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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.

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 Clean an Oven Using Natural Ingredients

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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 baked-on grime is no easy task, and many of us are on a constant quest to figure out the easiest way to clean an oven. It used to

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 most effective and least expensive cleaning and disinfecting products you can use. Is It Safe to Use a Bleach Cleaning

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

Let The Maids Tackle Cleaning Your Summer Rental!

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When you think about your summer vacation rental, you’re probably thinking of marketing your property, decorating your summer rental and other ways to keep your place booked all summer long. Whether it’s good old word of mouth or a digital review, how

Getting Your Family and Home Back-to-School Ready

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Fall brings cooler weather, falling leaves and the challenge of getting everyone back-to-school ready. With summer ending, it’s time to change gears and get back into a schedule of classes, homework and extracurricular activities. Planning ahead, getting

Does a Clean House and Mental Health Go Hand-in-Hand?

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With the popularity of tidying room by room, decluttering and other housekeeping trends to create a more peaceful environment, and a calmer mind, it’s time to take a look at the connection between a clean house and mental health. Leading psychological research

Why You Should Hire a National Cleaning Service

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Hiring a cleaning service comes with a lot of perks like having a spotless home you didn’t have to lift a finger to get. But even though everyone loves to come home to freshly vacuumed floors, clean, wiped countertops and disinfected, sweet-smelling bathrooms, some

Clean for Your Health this Fall

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A deep fall cleaning is a great way to prepare your home for a long winter. Just like a spring cleaning opens up your home following the cold, frigid temperatures, a fall cleaning is really your last opportunity to clear your home’s air before being shut tight again.

Why We All Need a Little Self-Care

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Self-care is taking care of your physical and mental health; making you a priority. And while you may ask yourself, “Don’t I already do that?” You probably don’t. We’re so consumed by daily stress that most of us probably don’t recognize just how little care we give

Our Most Popular Housecleaning Services

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Before we attempt to do something new, most of us ask a friend who’s been there, done that. We get advice on vacations, vehicles and home services, like housecleaning services. When you’re curious about trying a new service, you want to see how others are using it.

19 Amazing Uses for Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers

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Do you want a visibly clean home without using potentially harmful cleaning products—and without all the work? Stop packing cleaning solutions under your sinks and make your tidying up easier with Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers. Thanks to our partnership with

How to Make Late Summer Cleaning Less Stressful 

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Those sunny days and lazy afternoons of summer are winding down and it’s time to get ready for fall and winter once again. From the mounting stress of back to school prep to making sure your home is ready for cold weather, the change in seasons brings plenty of

How to Avoid Post-Vacation Clutter With Unpacking Tips

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Summertime brings long, sunny days and that summer vacation you’ve looked forward to all year long. As exciting and relaxing as vacations can be, inevitably, the day comes when it’s time to head back home. The last day of vacation is full of packing and

Why You Should Protect and Clean Outdoor Furniture

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Isn’t outdoor furniture designed to withstand the elements? Why should I worry about cleaning and protecting it? Good questions! Yes, outdoor furniture is designed and constructed differently than indoor furniture so it can last season after season in outdoor

Make Housekeeping Fun With These Handy Tips

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Can you really make housekeeping fun? Absolutely! Housework doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore if you start with the right mindset and change your housekeeping strategy. Sure, your house may be way overdue for a deep-down cleaning, but don’t let that

Let The Maids Help With Back To School

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Most of us tend to think of summer as the busy time. We take vacations, attend ball games, host barbecues and generally try to squeeze in as much fun as possible. But in actuality, back-to-school time is far busier than summer. Not only are ball games still in full

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire The Maids to Clean Your Rental

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Today, turning a home into a vacation rental is big business and for good reason. By renting, homeowners get the ability to earn extra income on an otherwise empty space and guests receive a more comfortable living experience while on vacation or traveling for

Never Mix These Cleaning Chemicals

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Few things are more satisfying than successfully scrubbing up a stubborn stain. Some cleaning know-how and a little elbow grease and what once was thought to be a permanent mark is now a thing of the past! Hey, we’re right with you; we love removing stains, it’s

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

Backyard Party Preparation for Easy Cleanup

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We’ve all seen plenty of tips and hacks for backyard party preparation, from organizing to hosting and menus. But there are lots of things you can do to make backyard barbeque cleanup quicker and easier, too. Whether you’re throwing a small cookout or a

Protect Your Patio and Driveway From 4th of July Fireworks 

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Independence Day and Canada Day festivities mean backyard barbeques, community celebrations, fun in the sun and fireworks. Most of us know the precautions we should take with fireworks, from keeping them away from the kids to keeping a safe distance. But how many of

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 better time-saver than a field-tested house cleaning list. These handy lists help keep us on track for when, where and how to clean in the most efficient way possible. Using a house cleaning checklist also helps break down big projects into more manageable

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


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