Undercover Kitchen: 5 Things You Might’ve Forgotten About

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We spend many hours of our lives cleaning our kitchen, but even the most spotless kitchens may be growing an abundance of bacteria and germs without us even knowing it. Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness. About 48 million people get sick

Safe & Easy Tips for Cleaning While You’re Pregnant

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It wasn’t long ago when I myself was a pregnant mother, eagerly sterilizing my home for my daughter’s expected arrival. Whether it’s the nesting instinct, or just the overwhelming need to clean, cleaning while you’re pregnant can be a challenging task. Growing bellies

The Blocks, Boxes & Bins Method For Eliminating Clutter

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  Clutter. It’s the stacks of mail you’ll open tomorrow, the piles of toys you’ll put away this weekend, and the clothes you’ll wear again someday. It’s the junk in your drawers, the rubble on your shelves, and the stuff you’ve carried with you since high school.

3 Areas for Back to School Preparation

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Yes, there are school supplies and family calendars, and a whole lot of coordinating that goes into getting ready for school to start. But I find that my preparation begins in my very own home. In my experience, back-to-school  involves kids waking up and getting

Top 10 Cleaning Secrets for Everyday

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Vinegar, Citrus, Baking Soda. We all know that many everyday items can double as cleaning products. We’ve assembled a list of quick and easy tips that you can read now, or save for later. All of these tips work great if you’re sensitive to cleaning chemicals or

Keeping On Top of Your Daily Cleaning Game

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A Game Plan for Daily Cleaning (Part 2) Last week we talked about how taking little steps to cleaning your home can lead to big pay offs in keeping  your living space in order.  In addition to cleaning as you go and having your family help out, we have some more ideas

A Game Plan for Daily Cleaning

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The Maids asked you what topic you wanted covered in an upcoming blog post and we received great feedback. One topic you wanted to learn more about was daily cleaning tips for each room. Let’s be real. The main reason we spend so many hours cleaning is because we

The Commitment Behind The Clean

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Colin Bishop, President and CEO of The Maids, has been involved with The Maids since its inception in 1979. “My father, Dan Bishop, started the company at a time when there were no other organized cleaning services. I was out cleaning houses for the first year and a

Refrigerator vs. Bed…Battle of the Ick.

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We’ve looked high and low for the dirtiest places in the home, and have discovered there are plenty of spaces that get overlooked from time to time.  If you had to decide which was dirtier, would you say the top of the fridge or under the bed?   Of all the places

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Fountain

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Maybe it’s the relaxing sounds of the water flowing, or perhaps it’s the aesthetic beauty it adds to your garden; whatever it is, having a fountain creates a magical ambiance for any outdoor space. But, if you don’t take the time to maintain your fountain, it can soon

Fireworks: Safety First, Cleanup Second

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In the next week, we’ll be celebrating America’s Independence Day and Canada Day – which means, parades, barbeques, and for some of us, fireworks. People are always preaching about safety when “lighting off” fireworks (which of course is 1st priority), but we must not

Meet our Featured Fan

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The Maids is more than just a service, we like to think of ourselves as the experts in the home cleaning industry, and we want to share our knowledge with you with tips and tricks of the trade. This is why we try to be as accessible as possible for you through our

Keeping Bugs at Bay the Natural Way

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It was the middle of summer (hot and humid as usual) and our family was hanging out on our neighbors porch. As we sat in our lawnchairs, there was a small gust of wind; I took a deep breath and caught a wonderful lemony aroma in the air.  “What is that smell?” I

Prepping the Grill for Summer

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It’s getting warmer outside and little by little you’re pulling out the patio furniture, flower pots & lawn equipment, but nothing says, “bring it on, summer,” like prepping your grill. It is true that, like a cast iron skillet, your grill does season with use,

When to Toss & When to Save, Reduce Bathroom Clutter

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I wouldn’t exactly classify myself as a hoarder, but when I decided to tackle organizing the bathroom last weekend….I was shocked by what I found.   First I pulled out a bin filled with lotions, and I do mean filled. Fancy lotions, extra moisturizing

Can You Make the Dash?

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The team at The Maids is excited to bring you a fun and entertaining game called The Dash.  Now is your chance to try your luck at making a mad dash from home to home “cleaning” your way from level to level. The objective of the game is simple. Players drive the

Are you allergic to your home?

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Ways To Get Rid of Allergens you May Not Have Thought Of Tis the season for runny noses and watery eyes, otherwise known as Allergy Season. In fact, May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so what better to talk about than cleaning advice from the pros at

3 Non-Toxic Ways to Clean Mold

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Mold—that icky, fuzzy stuff that likes to lurk in high corners just a few feet beyond your reach. And the worst part about mold? Sometimes you don’t even see it immediately, as mold may be growing in your home and you don’t even know it. That’s because the fuzzy stuff

We Asked, You Answered!

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Your feedback is important to us. As a company that prides itself on being referred for a reason, we know that a clean home means different things to different people. Some of you like your home in an organized state while others want that “lived-in” feel. These are

3 Economical Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

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There’s nothing like the smell of a freshly cleaned house. But, the key to making your home feel all comfy and cozy inside lies in creating an atmosphere with aromas.   ATMOSPHERIC SCENTS: Sitting on your front porch on a rainy day or taking a walk on the beach,



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