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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 Clean Slime from Everything

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Making and playing with slime is an uber-popular pastime for both kids and tweens. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of recipes online for making slime each with different properties and textures. But what they may not tell you is this stuff is murder to remove.

Why Last-Minute Cleaning Services Are a Lifesaver!

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Surprises are great – receiving a bouquet of flowers at work or being treated to lunch but there are some surprises that come with unwanted stress and anxiety. Take this example, your best friend from out of state calls to let you know she’s in town for the

Top Stories From The Maids That WOW! 

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At The Maids, we’re committed to providing residential cleaning services for busy families and we strive to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. Our residential cleaning services deliver amazing value through quality service and premium products because we’re

10 Air-Purifying Plants for Your Home 

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For most of us, when the heat kicks off, the air conditioning kicks on. We work in climate-controlled buildings and live in temperature-steady homes. We want to be at a comfortable 70 degrees at all times, and that’s ok. The problem lies in that we’re breathing the

How To Clean Your Grill 

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Fire up the grill. When the temperatures rise, it’s the perfect opportunity to take cooking outdoors. Burgers, hot dogs, steak and chicken all get a big flavor boost when cooked over an open flame or hot coals. But if the inside of your grill looks more like a

Win The Battle Against Summertime Sand 

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Memories are made at the beach. Days spent splashing in the surf and building sand castles in the summer sun are treasured times. That is until it is time to leave and the sand comes with you – in your clothes, shoes, bags, coolers and eventually every square inch of

Don’t Let Cleaning Summer’s Stickiest Messes Ruin Your Summer Fun

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When the weather turns hot, it’s time for summer treats like popsicles, lemonade and ice cream. Throw in those year-round kids’ favorites like candy and gum, and you could spend a good part of your summer cleaning up sticky messes. Kids are great at making

The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist

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There is no greater cleaning tool than a five-star checklist. These handy lists help keep us on track for when, where and how to clean in the most efficient way possible. Using a cleaning checklist also helps break down big tasks (cleaning out the closets or

You Clean Your Bathroom Until It Sparkles. But is It Really Clean?

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Even if you clean your bathroom like the pros and everything looks squeaky clean, some areas get missed. From those out-of-the-way spots to things you may not think to clean, even the shiniest bathroom has hidden dirt and germs. To make sure your bathroom is

How to Get Rid of Sand After a Beach Day

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Sand is one of those tricky messes that are a part of a fun day at the beach. Those tiny grains stick to wet and suntan-lotioned bodies, find their way into bathing suit pockets, beach totes, shoes and just about anything else you take on your day trip. Getting rid of

Prepare Your Home for Summer Break Vacation

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Summer is here! You’re ready for vacation time — but is your house? Before you pack up and head out, be sure to prepare your home for summer break. Those hot summer days can cause all sorts of problems around the home, especially if you’re going to be gone

Spring Shedding: Keeping a Pet Home Clean

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Spring brings spring cleaning, blooming flowers and, for dog owners, pet shedding. As winter comes to an end, your dog begins shedding their thicker winter coat to prepare for the hot days of summer. Seemingly overnight, you start seeing wisps of fur floating around.

How to Prevent Summer Break Messes

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Summer is a fun time for kids and families with cookouts, beach trips, outdoor games and plenty of opportunities for messes! All those summer goodies like popsicles, ice cream, frozen drinks and candy almost seemed to be designed to cause messes just about anywhere.

How to Prepare Your Home for Warm Weather

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You’ve come through another winter, and you’re getting geared up for warm weather, spring cleaning and summer fun. Those cold mornings, the runny noses and winter doldrums are now just distant memories. But winter can take a toll on your home just like it does you and

10 Ways to Get Your Teen to Clean Without a Civil War!

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As a parent, you’ll inevitably encounter the age-old battle to get your teen to clean up and take on responsibilities around the house. You may think you’re ready for this battle, but teens present a unique challenge. You have a child who’s at the

Keep It Cool This Summer With These Recipes

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Fun summer traditions include splashing in swimming pools, attending baseball games, oohing and aahing over firework displays and munching on fabulously-delicious food. Don’t let summer pass you by without trying these recipes, guaranteed to help keep things cool. 

Who Can Benefit From A Maid Service? You!

