Oranges & Elbows

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I.C. cleaning service Oranges and Elbows committed to all-natural products 02/14/2022

I.C. cleaning service Oranges and Elbows committed to all-natural products

I.C. cleaning service Oranges and Elbows committed to all-natural products Oranges and Elbows offers residential and commercial cleaning in the Iowa City area.

Photos from Oranges & Elbows's post 02/03/2022

You may have heard, that if there's one thing we love more than cleaning it's ALLLL the pets!!! Seriously.
Some like the camera a little more than others, some we've never even fully seen in 7 years πŸ˜† Here are SOME of our favorite pets, throughout the years, we've managed to snag a shot of.


Celebrating 7 years of service today!! πŸ₯³
Still going strong, still the best in the biz & still thankful for such a supportive community.

An extended thank you to Cat & Wanda for sticking with us since the start. Through the rocky start and a never-ending pandemic, these 2 have been strong, steady & kind. We love you. ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ🏽

Photos from Oranges & Elbows's post 12/19/2021

We had a blast at our Holiday Party last weekend!! Some of the crew couldn't make it, but at least a few of us were able to gather outside of work.
There was not a holiday party last year, but here are a few pics of past holidays!!

Oranges&Elbows 12/02/2021


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Cast your vote for your favorite local cleaning company!❀🍊πŸ’ͺ🏽

Cast your ballot for 100 categories or more in Best of the CRANDIC 2021 for your chance to win a prize in this week's drawing πŸ† PLUS: one extra-special GRAND PRIZE will be awarded at the end of the month to the voter who completes the most categories in the survey!



It's the little things...


My little, "helper" today! Sushi PoPo ❀


Happy Pride Month!!! β€πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’š


Digging these rainy, Spring, cleaning days...🍊πŸ’ͺπŸΌβ˜”


10 minutes of your time. Keep moving forward, Iowa City!

How would you like to generate solar energy to run your home or fuel your car? Would you like to store it away for a rainy day or sell it to a power company? If you don’t know much about solar energy, what would you like to find out?

In the past several years, the interest in solar has been exploding and for good reason: solar energy is becoming the most affordable form of electricity and could stabilize energy costs in the future; it could increase self-reliance when energy grids go down; it could produce good-paying jobs; and, most important, it could help us avoid catastrophic climate change.

JCED has partnered with The City of Iowa City Government, University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment,and other partners to learn more about how Iowa City residents feel about solar energy in their community. Let us know how you feel by taking the survey!

Survey participants can choose to be entered to win a package of 10 LED lightbulbs!

The survey is open now until Sunday, May 16th here:

Timeline Photos 05/01/2021

Happy May Day!!β˜”πŸ’πŸ€

Across the Western Hemisphere, May is the month for
flora, fauna, and gardeners to revel in the arrival of spring. In Celtic
lands, Maia (the Roman goddess of growth and increase for whom
the month is named) originally shared the May Day holiday with the celebration of Beltane (β€œbright fire”), which marked the midpoint of the sun’s progress around the astrological wheel between spring equinox and summer solstice. On the eve of May Day, Beltane fires would be lit on hilltops across the land to ward off darkness and usher in spring. Gardeners are known to rise with the sun, but May Day likely saw larger crowds, inspired by its associated traditions and superstitions.

Upon rising on May Day, β€œrabbit, rabbit, rabbit” would be spoken out loud first thing, to ensure luck or fertility for the month. Leaving a branch of hawthorn at a friend’s door was also said to bring good
fortune. To ensure beauty, luck, and fertility, May Day dew from the
leaves of lady’s mantle was used to wash the face, rejuvenate the early riser, and restore a youthful complexion. β€œStrewing May,” gathered at or before sunrise, would include every available flower and fragrant herb of early spring, though mayflowers (English hawthorn or trailing arbutus, our American mayflower), birch, and rowan were favorites. Medieval records note streets strewn so thickly on May Day that they could not be seen for the flowers.

Throughout history, May Day has ushered in the revelry, flirtations, and fruitfulness evoked by spring. Villagers would crown a
Queen of the May and Jack-in-the-Green, who would lead the procession through the streets and cavort around the maypole. The
maypole has lingered as a pagan fertility symbol; it divided north
and south, and revelers danced around it, tethering the seasons
together with ribbons originating from a wheel of life that historically crowned the maypoleβ€”over and under, over and under, making an artful weave. And the ever-turning wheel spins on, across the ages, in ancient churches, elementary schools, and backyard gatherings around the world.
May Day celebrations are an invitation to romp in nature; celebrate life and rebirth; plant seeds; eat spring delicacies; fashion
posies, garlands, and bouquets; and drink in emerging fragrance
and beauty after a long winter. May Day garden traditions include
making May butter with sage buds, hanging floral May baskets on the doors of loved ones, and drinking May wine (with sweet woodruff ).
Over time, the holiday has evolved. The day now also channels
the hope and energy of spring into a campaign for human rights and a living wage for all workers. And it’s still an opportunity to ring in spring, sow some seeds (and maybe some wild oats), and celebrate workers’ rights across the ages. We might not get to strewing the whole street with flowers, but we can remember to send a May basket of violets or heartsease to someone we love.

