10 Ways To Help Washers and Dryers Clean Up Their Act

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Washers and dryers are the dynamic duo that keep you and your family clothed, so, like every other relationship in your life, you’ll need to give them some love on occasion to keep them humming along. Remember: Safety first! Make sure to unplug these appliances

Supreme Makeovers: Small Appliance Edition

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                            If your microwave looks like it sent a Gremlin to the afterlife, keep reading. If your toaster has enough stored crumbs to feed a small family, keep reading. If your

How to Pare Down Without Losing Your Mind In The Process

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                            I know I’m not alone when I say that this past winter has been BRUTAL. It doesn’t matter where you live in the United States, it seems the entire country, from its human

Clear The Air: A Houseplant For Every Room In Your Home

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Studies have shown that indoor air quality can be substantially more polluted than outside air. Here is a list of easy-to-care-for plants for every room in your home. Living Room: Try Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum), a tough-to-kill houseplant that removes VOCs

10 Things You MUST Do Before Spring Cleaning

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                            Ah, spring cleaning. Your house’s very own “Happy New Year!” complete with a whole list of resolutions (No more eating in the living room! Baseboards will be cleaned

Keep Your Refrigerator Running With These Easy Tips

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                            As promised, we’re tackling each appliance in the kitchen and breathing new (or extended) life into it. This month, it’s the cool kid in the room. From the inside. Start

The Maids Announces the Winners of its “Happy You Year” Sweepstakes

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The Maids is excited to announce the winners of its (third annual) “Happy You Year” Sweepstakes, an online promotion that ran from Nov. 25, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014. The grand prize winner and 20 first-prize winners were selected in a random drawing out of over 81,000

Give Your Oven Some Lovin’: 5 Tips To Clean Cooking Machines

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There is a reason for everything, and the reason for this post is bacon. Crisp, salty, oven-baked bacon. It crackles to perfection, but one jostled attempt to remove a rimmed cookie sheet filled with the savory strips can lead to a greasy disaster. Lose the courage of

Take Five: 15 ways you can make the most of 5 minutes.

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                            It’s true, five minutes isn’t a lot of time, but in the space of a Super Bowl commercial break, you could tackle a task that you’ve been putting off. Need some ideas?

10 Uses for Rice

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Make a pet toy. Take an old sock, fill it with rice and catnip, and seal the open end with a knot, hair tie, or a quick stitch. Your cat will get some exercise and you’ll get some entertainment. Win-win. Clean small-necked bottles and vases. They may defeat the

Kitchen Efficiency: Six Ways To Make Your Kitchen Work for You

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                            No matter the age or style of a home, every kitchen inside has its own quirks and personality. If you find yourself fighting with your kitchen’s layout, or cupboard

From streaking to beak-ing: Is window washing for the birds?

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                            I will start this blog with a confession: I can’t remember the last time a bird lost its life trying to fly into one of my windows. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel bad

Smartphone Pictures: 15 Ways to Simplify Your Life

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Ever wonder what it’s like to have a photographic memory? It turns out you actually do, and it’s in your pocket. We’ve gathered 15 clever ways your smartphone camera will make your errands more efficient, your desk less cluttered, and your to-do list less

Take the 30 Spaces in 30 Days Challenge

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                            Our clients are always looking for ways to help their homes stay clean for as long as possible. We combed Pinterest, our favorite blogs, and the minds of the organized

Preserve the Merry: Putting the Holiday Away in 5 Easy Steps.

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                            I don’t know about you, but as much as I love the pomp and circumstance of the holidays, there is something invigorating about taking it all down and starting the year

The More the Merrier: Age-appropriate cleaning chores for young kids.

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As a cleaning service, we know that getting a house to sparkle is one thing, but keeping it clean after we leave is another. And if that house contains any number of children, the length of time between shiny and disaster shrinks considerably. The good news is that

10 Ways to Display Holiday Greeting Cards

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Arguably the best part of the holiday season is seeing family, whether the moments come in person or with each trip to the mailbox. If you find yourself blessed with more holiday photos and greetings than your decorating skills know what to do with, we’ve got you

Three Ways to Warm Up Electronic Greetings

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This year’s late Thanksgiving holiday is throwing shoppers, party planners, and decorators into a highly caffeinated frenzy. No one feels the pinch more than the holiday card sender, who will give up sleep and meals to mail a picture perfect holiday greeting before

Simplify Holiday Decorating in Five Easy Steps

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                            If your house is like mine, holiday decorating takes on a life (and a storage unit) of its own. This year I was struck with the number of storage bins dedicated to the

Happy You Year Sweepstakes: Keeping it Clean in 2014!

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Imagine what your life would be like if your home was clean for most of it. Impromptu play dates? Bring them on. Want to invite friends over for coffee? Have a seat on your comfy, crumb-free couch. Neighborhood brunch? One more reason to show off your microwave’s



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