The Maids offer tips to help pets prepare for company Pets are just about as common as ordinary appliances, and as sweet and docile as they may be around their owners, there’s no telling what can happen when strangers walk in. “We always ask our new customers if there is a pet inside the home,” says XX, XX a residential cleaning service provider.  “We want to make sure that the pet and our employees are prepared for one another.” The Maids Home Services offers the following tips for pet owners when scheduling in-home service providers: Notify the service provider that…

The awards were presented at THE MAIDS Home Services National Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. The coveted awards recognize not only the owners but also the entire staff, including managers and team members. David and Kathy were selected as the best among more than 160 THE MAIDS Home Services franchise owners throughout the United States and Canada. "We are thrilled to have received these awards that recognize our achievements,” said David. “It is certainly a testament to our hard working staff, as they ensure we consistently exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and service." THE MAIDS’ professionally uniformed and trained four-member…

The Maids is proud to support Georgia Cancer Coalition in its mission to reduce the number of cancer deaths in the state by placing Breast Cancer Awareness license plates on all of their company vehicles. The purpose of the Breast Cancer Awareness fund is "to expand breast cancer screening, including education, outreach and access, for the medically indigent consistent with clinical standard-of-care." Through the fund, Georgia has been successful at increasing breast cancer screening rates, which is important since when identified at an early stage through mammography and clinical breast exams, breast cancer treatment is more effective and mortality rates…

Many thanks to our many loyal clients for voting The Maids as the Best Maid Service of Atlanta's Northside. The Maids cleans for health using a 22-step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System which provides our clients with a healthier home. The Maids appreciates the support of our loyal clients. Please rate our service for the North Fulton community at http://www.northfulton.com/Listing-24915.114126-31369.114126_

The Maids has proudly donated cleaning service for the Roswell Woman's Club Showcase Home for the past seven years. This year's Showcase Home Tour will take place at Home Plate, the home of retired Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Mark Wohlers and his wife Kimberly.  Home Plate was destroyed by fire in 2011 and is now being rebuilt.  The Showcase Home will be open from April 29th through May 20th.  The funds raised from the Showcase go directly back into the North Fulton community. The proceeds from the Showcase Home help graduating high school seniors from various North Fulton high schools…

The Maids is proud to support the Friends of Bulloch Hall.  The mission of The Friends of Bulloch Hall is “to accurately restore, preserve and interpret this nationally significant, circa 1839 historic site and to present an authentic interpretation to all Roswell citizens and visitors through quality tours, educational programs, community outreach and events.”  Bulloch Hall was the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother.  The Maids was proud to be a Silver “Martha Stewart Bulloch” sponsor for the 26th Annual .  The Magnolia Ball is fundraising benefit for Bulloch Hall. For information visit www.bullochhall.org

Over time, your pantry might start to get a little out of order. As you use the things you have and add new groceries, some things get pushed to the back or moved to the wrong place. When this happens, you might find food--and money--being wasted. Thankfully, a little organization can help. Organizing is an important part of house cleaning, and it’s especially beneficial to keep your pantry organized in order to find the items you need without hassle. It can even save you money as it keeps you from buying duplicate items! Here are three tips for organizing your…

Whatever your style, you can find easy, lovely decorating ideas that both suit your style and impress your guests. Of course, the best step you can take to make your home a welcome environment for Thanksgiving guests is to start with a thorough house cleaning. If you’re running low on time, find a housekeeping service to take that stress away from you. Once your house is clean, it’s time to considering how to decorate. Start with the basics and add simple touches. It can be tempting to use every idea you see, but by scaling back and sticking to a…

Just like you are more relaxed when your home is clean, so are your children! Despite not necessarily showing it, kids are happier—and healthier—when they’re environment is clean. Help them get into house cleaning now and it will stay with them well into the future. If you need help getting started, here are some ideas: Start with maintenance. It’s easier to teach a child to maintain a room or a home that is already clean than to try to get them interested in a marathon cleaning. Start with a clean house, and don’t be afraid to call in maid services…

Many people take to the roads and the skies during the holidays to visit friends and families. Though you may be excited to get going as quickly as possible, taking a few steps before you leave can make your homecoming a much nicer experience. 1. Clean the house. Coming home from a wonderful vacation to a messy house can feel like a huge disappointment. Set yourself up in advance to be happy to be home in your clean house by hiring a maid service to get it to a top-notch clean. 2. Wash and put away all dirty dishes and…

December brings out the craftiness even in many people who don’t necessarily feel too much like designing and creating at other times of the year. If you plan on getting into crafting this year, there are a few steps you can take to keep the resulting mess—and house cleaning—to a minimum. Start with a clean area. If you start your craft project in an already messy and cluttered room, you’re more likely to end up with more mess and clutter. Instead, do the housekeeping first, and when the space is clear, then get your project started. Prepare the work space.…

