Hi, I’m Kait! I’m the founder and editor behind A Clean Bee.
My love of a clean, beautiful home was instilled in me at a very young age. My mom was an interior designer who was always seeking ways to create a beautiful home for our family. In typical ‘90s fashion, I also grew up cleaning with Windex and so many disposable paper towels.
I honestly didn’t know there was any other way until I read Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. It opened my eyes to an alternative way of living entirely. A simpler, less cluttered, less wasteful, and ultimately less stressful lifestyle.
My goal was never to be 100% zero waste. I slowly experimented with one sustainable swap at a time and kept up with the swaps that felt manageable and let go of those that felt too limiting or overwhelming.
It was during this time that A Clean Bee was born! I was inspired to write about my trial and error in hopes of inspiring others to experiment in their homes as well. Collectively, I believe that improving our cleaning, organizing, and consumption habits can make a big positive impact on our planet.
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Our team is passionate about creating living spaces that fall within the intersection of clean, organized, and eco-friendly.
We believe a clean home is a more sustainable home.
Our logic: The better we clean and care for our “things,” the longer those “things” last. That means we waste fewer resources (and money!) replacing “things” or disposing of “things.” This is why we work so tirelessly to practice and share the best ways to take care of the home and everything inside!
We encourage our readers to clean with the gentlest, most natural method first and work their way up as the job requires. It’s amazing how far you can get with soap, water, baking soda, and vinegar!
If you are in the habit of cleaning regularly, then in theory you won’t have a need for harsh cleaners. Here’s a weekly cleaning checklist to get you started!
With that said, we aren’t afraid to use stronger cleaning ingredients if the job requires them. We figure that in most cases, the negative environmental impact of using harsh cleaners (on occasion) is less than the impact of replacing an appliance, piece of furniture, or even an article of clothing.
Have you ever accidentally purchased multiples of something you already own, simply because you misplaced or forgot about it? Same.
Decluttering and organizing are two of our favorite ways to save time, save money, and minimize waste at home.
In order to create and maintain a clean, organized home, it’s important to equip ourselves with high quality, long lasting tools and furnishings. Here is our list of recommended green cleaning tools and ingredients.
We try our best to think critically about every purchase instead of buying on impulse. That includes purchasing objects second hand or opting for versions made with renewable natural resources whenever possible.
“Better, not more” is a mantra we try our best to live by!
Ultimately our goal is to help others create a stress-free home that they love, generate less waste, and think more critically about how they shop.
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Meet the Team
While A Clean Bee was written and managed by a team of one for many years, it has now expanded to showcase voices of multiple talented, eco-minded writers.
Charlotte is a UK-based climate change and sustainability professional with a degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). She believes a clean and organized home is a happy, healthy and more sustainable home. Cleaning and organizing helps bring a sense of calm and tranquility to an oftentimes fast-paced life. In her free time, she enjoys getting her hands dirty at her allotment or spending time with her partner and their two cats.
Nageen is passionate about exploring sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle choices. Her passion for sustainability extends outside the home and into the garden, where she enjoys learning about native gardening and preserving our ecosystem. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat Leo.
Mariel is a dedicated mom who embarked on her journey towards a more sustainable and minimalist lifestyle over five years ago. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art history, and over a decade of retail merchandising experience, she focuses on sourcing sustainable home and lifestyle products. In her free time she enjoys doing yoga and painting with her daughter.
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