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5 Make-Ahead, Freezer-Safe Meals That Aren’t Lasagna

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Whether you are whipping up a meal for a sick friend, planning for a busy school year, or want to have a ready reply for the “What’s for dinner?” question, make-ahead, freezer-safe meals are always a good call. Unless it’s lasagna. While lasagna may seem like

Your Bathtub’s Dirty Little Secret

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Your bathtub could be harboring a thriving colony of mold within plain sight, even if you hire a cleaning company to professionally scour its surfaces every other week and use these tips to keep it clean. The culprit? Bath toys. And they are likely teaming with it.

Cleaning for a Reason: How to Heal at Home

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One of the best and hardest parts about healing at home is being surrounded by all of your people and all of your things—unless you feel the need to pick-up after all of your people and clean all of your things. This is one of the reasons The Maids is honored to

These Clean Memes Beat Any Dirty Joke

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We have long appreciated the art of the good, clean joke, and we’re happy to continue our yearly tradition of adding to our favorite cleaning memes and sharing the joy of cleaning (and the joy of having someone else do it). It’s fun-ny because it’s true. We can’t

6 Soothing Spaces With Satisfying Symmetry

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Symmetrical places feel balanced, whole, and inviting. The trick to creating these spaces is to mimic the larger elements—sofas, tables, chairs, shelving, art—so that the asymmetrical pieces even the place out without feeling, well, odd. Which one of the pictures

Move Over Pumpkin Spice: Savor These Fall Flavors Instead

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What is pumpkin spice exactly? Well, it turns out it’s a lot of things. It’s a lot of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg and ginger and a pinch of allspice and cloves. It looks like autumn pixie dust, and it smells like warmth, and it tastes like fall. Also, it’s

How To Remove Pet Hair From Furniture: 5 Life-Changing Hacks

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While hiring a cleaning service can drastically cut down on the amount of pet hair throughout your home, there are plenty of other ways you can minimize the fur fury. These five are our favorite. 1. The Lint Roller This is a hack you’ve undoubtedly used before on your

How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Room

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If you’re thinking about redecorating a room in your home, you’ve probably stressed about how to choose the right rug. Put your feet up. You’ve come to the right place. Choose the rug first. If you’re starting from scratch, some experts suggest the rug should be

10 Feelings Every Mom Has During Back To School Prep

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Whether you look at as the last day of summer vacation or the first day of the rest of your regularly-scheduled life, the day before the first day of school can be a mixed bag of emotions for moms. Here are a few I’ve had this week that you may relate to. #winning

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Fridge’s Humidity Drawers

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There are two things to remember when trying to extend the life of your fresh produce: temperature and humidity. Your refrigerator can control both, but only if you use your humidity drawers properly. And, chances are, you’re not. Humidity drawers are on the bottom of

Prepping For The Maids: How Much Do I *Really* Need To Pick Up?

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We know, you’re reading this because you want a straight answer—and probably straightened cushions, furniture, and vacuum lines. But the truth is how much de-cluttering you do before your Maids team arrives is up to you, and it depends on where and how you want them

No More Sandwiches: 5 School Lunches That Are Better Than Sliced Bread

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Ask any child in the 4th grade, and they’ll tell you: sandwiches were so last year. As in every day last year. This year, think outside the bread and pack lunches for your kids that are full of variety, nutrition, and most of all, FUN. Breakfast for lunch Who doesn’t

How to Blend Essential Oils

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It’s no coincidence that we humans closely tie scents with memories. In fact, we’re hard-wired for it; our olfactory lobe, the small part of the brain that analyzes smells, is closely connected to the amygdala and the hippocampus, the regions of the brain that handle

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…A Maid

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Congratulations! You’re expecting a cleaning service! This newest addition to your family will bring more light and life into your home, but before your bundle of joy arrives (and what a joy it will be!), you’ll need to do a little prep work to give them the best

Make Room For Summer Travel: 15 Packing Hacks

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Whether packing is a hurdle or one more exciting leap closer to your summer vacation, we have 15 packing hacks ready to help make the most of your trip and your luggage space. 1. Brown or black. Shoes take up the most space in a suitcase. Decide what color shoes you

Kids Come Clean: 5 Tips From Master Mess Makers

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Out of the mouths of babes…comes pretty great cleaning advice. Since kids are particularly skilled at creating messes, we asked eight kids between the ages of three and nine a few pressing questions about housework, chores, and cleaning tips. It turns out they have a

5 No-Sweat Appetizers That Are A Breeze To Make

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We love food that soaks up a lot of flavor and presentation value, but not a lot of time, and these five easy, summer appetizers do just that. 1. Eight-Layer Dip Every layer of this summertime 8-Layer Dip brings its own kind of wonderful to each bite. Creamy, salty,

How To Keep Your Cool With Pool Organization

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If children and swimming are in your summer future, chances are you’re on the hunt for pool organization hacks that maximize the fun and minimize the trips to the lost and found (or the store). The mad rush out of doors and the bedraggled creep back in can make it

2017 Patio Trends That Rock

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Made from a variety of materials and available in many shapes and sizes, outdoor patios (literally) lay the groundwork for hosting neighborhood potlucks and enjoying a little peace and quiet with your morning coffee. Pave the way to a good time. This unique use of

Prevent Hard Water Stains On Granite and Stone Surfaces the Easy Way

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Since its first introduction in the late 1980s, granite countertops have caused quite the sensation. Initially offered in only two colors, granite is now mined globally in a myriad of sizes, shapes, colors, and depths owing to lower shipping costs and increased
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