Do you have someone in your home who loves cleaning and organization? If you know someone who is keen on having a place for everything and keeping everything looking straight and neat, there are some gifts specifically tailored to them. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started! 1. Maid service. For the person who adores a clean house, a month or two of maid service is a great gift. If you find the right cleaning service, every important area will be addressed with extremely high standards, something everyone in the house can enjoy. 2. A steam cleaner.…

Clutter is usually a result of too many things and not enough places to put them. If you find yourself still out of space even after a good house cleaning and decluttering, it might be time to get a bit more creative with your storage techniques. You are not alone in your search for more places to keep your things, and designers and carpenters have gotten crafty with storage spaces. Take a look at these spaces that can hide easily in your house: A pull-out pilaster is a narrow element built in or crafted to match your existing cabinets that…

Whether you’re budget conscious or just want to see what you can do with the items you have in your house, decorating with things on hand or inexpensive and easy to acquire makes interior design a little more fun and will have you feeling extra creative. Before you start decorating, do the housekeeping. A clean house is like a blank canvas for redesign. Call maid services if you aren’t sure where to start getting your house clean and ready for your creativity. Plants The easiest design element you have is probably right outside! Do you have plants you keep inside…

When you look around your bedroom, is it too familiar? If you want to do something completely different in your bedroom, now is a great time to do it! Cleaning and making the bed is an instant facelift, but if your maids services is often already doing that and you still need something more, re-decorating might be a great option. There are some trends that are being carried over and modified from last year, and some colors you may or may not expect. As you look for ways to redecorate, consider some of these options and ideas: Open Spaces  Trends are showing…

Isn’t it nice to come home to a nice, clean house and a bed made with clean sheets? Cleaning services can do your house cleaning and make your bed for you, but you can provide the cleanest, softest, most comfortable sheets just by changing the way you wash them. Many people wash their bed sheets too harshly, wearing out the fibers and making them rough well before they would be were they taken care of differently. With just a few changes to your normal washing routine, you can have the best sheets of anyone you know.How to Wash Your Sheets…

There’s a moment right as the hammer hits the nail or the screw starts peeling paint when you wonder if you’ve chosen the right spot for your painting or picture. If you’re hanging more than one picture together, that’s even worse—it’s so easy to end up with them just uneven enough to be frustrating.   As it turns out, there’s a way to prevent that from happening, and it’s remarkably simple and very clever. Pre-Arrange It The trick is to arrange anything you’re going to hang before the first nail goes into the wall, and this is how you do it! 

Who doesn’t love a clean house? Of course, to have a clean house, you have to take the time to clean it—or do you? Shortcut the process without giving up the results! First, call in maids services.    Then, between house cleaning visits, maintain the clean by following this sensible order for weekly cleaning:Kitchen First Better Homes and Gardens agrees that the kitchen is the hardest room to clean. Not only do you have a bunch of surfaces, you also have dishes that need washing and food and moisture that can easily accumulate if not caught and cleaned early.

Whether it's your best friend or your mother-in-law, having overnight guests requires some preparation. If the goal is to have a smooth visit, then getting things ready beforehand can set the foundation. First things first: the house needs to be clean, even the rooms you don't clean as often. Overnight guests often have nearly unrestricted access to your home, so unless you're going to lock the doors, everything needs to be at least mostly tidy. That's a big job, and when you're trying to get everything else ready, as well; it can be a bit overwhelming. Maid services is a…

This room is stunning in its simplicity, cleanliness, and modern flair, but considering the layout and the built-in wall elements, it looks like it would be off limits for design without remodeling your house (shame, because the day-to-day house cleaning for this room would be easy!). You might not be able to achieve exactly this look, but you can certainly take some elements from it to use for your own home. The important thing is to note the aspects that make it stand out and take cues from that. Let's look at some of those style options and how to…

The truth is, you live in your house, and sometimes it shows. Even when you cut clutter, use maid services routinely, and clean up every day, there will always be a few things you need that just look a little less-than-tidy. What can you do to keep your house looking a little neater despite the everyday mess living necessitates? Try one—or all—of these ideas!Laundry Room ShelvesThis great idea comes from The Nest and makes perfect sense: if you have laundry shelves rather than cabinets, your laundry items might just be clustered there. You can make your shelves more like cabinets…

Maybe you've thought about hiring a maid service before, but you had reservations. It's not uncommon to wonder if getting help from a service means you're not doing something you should, but that couldn't be further from the truth! Mom and blogger Megan Francis at The Happiest Mom recounted the first time she hired a maid. Pregnant, caring for a 2-year-old, and mostly alone due to her husband's unfortunate work schedule while trying to work herself meant that she was taxed to the limit. The service was such a help that she has continued to use one on and off…

It's time again for spring cleaning! Across the state, families will soon start to air out their houses, clean out their clutter, and get ready for the warm weather to come. If you want to do some house cleaning this season but are either overwhelmed with projects or just not sure where to start, that's okay! Spring cleaning, if you're going to get really into it, requires a little bit of planning. Need an idea of which projects to tackle first? Spring cleaning is about taking care of those things you don't clean very often and go almost untouched during…

