“This year I resolve to get my house clean and organized.” If you’ve found yourself saying this a time or two, you probably had the best intentions, but not a plan to follow through. As with any resolution, you start out strong, but slowly fizzle out as time goes on.
It never fails. On the first day of frigid temperatures, the furnace decides it doesn’t want to work. It’s one of those things we forget about until we really need it. Today is the day that all changes…this is our day to check and prep the furnace, so when Old Man
By the looks of it, cleaning a chandelier may seem like an overwhelming job. That’s how I felt when my mother-in-law told me we would be inheriting the family chandelier. But (thankfully!) I learned that it isn’t as hard as it looks, as long as you follow these quick
Have you ever wondered why people get sick more often in the winter? Although we’ve been trained to believe that we need to “bundle up or we’ll catch a cold,” the temperature outside has nothing to do with it. The truth is, during the colder winter months we stay
For many of us, the winter months come with freezing temperatures and oftentimes snow, which means thicker coats, wet boots and collections of hats, gloves and scarves. Back in August I wrote a blog about preparing your home for back-to-school with a “get ready”
If you’re like me your New Year’s Resolution probably has something to do with time. More time to work out, more time with the family, more time for ME! This year is going to be different, for you and me both. We don’t have to wait for the ball to drop to start
Houseplants are one of the most important accessories for your home. Bringing in a little bit of the outdoors can breathe new life into a room and add layers of texture to the overall design. Plants work to divide spaces or fill a voided corner, but just like any
My daughter is obsessed with Disney Princesses as I’m sure many four-year-old little girls are. Oftentimes the only way I can convince her to get dressed, brush her hair, or clean up her toys is to relate it to how a princess would do it, which really got me thinking
If you are a caregiver, you know cleaning your aging parent’s home is quite the task. You find old books and newspapers, musty linens and clothes – all while navigating through stacks of clutter. That doesn’t even include the stockpile of aging food in the
First and foremost, our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Maids family includes over 150 franchise owners and their staff, many of which are located on the East Coast. We also want to send a huge thank you to the first responders and
Cobwebs can be a great accessory for creating that spooky atmosphere that gets you in the mood for costumes and jack-o-lanterns…if they’re fake, but when the real cobwebs set up shop around your home, it’s time to scare them away with a few little tricks of the trade.
Let’s face it, cleaning your home is a chore. But, does it have to be a headache? For those of us who are headache/migraine sufferers, cleaning odors are a major trigger. Many cleaning products contain strong scents and can cause someone who has frequent migraines to
Last week, my coworker needed a ride home. After I cheerfully offered to drop her off, she opened the door to my car, and panic immediately hit. “Sorry my car is a mess, it’s not always liked this,” I murmured softly as I looked around at the French fries on the floor
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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