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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 Make the Best Summer Guacamole [Caution: These images are SWEET]

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The best thing about summer is the fresh produce. And, when the chips are down, the best thing you can make with summer produce is guacamole. And the best guacamole, in our opinion, has mangos. The Maids will show you just how it’s done. We know it can get a little

Your Flagship Style: How To Fly Your Colors at Home

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There are many ways to celebrate your home country these days, international competitions notwithstanding. That said, seeing so many bold colors waving on television and celebrated throughout the world’s city streets made us want to bring patriotic colors into every

How to Use Refrigerator Humidity Drawers The Right Way

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We’ve all seen the knobs, but how many of us simply leave the humidity controls of our refrigerator drawers to the middle dial? These settings actually have quite an impact on your fruits and vegetables if you know how to use them to your advantage. Groceries can get

The Day My Husband Was Right: A Clean Love Story

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My name is Kamille, and I’m having an affair with my cleaning company. Okay, not really. I mean, I do like them. And they really know what they are doing in the bedroom (can you say vacuum lines?). They also get me on levels I haven’t experienced in ages (you should

How to Clean Bath Toys & Prevent Mold

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Tell us if this sounds familiar: The first thing your kids do when you put them in the bathtub is grab their toys and put them directly in their mouths. Initially, you might not think this is much of a problem—until you see your son squeezing his yellow duck and

5 Bedrooms That Won’t Keep You Up At Night

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We’re on a bit of a design kick lately and couldn’t help exploring bedrooms as of late (until about 1am). We’ve collected some of our favorite designs and ideas and can’t wait to hear what you think. Does the bedroom of your dreams resemble any of these? Something for

How To Keep Your Grill Clean

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We’ve officially entered grilling season, and this means we’ve also officially entered the era of grill maintenance. To keep your grill fired up about firing up, use these tips, and use them in this order. Before You Grill, Clean. We’ve all been there, usually with a

Don’t Let The Bugs Bite: Pest-Free Gardening Tips

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Mother Nature may include bugs, but she also did a pretty great job giving us plenty of ways to keep them at bay. Here are five plants that offer protection against the summers most pesky pests, house flies and mosquitos, and how you can use them. Lavender Lavender

What Side Dish Are You? [QUIZ]

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It’s potluck season, and what you contribute to the meal says a lot about who you are. What do YOU bring to the party? Let’s find out: [QUIZ is expired] So, which side dish did you get? Let us know in the comments! What Side Dish Are You? [QUIZ] was last

Easy Recipes Your Grill Wants You To Try

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Summer is here and the grilling is easy, especially with these three recipes, which keep most of their full flavors to themselves, leaving a fresh grill behind. Here’s to a summer of clean eating! Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon If beef and pork take center

How to Throw a Messy Party

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It may seem odd for a cleaning company to write a blog about how to throw a messy party, but hear us out. Sometimes making messes can be fun. Ready to roll up your sleeves? No? It doesn’t matter. You’re going to get dirty either way. Messy Party Requirements: •

7 Garage Organization Tips That Work Every Time

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If walking into a clean house is glorious, pulling into a tidy, organized garage is akin to nirvana (or Nirvana, depending on your music proclivities). As the largest room in the home, the garage is also the largest dumping ground. The task of cleaning and organizing

Stick a Fork in It: The Right Way To Load a Dishwasher

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Are you a willy-nilly washer or a dedicated dish sergeant? Chances are you do a decent job of this daily chore, but the tips below may help you make even better use of the most popular appliance in your kitchen. And, really, any way we can make washing the dishes

Organization Hacks for Your Kitchen

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Spice jars stacked haphazardly in the cabinets, pot and pan lids in chaos, and a mix of measuring cups and spoons in no right order—does this sound familiar? If this is you, we can help with some kitchen organization tips. This room should always feel welcoming, as

Spring Cleaning Hacks

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Dandelions and dust pans—spring cleaning is in the air! Now that the windows are open, birds are chirping, and family members are dropping by for visits, you’ll want your house in sparkling condition. Instead of working all day and night to get things in order, here

5 Smart Organizing and Quick-Cleaning Tips Inspired By Tiny Homes

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Tiny houses are popping up everywhere, not only as a solution to homelessness, but also for those seeking bigger living in exchange for a smaller carbon footprint (and income-to-debt ratio). While living in a home that is 400 square feet—or smaller—may not be for