It's been the weapon of many homeowners for dirt, grime, and germs for a long time: vinegar. From cleaning floors and counters to killing germs in cleaning brushes and sinks, it can be used throughout the house on hundreds of different cleaning projects. When tested, vinegar was proven to kill many common bacteria.When you care about using green and more natural products, you can check with your maid service to make sure they're using environmentally-friendly solutions, and when you're cleaning, you can be sure your vinegar is doing the job!How to Use Vinegar as a DisinfectantThe study suggested that the…

It's a great time to try new design ideas and new decorating trick, but sometimes the time and money isn't there for a large, complicated project. How can you add something new and fresh or make a room look better without a big time investment? Here are a few ideas from a two-room renovation featured in Woman's Day:Wallpaper Off the WallsWallpaper doesn't get a lot of the praise it should—even if you don't like wallpaper on your walls, there are other great things you can do with it to really set a space apart. Specifically, wallpaper the back of shelves. Bookshelves,…

Clean windows make a bigger difference on a house than you might think. Windows streaked with fingerprints or rain spots look dirty, and because of the light streaming in, draws attention to each print or mark. Cleaning windows probably isn't part of your regular house cleaning chores, and it doesn't need to be--but once a month a good window cleaning will do wonders for the way your home looks.Thankfully, cleaning windows isn't hard if you know the best way to take on the job:Wait for clouds. If you wash the windows on a sunny day, the sun will start to…

There are few things more frustrating when house cleaning in the kitchen than walking up to a sink full of pots and pans with burnt- or stuck-on food. The amount of soaking, scrubbing, and scraping that's necessary to get them clean almost makes it feel like it isn't even worth it!Thankfully, there is a secret weapon that might save your sanity—and your scrubbing fingers—when it comes to your dishes: salt.Burned Milk? Whether you're making hot cocoa or your mom's favorite recipe, burned milk is an issue when it happens to your favorite pot. Not only does it become a plaster…

It's hard enough to decide what to keep and what to toss when you're housekeeping or decluttering on your own, but what about when you're decluttering a shared space? One couple met with organizer Peter Walsh for O, The Oprah Magazine to organize their closet. Here are some tips inspired by their experience: Set parameters. Before you start, discuss which things are automatically going to go and which are definitely going to stay. This might include clothes that are more than 10 years old, for instance, or that don't fit. It could also include items neither of you have used…

Imagine opening the door to a team of maids who come in with smiles and cleaning tools and set right to work, cleaning your house from top to bottom. Now imagine that you get a full clean, including: Floors. Bathroom disinfecting. Ceiling fans. Fresh linens. Dusting. Vacuuming. Cleaning the microwave. And much more! And that your full-fledged, dedicated cleaning experience was utterly, completely free. Contest Details & How to EnterAnyone can enter the Mother's Day contest (it's not limited to mothers, but it could be a great gift for the mom in your life!) and be the recipient of a…

Wouldn't it be nice if you could always afford to have a decorator on hand? Someone you could call to ask about this color change or that new piece of furniture? That's not reality for most of us, so what can you do when you're overwhelmed by choices (or feeling an intense need to impulse buy!)? Julie Ryan Evans, contributor for The Stir, recently found out. When she decided to decorate her home, she wanted as much help and advice as possible, so she went looking and found more ideas and suggestions and tips than she could even use, all…

When was the last time you heard a house cleaning trick that compelled you to try it? There’s something fun about testing something that sounds too good to be true, especially if it works! Below, you’ll find four cleaning tricks you may or may not have tried before. Which ones work for you? What tips would you add to the list? Tip #1: Bread Removes Crayon Marks. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s true! This is one you should try the next time you have a crayon mark on the wall (or now, if you have one already on the wall!).…

If going into the bathroom every morning is an adventure in where-did-I-put-that, it might be time to clean out the drawers, countertops, and medicine cabinet. Make-up can be a big issue in organization because there’s usually a lot of it and it’s often unwieldy. A big pile of make-up on the counter looks messy like any clutter when you're house cleaning, but keeping up with it otherwise can seem difficult, so try one of these crafty ideas from Glamour for storing make-up to be accessible and decorative. Magnetic Make-Up You probably don’t want to hang your make-up on your refrigerator,…

Do you need something new in your décor but don’t have the time and money to invest in doing anything major? If you’re just looking for something fresh, you don’t have to—there are a lot of little things you can do to make your space pop without any kind of major investment. Even just house cleaning and decluttering can make an impact.  Can little things make a big difference? Check out this tiny balcony redesign from Apartment Therapy in the picture on the right. Two small chairs, a table, and some new plants made a huge difference. While it’s easier…

No one likes houseflies. Whether they’re pestering you inside your home, your car, or at your picnic, they are annoying. It's frustrating to be in the middle of housekeeping and have a fly start buzzing around your head! The eternal problem seems to be how to get rid of them, but most of the solutions are unwieldy, smelly, or just impractical. Put the flypaper, insect repellent, and citronella away, and try some of these natural, easy, and thankfully, great-smelling natural options (see the full article for 2 extra ideas!): 1. Cloves & Citrus. Want to mix an anti-fly cocktail? Cloves and…

