, here goes!


Green Cleaning Tips October 20, 2008

Filed under: GreenClean tips — uppercrustmaids @ 11:09 pm

The “Cleaning Lady” October 19, 2008

Filed under: Scab Cleaners — uppercrustmaids @ 12:18 pm

By:  Cathy Green

On a regular basis I write articles warning consumers not to allow “cleaning ladies” into their residence or business establishment. The reasons are listed below:

a. They are working “under the table” and not paying a dime in taxes. That’s illegal

b. They have no authority figure over them, which means they can do whatever they want to do in your home and you have no recourse

c. They are not bonded or insured, which means that if they steal or break something, your chances of ever receiving relief or reimbursement is close to zero—especially if the “cleaning lady” disappears into the wind

d. They do not have Worker’s Comp insurance which means that if they get hurt while in your home, they can (and will) sue you and you will be liable

e. Believe it or not, when you hire a “cleaning lady” from off the street, you are considered that person’s employer and you will be in trouble with the IRS regarding the tax issue if it is ever discovered that the person is working for you under the table.

I saw the following ad in a local online advertising site:

reliable and dependable cleaning. over ten years exp. great references. federall hill/ canton/ surrounding areas. call michelle

I will translate that ad for you:

a. This is obviously a sole worker, under no one’s authority

b. This person is not registered with any state or local body to indicate that she is in business and therefore is not legally in business

c. This person is carrying no insurance whatsoever

d. This person does not pay any taxes, as I guarantee you she is a “cash only” worker

e. The “over ten years exp.” line means that for over ten years, she has gotten away with working under the table without getting caught

f. “Great references” means that she has several happy clients—happy that they have this “cheap” service. Let’s be clear here. The cleaning ladies are much cheaper than are the legitmate house cleaning services. They have no overhead and carry no insurance so they can afford to be cheaper.

…And we won’t even get into the fact that she spelled “federal” incorrectly

Is cheaper better? No. I don’t believe there is a cleaning lady alive who can deep clean, detail and offer the type of outstanding service that trained, professional cleaning services offer.

Are you in search of a cleaning service? Give UpperCrust Maids, LLC a call. We are in business for real. Our employees have been trained for real. We pay our taxes for real. Our cleaning techs are amongst the best in the business for real.

Will you pay more to hire a real cleaning company? Of course you will. But in the long run, you get what you pay for!



Baltimore Residents, $15 Off FIRST Cleaning! October 18, 2008

Filed under: Green Cleaning Deals — uppercrustmaids @ 4:23 am

UpperCrust Maids, LLC officially opens its doors in Baltimore and surrounding areas on December 1, 2008. However, we are starting to gather our list of clients NOW.  Call or email us today so that we may schedule a time to give you an estimate and to complete your initial deep cleaning.

We are confident in saying that you will be pleased with the work that our cleaning techs do, as they take great pride in their work and in your satisfaction.

First cleaning, $15 off. Offer ends November 15th. Get on schedule TODAY!

Oh…and did I mention that we use all natural, “green”, eco friendly cleaning products?


Eco Friendly Cleaning Comes to Baltimore!

Filed under: General,Green Cleaning for Health — uppercrustmaids @ 3:13 am

  Good news in Baltimore!  Cathy Green is bringing her eco-friendly, GREEN cleaning company to the place of her birth—Baltimore! UpperCrust Maids, LLC was birthed in Prince Georges County, Montgomery County and Washington, DC but is in the process of expanding into Baltimore.

If you are a Baltimore resident, living in Federal Hill, Fells Point, Towson, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, or Pikesville, email us at  And be certain to check our website at for detailed information about UpperCrust Maids, LLC.

We do not yet have a toll free number but email us and will call you.  Our number is 301-322-7112.

Our official GRAND OPENING in the Baltimore area is December 1, 2008 but don’t wait. Call now so we can start the process of getting you on schedule and getting your beautiful home cleaned by Maryland’s green cleaning experts!