Toronto’s Masters of Sparkle: three professionals who will make housekeeping a snap

Toronto’s Masters of Sparkle: three professionals who will make housekeeping a snap

The Busy Torontonian's Survival Guide: Squeaky Clean
The hard-core house cleaner

Lux Cleaning Services does the kind of deep clean that would impress even the most obsessive germaphobe. They steam grout to get out tough stains, sort through the fridge to root out expired food products (before scrubbing the crispers) and use a HEPA filter vacuum to suck allergens like cat dander out of the air. All their detergents are fragrance- and toxin-free, and, where possible, made with all-­natural cleaners like plant-based enzymes, garlic oil and coconut oil. From $36 an hour. 416-999-2847.


The exterior polisher

Over time, every house front gets dirty. Eco Clean Power Washing literally blasts away the built-up grime with a high-pressure gun that sprays water and biodegradable, non-toxic cleaners at close to 3,000 pounds per square inch. To truly impress house guests and neighbours, they’ll also buff the deck, front steps and driveway. From $175. 416-836-9600, ecocleanpowerwashing.ca.


The executive housekeepers

Ecos Home and Condo Cleaning is a godsend for swamped suits. Not only do they take care of the home—washing the floors and cleaning the kitchen using hypoallergenic, vegan-friendly, ­chemical-free products—they also take care of the homeowners. Grocery runs, dry cleaning and kitty care are all part of the executive package. From $35 an hour. 416-878-9527.


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