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
Over 20 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Now more than 1 billion people all over the world participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the most celebrated civic observance in the world. While Earth Day is a great day to
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
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
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.
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?
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
Closet organization tips and healthy living advice have a lot in common, as do their wonderful benefits. Don’t let your closet weigh you down! First, get naked. Not you. Your closet. Whether you are overhauling your diet or your closet, the process is the same:
Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’re running late for work and know the perfect outfit you want to wear. Unfortunately with a stuffed closet and crammed dresser, finding that shirt is like looking for a grown-up at a One Direction concert (and if you’re asking who
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
There’s a reason why the environmental preservation movement latched onto “going green” with such fervor. The color green, with its spectrum of hues between yellow and blue, flows from warm to cool with a natural energy that is often aligned with renewal, harmony, and
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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