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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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. From

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 If you thought your gym clothes smelled and have sweat stains because you work out hard, you’d only be

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

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


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