How to Clean Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors are classic, beautiful and timeless, but if you don’t take care of them, you’ll be left with dull, dingy and scratched floors that do anything but add value to your home. To extend the life of your hardwood floors, you must develop a consistent habit

Chalk This Way: 5 Ways Chalkboard Paint Can Help Your Home Express Itself

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First off, I may have a bit of a problem. A few years ago, I was introduced to chalkboard paint on a Pinterest board, arguably the gateway to a host of my many problems, namely projects I can’t wait to start (aaaannnnd also to finish). At the time, people were using

3 Ways to Fall Into Container Gardens

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Changing out container gardens at the end of the season marks a bit of a changing of the guard in a home’s landscape with begonias transitioning to mums, dahlias to cabbages, and bare spots to ripening pumpkins. The Maids has a few tips to keep your fall container

The Secret to Making The Perfect Bed

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Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, but often times it’s just a rectangle in the middle of the room with some blankets thrown on it. Have you ever wondered how to make your bed look as picture perfect as the ones you see in magazines? And furthermore, have

The Kitchen Diet: How to Lose 10 Pounds of Clutter From Your Cupboards

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It’s almost the end of summer, which means swimsuit season is over, and we’re on our way into layers and layered cakes (wait, maybe that’s just me). As we start spending more time indoors entertaining and cooking, things start to feel a little tight and cramped,

5 Steps for Cleaning Tile Showers

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  As  always, The Maids loves getting feedback from our fans and followers. Recently we got the question, “What’s the best way to scrub a tile shower?” What an excellent question! Given that most of us shower daily, it’s a part of the house that should give us a

10 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly OK to Hire a Cleaning Service

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We get it. For some people, hiring a cleaning service can feel like a luxury. Figuring out when and how to hire a maid service can be a big decision, and it’s been the right one for thousands of happy people. Here are ten reasons why. 1. Because you need to focus on

How To Make a Homework Station

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The trick to getting kids to do their homework isn’t (always) bribes of chocolate chips or threats of taking away their tablets. Sometimes the trick is creating a spot that helps them organize their papers along with their thoughts. Here are a few ideas, along with

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 that 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? Soothe with a

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: So, which side dish did you get? Let us know in the comments! What Side Dish Are You? [QUIZ] was last modified: July

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

Prettify Your Patio in 5 Steps

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It’s patio season, and The Maids has several tips to get your patio into shape for the summer. Keep reading! Put down a magic carpet. Photo by Scot Meacham Wood Design – Discover traditional patio design inspiration   So it’s not a magic carpet, but who

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: How to Clean Grout

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Do you find yourself mumbling profanities at your grout? Or sometimes think, “Of all the colors in all the world, I just HAD to pick white…” Well fret not, grime-fearing friends, for there are ways to properly tackle the mildew, dirt, and gunk that cling to those once



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