The Maids Heat Things Up In The Kitchen

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We’ve written a lot about kitchen cleaning in the years this blog has been published, so we thought we’d take a moment to consolidate our favorite and most popular posts and present them in one handy place. If you find yourself snowed in or cabin-fevered, use these

10 Colors Your Walls Can’t Wait To Wear in 2015

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Even on the most limited budget, nothing completely transforms a room the way a few hours and a can of paint can. Adding color to walls can instantly make a house feel like a home, one room at a time. The hardest part of the painting process often isn’t the taping or

6 Ways to Trick Kids (and Some Adults) Into Cleaning

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We get it. Cleaning is a chore. If it were always awesome and fun and easy, we wouldn’t get so many chances to do what we do. That being said, cleaning isn’t really an optional thing; after all, dishes must get done, laundry must get washed (and dried, folded and put

Don’t be a Loser: 10 Ways to Find What You Need in 2015

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We all know that January is Resolution Month, and this time we are refusing to put “lose weight” at the top of our list. Let’s strike the word “lose” from this year’s vocabulary. Let 2015 be the Year of Found Things. May you find whatever you are looking for, whether

5 Things the Flu Virus Hopes You Never Do

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The flu virus is an unwelcome houseguest that would love nothing more than to take up residence and make your life—and the lives of everyone in your home—absolutely miserable. Kick the flu to the curb with these helpful tips. And if you need a visually stimulating

6 Ways to Remove Pink Biofilm For Good (Health)

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If your tub is tinged with pink “soap scum,” you have more problems than an unclean bathroom. You may have a very uninvited guest that has every intention of overstaying its welcome. Its name is S. marcencens and it is ruining your clean reputation. A bacteria that

4 Cleaning Mistakes We Know You’ve Made In The Last 3 Months

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Mistakes are a part of life. It’s how you learn from them that matter. And if it makes housework easier, everyone wins! More product is not better. It’s just more. Today’s detergents and cleaning agents are so concentrated that using more than the recommended amount

10 Ways To Prevent Your Doorbell From Catching You Off Guard

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There are two sounds that occur in my life that nearly always send me over the edge. The microwave beep that keeps reminding me the cold coffee I tried to reheat has now, in fact, gone cold again. The doorbell. For really any reason. While the microwave is like a

Cleaning habits to set your clock to: Living area

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It’s easy to overestimate how long it takes to deep clean a room. If you break it down into manageable chucks of time, however, the process becomes both manageable and efficient, especially when you know exactly how to do it. In this week’s installment of our Cleaning

5 Cleaning Tasks Your Holiday Guests Will Only Notice If You Don’t Do.

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Fill in the blank: When a guest steps into your home, they ask, “What’s that _____________ smell?” A. Delicious B. Clean C. Musty D. No adjective, just an uncomfortable pause. If you are hosting guests this holiday season, no doubt your cleaning efforts have

Get Undone in the Bedroom: 7 Ways to Take Clutter Out and Put Awesome In

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Dropped socks, forgotten books, unmade beds–it’s easy to pick up messes in the bedroom, but when was the last time you really cleaned it? For a room that sees you more asleep than awake, it’s easy for bedroom grime and dust to sneak up on you. Take a couple of

Happy You Year Sweepstakes

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In 2015, The Maids wants you to have: A clean microwave every time you open it. Hot coffee. Bookshelves free of dust. Time to read. Time to focus on your family. Freshly cleaned bathrooms. Carpets free of clutter and full of vacuum lines. Free housecleaning for a year

5 Scandalous Cleaning Tasks That Will Have You Cleaning More Often

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There are some that would argue that there is nothing sexier than a clean home. (Men, take note: The majority would argue there’s nothing sexier than when you do it without asking). Defrocked closets, lovely pantries, fresh food, and an inviting bed all hit the sweet

5 Ways To Keep Football Season From Driving You Crazy

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An article from the International Business Times claims that Fantasy Football will reduce productivity of the American workforce by $13 billion this football season. And while that number is astounding, if not unbelievable, there are many people who would agree that

5 Biannual Tasks Your Kitchen is Grateful for

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They call it the heart of the home for a reason. Today’s kitchens are bustling with activity, which makes them one of the happiest—and the dirtiest—places to be. We’re all about keeping hearts healthy, so whip your kitchen into shape at least twice a year with these

5 Cleaning Tasks That You Never Thought Of (And Now Won’t Forget)

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I’m a little afraid to put this list in writing, as I’m sure it will have you noticing dirty areas in your home that you were perfectly fine ignoring just a few minutes ago. I apologize in advance if you become somewhat hypersensitive to these newfound nuisances. The

Cleaning Habits to Set Your Clock To: Bathroom Edition

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Cleaning the bathroom is notoriously not awesome. Luckily, it’s also not time consuming. We’ve compiled a list of quick and easy bathroom cleaning tips that will take your bathroom from horrifying to hallelujah in almost no time at all. Want to save even more time?

8 Ways To “Fall Back” Into A Clean House and Good Health

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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, which means most of us in North America (with the exception of you rebels in Hawaii, Arizona and Saskatchewan) will be adjusting our clocks to “fall back” an hour. The starting and ending dates of Daylight

Cleaning Habits To Set Your Clock To

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If getting an extra hour of sleep this fall is going to help you breathe a little more easily, our biannual cleaning tips will make sure the air you inhale is all the better for you and your family. Take a few moments out of your recharged day to purify your home with

5 Surprising Germ Factories In Your Home and How To Shut Them Down

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With the news exploding with stories about Enterovirus-D68 and Ebola, it’s no wonder folks are in a panic about killing germs. The truth is, even if an illness didn’t make the daily headlines, it’s a perfect reminder to take stock of your daily hygiene and home



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