Things to Do Before Moving into a New House

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You’ve got the keys in your hand, the address memorized, and it’s almost time to move into your new home. This is an exciting time! However, it can get chaotic without a plan of action—which is why we’re providing you with a checklist of everything you need to do

These 6 Cleaning Memes Will Brighten Your Day

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Housecleaning. If you can’t learn to love it like we do, then it’s best to laugh about it. And maybe hire a maid. We love finding and creating cleaning memes almost as much as we enjoy sharing them—so keep sharing them, and keep smiling! Sometimes it’s best to come

How to Let Mama Nature Spring Clean Your House

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When it comes to easy spring cleaning, The Maids has you covered. Not only is our blog filled with fast spring cleaning tips, we even have what not to clean, how to make the best spring cleaning task list ever and how to keep your sanity while tossing out the clutter.

The Maids Top Blogs of 2015

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Looking back at our top blogs is like looking through a photo album. Remember the time you guys went crazy over how to use a humidity drawer? Or those funny cleaning memes you can’t stop talking about? Or when you learned what that gross pink film was in your bathtub?

Things To Do Before Moving Out Of Your House

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It’s time to pack up, clean up, and move to a new place! However, before you rush out of your house onto the next adventure, there are a few important things to cross off the checklist. Here’s a helpful moving guide before you switch off the lights one final time. Two

The Dos and Don’ts of Giving Your Kids Chores

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According to the latest research, there are actually more rewards for having your kids do chores than getting a helping hand around the house. Studies have shown that children who grow up doing household chores become more self-reliant, responsible adults. That being

11 Tips To Keep Your Kitchen Clean While Cooking

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You’ve all heard of clean eating, the dietary model that gives your body nutrition with food in its purest form. We’re here today to talk about clean cooking, a tidiness model that lets you enjoy the fruits of your labor (literally, in case you are actually eating

Organized Crime: Home Edition

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If you break the rules, you suffer the consequences, and you probably know all too well what those are, especially when it comes to organizing your home. We’ve gathered 10 rules of home organization, and we want to know how well you stack up. Is it a clean house or

Leap Year Home Edition: Cleaning Tasks You Only Have To Do Every Four Years

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About 2000 years ago, Julius Caesar helped develop a calendar that would build in an extra 24 hours every four years to ensure our time measurement system stayed in line with the earth’s movement around the sun. Little did he know that his “Julian Calendar” would also

Expiration Dates 101 – Makeup

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As you’re going about your weekend routine, take a minute to look at your makeup drawer. When exactly was the last time you changed out those tubes of rouge and packages of azure? While makeup might not have obvious markers of age, trust us, it doesn’t live forever.

Keep It Clean: How To Keep Your Kitchen Sparkling Until Your Next Visit from The Maids

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In honor of February being heart-health awareness month in both the United States and in Canada, we’d like to focus on the health and happiness of another well-loved heart: the heart of the home. Keeping the kitchen clean every day can be a big undertaking. No other

Foods that Attract Insects and Critters

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You love snacks, we love snacks, but you know who also loves snacks? Little critters. Ants, mice, flies and more love those tasty morsels left out on the countertops and sinks. And while they’re buzzing around having a food party, you’re coming home to a critter fest

Shed Unwanted Pounds (of Stuff) in the Kitchen

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Every year in January, thousands of people around the world jump on the bandwagon to divest themselves of unwanted pounds with a better diet, more exercise and a commitment to wellness. Your kitchen wants to get on that train. This is definitely the case if you have

Easy Storage Hacks for Your Home

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As you’re wandering around your house feeling a little more cluttered than usual, just remember good old Nancy Drew. She always saved the day by knowing where to find hidden compartments. When it comes to making more room in your home, secret hiding places and storage

Keep It Clean: How To Maintain Your Bathroom Between Services

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When our customers first sign up for cleaning services, we always ask which rooms they’d like us to focus on while we are there. And the answer, at least 95% of the time, is the same: the bathrooms. While a regular cleaning service greatly reduces the workload,

Which Fairy Tale Helper Are You Waiting For?

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It’s an important question, and one you should consider answering with this quiz right now. You know, before you tackle that pile of laundry or wipe up the bathroom floor. After all, you’d hate to waste the effort if, in fact, your magical helpers actually show up.

