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Make Cleaning Easier and Faster

Want in on a secret to make cleaning a breeze? Use a tool belt or apron with pockets! Keeping likely needed tools handy while you clean, cuts down on the time you spend going to get that “one other thing” you wished was within reach.

Watch the video below to see the tools we recommend you keep in your tool belt. Have other ideas or items that you find makes cleaning easier? Please share in the comments!

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How to Make Cleaning More Fun

Getting Your Kids Involved in the Daily Household Chores!

1) Start ‘Em Young!

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Kids are great helpers, especially when they’re young, so get them involved sooner rather than later. A lot of what children learn is based on mimicking the adults around them and picking up on the skills, and eventually responsibilities, that come with growing up. Read more

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1001 Ways to Reward Employees

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Top 5 Employee Appreciation Ideas

1. Day-to-Day Recognition ( Personal, Written, Electronic, Public Praise)

2. Tangible Recognition & Rewards ( Outstanding Employee, Gift Cards, Special Privileges )

3. Group Recongnition & Activities ( Celebrations, Field Trips, Contest, Group Recongnition )

4. Rewards for Specific Achievements ( Productivity, Attendance, Customer Service, Safety )

5. Formal Rewards Programs ( Points System, Company Perks, Employee Anniversaries )

Here at Maids of Honor we do lots of these great suggestions

Our most successful has been the points systems.

Earning things like Salon Services, Gift Cards, Free HouseCleaning, Days off Paid, Massages, and Family Fun Activites

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Common Household Products for Holiday Fun

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July 4th

Salute the 4th: Fill clean, glass bottles with layers of red,white,and blue candies, sand, or aquarium rocks for a quick and fun July 4th table decorations.

Enoy the fruits of the season: What would summer-time be without watermelon? But this July 4th don’t just eat it, use it for a centerpiece that will really wow your friends. You can find lots of patterns and ideas in magazines for carving watermelons into animals and birds shapes that not only look great but hold a fruit salad as well. Read more

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Oh No! Are you going to keep your New Year’s resolution?

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Maids of Honor wants to clean your home so you have time to achieve your goal!  The fact is that having more time available in your day can provide you with the opportunity to keep your New Year’s resolution.

Here’s How We Can Help!

Lose Weight & Stay Fit & Healthy

Instead of cleaning house, which does burn calories, but isn’t an ideal workout routine, let Maids of Honor clean your home, while you use that time for a workout.   And a thoroughly clean home is healthy for the whole family.

Getting Organized

A part of getting organized includes having your home clean first or during the process.  If you’re like me, you spend so much time on the cleaning that there’s no time or energy left for the organization and you think to yourself, I’ll get to that next time. Read more

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Tips to Avoid Germs During Cold & Flu Season

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Maids of Honor works hard to make your home as clean as possible. 
In our absence, these tips will help prevent the spread of germs.

Use a disinfectant and paper towels to thoroughly wipe;

All exterior and interior door handles, Including fridge, microwave, DW, W/D
Toilet flush handles
Shower door handles
Hot & Cold handles at sinks
Computer & Tablet screens, keyboards & mouse
TV remotes
Phones (both mobile and home)
Children’s Toys
Change out your air filters monthly Read more

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How to Dispose of Household Cleaning Materials

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How to Dispose of Household Cleaning Materials

By Cathy Sandberg

Of course, the best way to dispose of a cleaning product is to use it up, but we are often faced with old or unneeded items.

Water-soluble products are easy to deal with, for they are formulated to be treated in public sewage treatment systems or home septic tanks.  As such, you can pour these items down the drain with little concern.  Just make sure they don’t recommend special treatment, use plenty of water to dilute the product and don’t dispose of multiple products at the same time.  Combinations of different products can cause dangerous fumes. Read more

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How to Clean up After Pets

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How to Clean Up After Pets
By Cathy Sandberg

As much as we love our household pets, they can create cleaning headaches.  Between muddy paws, fur on upholstered furniture, odors and occasional accidents, we can spend quite a bit of time and effort cleaning up after our furry friends.
Minimize the mess 
Since cleaner pets make a cleaner house, bathe and brush your pets regularly to minimize pet hair and pet dander and to help manage odors.  Keep a lint brush or damp sponge handy to quickly pick up loose pet hair.  A light mist of spray-on cooking oil on your pet’s dishes will make them easier to wash out and will add shine to the coat.
Removing pet hair 
On carpeting, plain vacuums don’t generate sufficient lift to pick up all the pet hair from the floor, so use a vacuum with a good beater brush or brush roll. Read more