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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

Our Four Favorite Home Décor Boards

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We know how much you love home décor and home organizing (it’s almost as much as we love cleaning homes), so we’ve gathered our most popular (and our most favorite) Pinterest boards so you can have them all in one place. Get yourself a big cup of coffee and prepare to

Need a Thanksgiving Centerpiece? Look No Further.

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  Turn your Thanksgiving centerpiece into a Thanksgiving masterpiece your guests will love so much it won’t matter if your turkey is dry. (It always worked for my Aunt Maggie, who also baked an equally memorable apple pie). Birds of a Feather Well, it IS turkey

5 Easy No-Mess, No-Stress Recipes

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Your holiday to-do list is looming, and you’re prepping for The Big Meal. So much, in fact, that you’ve forgotten there are at least eight meals leading up to it. We’ve been there. And here are the recipes we used to keep our wits about us. Every recipe below features

How long does it take for a cleaning service to clean a home?

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We get it; you’re inviting us into your home, your personal domain, and you want to know, “How long does it take to clean a house?” The time it takes a professional home cleaning service to scrub a house varies, depending on the number of staff who are cleaning in the

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

5 Ways To Organize Your Bookshelves

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                      You know we love dusting your bookshelves, but only you can make them shine. Here are five bookshelf organization tips that will let you fill your bookcases with fiction and function. And

How to Organize Your Pantry

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You’re in the middle of cooking your signature dish. The pan is hot, the smells are exquisite and all you need to do is add your favorite spice before the food gets too crispy. You turn to your pantry and…can’t find the spice. Instead of a quick fix, you’re shifting

Do You Tip Your House Cleaner?

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You tip your barista, your waiter and your hairdresser, but what about house cleaning services? It’s indeed the million dollar question. “Do you tip for cleaning services? And if you do tip, how much is appropriate?” We’re happy to shed some light on this tipping

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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Here at The Maids, we understand a commitment to regular house cleaning services can be intimidating. “How much does maid service cost?” “How often should I have The Maids visit my house?” “What can I expect to get with my cleaning?” These are questions we’re asked

Check Out The Maids Fantasy Clean Team

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                      Ready to defend your home turf against dirt, grime and allergens this season? Add The Maids professional cleaning service team to your roster. Stacked with talent and always ready to play,

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



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