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GRANDMAKNOWSBEST

Home and office cleaning with eco friendly products in Uppsala


Dear customer of Grandma Knows Best

Thank you for your interest in Grandma Knows Best services. We sadly inform you that we are no longer offering services, though we welcome you to read about our story and the products we have developed for cleaner chemical-free homes.

More information will be soon published in this site for everyone to access our cleaning product recipes and techniques for free.

Thank you for your patience,
GKB Team

Eco-responsible service delivered on bicycles
Chemical-free & all-natural cleaning products
Cleaning solutions for homes & small businesses
Pollen, allergen, dust mite & pet hair capturing equipment
Energy-saving vaccum & steam cleaners

Green cleaning & skin care - en workshop

Rent samvete!

Grandma Knows Best och Willow hälsa har slagit sig ihop och skapat en rolig och informativ workshop.

Datum: 3 mars 2015
Tid: kl 18-21
Plats: Willow Hälsa, St Olofsg 50A

Kostnad: 500 kr per person, inkl två recepthäften, workshop, föredrag och fika. Early bird! Boka innan 31 januari och få 10% rabatt.

Anmälan senast 1 mars till talk@grandmaknowsbest.se eller helena@willow.se
076-424 34 96

Grandma Knows Best Workshop | Make your own Cleaning Products

In this workshop in cooperation with Helena Lundvik from Willow you will learn how to make your own cleaning products at home – safe, effective and completely natural. They not only provide a healthy and fresh living environment for yourself, your family and your pets, but are also good for your economy and reduce your environmental impact. More importantly you will learn why it is important to care about the cleaning products you use and switch to more sustainable lifestyles. Well, it’s pretty simple – It’s good for you, it’s good for the environment.
The workshop will give information about harmful chemicals in commercial cleaners and give a basic overview of the science behind cleaning. Different cleaning methods and possible alternatives, as well as reading labels on detergents will be presented and discussed. You will also receive a booklet with extensive information and a recipe list of simple “home cooked” cleaning products.
Preorder a ready-to-go cleaning kit and walk away with everything you need to start cleaning your home naturally on a daily basis. The kit will include a custom-made textile bag, ingredients, a set of high-quality containers (spray bottles and glass jars) and a set of 3 long-lasting and color coded microfibers and step-by-step instruction manual. Price is SEK 350.
*Please, note that the “Make your own Cleaning Products” workshop is held in English by Jan Cihlar, co-founder of Grandma Knows Best
and TEDx Uppsala University 2014 speaker, and Martha Mancheva, co-founder of Grandma Knows Best.
Why
Grandma
Knows
Best?

Concept

Did you know that some detergents can be among the most environmentally harmful products found in a home? Some cleaning products can contain chemicals that are hazardous to both you and your family as well as to the environment. We are Grandma Knows Best and as the name connotes we want to revive some of the older generations knowledge about how to care for your home in a natural and eco friendly way without any harmful chemicals.

Home & office cleaning

Everyone has the right to enjoy a clean house without risking their health! All our products are tested for best possible efficiency and our customers enjoy their cleaned homes for a long time. We know the feeling of coming to a clean and healthy home after a long day. This not only gives you comfort, but also more time to spend with your family, pet, having fun with friends or take that dance class you've always wanted to. We understand the importance of providing your employees and clients with a spotless office space, whilst caring for their health.

Responsibility

We make sure our services are performed following the highest and most up-to-date quality, health and environmental standards. All of our staff is professionally trained, well-informed and actively engaged in making you a happy customer. Our 100% satisfaction policy guarantees that we always get an excellent job done.

About RUT

A great cleaning service has never been so affordable as it is now with RUT - a 50% tax reduction on labor for home services. Am I eligible for RUT? Check here.

How does the service work?

YOU
book a free home/office visit

via web, phone, or email
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WE come to your home/office to assess what will be required to meet your needs

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You get a CLEAN home/office weekly, biweekly or monthly

For maximum effectiveness and time efficiency, Grandma always sends a team of two well-trained persons

We also strive to send the same cleaning team each and every time, so they are well-familiar with the special needs of your home.

What Grandma Doesn't Do | Read Terms and Conditions

GKB Our services

Grandma's gifts

It is important for us to give our customers special treatment whilst supporting local eco-friendly businesses


Freshly baked organic bread delivered on a bicycle by Kulturbröd

Handmade natural body care by Willow

What customers say about us:

GKB News

We are proud to be a

fossil fuel free

company.


Our custom-made XYZ cargo bike is a two-wheeled cargo-cycle that uses a completely new steering design, which is lightweight and slim, and thus easier to drive. XYZ cargo bikes are based on the innovative Open Source system XYZ Spaceframe Cycles initiated by N55 (www.n55.dk). The company develops environmentally and socially sustainable products with a focus on local production in a socially just and environmentally sustainable way.
With proper maintenance, our XYZ cargo bike can last a lifetime or else can be recycled effectively as all parts can easily be separated into useful modular parts or used as basic raw materials again.

