9 essential tools for green cleaning

When it comes to cleaning supplies, most people have an entire closet (or two) packed full of unnecessary tools and cleaners.  We’ve already talked about some of the things you should get rid of, but lets dive a little deeper into what you really need to get the job done.  It doesn’t take much, and […] Read more »

Real green living, unplugged

Our homes have lots of things that use lots of electricity.  Light bulbs, TVs, refrigerators, computers, and many other appliances.  Each one of these things add up and are directly related to the price of your energy bills.  These energy hogs don’t just hurt your wallet…they also have a major impact on the environment we […] Read more »

Spring cleaning guide

It’s not too late for spring cleaning, and it may be nice to have a little help.  Try getting the whole family involved this year to make it easier–and maybe even fun! Here are three simple thoughts to make cleaning a little more enjoyable this year. Share the work load – The first step to […] Read more »

Vinegar and baking soda: Real Green Cleaners

When it comes to green cleaning, there are two ingredients that we all love.  Vinegar and baking soda are extremely powerful and also very inexpensive.  You can clean your counter tops, toilet, and all of your appliances with them.  Lets be honest, there isn’t much these two can’t do.  We know they are amazing, but […] Read more »

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day was first celebrated in San Francisco in 1970 and now it is enjoyed in over 175 countries.  The earth is a pretty popular place, and it seems that people are excited to celebrate it.  It is a day where many plant trees, coordinate recycling events, and teach workshops on environmental stewardship.  It is […] Read more »

How to beat high gas prices

There are few people in the world who are not feeling the burden of high gas prices.  The average American drives 12,000 miles a year and the average car gets around 25 miles to the gallon, which means the average American is burning through 480 gallons of fuel each year.  If the national average price […] Read more »

Real Green Weed Killer

Weeds are a nuisance each spring in our gardens, and many believe there is only one way to get rid of them.  Fortunately for us, Roundup is not the only way to kill unwanted plants.  Although Roundup is highly effective for many weeds, it is also very dangerous.  The main ingredient in Roundup is a […] Read more »

Green Cleaning Your Appliances

In order to extend the life of your major kitchen appliances, it is best to perform regular cleaning.  If you are consistent you can eliminate dirt and grime before it has a chance to build up and cause damage. As you probably already know, there are special cleaners for just about every appliance you could […] Read more »

Turning trash into gold

We’ve all heard it said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  Although it may seem cliché, it still can be true.  If you can’t personally reuse an item and you cannot recycle it, it does not necessarily mean it belongs in a landfill.  For the sake of being green, try passing along your unwanted […] Read more »

Four foundations for going green

As you focus on living a green lifestyle, keep these four strategies in mind.  You can explore these in many different ways, all of which are beneficial to the earth and its inhabitants. Reduce Consumption:  Any little bit helps when it come to this strategy.  It is often easiest to start with small changes, so […] Read more »

Embrace the benefits of a Real Green lifestyle

As you start to embark on a greener lifestyle, be prepared to see several benefits.  Going green can improve your life in nearly all areas.  Here are just a few of the many benefits of living a Real Green lifestyle. Saving money: When you consume fewer resources, it makes sense that you will save some cash.  […] Read more »

Smells can be deceiving.

Distinct smells are often associated with a particular person, place, or thing.  Maybe even a feeling.  For many, the smell of chlorine bleach provides a sense of comfort and cleanliness.  Even if the smell of bleach is something you love, you may want to think twice before you use it. If chlorine bleach is used […] Read more »

Around the House Checklist

Cleaning the house can often seem overwhelming, but it does not need to be that way.  As with most tasks, it is much easier when you have a plan in place.  Try using a checklist for daily, weekly, monthly, and biannual tasks.  Feel free to download our easy-to-use checklists below. Cleaning Checklist Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Read more »

Indianapolis Recycling Guide

When it comes to recycling, many people think it is too difficult.  In some cities that may be true, but here in Indianapolis there are lots of options.  See below for a collection of local resources that provide useful recycling information. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has composed an extensive database of local recycling companies and convenient […] Read more »

Lose the ooze, clean with green!

Making your own cleaning products is easy, fun, and can save you lots of money.  Many recipes only require a few ingredients, and you will find that many of the ingredients can be used in multiple cleaners.  Although using green cleaners sometimes takes longer or more effort, they definitely will do the job and do […] Read more »

Medical Office Cleaning Indianapolis

Medical Office Cleaning Indianapolis Real Green Cleaning, we specialize in cleaning smaller medical offices.  This would include dental offices, family medical practices, and many specialist offices.  We understand what your needs are when it comes to having a clean office. We can ensure that when your patients walk into your office, they are going to […] Read more »

Carpet cleaning tips

Keeping your carpets clean can be tough, but here are a few simple tips to help keep them clean longer. 1. Vacuum regularly – Vacuuming at least once a week will help to keep dirt levels at a minimum.  Any less, and you will find that dirt tends to get out of hand and will […] Read more »

Bikers welcome!