If you don’t have a lot of time but want to make a big impact on the appearance of a room, you can quickly throw together some great wall art. If you have more time, combine these pieces by hanging them together in a larger wall display. Remember when it comes to picture frames, you want to dust them as part of your regular house cleaning—they are notorious for collecting dust! These projects, though; are entirely worth the little bit of cleaning. Project #1: Frame a Word. This one couldn’t be simpler. At your local craft store, pick up a…

The more you know about handling the little housekeeping and repair tricks around the house, the easier those things become. These clever tricks will surprise you in their simplicity—and effectiveness.Make short work of cleaning and keeping things straight with these 5 tips:1. Fix scratched wood with a walnut. It sounds too good to be true, but it actually works: when you have nicks, scratches, or scuff marks in your wood furniture, rub over the places with a walnut. The walnut will fill in the wood and leave it looking patched up and ready to go.2. Re-use wipe containers for plastic…

Summer has arrived in full force, and that means a lot more time spent outside. Whether you spend your outside time with your feet in a swimming pool or talking with friends late into the night, your summer is going to see a lot of outdoor entertaining. What will you do with it? Country Living shares some great outdoor entertaining tips, and here are three favorites for you to try at your next party! Decorative bottles. You can easily turn bottles and jars into decorative pieces as well as practical containers in just a few simple steps. All you need…

Are you the extremely organized type, or less so? Are you content to have things in perfect order or “organized chaos?” It might surprise you to find out exactly what and why you are the way you are—and how to tweak your house cleaning habits. Style at Home takes a look at four organizing personality types. If you’re curious where you fall, you can take the quiz for yourself! Here are the four different types of organizers:1. Super Organized. Style calls this category “over-the-top,” and these are people who love order, lists, and schedules. Every part of their life is…

You thoroughly clean your shower towels of variety and as you go to place them in the dryer, you see they've got a smell in them. You begin to think that your dryer will eliminate the odor, once the towels are dry. But suddenly, you discover that it didn't do the trick. Sure enough, it doesn't work and you find yourself thinking about tossing them in the trash. Perhaps you come to that decision because you are already too busy and have other housekeeping chores to do.  As you continue to wash towels more and more, they accumulate detergent residue…

Your home may very well already look fantastically together with the house cleaning you do, but why not include some spice in your yard living quarters. With a few cheap enhancements, you will be on the road to spending much more time outdoors in that exterior lounge room. These nifty upgrades are budget safe, which create the enthusiasm to hang around significantly more. Close friends and family members will likely be shocked with the updated setting and you simply did not have to commit lots of money. You may impress them with that! When you think about it, your out-of-doors…

Paint colors need to be one of your starting up steps with a bathroom upgrade, given that it sets the entire tone of your freshly renovated restroom. Pondering earth tones? Give some thought to tans, browns, darkish greens, along with other deep tones. Pondering modern-style tones? Experiment with some blues, grays, browns, or perhaps some red. Thinking about a totally exclusive style with numerous colors or cool wall patterns? Think about one or two colors for the walls and then paint a unique design. The number of choices available never seems to end in regards to coloration trends. You now…

You work hard at the housekeeping to maintain a wonderful bathroom, but cleaning doesn’t seem to bring it to life like you’d want it to. Perhaps it is time to upgrade it with fixtures and accessories that bring color into the mix. When redesigning a bathroom, color layout is very important, in order to create a bathroom that fuses with your lifestyle and brings a wonderful look to your dwelling. The tub or shower, the sink, the vanity, and any cabinets all play a role in your color design. Your lighting fixtures also play a significant role with the tone…

If your house was in darkness every day, it would not be great, right? Being in darkness does not get anything accomplished, except a lower electric bill. There would be no house cleaning, no book reading, no hobby work, and no nothing when the sun goes down. Incandescent bulbs have lit the way for many years in many ways. Nevertheless, it costs a lot to run theses incandescent bulbs because of their high wattage. It adds up quick and you would be surprised to see how much lower your electric bill would be without lighting. Fluorescent lights consume a lot…

You have a fabulously looking house, especially since you work hard at the house cleaning to keep it healthy. But the quality of air is something that you don't exactly get to clean. Nevertheless, you can help reduce allergens and air pollutants with various filtration techniques and make your home that much healthier. When the sun hits an area of your home with direct sunlight, what do you see? Sure, household dust is normal, but what else in in there? That dust is invisible most of the time but you have to remember that you breathe that every day in…

Do you try so hard and put endless effort into maintaining visual appeal with your house cleaning efforts? It probably makes a big difference, but not the bigness you want. Some things can hinder the efforts and take away from that visual appeal, no matter how hard you work. Trim, also known as molding or moulding, is among that list. Damaged, dented, stained, cracked, scuffed, or faded trim can hinder visual appeal that you work so hard to maintain. If one or any of these possibilities relate to you, it may be time to consider upgrading to new trim. When…

