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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 Up Common Kid Messes

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Macaroni and cheese. Bert and Ernie. Kids and messes. Some combinations just make sense. Little ones learn through doing, so it’s impossible to avoid occasional kid-created chaos. Luckily, there are fixes for most of these mishaps; below are solutions to some of the

Creative Ideas For Keeping Your Kids Entertained Indoors

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With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, it’s likely your child’s school is on an extended break. It’s advised to practice social distancing during this time and to stay home as much as possible. This abundance of caution is absolutely necessary, but it leaves parents with

Hire The Maids To Help Halt The Spread Of Viruses In Your Home

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in which case – stay there for as long as possible), you’ve been bombarded with constant news updates about the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. As the numbers of confirmed cases rise on a daily basis, it’s absolutely

Tips for Reclaiming Your Teen’s Bedroom

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You’ve packed the last box, shed the last tear and watched your teenager drive off to start his or her post-grad life. Congrats, you are now officially an empty nester (fingers crossed). So now that it’s just you and your partner, it’s time to decide what to do with

How to Prevent the Coronavirus by Disinfecting Your Home

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The coronavirus known as COVID-19, along with germs that cause colds and flu, is becoming more and more of a concern. Experts advise taking extra steps to keep your home free of germs, not only to prevent illness but also to keep it from spreading if someone is

Is Your Cleaning Service Worth It? Here’s How To Find Out.

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A great maid service can transform your home from fine to flawless. Besides the obvious benefits (sparkling sinks and impeccably vacuumed carpet), a stellar service also affords its occupants less stress and more free time.  This is the expectation for a maid service

The Best Way to Clean a Shower 

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The shower is a daily refuge: a place where we relax, have kid-free quiet time, and win pretend arguments. But its intended purpose and regular use means that it’s also a place where dirt, grime, hair, and soap scum tend to accumulate. For these reasons, cleaning the

6 Expert Tips for Washing Delicates

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Most laundry experts agree that silk, synthetics with polyester, lace, fine knits, chiffon, velvet and other lightweight fabrics should be categorized as delicates. From silk ties to lacy bras, these special fabrics require a different approach than you use to clean

Can Making Your Bed Every Day Change Your Life?

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Making your bed is a normal part of tidying up and keeping your home in order. But do you make your bed every day? If you’re like most of us, either you think making the bed every morning is frivolous or, like me, you were forced to make your bed as a child and

How to Load Your Dishwasher For Cleaner Dishes

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You can count on The Maids to keep your home clean week after week, but you have to count on your dishwasher every day. Your dishwasher saves you time and gets your dishes sparkling clean—if you maintain it, use the right cleaning products and load your dishwasher the

How to Keep Stainless Steel Shiny and Clean 

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Stainless steel appliances are both sleek and stylish. The timeless color is neutral, making it a great choice for varying designs and décor. While perfectly shiny upon installation, stainless steel appliances can quickly accrue fingerprints and smudges after just a

Our Best Blogs of 2019

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Although 2020 is currently in full swing, we’re taking a moment to remember the highlights of the previous year. The Maids’ blog serves as a way for customers and those who choose to clean the DIY way to interact with our brand, and we have enjoyed your feedback,

How to Organize Under Your Bathroom and Kitchen Sink

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Chances are your under-the-sink spaces are some of the most overlooked storage opportunities in your home. From keeping your kitchen more organized to decluttering your bathroom, making the most of the space under your sink gives you more storage and greater

How to Get Your Shower Doors Squeaky Clean

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Glass shower doors with visible soap scum, hard water stains or mildew can make your bathroom look dingy and dull—and promote the growth of mold. Even in the largest bathrooms, shower doors account for a good chunk of your “wall space” and can enhance or

How to Get Offensive Odors Out of Your Home

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No matter how often you clean and deodorize, you’re bound to run into unpleasant odors from time to time – even if you have a regular housekeeping service that keeps your home always guest-ready. As long as you cook, eat, sleep and use the bathroom, odors will creep

Age Appropriate Chore Charts for Kids

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According to parenting experts, kids who contribute to their households by doing chores are confident, capable, and equipped with more life skills than their peers. According to actual parents: that’s great…. how about you try getting my kids to do anything around

Common Hiding Spots for Cobwebs and How to Eliminate Them

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Those itsy bitsy spiders have crawled all over your home this winter. And, due to a lack of indoor rain, nothing can wash the cobwebs out but you. Those sticky messes are the masterpieces of the interior-decorating arachnids of the Theridiidae family. Once the webs

Quick Tips to Remove Tricky Stains from Clothing

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We have all felt the frustration of discovering a stain on a favorite piece of clothing, especially hard-to-remove stains like deodorant or lipstick. You may be tempted to discard the item altogether, but don’t give up just yet. Try the following tips for fighting

Is Your Hotel Room Really Clean?

