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Cleaning Tips, Tricks, and Tools

When it comes to cleaning, having a few tricks up your sleeve is the way to go. And if you want to know how to quickly get rid of dust bunnies, grime, dirt, and allergens, count on The Maids to provide the best cleaning tricks for your home. With over 30 years of experience under our belts, we have more than a few house cleaning tips to share. After all, we don’t go anywhere without a vacuum and cloth in hand! Read on to learn more about cleaning tools and housekeeping strategies you can use to get your home shiny and bright.

How To Keep a Kiddie Pool Clean

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How To Keep a Kiddie Pool Clean Having a kiddie pool as a child is one of those timeless traditions that just about every kid gets to do. As adults, we likely have photos we can look back on of us as toddlers, splashing around in the summertime. Kiddie pools are great

Cleaning Your “Home Away from Home”

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Cleaning Your “Home Away from Home” Purchasing or renting a vacation home is one thing many of us have on our bucket list; one of those things that we create goals and save money for. Some people purchase homes closer to their main home so they can travel there

Get Ahead on Your Late Summer Cleaning

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Get Ahead on Your Late Summer Cleaning We’re all enjoying sunny days and the lazy evenings of the summertime. Soon though, the long days of summer will start winding down and we’ll have to get ready for fall and winter once again. The start of school is right around

Age Appropriate Chores While Kids Are Home For the Summer

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Age Appropriate Chores While Kids Are Home For the Summer You know what they say: it takes a village to raise kids. Likewise, it takes a village to keep your house clean! Some parents wait to get the kids involved with chores until they are older, and others choose to

You Missed a Spot: The 5 Most Overlooked Places to Clean in Your House

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You Missed a Spot: The 5 Most Overlooked Places to Clean in Your House We all have our own definition of the word clean. To some people, clean is the smell of their favorite disinfectant. To others, it’s fresh linen and a nicely made bed. And to yet others, it’s the

5 “Oh C#@$!” Moments that Require Same Day Cleaning Service

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5 “Oh C#@$!” Moments that Require Same Day Cleaning Service We know. Normally, you have things in order. Work is done, kids are behaving, and the house is clean. But sometimes things just happen…you drop the ball. Don’t worry, we’re not judging.  When you’re in

How to Clean White Shoes

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It’s a wonderful feeling to unbox a brand new pair of white shoes—and the first time you wear them, you feel awesome. But just like white T-shirts, white dresses, and white pants, the crisp, clean look of white shoes has an Achilles heel: stains and dirt.

How to Remove Ink Stains From Clothes

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Ink pens and markers are tricky things. Often you can’t find them when you need them, but they certainly make their presence known when they leave a stain. Whether the pen in your shirt pocket leaked all over your new dress shirt or your child got permanent marker on

How to Remove Glue From Most Surfaces

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From super glue to wood glue, most households have tubes and bottles of glue for crafts, home maintenance, and repairs. We have glue in cabinets, drawers, and toolboxes—and sometimes we have glue and sticky residue on surfaces where it shouldn’t be! Whether

Spring Cleaning Tips You Can Use This Summer

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Spring Cleaning Tips You Can Use This Summer When you think of spring cleaning, you probably think of getting rid of all the dust and dirt, opening the windows to air out the house, and deep cleaning stuff like curtains, upholstery and carpets. But who says spring

Don’t Get “Tide” Down: 5 Unexpected Laundry Detergent Uses

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Don’t Get “Tide” Down: 5 Unexpected Laundry Detergent Uses You finally found the time to clean the house. You’re on a roll, and just have a few things left to do. But no! You’re out of most of your cleaning solutions because you didn’t think to check your supplies

How to Clean and Disinfect with Hydrogen Peroxide

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In case you weren’t listening in science class, hydrogen peroxide is water (H2O) with an added oxygen atom that creates H2O2. At recommended strengths, that makes hydrogen peroxide very safe to use. But that extra atom of oxygen gives the resulting formula some

YouTube Channels You Need to Be Following

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YouTube Channels You Need to Be Following In the age of online inspiration, Pinterest usually takes the cake. It does provide for awesome scrolling visuals, but what if you’re looking for more in-depth content? Look no further than YouTube. It’s not just for kids

Our Five Favorite TikTok Cleaning Hacks

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Our Five Favorite TikTok Cleaning Hacks If you’re like the rest of us, you may have found yourself scrolling happily through TikTok in this last year. The popular video-sharing social media app exploded during quarantine times- and not just for GenZ’s dance moves.