Whenever you try to clean and sanitize your home, it becomes an elongated effort. You face many interruptions that break the cycle, while also trying to clean in between other activities and obligations. As a result, your cleaning may not be as detailed as it should be while some things may be forgotten as well. This is where maid services come in. Maid services clean as their line of work. Therefore, they have plenty of time to thoroughly clean and sanitize your home with every visit. You can choose the frequency of visits with options like daily, weekly, bi-weekly, etc.…

Fabrics originate from materials or fibers and they would not exist without those items. Both terms get used a lot when it comes to curtain shopping and this can often be confusing. In other words, a fabric is defined as the finishing results from the spun and weaved process with one or several materials. A coat is made from a fabric, even if it includes both cotton and polyester. Curtains fall under the same situation. To put things into perspective, a fabric can be made from just about any material or fibers and products like curtains can be described based…

You have not seen your favorite skirt in the last three months. Most probably, it is buried deep under the unfolded mountain of clothes in your closet. If that is not enough, your living room looks like a hurricane site and your kitchen epitomizes mess. If this scenario conjures up images of your own home, you definitely could use some help. That is why you should seriously think about opting for maid cleaning services. Getting Your Home Organized It can be overwhelming to start from scratch and tidy up your home. Nonetheless, it is something that has to be done…

One very important issue for many homeowners is the concern of eliminating the development of mildew in the home. This kind of fungi is the early stages of mold and will create problems with the health conditions of every household member. This type of situation can develop allergies that will include coughing, sneezing, and congestion, itch eyes and in many cases can cause episodes of asthma. For so many people, this kind of problems begins in the bathroom area of the home and with this fact brings the need for a solution with regards to eliminating mildew in the shower.…

As time goes by you can collect an impressive array of makeup products; make up that comes free with magazines, make up which goes well with a certain outfit etc. There comes a time when you need to chip away at that pile and de-clutter your make up collection. First, throw away all of your empty containers and check the sell by dates on your make up. Is it five years old? Is it dusty and dried up? Then it's best to throw it in the bin. Mascara lasts up to three months, a year for lipsticks, nail varnish and…

Vinegar is that ingredient which is important for thousands of dishes to get the desired taste it plays a very important role in the culinary field but except that it also plays a major role in keeping your house clean. Vinegar can work like magic in keeping your house clean. Some major uses of vinegar in the home are: Remove odors-A bottle of vinegar can remove any type of odor from rooms from garbage cans and even unpleasant smell from your dog it is amazing to see what a bottle of vinegar can do. If your dog is stinking all…

Scents have a powerful effect on most human beings, aromas helps people to relax and trigger memories of the olden days. One can use aromatherapy to promote healing of the mind and treat other conditions such as hangovers. Aromatherapy involves using essential oils from herbs, trees and flowers to treat common ailments. These oils can be inhaled or massaged into the skin. If you would like to relax your body, you can simply call out professional aroma therapists to perform aromatherapy services in your home. Most aroma therapists are professionally trained with techniques that help to foster health and well-being…

There are a variety of dish washing soaps in the market and each of them has a unique scent, color or even specialty aimed at offering the best service in the task. Among the top picks for dish washing soaps that have been reviewed positively all over the world include; Ecover Dish Liquid- this product has gained popularity due to its effectiveness as well as high concentration. Only a few drops are required for cleaning a sink full of dirty dishes. Moreover the product has other ingredients like aloe very which prevents ones hands from scaring thereby keeping them soft…

There are many people who have pets, and they are sometimes a delight to have around as they make wonderful companions. However, it is also like having other people residing in your home and with this fact brings the need to maintain a healthy and clean home environment for other members of the household. Here are some good tips on the issue of Cleaning and organizing your pet area in the home.  One way towards keeping the pet area well organized is deciding just how much bedding, toys, supplies and other accessories does your pet need in the home, as…

Let’s just imagine a pot lid was just as important as a $100 bill. That bill would be neatly tucked into our wallet impatiently waiting to be spent. The problem with a pan or pot lid is that our attention is only worthy when the need arises. The perfect recipe requires the perfect amount of moisture which requires the perfect fitting lid. We need it when we need it. We know how to store $100.00 bill, let's store that worthy lid. If time or expense is an issue, try this: Take your largest pot (preferably a less used pot) and…

Most furniture is made of fabric, leather, or vinyl, with a wooden or metallic framework. It is important to know that if you do not care for your furniture in the right manner, they may not be able to last for long. Furniture can gather dust, which is why you need to ensure that your furniture is clean all the time. However, how do you go about cleaning upholstery furniture? Here is how. Fabric: For furniture upholstered in fabric, you can use mild shampoo to clean. However, if your furniture is a “Dry Clean Only” type, you may do spot…