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We’ve all heard the horror stories about dirty hotel rooms. Many of us have experienced some of these offenses firsthand. Whether you’re a germaphobe or just go with the flow, a dirty hotel room can mean more than general ickiness, it can be hazardous.

How to Keep Your Home Clean Season After Season

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Have you ever wondered why the most famous seasonal cleaning is spring cleaning? We get it. You’ve been cooped up all winter and your house has gotten stuffy and dusty. You need a dose of fresh air. But who says giving your house a winter, summer and fall

10 Tips to Get Kids’ Sports Uniforms Clean and Fresh

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If you have a child who enjoys athletics, you know how quickly their sports uniforms can get dirty, stain-ridden and smelly. It only takes one slide into second during practice or one tackle at the goal line to ruin the looks of their new uniform. As a parent, I know

10 Tips for Getting Workout Clothes Clean and Fresh

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Workout clothes can really stink! If you thought your gym clothes smelled bad because you work out hard, you’d only be partly right. Sure, that offensive odor is a good indicator that you’ve done your job at the gym, but it’s not only that

5 Tips for Better Vacuuming

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As straightforward as it may seem to vacuum your home, you’d be surprised how many opportunities most of us have to improve our vacuuming technique. No matter the brand or design of your vacuum, review these tips and tricks to help make the most of it every time! 

Goodbye, Germs! 4 Tips for Disinfecting after Illness

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‘Tis the season for the sniffles.  With cooler weather comes a variety of illnesses that may make their way into your home. Whether a common cold or the nasty flu, you may find yourself wondering if you’re doing all you can do to stop germs from spreading through your

Why a Recurring Cleaning Service is the Right Choice for Pet Owners 

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It is said that a dog is man’s best friend, and it’s clearly true. Our pets are obviously loved and cherished. What other friend- best or otherwise- would you allow to stink up your house and track dirt everywhere? While our critters truly become members of the

Hacks for a Stress-Free Christmas

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Christmas. At the best of times, it can get very stressful. There’s so much to do and not enough time to do it. It doesn’t have to be such a struggle though, with some handy tips you can eliminate the high blood pressure from the holiday season and focus on more

How to Keep your Home Sparkling Clean: A Pre and Post Holiday Guide 

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Festive holiday decorations certainly have a part in making spirits bright. Throughout the season, the colorful lights, glistening ornaments, and treasured heirlooms bring cheerfulness into the home. But all of the extra embellishments can also bring (and leave) quite

The Best Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Child’s Room

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If you find yourself walking by your child’s room for the umpteenth time and shaking your head, it’s probably because you can’t stand the thought of such a mess.  Dirty clothes on the floor and bed, toys scattered everywhere, empty bags of chips and

20 Songs to Pump You Up for Cleaning Your Home

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Listening to music while you’re working or exercising doesn’t just relieve boredom—it can help improve the quality of your work by increasing your stamina and putting you in a better mood. The lyrics or catchy rhythm of up-tempo music inspires you to work longer

How to Keep your Pet-Friendly Home Hair-Free

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It’s everywhere. On the couch, carpet, and your clothes. Pet hair is pervasive in the lives of families with fur babies. And as much as our precious, four-legged friends are loved, dealing with the constant shedding can get ruff. You

How to Safely Clean and Sanitize Your Electronics

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You won’t find “clean electronics” on most cleaning checklists and even the best maid services usually don’t include devices like laptops and smartphones. Electronics are magnets for dust, dirt and grimy fingerprints and they can be difficult

Commonly Missed Cleaning Spots and How to Clean Them

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Even the housekeeping pros can miss dirt and grime in out-of-the-way places, so don’t be surprised if you discover you’ve been missing some key areas in your cleaning routine. Read through our guide below and identify the spots you may be missing and add them to

How to Get Your Home Cleaned Up for the Holiday Season

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When the holidays roll around, the thought of entertaining family and friends can be both exciting and stressful. You want your home to feel warm and inviting, but most of all, you want it to be clean and tidy. Even with a great cleaning checklist, cleaning up your

