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How to Get Fingernail Polish Out of Carpet, Clothes, and Fabric

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To some, the thought of spilling fingernail polish is like a bad dream. In fact, when I paint my fingernails, I put down layers and layers of protection for that very reason. Because fingernail polish tends to be so brightly colored, the thought of it lingering on my

How much is housecleaning?

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Dear The Maids Team, I think I’m getting to the point where I need help cleaning my home, but I have so many questions. How much is housecleaning these days? How often should I have my house cleaned? How do I know what to look for in a cleaning company? Dear Reader,

How Do I Find the Best Cleaning Service?

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            When you search for “professional cleaning services near me,” you’re going to find several options. From national companies to individual housekeepers, it’s not immediately apparent which one is the best cleaning service for

Check Yourself: The Best Cleaning Checklist For Every Room

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            I believe there are two types of people in the world: ones who make lists and ones who should. And I think most list-makers would agree with me. Of course, not everything needs a list. You don’t need to write down “Do Laundry”

5 Things Your Front Door Says About You

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  Your front door is so much more than an entrance to your home. It’s a portal to your personality, a glimpse into your greeting and an inkling of what goes on inside. Color, hardware, accessories and seasonal decor all play a role in warming up your welcome mat.

Your 7-Day Guide To Clutter Awareness Week

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            At the Maids, we constantly witness how clutter derails even the most diligent homeowner. Paper, laundry, trinkets and piles all have a way of multiplying when the lights are off (and some have the audacity to do it while the

The Minimalist Vocabulary: How To State Your Style in a Few Words

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            You all loved our Minimalist Guide to a Clutter-Free Home, so we thought we’d circle back with more design tips to help you make the most of your home, with as few things as possible. Think of it: ample space to move around,

Why Using The Maids Is Better Than a Fairy Tale

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            With all the talk of leprechauns and magic this month, we couldn’t help sensing the similarities between our favorite fairy tales and what we do for our customers with every visit. And the best part? Our stories are true! We

Time-Sensitive Cleaning: Your Guide To What, When, and How Often

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The minds at Popular Science have found that the lifespan of germs can vary greatly – it just depends on the type of bacteria and the type of service. E.coli can live up to 24 hours. The calicivirus, the mastermind behind the stomach flu, can live for weeks. The

Can I Afford A Maid Service?

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Ever wonder how housecleaning service costs rank with other personal service expenses? “Can I afford a housecleaning service?” You may be posing this question silently in your head or directing it in a whisper to the interwebs, but we hear it out loud in our local

Which Cleaning Service Is Best For You?

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We’ve been in the cleaning industry long enough to know that while not everyone needs a bi-weekly housecleaning, everyone could use a little help every once in a while. That’s why we designed our menu of services to include things that may only pop up every once in a

Dearest, Here’s What I Want For Valentine’s Day

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Dear Love of My Life, You know I normally don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. You see it on the calendar, and you know you should do something special. But then you run out of time because your day has just as many hours as mine, you work just as hard as I

Your Five-Minute Guide to Winterizing Your Home

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5-Minute Read The winter weather outside is frightful–and it can do frightful things inside your home, and your comfort level, if you aren’t prepared for it. The following tips each take only a minute to complete, yet they can do wonders for your warmth and

Ask The Maids: How Can I Make My House Smell Like Home?

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To the Marvelous Minds at The Maids,  In addition to being not-so-strangely addicted to the freshly-cleaned home smell your team always leaves behind, I love sniffing the scents of the season. What I don’t love, however, are scented candles; they never seem to smell

Your Houseplant Survival Guide: Winter Edition

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If houseplants wither when they see you coming, this blog is for you. If you have a habit of killing houseplants, then you probably find yourself in rare form during the winter months. Given its cold drafts, dry air, limited sunshine, and busy holiday schedules,

10 Unexpected Uses of Vinegar

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We all know that vinegar can be a great natural household deodorizer and antifungal, but this natural acid does more than keep surfaces clean. Here are ten ways to put that bottle of vinegar to work in your life right now. Softer skin. Apple cider vinegar, when added

The Top Blogs of 2017

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If the top blogs of 2017 are any indication, we all want to have less clutter, cleaner bathrooms, kids pitching in, and a professional team of house cleaners on their way–at least every once in awhile. Sound familiar? Here are some of the most popular blogs from

The Only Mashed Potatoes Recipe You Need This Holiday Season

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Have you ever had mashed potatoes so good you wanted to cry? Grab some tissues; with these tips and the following recipe, you’re about to become famous for them. Tips for the Perfect Mashed Potatoes Get real. Like many things in the culinary world, one of the secrets

Confessions of an Imperfect Mom: Holiday Edition

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I have a confession, and I’m pretty sure I’ll get judged by more perfect parents, but I confess that doesn’t bother me. My kids get one gift from Santa each year. Just. One. I’ve done this for a number of years and for a number of reasons. My kids have learned to

The Three Rules of Maid Service Etiquette

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Every service industry has a list of do’s and don’ts to make sure both the customer and the provider can benefit from the relationship. The goal of these rules is to create a happy–and repeatable–experience. The house cleaning industry is no
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