...and don't forget to say 'rabbit, rabbit, rabbit' when you first wake!
Rabbit - Dancing Graces Melinda Cooper


We're still here! And we're hiring! I'd love to accept new clients but need to expand our team to do so. Great pay, flexible schedule, kicka$$ group of gals.

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Contact me - [email protected].

Photos from Oranges & Elbows's post 01/23/2021

Oranges & Elbows is 6, today! What a crazy, blur of a year. Thanks to all our clients who made another year possible. Many months felt like starting all over again. We love providing relief & happiness to all you're homes during this never-ending, pandemic. ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ

Photos from Systems Unlimited, Inc's post 11/17/2020

A great cause AND just a $15 donation will get you a cool, one of a kind gift!


Loving the Fall feels ❀❀❀ Hard to focus on anything other than the view from up here. πŸ‚πŸπŸŒΎπŸ‚


Hensen is fully taking advantage of this cool, dreary day. ❀ This dude is the biggest baby and we can't ever resist his cuddles. Just look at that face!!!


Little Village Mag


Now through Sunday, we are dedicating all donor funds we collect to direct relief for those still suffering from the effects of Monday’s derecho storm. Every dollar donated to Little Village this weekend will be passed along to organizations leading relief efforts in Linn County. We will be supporting HACAP and Advocates for Social Justice for sure, but we know there are many other organizations doing essential work. If you have an organization in mind, drop it in the comments below, and we will distribute this aid to have the greatest impact possible.



🍊πŸ’ͺWe're cleaning again starting June 1st!!🍊πŸ’ͺ
Snag a gift card for a friend who could use some help after months of being stuck at home.
WHAT A GREAT GIFT!!! 05/04/2020

Iowa City's drive-through farmers market now taking orders online | Little Village

Support our local farmers!!! The online ordering page for the Iowa City’s drive-through farmers market went live at noon on Monday. Shoppers can choose from hundreds of items from 22 vendors that they will be able to pick up during the market’s first session on Saturday at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. In addition to the ... 04/28/2020

Little Village Quarantine Coloring Book | Little Village We could all use a little fun right now. So we teamed up with a host of local artists to put together 32 pages of fresh, locally sourced Iowa art to keep you busy! 50% of proceeds will support free, local journalism (that's us), and 50% will be split among the contributing artists. Grab your colored...


Thank you to our wonderful clients and community for the ongoing support. We hope to be back to work in May but this is, of course, uncertain. Since we have "closed up shop", I have had many people reach out asking how they can support us. When this is over, we hope to hit the ground running! If you would like to purchase a gift card or make a donation you may now do so through our website, via Venmo & Giftfly.


Tomorrow, March 20th will be our last day cleaning for at least the next 2 weeks. We very much appreciate all our clients who have still welcomed us in their homes and those that have canceled but still offered up their check. We hope to see all of you sooner than later and take off right where we left off!
Thank you for all your support, small business need it now more than ever. ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ😷

I'm going to miss all these faces soooo much😩


Super thankful & shocked by the support of our clients. We need you, now. We love all of you. We'll make it through this together. ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ


I've used 24 drops of doTERRA's OnGuard blend in mine!

Here's another helpful recipe for all those grimy hands out there. Stay clean and healthy, friends!πŸ™ŒπŸ˜· 02/11/2020

AmeriCorps comes to Iowa City schools, promoting composting projects, a 'behavior shift'

Way to go, Lisa!! Thank you for all you do!!❀🍊πŸ’ͺ A few months into their time at the district, Adriana Morales and Lisa Stark, Green Iowa AmeriCorps workers, have a shortlist of ideas.


Oranges & Elbows's cover photo


β€’β€’β€’FIVE YEARS OLD TODAYβ€’β€’β€’
We ❀ Iowa City & all of our wonderful clients and supporters!! In 5 years we've grown to 10 employees & 150 clients! 🍊πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰ 01/18/2020

Seven ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids | Little Village From volunteering opportunities to a movie screening to educational lectures throughout the day, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Monday, Jan. 20 -- will feature a number of events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Coralville. [...]Read More...


Stay warm out there today, folks!!❀🍊πŸ’ͺ


Had a blast at the Holiday staff party with these lovely ladies!🍊πŸ’ͺ


Someone wanted inside...πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ–πŸ½


Taking care of this pack this weekend! ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ Even have Claude the cat out of hiding for this one!😁


Rosie & I are going to be great friends ❀🍊πŸ’ͺ




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