If you are tormented by the thought of tiny creatures feeding off dust and the small flakes of skin that you shed every day and night, then you will be looking at ways to make a clean sweep of sheets and duvet covers as well as your carpets and upholstery. Dust mites flourish in your home but because they are so tiny and also translucent, you can't see them, but you know they are present because you battle with allergies and also asthma.  The harmful allergen of the dust mites comes from their fecal pellets. Most of these fecal pellets…

Believe it or not, you and your family are not the only ones who live in your home. There are these tiny creatures called allergens that are living right under your nose causing allergies. They live comfortably along with you and can grow to a large number if not checked at the right time. They are present everywhere be it your bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom or garage.  If you are suffering from allergies that cause regular sneezes, cough, running nose, sinuses, or watery eyes then you can pretty easily put the blame on these allergens. But before you take…

It is one of those days again, you are from work, tired; you just want to sit down, put your feet up, watch a funny comedy on TV while you sip on that expensive red wine you hide from all your wino friends because you know they will down it in a matter of minutes. Then the most awful thing happens, you stretch to get the remote and you accidentally spill it all over the carpet. To make matters worse the carpet is white. Why did you even get a white carpet? Is the question you as yourself, when the…

Every household member has important and sometimes confidential papers that need preserved. Things like birth certificates, credit reports, registration papers, home business paperwork, photos, membership cards, collectible concert tickets, and many other valuable papers are items that need special attention. Nobody wants their birth certificate, collectible concert tickets, or photos getting wet. You or other household tenants do not want certain papers to get burnt if the house catches on fire. Moreover, you don’t want these particular items to get lost. House cleaning may or may not uncover them at any given time. With some valuable suggestions, you can put…

The number of chemicals and toxic substances found in cleaning chemicals has increased drastically over the last couple of years. These cleaning agents have chemicals which many people maybe allergic to, and it may not be advisable to use them as cleaning agents in your home. The cleaning agents that do not contain these harmful chemicals are usually twice as expensive, which may not be feasible. But you do not have to buy those harmful or expensive cleaning agents whereas you can prepare your own cleaning agents from home. Below are some of the cleaning products that you can prepare…

Dusting is one of the house cleaning tasks that homeowners dislike the most, but neglecting the dust can make the house look older, unkempt, and aggravate allergies. The dust in your home is mainly made of human skins cells that have been shed and pet hair, in addition to lint particles and dirt. Dust mites live in mattresses, carpets, pillows, upholstered furniture, clothes, bed covers, fabric and fabric covered items. They feed on human skin flakes, and their faces makes some individuals suffer allergic reactions. Exposure to dust can cause asthma in kids who have not exhibited asthma symptoms in…

Don't you just hate it when you see an ink stain on a favorite dress or blouse? For those who have no experience in stain removal or who dislike the laundry part of house cleaning, it might seem easiest to just throw the garment away, especially if the size or location of the stain makes it very visible. However, there are ways to save a piece of clothing after an ink or food staining incident. Here are a few effective tips for removing different types of stains: Grass Stains It is common for kids to come in with grass stains…

Let’s be honest, kids hate chores. However, it is necessary to involve your kids in household chores to teach them how to clean, be helpful, and be responsible. This big question is: how do you actually get your kids to help? Below are a few tips and tricks to use to get your kids to complete simple chores such as: sweeping the floor, making their beds, putting laundry in the hamper, and other small, easy chores. Develop a Chart For Keeping Track Kids complete tasks better when they have a reminder of what tasks need to be completed each day.…

With today’s busy world, people hardly find the 24 hours sufficient to accomplish their tasks. After the long day in office, you probably have a workout plan or trip to the gym,  you have to attend to the kids, you have to do daily housekeeping tasks, and many other things depending on your schedule. Proper time management is core for achieving all your goals within the right time and without straining yourself. To help you get the most out of your tight schedule, there are some things you can do. Getting the Most Out Of Your Limited Time The first…

A home is a home, filled with your things—and the clutter that comes with them. However much you try, it is rather difficult keeping your home in tip-top condition all the time. You will find your cabinets filling up, drawers getting loaded, and closets carrying too many things. The best way to overcome all this clutter is to think of innovative ideas for your shelves. Use your creativity to make more space so that all your housekeeping efforts keep your home looking great. The first thing to do is reorganize all your shelves so that they give you more space…

Are you forced to leave your car out on the street because your garage doesn’t have enough room for it? If so then its time you started thinking of how to get your garage organized. Listed below are a few tips to help you make that happen. Read on! 1. Sort It is best to group similar items together to make them easy to find. Shelving units, a few coats of paint and some cute decals for the garage door will transform the space without spending a lot of money. Put frequently used items, such as paper towel, cleaning materials,…

In a home, pets help family members enjoy life, especially those who love their pets very much. They also tend to add more work to your home when you’re trying to maintain high level of cleanliness. This is especially noticeable when you have to try and remove pet hairs during house cleaning that settle on places in your home such as on your couch or other furniture. The pet hair can settle on the couches if your pets sleep on your furniture, but they can also float on the air where they will finally land on random areas in your…

