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Start Holiday Cleaning Now to Boost Fun and Reduce Stress

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The Maids recommends timeline and cleaning tips They’re coming. Ready or not, holiday guests start arriving in about 2 weeks for the four-to-six week holiday whirlwind. Make a plan and stay organized to keep holiday-related stress as low as possible. After all the

Dishwashers Clean Much More Than Dishes

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Cleaning tips using your dishwasher Saving time, saving money and finding new uses for what we already have around the house makes us happy. Who can argue with a simple shortcut to help keep a home clean and sanitized? These days, everyone seems to be doing double

The Maids customer review: Rich Bowell of Frederick, Maryland

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It’s been more than ten years and three houses, and Rich Bowell of Frederick, Maryland, wouldn’t dream of changing his cleaning service. He had experienced unreliable service before, and knows how good he has it with The Maids, the residential cleaning service of

Top 10 Weekend Warrior Cleaning Tips

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The Maids has tips to quickly, efficiently clean the house Does the end of a workweek signify the start of housecleaning? Don’t vacuum, scrub and dust away all your free time. At The Maids, we’ve spent years developing efficient methods to clean every room and every

Cleaning Tools – Tips for Using What’s on Hand

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Don’t get us wrong – vinegar and lemon juice are amazing, safe household cleaners, but we at The Maids even tire of talking about them once in awhile. We do, however, always like sharing new ways to use household items not often associated with cleaning that

Busy Engineers in Maryland Use The Maids Every Week

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Duke, the dog, supervises from the sofa When Sue and Michael Fox started using The Maids of Frederick and Northern Montgomery Counties every week, they made only one special request of the cleaning team – don’t let the dog out. Keeping Duke, a young black lab,

Give Holiday Décor a Shine for the Season

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Holiday decorating can be a blast. At The Maids, we think the annual ritual is even better when ornaments sparkle, wreaths are dust-free and baskets don’t look like a cobweb convention. Take a few minutes and get holiday gear looking its best. Some of our suggestions:

Halloween Aftermath: Cleaning Up After the Party

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Tips from The Maids help make horrors disappear Trails of crushed and gooey candy found their way onto every surface. Jack-‘o-lantern entrails are caked on the front porch. That brightly colored, neon-green witches brew seemed like a fantastic idea, but now your

Tidy Homes for Tiny Tots

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Cleaning tips from The Maids help parents prepare for new arrivals Valentine’s Day babies will be arriving this season, but newborns and cleanliness don’t often go hand in hand. Sleep-deprived new parents have their hands full, literally, and little time or energy for

The Maids Customer Review: 17 Years and Counting, Sales Rep Relies on The Maids

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Life sparkles without worries, hassle or vacuum cleaner Vic Viggiano doesn’t own a vacuum cleaner. “Why do I need one?” he asks. As the longest-running steady customer of The Maids of North Hampton, N.H., Viggiano says he doesn’t need a vacuum cleaner or, for that

Fight Mold and Keep Homes Healthy

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Looking to stop seasonal headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath and upper respiratory irritation?  You don’t have to look far.  Your home could be making you sick. Some homes are so well insulated that they trap dangerous allergens inside, contributing to the growing

How to Clean Family Heirlooms

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Precious family pieces don’t often come with instructions Moth holes, worn threads, glass-ring marks, tarnish and scratches — all play a major role in devaluing precious family heirlooms. Receiving an heirloom is not like buying a new blender or TV from the department

How to Banish Mildew (For Real)

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It can creep up on the best of us – that foreign, fuzzy, funky-smelling substance that accumulates and multiplies. It thrives in enclosed, humid and poorly ventilated areas, leaving places like your bathrooms, windows, attics and basements victim to its

Cleaning Tips for Football Parties

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Football is a messy sport. The players are rowdy as are their fans. Combine them with some snacks and drinks in your home and the odds of a sloppy huddle increase, especially as the season unfolds and each game means more than the last. Football food is, typically,

Get the Garage Ready for Winter

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Garage cleaning tips for changing seasons Before it gets too chilly, tackle the garage. A neat garage will make it easier to spring back into spring, though it seems a long time off. Broken down into discreet tasks, garage organizing and cleanup is manageable. ¨

Back to Basics: Vinegar Wipes the Need for Artificial Cleaners

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You don’t need to invest in dozens of costly, harsh chemical cleaners that only aid in the deterioration of our ozone layer and impair indoor air quality. The answer lies in the basics. New, fancy cleaners come and go, but classics such as distilled white vinegar

Bachelor’s Guide to Cleaning

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Tips for men to “clean up” their love lives – and homes Dude, if your place smells – a good clean is way overdue. A clean home is a healthy home, but we at The Maids know some guys need a little extra boost. And a new love interest wanting to check out

A Fridge for all Seasons

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Tips for Refrigerator Cleaning The seasons bring with them specific cleaning challenges for our refrigerators. Spring’s fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries or chard and other greens, are particularly perishable. If that asparagus in the crisper no longer looks

Work It Out!

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Cleaning tips from The Maids to relieve stress Feeling frazzled? Cleaning up your living space may be a productive, easy way to relieve stress. According to The American Cleaning Institute a clean house makes people feel happy, satisfied, comfortable and healthy. Why

N.H. Woman Would Give Up iPad, iPhone before The Maids

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Karleen Dell’Ova says her monthly cleaning by The Maids is the last thing she will give up. Dell’Ova has used The Maids of North Hampton, N.H., since 2003 when, with their two children grown and out of the house, she and her husband Vin moved to a retirement community



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