About Sparkling Palaces

Meet the Sparklers

Meet the team that makes your life easier! Most cleaning companies call their employees "cleaners." At Sparkling Palaces we do more than just clean - we make your house sparkle! That's why we call the team here "Sparklers." It takes a superior level of cleaning detail and positive attitude in order to become a Sparkler. Our dedicated employees are the ones who have made Sparkling Palaces the highest rated and best reviewed cleaning company in Portland.

We also believe that happy employees do the best work. That's why Sparkling Palaces pays all their Sparklers a living wage, with paid time off, sick pay, health insurance, paid drive time and mileage reimbursement. In addition, we promote and celebrate a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
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Learn More About Us

Sparkling Palaces is a woman-owned and locally-run small business founded in 2002 by owner and original "Sparkler," Amy Boggs. Sparkling Palaces is the most detail obsessed cleaning company in Portland, specializing in the details of historic Portland houses.

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Professional and Detail Oriented

We hire the best cleaners in Portland. All the Sparklers have gone through our rigorous training program, learning how to exquisitely clean the historic houses of Portland. We specialize in a cleaning system that handles the details of these homes. All of our clients are guaranteed a delightful clean every time.
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Licensed and Insured

In addition to hiring the best employees, all of our Sparklers are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We thoroughly vet, screen and background check every employee. This ensures that the integrity of our staff is of the highest caliber and that you can trust us to deliver consistent, detailed cleaning.
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Giving Back

We believe that when we do good cleaning, it does good for the community at large! The Sparklers get to pick a different local organization each time for our monthly donation. Explore all of the wonderful charities that we've donated to so far and visit their websites to get more information.
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Meet the Owner

Sparkling Palaces was founded by Amy Boggs in 2002. Amy has a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering incredible customer service. Providing exquisite customized house cleaning was a perfect fit for Amy. Matching her level of detail with the necessity of cleaning the specific aspects of historic houses in Portland, Amy found her niche. Today, all of her Sparklers are trained in this meticulous cleaning system that was developed over many years of hard work. Sparkling Palaces is now trusted to be the best in Portland, Oregon, specializing in the details of historic Portland homes.
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...and Charlie!

In her free time Amy is usually seen hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her dog Charlie. He is a regular in the Sparkling Palaces office, always eager to greet the Sparklers with a wagging tail. Amy also enjoys yoga, cooking, meditation, and weight training.

All our Sparklers are pet-friendly and look forward to meeting new pets every day in the homes we clean!
Amy Boggs with her dog Charlie on a hike

Our Philosophy

Amy has created the kind of company that allows her Sparklers to achieve a work/life balance. We all believe in working hard to delight our clients and then having personal time for friends, family and adventures! Amy also believes in providing a living wage for every employee. We are always looking for new Sparklers, with a sharp eye for detail and a love of cleaning. Visit our employment page to easily apply.
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Charity Donations

Sparkling Palaces believes in giving back to the community. That's why every month we donate to a local charity. Each charity is specifically chosen by one of our Sparklers to promote what matters most to them.

So far Sparkling Palaces has donated over $2,700 dollars to local charities.

See the list below of some of the charities our Sparklers have chosen for our monthly donation. Please click the links below to visit their websites for more information about these wonderful organizations!
Living Yoga charity logo
"Our mission is fostering healing and resilience through trauma-informed yoga."
Friends of the Columbia Gorge charity logo
"We are Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the
beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come."
Cat adoption team charity logo
"Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the largest cat shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We offer adoption, foster care, and veterinary services to homeless cats and kittens."
The Pixie Project charity logo
"The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue. We offer a variety of services to the public including but not limited to: pet adoption services, pet owner education and support and low cost and free spay and neuter and services for homeless and low-income pet owners.
Tualatin Riverkeepers charity logo
"Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. We build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. We envision a healthy Tualatin River watershed and a community committed to protecting it."
Portland Audubon Society charity logo
"Portland Audubon’s passionate and growing community has loved and advocated for Oregon’s wildlife and wild places for more than 100 years. With the help of our vast network of advocates, nature enthusiasts, and partners, we inspire and connect people to nature through a variety of programs that are grounded in science and learning."
Friends of Trees charity logo
"Friends of trees inspires people to improve the world around them through a simple solution: planting trees. Together."
Bradley Angle charity logo
"A safe and welcoming refuge to recover from the trauma of domestic violence."
Vibe of Portland charity logo
"Vibe exists because arts education is missing in today’s daily educational system ~ especially for students without the means to make it happen outside of the school day. Vibe connects local teaching artists who are passionate about bringing their love of music and visual arts to the students they work with."
Raphael House charity logo
"For more than 40 years Raphael House of Portland has helped domestic violence survivors and their families find safety, hope, and independence. We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from violence."
New Avenues for Youth charity logo
"SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities."
Daya Foundation - Delivering Accessible Yoga Alternatives - charity logo
"DAYA: translates as mercy or compassion; and Delivering Accessible Yoga Alternatives. The DAYA Foundation was formed to support all of our community members to develop, recover, evolve, and transform. We provide programs, practices, educational and therapeutic interventions to encourage psychological and physical integration and well-being."
p:ear charity logo
"p:ear mentors Portland’s homeless youth to affirm personal worth and create healthier lives and communities."
Girls Inc of the pacific northwest logo
"Our mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and an equitable society."
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