Instead of using toxic chemical products in your home, you can make your own cleaning agents using some safe household ingredients. However, never mix bleach and ammonia, as they can create a deadly gas. It is important to ensure that the ingredients you are planning to use are appropriate for the surface you want to clean. White distilled vinegar and many other basic cleansers are safe for cleaning most surfaces, and can be mixed to make great cleaning products. Below are a couple of recipes for basic cleaners and their uses: Window Cleaner How to Make You will need a…

Preserving confidential papers is something that every household needs to know to do because nobody wants any of these papers wet, lost, burnt, or damaged: birth certificates registration papers credit reports membership cards collectible concert tickets home business papers photos and other valuable papers Organization is key to keep your papers from getting lost, and an important part of housekeeping. The following are other ways to protect your valuable papers. Lamination You can laminate papers of different sizes using special products that come in different models to heat-seal lamination material over the paper for protection and preservation. Currently, you are…

There are many industries that are doing an awesome job of manufacturing safe-keeping bins. These bins are a great part of daily life as they are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes for organization and house cleaning. These storage bins are used not only in homes, but in schools and warehouses as well. You can easily get the bins according to your need from any shop near your property. Here are the top 10 uses for household storage bins: 1. A detailed storage system: A number of people use storage platforms with storage bins in an integrated…

Allergies and other respiratory issues make it hard for some people to use chemical cleaning products. At the same time, there are plenty cleaning items sold these days claim to be eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals, when that isn’t always the case.  The following are some cleaning solutions which you can make right in your kitchen using other common household products: Wax for Floors 2 Tbsp. of olive oil warm water white vinegar This wax will serve as an effective alternative for those who are bothered by the strong chemical smell of many common floor cleaners. Furniture Polishing 1/4…

As long as the price stickers are where they belong – on the labeled products in your convenience store or other shopping malls, then they remain functional and useful. However, most stickers don’t stick there for long; they get to come off once they have been paid for after their brief shelf life. And heaven only knows where these stickers end up; they can easily become a nuisance on every surface in and around the home.The following are some of the ways to clean those stickers from various surfaces at home: Glass Surfaces Avoid scratching the glass to remove the…

If you have outdoor furniture, signs of wear and tear will appear over time. Many factors cause outdoor furniture to fade and wear, some of those being: daily use, adverse weather conditions, and scruffs and scratches. Regardless of how often you clean them or how careful you are, as the years passthe signs of use will show. So have some fun with your furniture and give it a facelift instead of replacing it. These simple tips will help you bring new life toyour outdoor furniture. A New Coat of Paint A new coat of paint allows you to bring back…

There are a variety of uses for chlorine bleach in your home. Chlorine bleach can be used to eliminate mildew and mold that may be growing on various surfaces; it is also used in disinfecting and cleaning many items. Chlorine bleach may be very handy to use around the home but it is also important to note that it can be a hazard, so it’s wise to use the bleach cautiously, especially in a home that has pets or children. The Maids usehousekeeping products that work as well as—or even better than—bleach but are friendly to the environment to give…

If you are a housekeeper, you know just how busy you can be. There is no shadow of doubt about the amount of work you put in. However, there are certain things you can do to make it more efficient and reduce the amount of time that you require to remove all the clutter. Here is a sneak peek of some of these ways: First, you need to have a better organization. The truth is that better organization is crucial towards efficient cleaning: When you sort through your stuff, you will no longer inquire where they should go. You won’t…

Closets often have more than enough junk in them, whether it includes non-fitting clothes, stained clothes, repairable clothes, shoes, hats, board games, belts, kid toys, small hardware parts, books, towels, unused electronics, broken electronics, or millions of other things big and small. This is not a good solution, even though it keeps the room clean, rhetorically speaking. If time is little for you and you want routine cleaning assistance, The Maids of Roswell in Georgia will be glad to help. Here are some great ways to maximize that closet and make it more useful. Clean It Out Identify shoes and…

Daily use of your sofas and chairs will leave their upholstery dirty, grimy, and stained. Your couch is not only vulnerable to dust, dirt and surface stains, but also grime that can embed deeply into the fibers. Even when not in use or when you cannot see any dirt, it is there. So, to ensure cleanliness and hygiene; it is important that you clean your upholstery on a regular basis. If your sofas have removable covers, cleaning the upholstery is an easy process, since you simply take them to the dry cleaners or put them in your washing machine -…

There are some easy ways of saving energy while using your washer and dryer. Read suggestions from The Maids of Roswell, in Georgia, to help you keep your energy usage to a bare minimum. 1. Lower temperature settings For the wash cycle, use cold or warm water in place of  hot, unless you are dealing with oily or greasy stains. Keep the water cold for your rinse cycle. Tips Try different laundry detergents, until you find the right one for your cold water settings. Presoak clothes that are heavily soiled before washing them at cooler temperatures. Cleaning is not affected…

