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10 Free Green iPhone Smart Phone Apps - Ms. Green-Clean NYC, "Best Cleaning Service" - New York Magazine

10 Free Green iPhone Smart Phone Apps - Ms. Green-Clean NYC, "Best Cleaning Service" - New York Magazine

It's definitely smart to use our smart phones to guide and keep us on the green path. Having clever eco-resources at our fingertips is increasingly important as our daily choices become more numbered and nuanced. Because I'm a great fan of my Apple iPhone I will feature ten of my favorite green-conscious, earth loving iPhone apps, and all of them FREE! Some of these work on droids, too. Here goes (They're presented in no particular order)... 1. [...] Continue reading

Ask Ms. Green-Clean: How To Clean Painted Rattan Or Wicker Outdoor Furniture The Eco-friendly Way

Ask Ms. Green-Clean: How To Clean Painted Rattan Or Wicker Outdoor Furniture The Eco-friendly Way

I've been thinking for awhile of launching a series of blog entries dedicated to green home care and cleaning questions, so when I received a client question this week in my email box it seemed a perfect opportunity to launch this first in the "Ask Ms. Green-Clean" series. Ronnie asked: "I know you're the expert on this, so I was wondering if you could offer a suggestion as to how I could clean white tables and chairs that I leave out on our [...] Continue reading

how to make envelopes from old new york magazines - "best cleaning service" eco-friendly ms. green-clean

how to make envelopes from old new york magazines - "best cleaning service" eco-friendly ms. green-clean

Blame it on an early morning coffee binge and Pandora radio. Something made me choose the Linda Ronstadt station instead of the old-lady Bach station I usually listen to. The first song that plays is "Willin'" and I'm immediately thrust back to 1974 Oxford, Ohio, the quaint college town where I grew up a latchkey kid, the middle sibling of three. It's summer, my older sister, younger brother and I are barefoot and hanging out with Penny and [...] Continue reading

Go Green To Save Green: Making Eco-friendly Choices Can Save You Money

Go Green To Save Green: Making Eco-friendly Choices Can Save You Money

Our grandparents had it right, I think. The old depression mentality that made people save, re-use, fix and mend instead of buying replacements knee-jerk style when items lost their lustre. A few of the tips I'll share here make my husband think I'm slightly off my rocker, but I'm far from perfect when it comes to making green choices. One thing that makes it easier and doubly satisfying to keep me on the green path is thinking that not only am [...] Continue reading

After Dinner Gardening: How to Grow An Avocado Tree from Seed

After Dinner Gardening: How to Grow An Avocado Tree from Seed

I was raised sowing and caring for plants, and earned a college degree in Botany, but you don't have to be a green-thumb or live in the tropics for that matter, to grow a tree from an avocado fruit's large seed. The photo here is of an avocado I rooted and planted for a client in her Central Park West apartment about 2 years ago. You can see that it's thriving in the middle of New York City! All this reminds me of one of my all-time favorite [...] Continue reading

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