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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.

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

How to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes

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From serving up bacon and sausage for breakfast to feasting on hot wings during the big game, keeping grease off your clothes can be tough—especially during the holidays. All those napkins can only soak up so much grease, so if you’re gobbling down your favorite

How To Get Silly Putty Out Of Clothes and Fabric

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You may have the skills for cleaning up most of your kids’ spills and messes, but getting Silly Putty out of clothes and fabric could be a challenge. Because it’s oily and gooey, a Silly Putty stain needs special treatment. So what is Silly Putty made

Keep The Messes at a Minimum with These Halloween Activities 

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Glitter, glue, and pumpkin guts… oh my! Halloween season sure is spooky, but the scariness should come from costumes and tricks, not from messes.   Here are ten ideas for minimally messy, maximum fun seasonal activities.   Pumpkin checkers: Use those adorable, mini

Four Simple Tips for Removing Stains from Upholstery

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Even with the best precautions (short of your great grandmother’s plastic couch covers), accidents happen, and sometimes those accidental spills result in stains. If only we could direct stains to singularly occur on our spouse’s ugly pair of pants that are already

How To Read Laundry Symbols: The Ultimate Laundry Symbols Guide

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The symbols printed on the tags of your garments may seem like they are in a foreign language, but they serve an essential purpose: to keep your clothes looking newer longer. These laundry symbols tell you all you need to know about how to do the washing and drying,

How to Clean Laminate Floors

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Wondering how to clean laminate wood floors without causing damage or losing that brilliant shine? While your laminate floors may look as good as hardwood floors, there are some important differences in how you maintain and clean them. Laminate floors need special

Natural Solutions for Removing Stains from Carpet

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For those of us who find joy in perfectly plush, line-vacuumed carpet, stains are the bane of our existence. However troublesome and tedious, it’s also inevitable that a substance other than water will find its way onto your floors. There are plenty of commercial

How to Clean House Fast While Learning & Working From Home

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If you work from home or are learning online, finding a healthy balance between your home job and housework can be a challenge. But what if you could get more done in less time? When you learn how to clean your house fast, you’ll save time and energy better spent on

How to Balance Household Chores While Working From Home

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When work and home are in the same place, it’s challenging to keep your roles separate. Eying piles of dirty dishes while you try to concentrate on work is distracting and frustrating. Sometimes it can be hard to get anything done at all! You may feel

Three Steps for Managing Fall Allergens in Your Home

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The beginning of fall means festive morning drinks, spooky décor, and, if you’re lucky, a whine-free family pic at the pumpkin patch. But for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the start of fall is accompanied by an onslaught of uncomfortable and unpleasant

How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

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Keeping your carpet clean not only makes your home more appealing, it also extends the life of the carpet. When you vacuum or use a carpet cleaner, you’re reviving your carpet’s luster and getting rid of dust and allergens. But even with regular healthy

Six Benefits of Hiring a Cleaning Service

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This summer may feel different than in those in years past, but the busyness remains. Maybe you’re entertaining your kids, working from home, attending to errands, or taking on some extra projects. Hiring a cleaning service is a terrific time-saver, but there are

The Ultimate Germ-Eliminating House Cleaning Guide

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We have all made changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing required that we stay at home; safety precautions determined that we would wear masks in public; and, finding that disinfecting wipes were in stock genuinely made our day. We’re living in

How To Clean and Disinfect Toys To Keep Your Kids Healthy

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One of your most critical roles as a parent is keeping your children healthy—a challenging task that can seem like a full-time job! Kids love to explore, get dirty, and play with friends, but they rarely wash off the dirt they can accumulate, much less germs and

Tips and Tricks for Eliminating Dog Hair in the Home

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The dog days of summer have us handling a multitude of messes. With all of this togetherness, the housekeeping to-do list is longer than ever. And, while our kids are to thank for some of the jumble, our furry family members create their fair share too. From wet nose

How to Wash Pillows for a Better Night’s Sleep

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Can You Wash Pillows? For the most part, yes you can! Is pillow washing part of your house cleaning checklist? Probably not. Many people wash sheets, pillowcases and even throw blankets once a week or more, but they rarely think about their pillows. That leads to our

Get an Insta-Worthy Playroom with these Fun and Functional Ideas

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For parents everywhere, having a playroom is an extravagance. It’s a spot for kids to imagine and create; and it’s home to all of the brightly colored plastic possessions that would otherwise take over the living room. Although it serves as a designated location for

Simple Home Staging Tips: Three Things Buyers Look For

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Staging a house is the art of making a home appear stylish, comfortable, and livable; it’s also about making the property feel as if no one actually lives there. Part of showcasing a home in its best light is providing the buyers with a glimpse into their own