The Maids of Roswell, in Georgia, continue to offer a variety of cleaning services to clients all over the US and invaluable tips online.  Tips that will allow you to keep your home clean and organized, whether you choose to do it on your own, or maintain it after hiring a maid. Cleaning your house may be hard work, but then very necessary. You want your family and your guests to enter an organized and clean environment every time they walk through your front door. Cleaning your furniture helps in improving their efficiency and durability. For effective cleaning, you will…

Pressure Washing is the process of clearing dirt and grime from your home's decking, siding, and many other surfaces. Whether it’s the interior and exterior walls, furniture, shed, patio, driveway or a similar surface, when grime and dirt built up, the aesthetic value of your home diminishes. It also becomes very unhygienic and may cause infections, or allergies. Pressure washing is one of the best ways of rejuvenating your property's appearance. It can quickly and effectively clean any and all objects around the house, from a fence to the deck or the entire driveway. Wood Pressure washing can effectively clean…

A slight increase in temperature, however small, is the perfect growing environment for mold spores. Molds are not only unappealing aesthetically but reduce the lifespan of the affected area.  This is why it is beneficial for homeowners to perform regular inspections to check for mold.Once it is present, many people to do not know how to get rid of mold from their bathrooms or basements. As a homeowner, you can take advantage of the following tips provided by The Maids of Roswell, in Georgia, that will enable you to restore yourhome to its mold free form. Dry Ice and Baking…

You want your kitchen to be spick and span, but you do not want to spend all day cleaning it. Well, worry no more. Below are some best methods for making household duties simple and easy, to ensure that you have a tidy and sparkling kitchen in no time: Sanitize the Sink Although you might not believe this, a dirty kitchen sink contains more bacteria than a toilet seat. You can make your own non-toxic disinfectant or you can use an EPA-registered disinfectant. For disinfecting using non-toxic household products, clean the sink using soap and water, spray a fine mist…

Most people have very busy lives these days. If you feel that you are pressed for time week in and week out, with all the bill paying, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and clothes laundering, you are not alone. Below are a few tips to help you cut your time spent doing some of your household chores. Do Tasks in Batches It is more efficient to complete sets of tasks each day throughout the each week than to try and do them all on one or two days. For example, you could dedicate a day to tweaking your finance system, or…

Your garage is a convenient place to store and organize all kinds of items. However, the garage often ends up being a dumping site, with barely any room to park your car. Fortunately, it is rather easy to get your garage in order with a few simple organization tricks. Below are some ideas to optimize your garage storage space:  Shelf Smarts  Using adjustable shelves to store items neatly, so they are not cluttering the floor. Adjustable shelves allow you to easily make room for objects of different sizes. As your storage needs change, you simply remount the shelves at the…

Bedbugs are not only a nuisance but can also be a source of shame, especially if you have guest in your home. Usually, bedbugs hide in crevices on beds and other fabric-covered furniture. Their flat-shaped bodies easily allow them to slide in without being noticed. Below are some tips for eliminating bedbugs from your home: Vacuum Your Home You should vacuum your home regularly so that you can eliminate the bedbugs and any eggs that could have been laid awaiting hatching. Ensure that when you empty your vacuum, you get rid of the dirt immediately so that the eggs do…

Nowadays it seems everyone is busy with work, taking care of kids or running back and forth to extracurricular activities, making it unrealistic to clean your home yourself. A maid cleaning service, like The Maids of Roswell for instance, provides the extra help you need to keep your home clean and safe for the entire family. Here are the benefits of hiring a maid cleaning service: Perfect for a Busy Schedule Time is a valuable commodity and most people are extremely busy all year round due to various social commitments, work, and family. Therefore, the perfect solution is to hire…

When it comes to hiring a cleaner to clean your home, you may find that many use harsh and harmful cleaning supplies which not only cause a strong unpleasant smell, but many also contain chemicals which can irritate the skin, lungs, and eyes. With a great variety of chemical cleaners available it can be hard to find healthy alternatives. Here is a guide to some healthy alternatives to chemical cleaners that you can use. The following are safer alternatives which you can use by themselves or in a combination to make great household cleaning products. Baking Soda-Baking soda can be…

With all the activities, responsibilities and to-do lists you have to complete, it's no wonder how difficult it can be to keep up with chores around the house. When you feel a little overwhelmed with all you have to get done, hiring a maid from an expert service like The Maids Roswell can be a great way to keep the home tidy, without stressing yourself out too much. However, it's important to ask yourself - how often do I really need a maid? Considering the options you have can help tremendously in deciding what works best for you and your…

Most movies tend to portray family dinners as occasions where interactions eventually results in awkwardness or anger. But this should not reflect reality. Family dinners are an excellent opportunity for the family to come together and discuss their days and bond. It should be fun, happy and interesting. Here are some tips to help you achieve it! Have Theme Nights Change the look of the whole dinner table by planning theme nights. For instance, this week you can go with Mexican. Change the table cloth, meals and even your clothes to depict Mexican culture. If you decide on Italian, some…