All Star News

We WON a 2012 ARCSI Image Award!

Laura Smith, Founder of All Star Cleaning Services, accepting the ARCSI Image Award for Best Electronic NewsletterExciting news on the All Star front! Last month Laura W. and I went to Chicago to attend the 2012 Association of Residential Cleaning Services International annual cleaning convention, held in conjunction with ISSA Interclean, the largest trade show in our industry. It was an amazing experience packed with educational seminars and networking, and of course the trade show floor which featured more than 600 vendors of every cleaning product or tool you can imagine!

We learned a lot and met some great contacts too. As you know we are already a natural cleaning company, but after our trip to Chicago we have decided to start making the transition towards chemical free cleaning, relying mostly on steam and engineered water to get your home sparkling and sanitary! More on that in future posts!

On to our exciting news…

We WON the 2012 ARCSI Image Award for best electronic newsletter! What an honor! The picture to the right shows me with Darren Tanberg, President of ARCSI, accepting our award (too bad I forgot to take off my badge before the picture! Oops!)

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Get a Great Deal on an Oreck Vacuum, and Help Support Cleaning for a Reason too!

For a limited time, you can purchase an Oreck upright Commercial RHB vacuum cleaners at the dealer cost of $209 including shipping! $45 of each vacuum sold goes directly to the Cleaning for a Reason foundation!

Extremely lightweight and easy to maintain, these are the ONLY upright vacuums the All Stars use in our client’s homes.

Call our office today to place your order! This special offer won’t last long!

We can be reached by phone at 970.215.2224
or by Email at

Cleaning for a Reason Update

Cleaning for a Reason is a wonderful program that I am very proud to be a part of. All Star Cleaning Services was the first chapter of C4R in Colorado 2 1/2 years ago, and is still the only chapter serving the Northern Colorado area.

As of today:

Cleaning for a Reason has 415 maid service partners in 43 states plus Canada

1,918 women have been served

Over $275,000 in services have been donated by C4R partner maid services

Since partnering with cleaning for a reason in late 2006, All Star Cleaning Services has helped 25 women, including 6 active patients as of today.

Hear what one of our patients had to say about the program:


If you know someone who could use some help, locally or in another area, Cleaning for a Reason can be contacted through their website at:

Or Toll Free at (877) 337-3348.

For the month of June only:
Current clients get your carpets cleaned in June and we will donate 20% of the cost of the cleaning to the C4R foundation in your name.

To donate to the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation in memory of a friend or loved one, click here

The All Star Recycling Program

I am excited to announce All Star Cleaning Services’ new Recycling Program! Well, it is not really new, but it recently occurred to me we have never put anything up on the website about it before!

recycleYou can now leave any recyclable material that does not qualify for curbside pickup out for your crew, and we will recycle it for you. This completely free service is available to all current All Star clients – just one more way we are making your life a little easier, and a little greener.

  • Batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Plastics types 3-7 (some waste services will pick these up now – check with your provider)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Electronics Recycling and Cell Phones
  • Chemicals Too! Haven’t gone green yet? Ready to make the switch but don’t know what to do with all the harmful chemicals still lurking around your home? Leave them for us, and we will properly dispose of them for you.

Introducing FREE Natural Cleaning Workshops

I will be offering completely free workshops on natural cleaning to any group of 5 or more who would like to book one. This is a public education outreach effort on behalf of my company, but will not be about my company or a sales presentation for it. In this workshop you will learn:

  1. Why you should make the switch to natural – health benefits, allergies, chemical sensitivity issues, environmental impact, etc.
  2. How to go about making the switch – what to do with all those old products lurking beneath the sink.
  3. What products to use – store bought or homemade? Brand reviews and recommendations, recipes and more!
  4. Tips, tricks, and solutions from an industry expert.

All participants will receive a booklet on Natural Cleaning, a sample bottle of all-purpose cleaner, and a special microfiber cleaning cloth. Workshops last between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the amount of time your group wishes to allocate and audience participation.

Give me a call to book your group’s workshop today at 970.215.2224 or email for more information.