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Grandma loves nature and people!

We have carefully selected only high-quality, environmentally-friendly, long-lasting and biodegradable cleaning materials and equipment to allow us perform not only a great cleaning service at every home and office, but also keep our conscience clean.

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Grandma loves nature and people!

We have carefully selected only high-quality, environmentally-friendly, long-lasting and biodegradable cleaning materials and equipment to allow us perform not only a great cleaning service at every home and office, but also keep our conscience clean.


Mabu wood fiber multi-purpose cloth

An eco-friendly product made with 100% natural wood pulp fiber. It is bacteria, germ and stain resistant due to its special 8 layer design. SImply rinsing it under a tap will leave Mabu fresh, clean, sparkling white and completely free from bacteria, stain, debris and dirt. Because of Mabu’s unique rinsability you can rinse out bad odours and sour smells even after days at the bottom of the sink. Mabu cleans and dries and even though you can use it with soaps and cleaners, it works best with plain water in most situations. Great to use for dishes, appliances, sinks, counters, doors, floors, windows, walls, furniture (especially great on leather) and glass.

All Purpose Microfiber cloths

Our all-purpose microfiber rag is ideal for any clean up job. They are made up of hundreds of thousands of split fibers which allow the cloth to clean aggressively without being abrasive and without leaving any fluff behind. They are safe to use on both smooth and coarse surfaces. The open spaces in the fibers are what give the microfiber cloth its ability to hold dust and dirt as well as its ability to absorb liquid. When cared for properly microfiber cloths can last hundreds of washings. When used dry the positively charged split fibers attract negatively charged dust and dirt, so you can use microfiber rags as a green alternative to using a cleaning cloth treated with chemicals or a (chemical) spray and wipe method.

Loofah scrubbing sponge cloths

Made in the Philippines, the scrubbing sponges we use are made from layers of fibers derived from loofah - a cucumber-like plant. It is hand-stitched to give more rigidity and scouring power, whilst the square shape allows for reaching corners and cleaning tile grouts. It is ideal for cleaning baths and sinks and large areas of tiles. Loofah fibers are durable, effective and environmentally friendly as they biodegrade when worn out.

Energy-saving vaccum & steam cleaners

Ångtvätt Kärcher SC 1020

Steam cleaner Karcher SC 1020

Our steam cleaners have powerful abilities to clean hygienically without any chemicals. Suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and floors using only hot steam to create a powerful cleaning force.The absence of potentially harmful and expensive chemicals makes it an extremely easy and effective way to clean around your home and office. Steam leaves no toxic residues on surfaces and efficiently kills well known bacteria such as e-coli, listeria, and salmonella. Using only water means it is very environmentally friendly as well.

Vacuum cleaner Karcher T 15/1 HEPA

The name Kärcher is synonymous with power, quality and innovation worldwide and for cleaning expertise that sets standards. Our extremely quiet vacuum cleaners combine high ergonomic comfort due to complete integration of suction hose with outstanding suction performance and enormous working radius. The machine is equipped with a HEPA filter, as standard for hygienically pure, particle-free exhaust air in hotels, hospitals, nurseries and many other areas. Therefore, when we clean your home or office we capture more than 99% of bacteria, allergens, dust particles and dust mites.
Dammsugare Kärcher T 15/1

Clean home. Clean office. Clean conscience.

We have a strong commitment to environment and people both as a company and as individuals. Our vision is a driving force to inspire action. Every day we work hard and take small steps to reach six long-term goals.

1. Be a 100% sustainable eco-cleaning company with zero footprints through maximum minimization of resource, energy and water use.

2. Specialize in complete eco-cleaning solutions that utilize 100% biodegradable, effective and long-lasting high quality products and materials.

3. Ensure complete transparency in communicating the environmental and social impact of our company and the service we deliver.

4. Acquire a highest level of environmental stewardship by following certified standards such as the Nordic Swan and ISO 14001 as well as design and implement an internal EMS (Environmental Management System).

5. Continue research to grow innovation and inspiration by integrating both academic knowledge and best business practice models.

6. Support like-minded businesses and environmental and social sustainability initiatives through collaboration and partnership.







If households decrease their footprint by 70% over the next 40 years, Sweden will achieve ecological sustainability.


The average household in Sweden uses 150 liters of water for dishwashing, laundry and hygiene. Some of the synthetic chemicals in cleaners that we flush down the drain do not break down into harmless substances and pose a serious threat to the quality of water and soils.


The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners.

We all need to take full control of our choices as consumers.
Choices that would not compromise the health of our beloved ones, nor the state of the environment. Not now, not in the future.

Grandma Knows Best cares for you, your home, and the environment!


CLEAN CONSCIENCE


We at Grandma Knows Best are following very strict health, environmental and quality criteria for both services and products based on our expert knowledge and background experience with sustainability issues.