Each year, the average Hoosier spends over 6% of their income on gasoline.  That hurts, no matter who you are.  Gas prices are typically above average here in Indy, and the public transportation options are not always ideal.  Luckily, riding the bus is not the only way to scoot around town. Riding a bike to […] Read more »

Superbowl Goes Green In Indy

The Superbowl attracts thousands of attendees and millions of viewers on television.  With all of these people involved, you can be sure that a lot of waste will be generated.  Paper and plastics for food and beverage containers will be discarded in huge amounts. An enormous amount of fuel will be used to transport people […] Read more »

A New Year, A New You

Every year, we all try our best to improve upon our lives for the new year.  For some people it is a matter of getting fit, getting more organized, or accomplishing a feat they have always wanted to try.  This year maybe our goal should be to live a greener, more eco-friendly life. It’s really […] Read more »

Weatherproofing The House

It may seem like a lot of work, but increasing the efficiency of your home for winter is really pretty simple.  There are three inexpensive and simple things you can do to reduce the energy you use during the cold months: caulk and seal windows, install draft-stoppers and/or weatherstripping to exterior doors, and adjust window […] Read more »

We’re Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Here in Indianapolis, it seems impossible to picture a White Christmas right now.  It is 60 degrees and rainy out there!  A green Christmas, however, is still very attainable.  According to the EPA, the average US family generates 25% more waste (totaling 1 million tons a week) between Thanksgiving and New Years day.  All of […] Read more »

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Real Green Cleaning always strives to make sure that we can offer our clients the best experience when it comes to or cleaning.  One of those areas is commercial carpet cleaning.  Commercial carpet cleaning requires a deeper knowledge of your cleaning solutions and also the typical time restraints.  AT Real Green Cleaning, we know just […] Read more »

The Importance of a Good Vacuum

Real Green Cleaning sees that using a proper vacuum for every job a vital importance.  If it is for our carpet cleaning or our office cleaning, we have made sure that we use some of the very best to provide a deep clean and also clean air to breath.  For our Office Cleaning we use […] Read more »

Area Rug Cleaning

Area Rug Cleaning Real Green Cleaning offers an area rug cleaning service that combines the fast drying system with a deep cleaning that area rugs require.  Large or small, long or short.  All area rugs should be cleaned as often as your carpets are cleaned.  Our system gets deep into the fibers of the rug […] Read more »

Glad to see the kids back to school

I am glad to see the kids back to school.  Do I have kids in school? Nope.  But in the carpet cleaning industry, for an entire month people with school aged children are not thinking about getting their carpet cleaned.  Who can blame them.  There are soooooo many things that people have to buy and […] Read more »

Small business owners join forces

I am part of Home Based Power Circle, a group of sales and business owners that work closely together to ensure that our clients have a trustworthy list of local companies to call.  Check them out at the link below! Home Improvement Indianapolis     Read more »

30+ mpg is a big step towards being more green!

At Real Green Cleaning, we honestly try to do our service in the most GREEN manner that we can.  Our Real Green CLeaning car gets over 30MPG and can haul everything that we need to do a job properly.  No huge V8 vans for us!       Read more »

Mishler Plumbing

I thought that I would give a quick shout out to Mishler Plumbing.  Our sump pump (during a drought…) went out and I was able to get some one out there fast to take care of the problem before there was a worse problem (still no rain…). Check them out at Plumbing Indianapolis    Read more »

Green is who we are

So as a business we strive to be true to our company name.  Real Green Cleaning is just that, an office cleaning and carpet cleaning service that focuses on doing the job in the most green and effective way. I will be blogging about the many different ways that makes us Real Green Cleaning. Read more »

Getting people to recycle

My office cleaning contracts receive free recycling setups and maintenance.  The hardest part is getting people to actually use this service.  With most things it takes time.  As people become more aware of the bin being there and that it does not take any more time to toss it in a different place, people start […] Read more »

Basements, your personal cold cave.

I love the fact that our basement is always a cold retreat.  No matter how hot it gets I have a place I can run around with my fam and not worry about passing out. It is good times! Read more »

Crazy hot day! Glad we have our rain barrel!

On these long stretches of high heat and no rain, I am thankful for our rain barrel.  It allows us to not use our home’s water to water our garden.  Our veggies are doing ok but they could really use some steady rain and lower temps.  Hope the watermelons survive. Joe Green Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Read more »

Cardboard recycling in Avon Indiana

Did you know that in Avon there is a cardboard recycling dumpster for public use?  It is right behind the Burger King on the corner of Dan Jones and 36.  It is a great location and very central in Hendricks County.  So please do not trow away your cardboard boxes and recycle them! Joe Green […] Read more »

Long time, No blog

I have been really busy as of late at Real Green Cleaning.  I will try to blog more often about simple ways that I have been making my life a little more green. Joe Green Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Read more »

Earth Day 2011

So, What are you going to do differently due to Earth Day? A lot of events this year are actually taking place the weekend before Earth Day due to Earth Day being on the same weekend as Easter.  It is sad how this day has become like new years resolution time for the earth and […] Read more »

Trash everywhere!

So as I drive around the city, I see trash from all the storms everywhere.  It is really sad to see green areas cluttered with trash.  Thursday is going to be near 70 degrees so I think I am going to go out and make what little dent one person can in the areas around […] Read more »