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There are a couple of questions you probably ask yourself before making a purchase, “Is this worth the money?” and “Will this benefit my life?” It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a new pair of walking shoes, an instapot or even a housecleaning service, the answer

Tips to Keep Your Car Clean

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Why is it that thoroughly cleaning the interiors of our vehicles gives us such immense satisfaction? Taking the time to get into the nooks and crannies, vacuuming up the dirt and crumbs and wiping down the interior feels like a huge accomplishment. But of course, what

How to Get Dishes Cleaner by Hand and in the Dishwasher

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No one likes to eat off of “questionably clean” dinnerware or drink out of dingy glassware. For shinier plates and crystal clear glasses, most of us are always looking for ways to get dishes cleaner, whether it’s by hand-washing or in the dishwasher.

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates Are Perfect For Every Mom

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Flowers, candy, jewelry, bath products, a fluffy robe – these are all great (but predictable) Mother’s Day gift ideas. They are so common, the mothers in your life have probably already received them numerous times. And, let’s ask ourselves, is this what mom really

Tips to Tame the Mess in Your Child’s Room

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Whenever you tuck your child into bed, choose an outfit for the day or just walk by their room, you see it … the clutter.  Clothes piled up on floor, toys strewn about and who knows what underneath the bed. Even if you close the door, it’s there, nagging at the back

Start Spring With A Clean Seat

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With the chill of winter safely behind us, it is time once again to break out the patio furniture and fire up the barbecue. Before inviting guests over for that first outdoor party, give your patio furniture some TLC. Outdoor furniture and accessories can come out of

Top 5 House Cleaning Hacks Room by Room

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There’s no shortage of house cleaning hacks, from “ultimate” lists to videos and tutorials, and we’re sure you’ve found your share of hacks that are less than inspiring. That’s why we picked five of the best cleaning hacks for your

Move-In House Cleaning Tips You Should Remember

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Even if your new home looks clean, there could still be some hidden places harboring dirt, grime and germs. Since there’s no better time to clean a house than before you move in, it pays to inspect every nook and cranny when you’re doing your move-in house

It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for Spring Cleaning

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You’re probably familiar with ‘spring cleaning,’ but do you know that ‘pre-spring cleaning’ can make this often dreaded seasonal cleaning more bearable? There are plenty of areas around your home you can tackle well before the first sign

The Basic Rules of Tidying Room by Room

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Since we were kids, we’ve been told hundreds of times: “Clean up your room!” And as adults, we keep hearing this sage advice—but instead of our parents, it’s our internal chatter that’s telling us to get busy tidying up. Tidying has also

Cleaning Up Slime and Other Tricky Kids’ Messes

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Cleaning isn’t exactly rocket science. Sure, it takes some know-how, attention to detail and the right supplies. Keeping your house clean isn’t so tough as long as you stay on top of things. Until you have kids. Cleaning house should really fall into two

How to Keep Your 2019 Resolution for Tidy House Cleaning

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends between one and three hours per day on household activities, including house cleaning. Between careers, family responsibilities and other demands, keeping the house clean on a regular basis can

Does Cleaning When Anxious Really Help Reduce Anxiety?

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If you’ve watched the popular Marie Kondo show, then you know there is a growing trend around how cleaning your house can clear your mind. The concept is not new, and many studies and surveys we’ll discuss in this article have been conducted to find out how

Demystifying The Ritual Of Spring Cleaning

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Spring cleaning. Just saying the words gives some of us feelings of anticipation because we are finally able to get to all the places that have eluded us all winter, windows for example. For others, the words give a deep-seated feeling of dread, and we can understand

Tips To Keep Your Fridge Looking Fresh

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Tips To Keep Your Fridge Looking Fresh  Your refrigerator works hard. Its handles get grabbed with sticky, germy fingers. Its exterior is covered with reminder notes, photos and precious scraps of artwork. And it gets opened dozens of times of day and rummaged through

5 House Cleaning Tips for Men

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Whether you’re a single guy or a marriage veteran, house cleaning may be a skill you haven’t quite mastered yet. Men have notoriously gotten some bad press when it comes to housekeeping. The good news is, we have some pretty handy tips for men who want to learn

It’s Cleaning Madness This March!

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It’s Cleaning Madness This March! This time of year, it’s all about basketball and brackets. Even if you’re not totally into the madness you can still take part of the fun. Instead of choosing top seeds and Cinderella teams, make family chore brackets complete with

Pet Owners: How to Keep Your Home Spotless 

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Pet Owners: How to Keep Your Home Spotless  For many of us, our furry friends are our best friends. That’s not to say sometimes we don’t have beef with our little bffs. Pets are notoriously messy. Between shedding, dirty paws and house training accidents, it can feel

The Magic Of Mr. Clean: What Can’t You Clean With Magic Erasers? 

