“Supercleaner” Travels the World Transforming the Dirtiest Houses

Auri Kananen, from Tampere, Finland, is the self-professed “Queen of Cleaning,” and she wants people to know that cleaning can be fun. The 30-year-old says she gives people a new lease on life and doesn’t care if they don’t keep their houses clean afterwards. “For a short time, I can remind them what it feels like to have a clean house.” Now for the shocking part: She doesn’t charge a dime. Auri began cleaning professionally in 2011, at the age of 16, and has managed to become a millionaire. She worked for her family’s cleaning company for 10 years, which is where she learned her trade and developed specialized techniques. She went on to launch her own business and hasn’t looked back. Auri says she loves her job and finds wiping away a thick layer of dust extremely gratifying. "I'm chasing this feeling week after week and I'm always trying to find dirtier and dirtier houses.” Often, those living in the dirty houses Auri visits are unable to clean their homes by themselves and may be suffering from illness, mobility issues, or trauma. She has found that it's often family and friends of those in need who reach out to her, hoping she can help their loved one make a fresh new start. She wants everyone to know that there's no mess that's too big to clean.