We have identified certain areas, which we monitor on a daily basis, as being crucial for the success of a sustainable business:

REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

We aim to follow a refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle policy in all of our actions and day-to-day decisions both as a company and as people. The way we do it is simple and very effective: we refuse what we don’t really need, reduce what we do need, reuse what we consume, and recycle what we cannot refuse, reduce and reuse.

CLEANING PRODUCTS

We carefully design and manufacture all of our cleaning products. They have zero impact on the environment and promote our customers' health. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and reused multiple times.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

We are very conscious with the choices we make. We strive to use only energy-efficient, long-lasting, recycled or partially recycled and biodegradable equipment and materials.

STAFF

We train and educate our staff, so they are well-informed and aware of environmental and health issues. To help us develop our services and products further, our staff provides us with regular hands-on feedback. materials.

TRANSPORTATION

We perform all company related logistics on bicycles only. Our sustainability strategy is based around fossil fuel-free transportation.


About Grandma

We are proud to be a young, fresh and smart company consisting of five very driven entrepreneurs. Our paths crossed in the hallways of Uppsala University and it was only natural to take academic knowledge out of the classroom and apply it to the business world. With four of us taking the Master program in Sustainable Development and one studying Languages, we share an in-depth interest in the fields of environmental stewardship, sustainable/social entrepreneurship and environmental business management. Our main goal is to contribute to healthier and more eco-friendly living and working spaces through personal commitment; good conduct of business; research, development and implementation of consistently improved environmentally sound practices.

Sincerely yours,
Grandma's team: Alexis, Jan, Josefin, Liridona & Martha

WHAT DO OUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN?

Our specially designed cleaning products are manufactured in-house and contain only the following ingredients. All-natural. Perfume & preservative-free. You will feel the difference.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Extracted from plants, they kill bacteria and mold, smell great, clean even better and have a great variety of other benefits. They are very strong, so we use them in only very diluted substances.

We use lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, rosemary, grapefruit, orange, juniper berry, and lemon extracts of essential oils.

LEMONS

High in citric acid, lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to its low pH and strong antibacterial properties. It also smells fresh and doesn’t cause damage to materials such as fabric or wood which are usually more sensitive. It’s no wonder that most commercial cleaning products have that lemon scent.

BAKING SODA

Baking Soda is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. While we consume it every day in various foods or toothpaste, soda bicarbonate is renowned for its antiseptic and anti-fungus effects, also being used as an abrasive to clean various surfaces. It also commonly replaces fabric softener in laundry machines and, in combination with vinegar and essential oils, detergent in dishwashing machines.

VINEGAR

Vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid that forms through the fermentation of sugars or starches. It’s completely edible and basically cannot harm you. It is the ultimate miracle cleaner due to its great variety of use. Perfect for cleaning of grease, polishing brass or bronze, stainless steel or glass. Vinegar is also widely reputed to have strong antibacterial properties (also great against mold) and is marked as friendly to pets.

NATURAL SOAP

With no harsh chemicals (like parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate), preservatives or added colors so it’s completely non-irritant. We always use just the right minimum amount of the soap in our products, just to make the cleaning effects even better!

SOAP NUTS

Soap nuts come from a variety of shrubs and small trees in the Lychee family, native to warm temperate to tropical regions. They have been used for washing for thousands of years by native people in Asia as well as Native Americans. They are neither irritating nor toxic like commercial washing products, having the same cleaning effects. Grandma uses them to do the laundry in the all-natural way.

Our Partners

Our commitment is to promote sustainability as an everyday choice for both individuals and businesses alike. Because we care, our wish is not only to offer a high quality service, but also raise awareness. Grandma Knows Best spreads knowledge about responsible businesses, great initiatives and sustainable lifestyles. We collaborate with local companies that share the same vision, so that we are even better at making our customers happy



KOMPETENSKÄRNAN

Kompetenskarnan is a business association that integrates social, ecological, and economic sustainability. Its main focus is in health and social care.

WILLOW

Willow makes body care products that are all eco-friendly, organic and produced locally. None of the products are tested on our animal friends.
Helena uses the ancient healing knowledge as well as more modern approaches and technologies. But everything has its basis, its origin, in the natural world.

KULTURBRÖD

Kulturbröd has its main focus on baking traditional and healthy sour-dough bread. The organic bread is baked in Uppsala from locally produced flour and delivered to the customers by bicycle.

We at Grandma are happy to assist you whenever you need

Alexis Bouges

Finance
Sustainable Development

alexis@grandmaknowsbest.se

Jan Cihlar

Internal Management
Sustainable Development

jan@grandmaknowsbest.se

Josefin Brodell

Customer Service
Sustainable Development

josefin@grandmaknowsbest.se

Liridona Sopjani

Brand and Communication
Sustainable Development

liridona@grandmaknowsbest.se

Martha Mancheva

Marketing
Sustainable Development

martha@grandmaknowsbest.se


Contact Us

Phone 076-424 34 96

Customer Service:
talk@grandmaknowsbest.se

Address
Alsikegatan 6, 753 23 Uppsala, Sweden

Working Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm

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