How to Clean Your Instant Pot Step By Step

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If you have an Instant Pot, you know what a workhorse this kitchen appliance can be. From delicious desserts to marvelous main courses and other Instant Pot recipes, this is one go-to cooking essential that makes cooking and cleanup quick and easy. While there’s

How to Clean a Coffee Maker

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If your coffee pot is an eyesore in your otherwise clean kitchen and your coffee tastes a bit off, it’s probably because you’re drinking dirty coffee. If you want that fresh, aromatic cup of coffee you love, it’s time to learn how to clean a coffee

How to Wash Your Throw Blankets

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A lot of us love cuddling up with a plush throw blanket in our favorite chair, on the sofa and in bed. When it’s cold out, a throw is that “just right” layer of warmth to knock off the chill and keep us toasty. Most of us probably even have a

How to Wash a Dog Bed

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That unpleasant odor from your dog’s bed means it’s time for a thorough pet cleanup. From rolling in who-knows-what outdoors to shedding fur and bodily fluids, dogs can get pretty stinky. Those foul odors make themselves at home in your dog’s bed and can get even more

Keep or Toss: What to Do With Your Kids’ Papers

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It is estimated that each month, kids bring home approximately one large tree’s worth of paper. Okay, that’s not exactly true, but it sure feels like it, right? Regardless of age, kids tend to accumulate a huge amount of paperwork. From projects to coloring pages,

Tips for Keeping the Bathroom Continuously Clean

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Bathroom cleanliness is usually a pretty precise barometer for the overall state of the house. Inversely, sparkling bathrooms make the other spaces feel instantly better. It’s obvious that keeping your bathrooms free of ~unpleasantries~ like fungus and bacteria is

How To Remove Blood Stains Naturally

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From scraped knees to cuts in the kitchen, bloody messes are an expected and regular occurrence in most households. Accidents happen, but when that bright red blood stains your favorite shirt or beautiful carpet, it’s time to act fast. Knowing how to remove

Keep Your Home Insect-Free with these Natural Remedies

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Nothing inspires a cleaning frenzy quite like an indoor insect sighting. When the hot days of summer begin, the creepy-crawlies tend to seek shelter in our temperature-controlled and well decorated-homes. And, as much as we’ve missed entertaining, these “guests” are

Tips for a Consistently Clean Home During COVID-19

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Right now, we’re all spending more time at home than ever before. Children are completing schoolwork at home, kitchens are being used for 3+ meals each day, and leisure and entertainment activities are concentrated indoors. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by household

That’s A Wrap on #TheMaidsCleaningChallenge

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We launched our #14DayCleaningChallenge with the hopes of motivating our social media followers to achieve a happier and more hygienic home. This year, the tradition of Spring Cleaning went from yearly ritual to necessary precaution. With this in mind, the campaign

Tips for Preparing Winter Items for Summer Storage 

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Those silver white winters have finally melted into spring, and now is the time for us to deal with all the things we have accrued from the chilly season. Unless you’re gifted with gloriously unlimited closet space, storing winter items during the warmer months is a

Pet Owner Cleaning Woes (& Solutions!) 

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Research shows pets are major stress-reducers in their humans’ lives. In fact, having a pet comes with numerous emotional and physical benefits. They bring joy, energy, and love to our families. It’s because of those positive advantages (and downright cuteness) we’re

How and Why to Clean Your Grill Before Summer Arrives

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Summer is on its way and that means splashing in the pool, working on outdoor home improvement projects, and firing up the grill for a tasty summer dinner.  Is your grill not quite ready for all that? Here are some simple steps for cleaning, and why it’s important to

How To Remove Grass Stains From Clothes and Shoes

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For parents, there are few things more smile-inducing than listening to your kids joyfully play in the backyard, bubbling with excitement and enjoying the outdoors. Active outside play is both valuable and fun, but it can also bring about some cleaning challenges when

Simple Steps for Safely Cleaning a Gas Stove

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Gas stoves provide lots of advantages. In addition to being considered trendy by hipsters, they’re both cost–effective and durable. Because they allow for a quick change in heat, gas stoves are precise for chefs and novice cooks alike.  Like most things in our

How to Clean Up Common Kid’s Messes

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Children can fill your home with laughter, joy, and inspiration, but they can also create some spectacular messes. From lunchtime mishaps and nighttime accidents to wall art and messy bedrooms, kids making a mess is just part of the deal. There’s not much you

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

How 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 Clean Makeup Brushes, Beauty Blenders, and More

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When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes, sponges, and beauty blenders? For too many of us, it may have been a couple of months ago, last year…or maybe never! But if you are a professional makeup artist, you probably cleaned them yesterday. The pros


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