Our Top Five Favorite Cleaning Fails

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Our Top Five Favorite Cleaning Fails We’ve all been there. It’s that immediate regret you feel when looking down at a project gone awry. From the ambitious baking endeavor to taking on a home improvement DIY, trying something new always carries the tiniest bit of

How to Get Rid Of Gnats in the House

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Gnats. Even the name sounds somewhat annoying, doesn’t it? These small flying insects get into our homes and bug us (pun intended) in the kitchen, the bathroom, and even the dining room. The good news is gnats and fruit flies don’t usually bite. The bad

Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Fill Her Heart (But Not Her Home)

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Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Fill Her Heart (But Not Her Home) We’ve learned a lot through the experiences of the last year, and one of those important lessons was about the resiliency and supernatural abilities of The Mom. Moms are the backbones of society; and,

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Get a Spotless Seasonal Clean

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Spring Cleaning Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Get a Spotless Seasonal Clean The emergence of spring fills us all with hope. It’s the hope that a fresh season brings about new beginnings. It’s the hope that we’re able to witness new life and the blossoming of

How to Clean Your Jewelry at Home: Simple Solutions for Keeping Your Pieces Shining

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Jewelry accounts for some of our most prized possessions. Because of their worth- both sentimental and in terms of value- it’s important to take great care of these treasures. The wear and tear of everyday life does a number on our decorative pieces. Jewelry begins to

How to Remove Stains From Wood Furniture and Floors

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We love wood furniture and hardwood floors for their natural beauty and durability, and we take pride in keeping them clean and maintained. But even regular wood care and cleaning can’t stop accidents that leave behind ugly stains. Hardwood floors and furniture

How to Pack Clothes and Shoes for Moving

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It’s finally happening. You’ve got your new home waiting and all you have to do is pack, load, and hit the road. But like many things, that’s easier said than done. The Maids can get your old home clean and move-in ready, but the packing is up to you! We

How to Sanitize Laundry Without Bleach

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We often use bleach as a whitener and sanitizer for laundry and for disinfecting surfaces, but it can be harsh on fabrics and users. It can discolor many fabrics, it can harm your skin and eyes, and it’s highly toxic. Even though many clothing labels don’t

The Importance of Deep Cleaning Your Home: Why, When, and What to Do

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The Importance of Deep Cleaning Your Home: Why, When, and What to Do Cleaning is a habit that requires daily, weekly, and monthly routines. Most of the time, our housekeeping chores revolve around the obvious tasks: dishes, laundry, and tidying up. But let’s face it-

The Maids and Mr. Clean: a Match Made in Housekeeping Heaven

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The Maids and Mr. Clean: a Match Made in Housekeeping Heaven Due to our common commitment to quality cleanliness, The Maids and Mr.Clean have had a longstanding mutual admiration. In recent years, that relationship has grown into an official partnership. We knew our

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

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How to Clean Hardwood Floors We expect a lot of our floors; they take on the wear and tear of everyday life, literal foot traffic, and endure countless messes and spills. If you’re lucky enough to have durable, hardwood floors, you know how they elegantly unite the

How to Clean a Leather Couch, Chair, and Other Furniture

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Keeping your furniture clean makes your home beautiful and protects what could be a sizable investment. Learning how to clean a leather couch and other furniture the right way is an essential part of helping your furniture look newer longer. The good news is it

How To Clean and Polish Tarnished Silver

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Whether it’s that sterling silver tea set you inherited from your grandmother or silverware you use on special occasions, knowing how to clean silver properly will protect your treasures. Even if you store your silver safely, platters, jewelry, and utensils will

The Best Deep Cleaning Schedule for 2021

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The Best Deep Cleaning Schedule for 2021 When it comes to homes, we believe there is no such thing as too clean. Some home cleaning tasks must be accomplished weekly, or even daily, but there are also those (sometimes dreaded) deep cleaning chores that only need to be

How to Steam Almost Anything

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How to Steam Almost Anything What an inconvenience to select an item from your closet or dresser only to find that it’s wrinkled and un-wearable. Before you’re tempted to haphazardly run your hair straightener over the creases, consider your options. Ironing is

A Cleaner Home: How to Keep Your Resolution

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A Cleaner Home: How to Keep Your Resolution It’s never a bad time to make a decision to get your home in order, but there’s something especially promising about the start of a new year. We imagine ourselves in our best light: going to sleep with an empty sink instead

How to Wash & Disinfect Your Face Mask Safely

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The pandemic has changed all our lives in countless ways, but chief among them is how many of us now wear masks. Whether we’re out in public or inside, masks have become a staple of our outfits; until the pandemic is under control, masks will continue to be a part of

Cleaning the Stains that No One Wants to Talk About

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Cleaning the Stains that No One Wants to Talk About It always happens when we’re in a hurry, rushing to get out the door. A spill, an accident: the beginnings of a dreaded stain. The cat saunters over onto the carpet making those unmistakably grotesque retching