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The Magic Of Mr. Clean: What Can’t You Clean With Magic Erasers?  Ever since Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser hit the market in 2003, it’s been astonishing users with its ability to miraculously clean the toughest messes around the house all without bleach or other chemicals.

What’s Your Cleaning Style?

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What’s Your Cleaning Style?  Everyone is different and we all have different motivators when it comes to keeping our homes clean. Some of us love to clean and find it therapeutic, others want to get it done as quickly as possible and then there are those that hate it

Why Cleaning is the New Language of Love

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Why Cleaning is the New Language of Love “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” A popular book, published in 1995, describes the five languages of love or how we show love. These languages include acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, receiving

New Year, Cleaner Home – House Cleaning Resolutions

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It’s 2019, and if you’re like us, you’ve resolved to have a clean house for the new year. You’ve made a plan (thanks to some past blogs of ours 😉), and now all you need to do is stick to it. New year cleaning doesn’t have to be one of those resolutions that

How to Degrease The Stovetop and Other Hard-to-Clean Appliance Tips

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Grease, grime and dirt are just par for the course in most homes and keeping things clean takes skill and planning. But in your kitchen, all that greasy build-up can be tough to handle and could even cause health problems. Whether you’ve been putting it off for

Start the New Year with Less

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Our homes are crammed with stuff. Our cars are crammed with stuff. Our offices are crammed with stuff. As Americans, we love to buy stuff, and now that the holidays are over, we’ve most likely amassed a lot more of it. A new year is a perfect time to purge your home

How to Create a Cleaning Chart for Kids That Really Works

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Getting the kids involved with routine cleaning chores is the perfect way to teach valuable life skills and get more done around the house. A cleaning chart for kids is a great way to keep track of the chores you delegate and create fun along the way. You’ll

Your Monthly Deep Clean Schedule for 2019

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We love a clean house, in fact, the cleaner the better. But we recognize while some things need to be cleaned daily and weekly, other chores only need to be cleaned once or twice a year. The problem is, these are BIG chores, i.e., the ones you don’t want to do (who

The Top Blogs of 2018

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You are doing more with less, like cleaning more things in less time and with less effort. For today’s sparkling home, it’s all about working smarter, not harder. And while that may mean having a little muscle in your corner (hint, hint) or doing it all yourself, the

Bathroom Cleaning Hacks: Tips and Tricks From a Professional Maid Service

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When you go out of town or on vacation and stay at a hotel, what is one of the first areas you check out? If it’s the bathroom, then you are in good company. For many of us, the cleanliness of a hotel bathroom seems to often determine how we perceive the overall

Quick House Cleaning and Preparation Time-Savers for the Holidays

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If you think wiping down countertops, spraying some air freshener in the bathroom and a quick vacuum makes your home ready for holiday guests, you’d better think again. No one is saying you have to pull a full-on seasonal cleaning, but by focusing on critical areas

Cross Cleaning Off Your Holiday To-Do List

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Here’s a holiday story you might be familiar with: It’s the night before Thanksgiving, and you’ve just made your third stop of the day for extra cranberry sauce (because grandpa will only eat the jellied kind) and a new tablecloth (because someone put away your old

When’s The Last Time You Cleaned These Things?

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How To Get Your Home As Clean As It Can Be Even the most novice cleaner knows a good cleaning job always should include wiping down surfaces and cleaning the floors. In the bathroom, sinks, showers and toilets should never be skipped. In the kitchen countertops and

Everyday Essentials For Organizing Your Kid’s Clutter

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From Chaos to Organized October is the time of year when things go “bump in the night.” And while there is an element of fun to be spooked, there are few things as truly frightening as a child’s cluttered room. Picture it, mounds of clothes cascade out of the closet,

5 Steps For Throwing The Ultimate Halloween Party

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Planning the perfect Halloween party shouldn’t be a horrifying experience. It actually can be easier than you think! So don’t run away screaming from the task, instead follow these five steps to throw you next Halloween bash.  1. Create Freaky-Fantastic Decorations 

Don’t Fall Back Into Bad Cleaning Habits

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Get Your Home Healthy & Clean This Fall   It always feels like summer will last forever, especially when you’re off having fun, but then – poof – it’s over, and before you know it kids are back in school and the holidays are fast approaching. This leaves little



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