How to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes

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From serving up bacon and sausage for breakfast to feasting on hot wings during the big game, keeping grease off your clothes can be tough—especially during the holidays. All those napkins can only soak up so much grease, so if you’re gobbling down your favorite

How To Get Silly Putty Out Of Clothes and Fabric

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You may have the skills for cleaning up most of your kids’ spills and messes, but getting Silly Putty out of clothes and fabric could be a challenge. Because it’s oily and gooey, a Silly Putty stain needs special treatment. So what is Silly Putty made

Keep The Messes at a Minimum with These Halloween Activities 

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Glitter, glue, and pumpkin guts… oh my! Halloween season sure is spooky, but the scariness should come from costumes and tricks, not from messes.   Here are ten ideas for minimally messy, maximum fun seasonal activities.   Pumpkin checkers: Use those adorable, mini

Four Simple Tips for Removing Stains from Upholstery

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Even with the best precautions (short of your great grandmother’s plastic couch covers), accidents happen, and sometimes those accidental spills result in stains. If only we could direct stains to singularly occur on our spouse’s ugly pair of pants that are already

Keep Crafts Clean This Fall!

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As the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, parents everywhere are looking for indoor activities to entertain their children. Crafts are fun and educational, but there’s a downside that often causes parents to hesitate: the mess! We’ve rounded up some great

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the House

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Have you noticed tiny flies buzzing around your home? The dreaded fruit flies have arrived and they won’t go away, despite your efforts to keep things tidy. Let’s make one thing clear: Fruit flies are not a cleanliness issue. They can invade your home no matter how

How To Read Laundry Symbols: The Ultimate Laundry Symbols Guide

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The symbols printed on the tags of your garments may seem like they are in a foreign language, but they serve an essential purpose: to keep your clothes looking newer longer. These laundry symbols tell you all you need to know about how to do the washing and drying,

How to Clean Laminate Floors

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Wondering how to clean laminate wood floors without causing damage or losing that brilliant shine? While your laminate floors may look as good as hardwood floors, there are some important differences in how you maintain and clean them. Laminate floors need special

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You Can Help

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Lives are forever changed as the result of a cancer diagnosis. Families spring into action, anxious to begin treatment, while all are understandably filled with worry. The experience of having life turned upside down is one that 276,400 American women with a breast

Natural Solutions for Removing Stains from Carpet

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For those of us who find joy in perfectly plush, line-vacuumed carpet, stains are the bane of our existence. However troublesome and tedious, it’s also inevitable that a substance other than water will find its way onto your floors. There are plenty of commercial

Make Your Home Look Like an Interior Designer’s With These Tips

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Interior designers, with a combination of both talent and training, create impeccable homes. In addition to the actual design elements, color, texture, and furniture selection, intentionality is a characteristic that sets designers apart from the rest of us

How to Clean House Fast While Learning & Working From Home

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If you work from home or are learning online, finding a healthy balance between your home job and housework can be a challenge. But what if you could get more done in less time? When you learn how to clean your house fast, you’ll save time and energy better spent on

How to Balance Household Chores While Working From Home

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When work and home are in the same place, it’s challenging to keep your roles separate. Eying piles of dirty dishes while you try to concentrate on work is distracting and frustrating. Sometimes it can be hard to get anything done at all! You may feel

How to Get Cat Urine Smell Out of Carpet, Wood, and Upholstery

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When your cat urinates outside the litter box, the odor can be difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible to cover up. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens, or clothing, it’s crucial to promptly neutralize the odor and remove the

Home Office Organization Ideas for a Clean and Healthy Workspace

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An incredible 42 percent of Americans now work from home full-time. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the home office has become a staple in many households, and home office organization is a popular topic. Those used to commuting to a workplace every day are eager to

The Maids: Find Out Why We’re the Best in the Business

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International Housekeeping Week recognizes the immensely important work and expertise of the profession. Housekeepers everywhere, such as The Maids, work hard to ensure that they’re exceeding clients’ expectations and leaving homes exceptionally clean. In celebration

Three Steps for Managing Fall Allergens in Your Home

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The beginning of fall means festive morning drinks, spooky décor, and, if you’re lucky, a whine-free family pic at the pumpkin patch. But for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the start of fall is accompanied by an onslaught of uncomfortable and unpleasant

How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

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Keeping your carpet clean not only makes your home more appealing, it also extends the life of the carpet. When you vacuum or use a carpet cleaner, you’re reviving your carpet’s luster and getting rid of dust and allergens. But even with regular healthy

Let The Maids Get You Back-to-School Ready

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There is so much on our minds (and our to-do lists) as we embark on back-to-school season. Especially this year, lengthy logistics are accruing- right next to that pile of clutter on the counters.  Let’s face it- cleaning the house takes time, and time is not

Six Benefits of Hiring a Cleaning Service

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This summer may feel different than in those in years past, but the busyness remains. Maybe you’re entertaining your kids, working from home, attending to errands, or taking on some extra projects. Hiring a cleaning service is a terrific time-saver, but there are


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