Quick Cleaning Tips to Get Ready for Unexpected Guests

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Have you ever noticed that the afternoon your friends unexpectedly pop by happens to be when your house is at its dirtiest and most cluttered? Or how about that last-minute call from your in-laws who are passing through town and want to stop by for just a minute? If

How to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

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We love celebrating the holidays with our friends and families, including the furry members. From pet sweaters to stockings hung just for them, many of us consider our cats and dogs to be one of the family. But all those festivities bring a range of dangers for our

The Best Way To Clean A Rug

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  Area rugs certainly do a lot to visually unite a space. But they also take on a lot of wear and tear. Being at the center of common living spaces means an increase in foot traffic, not to mention some paw prints and muddy football cleats. With all of this activity,

How To Make Your Guest Room Their Home Away From Home 

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The arrival of the holiday season means oftentimes, guests are coming to visit. But even when the weather outside is frightful, a great hostess can make inside delightful. Preparing an inviting guest room ensures your visitors will feel comfortable during their stay.

Three Reasons To Book The Maids For The Holidays 

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‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, no one was helping mom clean, not the kids, nor her spouse. We’re pretty sure that’s how the classic line goes. Most mamas can relate to this familiar pickle. In the short time leading up to the holidays,

7 Simple Reasons To Hire A Cleaning Service

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Every big decision can be based on weighing the pros and cons. For example, should you buy a new car? The pros are you’ll have a reliable vehicle and the cons may be the added monthly expense. Hiring a cleaning service is no different. Even so, some people still

How To Deep Clean An Oven

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As long as we’ve been cooking indoors, cleaning the oven has been one of the least-liked household chores and for good reason. Cleaning the oven was no easy task.  It used to take strong scrubbing with caustic cleaners to rid the oven of burnt-on, sticky

How to Clean Baby Stains from the Top to the Bottom

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Baby clothes with their tiny stripes and ruffles are the cutest! But nothing ruins a romper faster than a stain you can’t lift off. Throwing away a favorite bib or sleeper is heart-wrenching. Plus, if you’re planning on having more than one child, reusing clothes that

Support Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where millions of women living with breast cancer are supported, and even more, are encouraged to get annual detection tests. It is estimated that every year in the United States, 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast

5 Fall House Maintenance Tips You Shouldn’t Forget About

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Fall is probably the best season to focus on home maintenance. The weather is bearable after a hot, humid summer and the kids are back in school, giving you more time to get projects done. On the flip side, it’s easy to forget about fall maintenance with the

Celebrating 1 Year of Cleaning with Mr. Clean

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Since 1979, we’ve provided our customers with professional cleaning services that leave homes fresh sparkling and spotless, but last year we added a little muscle to our team. In September 2018, The Maids became the only cleaning service to be an exclusive partner

How to Safely Clean with Bleach

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Rubber gloves? Check. Face mask? Check. Biohazard suit? Check. Wait, what? Cleaning with bleach isn’t scary or toxic. Bleach is actually one of the best and least expensive cleaning products you can use, next to vinegar.   Is Bleach Safe?  Household chlorine bleach is

The Best Ways to Clean Your Mattress

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You spend about a third of your life on your mattress, so keeping it clean is one housekeeping chore that should always be on your cleaning checklist. Regular mattress cleaning can help reduce allergens, decrease dust mites and give you a clean, fresh place to sleep.

10 Surprising Uses for a Garment Steamer

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Garment steamers are a convenient way to keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free at home or on the road. They keep your clothes looking new longer and eliminate some of the wear and tear from ironing and frequent washing. But did you know there are a multitude of

How to Get Crayon Off Walls

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While getting crayon off walls isn’t as easy as cleaning up fingerprints and dirt on your walls, but it is possible. With a little know-how and elbow grease, you can get your walls looking good as new.  You love for your kids to be creative and express

Organize Your Mudroom With These Tips and Tricks

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Mudrooms are an essential transition area in many homes. It’s the place where your family pulls things together as they head out the door each day—and where they dump everything as they walk back in. It’s easy to let a mudroom get cluttered and dirty, but when

How to Prep Your Summer Gear for Winter Storage

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After the lazy days and fun in the sun of the summer season, the changing seasons bring cooler weather, fall cleaning and swapping your summer gear for winter gear. Your seasonal changeover should include a thorough house cleaning, decluttering and a strategy for


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