5 Leftover Recipes You Wish You Had The First Time Around

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Holiday parties mean holiday leftovers. While we all love a well-cooked meal, the days of it staying in favor are pretty limited. These unconventional leftovers breathe new life into food you may have lost your taste for, reducing food waste and expanding your recipe

How to Clean Hard to Reach Places

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When it comes to time-consuming household chores, cleaning those hard-to-reach places in your home has to be near the top of the list. Whether dusting ceiling fans or scrubbing behind the toilets, overextending your reach can be a dangerous activity, leading to falls,

A Holiday Cleaning List To Prepare For Guests

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The key to entertaining for the holidays is preparation. Certainly, you can’t predict what will happen once your friends and family walk through the door, but you can welcome them into a cleaned and organized home. Use this holiday cleaning list from The Maids to make

Speed Cleaning Checklist: Holiday Edition

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Holiday home cleaning, particularly when guests are en route, doesn’t have to be stressful. It does, however, have to get done. Here’s how to get your speed cleaning done in no time flat. 1. Clean the bathroom. If you have guests coming, your first priority

How Long Does It Take to Clean a House?

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We get it. You’re letting us into your home and your personal space, so you need to know—“How long does it take to clean a house?” Your home is your castle and we want to make it a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable place to live. Each home is unique, so there are a

11 Easy Ways to Prep Your Pad for an Open House

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An open house, when you think about it, is a lot like a first date. It’s your chance to make a killer first impression on potential buyers – get them thinking about what it would be like to make breakfast in your kitchen, have friends over for game nights in the

Do You Tip Your House Cleaners?

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You tip your baristas, your servers, and your hairdressers, what about your house cleaners? And if you do tip, how much is appropriate? To better understand tipping and when it’s appropriate, let’s take a look at its history. Tipping for services as a routine practice

Quick 5-minute Guide to Organizing Your Garage

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If you have a garage, you’re most likely familiar with it being the drop-off point for everything you don’t want to look at or deal with. Unfortunately, you have to face the mess some time; it’s not going to take care of itself. This can be a daunting and intimidating

Slow and Easy: Fall Slow Cooker Recipes for Fast-Paced People

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                      We’re all about fall slow cooker recipes that don’t involve a lot of prep, pans or fuss. (Unless you want to leave the cleaning to us, then by all means go for it). With tight schedules,

5 Quick Decoration Tricks for Halloween Parties

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Halloween is nearly upon us! With tots dressing up as cute pumpkins and princesses, teens enjoying nostalgic scary movies and adults getting together for festival dinner parties, it’s a holiday that everyone can enjoy. If you’re hosting the party this year, don’t

How Much Does a House Cleaning Cost?

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With many people leading busier lives than ever before, finding time for traditional chores like house cleaning can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of professional house cleaners who will be happy to come into your home and take care of the cleaning for

DIY Easy Home Fixes You Can Do

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Your home-sweet-home is yours to shape into a place that reflects your personality, but making your domicile livable isn’t all about decorating and design. Home improvement projects that add functionality to your abode, or that resolve pesky problems, are just

Quick Ways to Keep Your Garage Clean Year-round

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You put “clean the house” on your to-do list, but did you overlook the garage? It’s one of the most used rooms in the home, but is often neglected and over-packed. Monkey Bar Storage knows that keeping the garage clean doesn’t have to be a huge project. That’s why

What does the inside of your car say about you? You may be surprised.

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Whether you are a polisher or a procrastinator, this fun online quiz helps you sort out your car-care personality and gives you customized car cleaning tips to bring out the best in your vehicle and the time you spend in it. No matter what your results are, we can all

Tackle Your Junk Drawer

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The appeal of the kitchen junk drawer is undeniable. It’s one of the few places in your home where you can safely stash all of those small items that might otherwise get lost. From frequently used things like scissors, magnets and bag clips, to money-saving

How to Keep Your Home Clean While Selling It

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                      When you put a home on the market, especially in today’s climate, the pressure is on to make every showing count. And while it’s hard to believe that someone could reject a home’s potential

Quick Tips to Freshen Up Your Home

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Whether you live in a comfy cottage or a grand estate, your home is your personal domain. It’s that private place where you can escape from the demands of the outside world. Keeping it clean and fresh makes your home all the more welcoming at the end of a hectic

How You Clean Says A Lot About You. Find Out What.

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                      Our homes often tell our stories before we do, and so does how we clean them. In fact, your cleaning methods and mess-tolerance can actually give some good insight on what is important to


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