THE MAIDS BLOG

Why Using The Maids Is Better Than a Fairy Tale

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
            With all the talk of leprechauns and magic this month, we couldn’t help sensing the similarities between our favorite fairy tales and what we do for our customers with every visit. And the best part? Our stories are true! We

Time-Sensitive Cleaning: Your Guide To What, When, and How Often

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
The minds at Popular Science have found that the lifespan of germs can vary greatly – it just depends on the type of bacteria and the type of service. E.coli can live up to 24 hours. The calicivirus, the mastermind behind the stomach flu, can live for weeks. The

Can I Afford A Maid Service?

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Ever wonder how housecleaning service costs rank with other personal service expenses? “Can I afford a housecleaning service?” You may be posing this question silently in your head or directing it in a whisper to the interwebs, but we hear it out loud in our local

Which Cleaning Service Is Best For You?

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
We’ve been in the cleaning industry long enough to know that while not everyone needs a bi-weekly housecleaning, everyone could use a little help every once in a while. That’s why we designed our menu of services to include things that may only pop up every once in a

Dearest, Here’s What I Want For Valentine’s Day

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Dear Love of My Life, You know I normally don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. You see it on the calendar, and you know you should do something special. But then you run out of time because your day has just as many hours as mine, you work just as hard as I

Your Five-Minute Guide to Winterizing Your Home

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
5-Minute Read The winter weather outside is frightful–and it can do frightful things inside your home, and your comfort level, if you aren’t prepared for it. The following tips each take only a minute to complete, yet they can do wonders for your warmth and

Ask The Maids: How Can I Make My House Smell Like Home?

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
To the Marvelous Minds at The Maids,  In addition to being not-so-strangely addicted to the freshly-cleaned home smell your team always leaves behind, I love sniffing the scents of the season. What I don’t love, however, are scented candles; they never seem to smell

Your Houseplant Survival Guide: Winter Edition

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
If houseplants wither when they see you coming, this blog is for you. If you have a habit of killing houseplants, then you probably find yourself in rare form during the winter months. Given its cold drafts, dry air, limited sunshine, and busy holiday schedules,

10 Unexpected Uses of Vinegar

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
We all know that vinegar can be a great natural household deodorizer and antifungal, but this natural acid does more than keep surfaces clean. Here are ten ways to put that bottle of vinegar to work in your life right now. Softer skin. Apple cider vinegar, when added

The Top Blogs of 2017

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
If the top blogs of 2017 are any indication, we all want to have less clutter, cleaner bathrooms, kids pitching in, and a professional team of house cleaners on their way–at least every once in awhile. Sound familiar? Here are some of the most popular blogs from

The Only Mashed Potatoes Recipe You Need This Holiday Season

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Have you ever had mashed potatoes so good you wanted to cry? Grab some tissues; with these tips and the following recipe, you’re about to become famous for them. Tips for the Perfect Mashed Potatoes Get real. Like many things in the culinary world, one of the secrets

Confessions of an Imperfect Mom: Holiday Edition

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
I have a confession, and I’m pretty sure I’ll get judged by more perfect parents, but I confess that doesn’t bother me. My kids get one gift from Santa each year. Just. One. I’ve done this for a number of years and for a number of reasons. My kids have learned to

The Three Rules of Maid Service Etiquette

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Every service industry has a list of do’s and don’ts to make sure both the customer and the provider can benefit from the relationship. The goal of these rules is to create a happy–and repeatable–experience. The house cleaning industry is no

20 White Elephant Gifts Under $20

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Your boss sent out an email reminder. Your mother-in-law just texted. Your daughter’s class is in on it, too. ‘Tis the season for gift exchanges, and you are clean out of money, time, and creative energy. Looks like we showed up just in time. (We do that a lot.)

5 Whine-Free Ways To Get Kids To Clean

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Ahhh, cleaning with kids. Super fun, right? We know. The litany of whines that come after hearing the chores list is enough to make you want to throw up your hands and do it yourself. A word to the wise: don’t. Use these five tips to help set the tone for a clean

8 Grateful Gifts for the Host and Hostess

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
As my mother showed me time and time again, being grateful and showing gratitude are two different things. Being grateful is a gift you give yourself. Showing gratitude, at least in her mind, meant never showing up empty-handed and never leaving without a heartfelt

10 Time Savers for Thanksgiving Day

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Ack! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you’ve only just started planning! How are you going to get it all done?! Easy. You’re going to stop using exclamation points, read this list, and make it happen. Prioritize. What is the most important thing — to you —

Keeping It Clean: Stay Ahead of Germs During Flu Season

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
When it comes to staying healthy this fall and winter, there are two lines of defense: keep most germs from getting in and squash the germs that get through. The first part you probably have down: wash hands regularly, disinfect common surfaces, and cover your mouth

How to Guest-Proof Your Home In 5 Minutes

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Having friends and loved ones in your home for the holidays can be pure heaven. But, it can also feel like a place a little further south, especially if you haven’t taken the time to guest proof your home from trip hazards, empty fridges, dirty bathrooms, overfilled

The True Price of Housecleaning: What It Really Costs You

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Do an internet search for “How Much Does Housecleaning Cost,” you’re going to get several different answers; from $25/hour to up to a flat fee of $300 for deep cleaning. It’s also hard to figure out what to budget, what you actually need, and whether or not you should



© The Maids 2018 / All Rights Reserved / Privacy Policy