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Meet Natalie May of The Mopping Duck

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie May.

Hi Natalie, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started my business in 2018 while still having a full-time job. After months of contemplating business ideas and possible courses of action, I finally took action and started my eco-friendly cleaning company. Fast forward to today, The Mopping Duck provides cleaning services to many businesses and households in San Diego. Our focus is to deliver an outstanding customer experience and a toxic-free environment.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I’d say so. I am faced with many day-to-day unknowns, and I have many highs and lows, but I try to celebrate small wins, keep my vision intact and enjoy the process.

We’ve been impressed with The Mopping Duck, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Mopping Duck is a small, eco-friendly cleaning business based in San Diego. Our goal is to help you create a clean, healthier and happier space. We clean for both residences and businesses, and our services include move-in, move-out, and vacation rental cleanings. We are committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Just let us know what you need done, and you can count on getting great results from our team.

Can you talk about how you think about risk?
I think every business venture is a risk in itself. The key to being a successful risk taker in business is to qualify the risks to ensure they are calculated. Once you know how to assess risks, you’ll know when to say no to opportunities and when to run with them.


  • Residential cleaning services start at $82/hour for a two-person cleaning team, no matter the size of your home. We have a minimum of 2 hours, but after that, you are welcome to set a time limit so that you can control how much you spend. If you’d like to set up a regular cleaning schedule, we offer a lower rate after your first cleaning.

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