Sunday, April 8, 2012

A GREEN way to remove hard water stains from shower doors

This was a great video on how to remove water stains from glass doors in your shower. I want to try this on the  next shower I find that really needs to be rescued to see how well it works!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Buying Green: Top 5 green cleaning kits

Replace every toxic item in your home with a healthier substitute

Try out one of these 5 cleaning kits and find a greener home, free of synthetic-chemical-based cleaning supplies. These products are engineered to perform and deliver your home from the toxic air-polluting chemicals that traditional cleaners produce. These budget-minded kits provide not only a way of cleaning that is gentle on our bodies and the environment but they work better than you might think. Continued exposure to chemicals from traditional household cleaners contribute to cancer, problems with the central nervous system, brain function, respiratory difficulties, night sweats and worse! Small children and pets such as birds are also prey to neurotoxins which have been linked to thinks like developmental abnormalities and cancer.

Biokleen Cleaning Kit

Why: Tough on dirt, yet gentle on your skin, Biokleen's plant and mineral-based laundry detergent, The Soy cream cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, and dish soap contain no phosphates and no chemical smells, chlorine bleaches, or synthetic dyes and fragrances to leave your home green and healthy.
Where: Green Home
How much: $32

Method Detox Your Home Kit

Why: Method's versatile combination of 8 products—consisting of all-purpose cleaner, window and mirror cleaner, two bottles of hand wash, biodegradable cleaning wipes, dish soap that is both concentrated and smells great, a microfiber cloth, and a tote —all this with no phthalates, parabens, surfactants, , or petrolium based chemicals. I personally loved the lavender and green apple scents.
Nice touch: They offer product refills and the bottles are pretty sweet looking.
Where: HSN
How much: $20

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Spring Cleaning Kit

Why: Mrs. Meyer's offers a kit that is packed full of everything you'll need to replace most commonly used kitchen items with a green substitute. These cleaners double as aromatherapeutic also. Included with this kit are: window spray, liquid dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, and countertop spray. This company also produces all it's products without animal testing and of course are phosphate-free.
Nice touch: The natural essential oils smell fantastic!
How much: $11

Optionsforlife Time to Detox Set

Why:Try this on for size: Nontoxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable, Optionsforlife's kit proves very versatile as well with a kitchen and bathroom cleaner, a multi-surface cleaner, a tub and tile cleaner, and a glass and window cleaner. This company takes it a step further by substituting chlorine bleach with hydrogen peroxide, chemical-acid cleaners for organic salt solutions, and non-biodegradable alcohol for less-irritating biodegradable solvents. You can also purchase concentrated refills!.
Where: Optionsforlife
How much: $14.95

Seventh Generation Free & Clear and Living Home Starter Kits

Why: For those who are sensitive to chemical smells: you'll especially appreciate this product line! Seventh Generation's line of fragrance-free branded cleaners within the Free & Clear Starter Kit includes glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, dish liquid, laundry detergent, and tote bag. Alternatively, replace most of the toxic items in your home with the Living Home Starter Kit's. This assortment of six naturally scented cleaners includes100 percent recycled paper towels and tote bag. As always, no chlorine bleach, harsh chemicals or phosphates.
Where: Seventh Generation
How much: $40 (Free & Clear); $45 (Living Home)

Friday, March 9, 2012

New year, new WEBSITE!

Check out our all new web site! We love the new look and hope you do too! Forgive any broken links as we are still working on it, but we want to share it with everyone.

Winner for our Raffle ending 1/31/12 is....

Nico from Sherman Oaks!


We will be doing another raffle soon so keep checking back here or on our facebook page at or through our twitter feed at

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The season for giving

To our most wonderful customers:

The holidays are here! This year has come and gone so fast and it's been a great one. Before this season of giving ends, we invite you to give your positive feedback about the service you've received from us and in return you'll be entered into a raffle for a FREE CLEANING! The Raffle cleaning can be given away as a gift, donated to a charity or used for your own home.  

We've been doing business with so many wonderful families but less than 1% of our customers review us online and we want your positive feedback! is a fast and easy way to get your review placed into the raffle. Just make sure your Yelp profile is complete as possible so that the review is visible. Once you review us on yelp, just email me at (along with a copy of the review text would be great) and you'll be placed in the raffle. 

Like us on facebook and follow us on Twitter if you haven't already. If you have a blog, mentions us :)

* Raffle contest max value of $120 and requires at least 6 participants in the raffle.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hart2Heart show features LP Green Clean!

Recently we were featured on Hart2Heart's online show about being an Entrepreneur. Julieann Hartman and her Husband and co-host, Butch Hartman, both interviewed me about how I came to start a business in a down economy. Check out their other episodes on their site:

Monday, November 28, 2011

The dirty truth about household cleaning products

The US Epa warns that toxicity levels inside your home can be a few to more than 100 times more than outside. I bet you didn't know the primary cause is from most standard cleaning products. Lysol Antibacterial Spray, which contains denatured ethanol and alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, are known pesticides that can depress the nervous system. 

Glycol ethers are also found in most standard glass cleaners and are known to have negative effects on the reproductive system if exposed to at high levels. The silicones,, and propane contained in household Pledge products are also known VOCs. 

Did you also know that most air fresheners contain Formaldehyde and phenol, which are known by the US National Toxicology Program as being highly toxic carcinogens that cause circulatory collapse, convulsions, cold sweats, coma and can lead to death. Are these the things we want to expose our children, pets and ourselves to?

Cleaning doesn't have to be dangerous

Remnants of cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs we may often actually be making things worse. I bet you didn't know that spray cleaners can remain in the air in your home for around 12 hours! This can contribute to respiratory infections, antagonize allergies and irritate your sinuses. 

Most of the standard cleaning products that have been used since the 50's are petroleum-based and are quite toxic both to us and the environment. Instead of opting for cleaning products that destroy everything in their path, there are plenty of natural products and methods to keep a house clean and fresh-smelling without the toxic side effects.

As the health and environmental impacts of conventional cleaning products become more thoroughly understood, more and more brands of healthy, green and effective cleaning products have started hitting the market. Many of these products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources (not petroleum).

Change to a non-toxic alternative

There are many choices of non-toxic, "green" and biodegradable cleaning products available today. It's now possible that we can replace every single poisonous product under our kitchen and bathroom sinks with a green alternative.  Beware, however, of products that can be misleading as to just how "green" or non-toxic they might be.

Two things Little Piggies Green Cleaning uses in our Move out cleanings for our Los Angeles customers are pumice stones and razor blades.  You can get glass stove-tops cleaner quicker and with little more than soap and water by using a razor blade.  They can be used on windows and other hard surfaces without the risk of scratching so long as a new blade is used each time you clean. BE CAREFUL when handling razor blades and use an appropriate blade receptacle to avoid cutting yourself. Pumice stones provide a non-toxic way to remove even the heaviest of stains from porcelain toilets.

Vinegar makes a great window cleaner and can also be used to clean your front loading washing machine.  Put two or three cups of vinegar with a load of towels or floor mats and it will keep mold and mildew from forming inside the machine. (you can wash your whites with it if you want but they will have a bit of a vinegar smell).