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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.

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

Grab Your Cleaning Podcasts On The Go

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The Top 5 Cleaning Podcasts Between our busy careers and shuttling kids to and from school and activities, it seems like we live in our cars these days. Why not use some of this on-the-road time for yourself by listening to a podcast? What’s a podcast you ask? It is a

Refresh Your Living Space For Fall With An Insta-Worthy Look

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There’s nothing better than loving your personal living space. But, if you’re not really “feeling” certain rooms of your home, it may be time to refresh a tired design.  One of the best places to get inspired is Instagram. There are a ton of great profiles by interior

Mold No More. How to safely store your summer stuff.

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Mold No More Mold. Just the name can send shivers down a homeowners spine. That’s because mold causes considerable damage to our favorite things, like a favorite dress or beloved leather jacket. Mold grows on anything, including cotton, linen, rayon, silk, wool and

Your Lazy Day Guide To Cleaning

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Life is busy, and sometimes we just don’t have the energy, time or desire to give our homes the attention they deserve. That’s why lazy day cleaning tips can really provide a lifeline. By cleaning a little every day, or just doing the bare minimum, life’s messes tend

22 Steps To Truly Clean

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Healthy. Hygienic. Sanitary. Immaculate. Spic-and-span. Clean. There are a lot of words that describe how The Maids housekeeping services leave your home. But while many cleaning services promise clean, The Maids delivers. We use a patented 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep

Getting Organized on a Budget

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  How To Get Organized on a Budget Finding clever and unique ways to organize your home is always at the top of every busy person’s wish list. Who doesn’t love gazing at all the chic and trendy storage ideas that clutter (pardon the pun) Pinterest? But while some

The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom That You Aren’t Cleaning

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8 Dirty Places In Your Bathroom You Probably Don’t Clean You’ve scrubbed the top of the vanity, scoured the sink and tub and cleaned the inside of the toilet bowl – your bathroom is spotless right? Wrong. There are a handful of dirty places you’re probably missing

Why You Should Hire Move Out Cleaners

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Moving In or Moving Out: Why You Need Professional Home Cleaning. Buying and selling a home is a stressful process. Not only do you physically have to move all your belongings, but your life doesn’t stop because you’re uprooting your dwelling. There are papers to

How To Take A Vacation From Housework

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Take A Vacation From Housework Summer is for trips to the pool, picnics and baseball games, not housework. But, unfortunately, messes don’t stop just because it’s summer. Plus, with kids off school on summer vacation, the messes are most likely even messier.

Different Types Of Maid Services

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What Type Of Maid Service Do I Need? Whether you’re hosting a big family event or you just can’t keep up with the weekly mess; you’ve finally come to the decision that you need a maid service. You’re in luck! The Maids has several different types of cleaning services

House Cleaning Schedules

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How To Keep A House Cleaning Schedule Like The Maids Keeping your home clean and clutter-free may seem like an insurmountable task – especially if the dishes and laundry are already piled up. House cleaning services, like The Maids, are professionals when it comes to

Residential Cleaning Services

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Who Uses Residential Cleaning Services? Hiring residential cleaning services can be a little intimidating because there’s a notion that only the super wealthy can afford a maids service. We’re here to tell you that is 100% wrong. So, Who Actually Hires A Residential

Kid-sized Cleaning: Can Pint-Sized Kiddos Be Taught To Clean?

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Can Pint-Sized Kiddos Be Taught To Clean? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our biggest mess-makers were also our best cleaners? Every parent knows the struggle of keeping a clean house with young children; all you do is follow the mess from room-to-room, picking up as you

The Best Way To Clean A Couch

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  Who remembers those cold, uncomfortable, noisy, plastic furniture covers that grandma used to protect her couch and chairs? While they’re not a bad idea to keep your furniture looking new, they aren’t really useful for the way we live today. We want our

Deep House Cleaning Services

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  Let’s face it, a quick wipe of the counters and vacuuming at light-speed doesn’t always cut it. There are a couple times a year when every home needs a really good deep house cleaning. This means wiping, vacuuming and scrubbing every nook and



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