A Guide to Home Health During a Pandemic 

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A Guide to Home Health During a Pandemic  Many months after the initial lockdown, COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world. A glance at the news or some time spent looking at your county’s verified infection counts reinforces the reality that (for the time

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

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We spend a lot of time in our beds, and after 49+ hours of sleeping each week, our sheets, pillowcases, and other bedding can start looking dingy or even downright dirty. As we sleep, dirt, sweat, dead skin cells, and other yucky stuff accumulate on and in our sheets

How to Remove Sticker Residue From Almost Any Surface

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From brand-new toys, electronics, and dishes to great finds at the thrift store, it seems like everything has a sticker. Whether it’s a price tag or a manufacturer’s label, most of us are quick to remove them—but dealing with the sticker residue can be a

Refreshing Your Home for New Year

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Refreshing Your Home for New Year Approaching a new year sparks both reflections and hope for change. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and, hopefully, forget about the monthly donation we’ve been making to the local gym.

Our Top Blogs of 2020

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Our Top Blogs of 2020 2020 was certainly a year to remember. We’ve all grappled with various challenges and have spent an unprecedented amount of time at home. Because of social distancing, the supervision of virtual learning, and working remotely, our homes have

Six Tips for Christmas Cleanup

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Six Tips for Christmas Cleanup The completion of the holiday season can bring about lots of emotions: relief, sadness, or satisfaction. But most everyone feels one major feeling in common… the overwhelming dread of taking down the decorations. Decking the halls was

13 New Year’s Cleaning Superstitions From Around the World

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No matter where you’re from, New Year’s superstitions and traditions fill our holiday celebrations with an abundance of wonderful food, Zoom parties, excitement, and most of all, hope. New Year’s Eve is a time for leaving the old behind and creating a

How to Clean and Disinfect A Humidifier

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Humidifiers are a proven solution for combating the kind of cold, dry air that contributes to dry skin, chapped lips, and scratchy throats. They can definitely make your home a more pleasant place to live, especially as winter sets in. If you’re thinking about

Donate, Toss, or Keep: How to Deal with Toy Clutter Before the Holidays

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Donate, Toss, or Keep: How to Deal with Toy Clutter Before the Holidays One day, you’re an expectant parent who swears you won’t allow kid things in the living room, and a few years later, you’re swimming in colorful, plastic stuff. The impending holiday season makes

How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree

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Holidays mean get-togethers, plenty of great food, and decking the halls with festive decorations and trimmings. Depending on your vibe, you can go with traditional holiday decor, or attempt at something a bit more contemporary for your trimmings. You also have

How to Properly Clean the Oven

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Lights are strung, stockings are hung, and you’re ready and excited to begin the fun part- holiday traditions. But before you get to baking those peppermint twist cookies, consider how long it’s been since you properly cleaned your oven. If it’s been several months,

How to Get Butter Stains Out of Clothes, Carpet, and Upholstery

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Let’s face it: creamy butter is the ultimate topping for many of us. From freshly popped popcorn to toast hot out of the toaster, butter just adds that something special. But where there’s butter, there’s a grease stain just waiting to happen. It

A Guide to Eliminating Mold and Mildew from the Bathroom

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Because of the humidity and proximity to water, mold and mildew are relatively common, albeit gross, bathroom problems. It’s off-putting to discover that one of these fungal invaders has moved in, but their residence doesn’t need to become permanent. Here’s how to get

How to Clean Granite Countertops

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Many of us dream of living in a contemporary home where granite countertops span the kitchen and bathrooms. Granite makes a beautiful statement, but it can be a nightmare to clean. Although it’s heat and scratch-resistant, granite is a sensitive material and

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Overnight Guests

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A central component of holiday celebrating is quality time spent with family and friends. Because of physical distance and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, these times together are perfect for slowing down and savoring it all. But if your home is the

How to Remove Candle Wax From Any Surface

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We all enjoy a little aromatherapy and the festive glow of candles, especially during the holidays. From scented varieties to elegant, tapered pieces adorning our dinner tables, candles are perfect for decorating and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. But where

How to Remove Rust Stains From Clothes and Carpet

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Learning how to remove rust stains takes patience, the right stain remover, and some know-how. You could use a commercial stain remover, but there are safer, natural remedies that can get the job done just as well. How to Get Rust Stains Out of Clothes Your washing

Benefits of a Commercial Cleaning Service & Why Every Business Needs One

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Unless you’re a cleaning company, your employees didn’t take the job to dust, scrub, and mop. They’re here to help you run your business, so let them do the job you hired them to do and let the pros keep your facilities clean. If you want your business to


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