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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

Expiration Dates 101 – Food

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Most of us are guilty of it. We open our pantry and see mountainous stacks of random things we haven’t touched in months—if not years. Perhaps we don’t clean it out because we think that most of these items will never go bad. But pantry items that appear to have

The Case for Baskets: Weaving Organization Into Every Room in Your Home

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When it comes to tidying a home at a moment’s notice, nothing beats basket organization. From pantry organization to de-muddling a mudroom, baskets make light work of sorting, storing, (hiding), and creating ways for real life to happen. Here are a few examples of how

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

Shut the front door. And then do this to it.

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It’s a new year, and we’re obsessed about the beginnings of things. That’s why we’re dedicating a blog post to the front door, where your home essentially begins. We love how these four homes embraced their own style and made a great first impression, and hope they

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,

Adding color to your walls? Go off the deep end.

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While Pantone’s Color of the Year is essentially baby pink and sky blue, many interior designers are bringing a trend of their own to light for 2016. And what they are bringing to light is very, very dark.  Black walls go with everything. If we told you to paint every

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,

5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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The last-minute gift scramble is upon us. Whether your nice list just keeps on growing or you always tend to hitch a ride with the reindeer when it comes to your holiday shopping, we at The Maids have some great suggestions for gifts that are as memorable as you are.

Hacks for Holidays Decorations

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It’s the nature of holiday decorations to increase in volume every year. From those personalized ornaments you receive as gifts to that new wreath you put together for your front door, you’re bound to end the season with more than you began. The best way

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

How to Chase the Winter Blues Away

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It’s natural to feel a bit down when the days get shorter and the cold winter weather keeps everyone cooped up indoors. Whether it’s a general sense of sadness, or a full blown case of the blues, the link between a reduced exposure to sunlight and

7 Ways To Improve Your Holiday Spirit Right Now

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Is your holiday spirit lagging this year? We have a few ideas that may motivate your merry mojo, and a few of them may surprise you. Host an ugly sweater party. Let’s start out with a trend that we hope continues for a long time. Holiday parties are a large part of

Holiday Party Game Ideas

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The opportunity to spend time with family and friends is one of the best things about the holidays, and nothing warms up a wintry get-together faster than a few festive party games. From icebreakers and brainteasers, to silly diversions that end in giggles and

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



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