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Working from Home During Summer Vacation

Summer break is often the time when balancing your household and work becomes difficult. For those of you who work from home, finding the time to fit in work while entertaining your children proves a challenging task. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID outline some tips and tricks to help you remain productive […]

July 8th, 2015|Family, Summer|

Natural Home Remedies: Part Two

Part two: Natural remedies for treating bug bites and how to remove ticks correctly

The second installment of Natural Home Remedies focuses on how to treat bug bites and correctly remove ticks this summer. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest the following remedies and tips:

Insect Bites

Rub an ice cube over the infected area […]

July 3rd, 2015|Family, Health|

Natural Home Remedies: Part One

Part one: Natural remedies for treating wasp and bee stings

Confrontations with troublesome insects this summer is inevitable. For some of these pests, insect repellent is an effective deterrent. Others, however, seem perpetually bold; their stings as bad as their buzz. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommended these tips and natural remedies to […]

July 1st, 2015|Family, Health|

MOLLY MAID’s First Aid Travel Kit

If you have a cottage or have a camping trip or even a day trip planned, it is important to always have a portable first aid kit at the ready. Always see a doctor if symptoms are severe.

Antihistamines are for treating mild allergic reactions such as hay fever, insect bites and hives. Some may cause […]

June 26th, 2015|Family|

Must-do Clean-ups: Where the Germs Are

Germs are everywhere, but research has shown that they like to hide – and multiply – in specific areas in your home. The professional residential cleaners from MOLLY MAID outline where germs can be found and how to get rid of them.

The Coffee Maker: The coffee maker is dark and damp and is a perfect […]

June 24th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

BEST FATHER’S DAY EVER: It’s All About Family

Father’s Day this coming Sunday is a wonderful reason to spend time together as a family and to celebrate Dad! Here is a guide to having the best Father’s Day ever. It’s all about focusing on different elements that make a successful day and sharing chores and fun times with everyone!

You’re Invited: Invite Mom, Dad […]

June 19th, 2015|Family|

What Can’t Be Recycled or Put in the Garbage?

If it’s not garbage or something that can be recycled, the item is likely hazardous waste. Contact your municipality or region to find out where household hazardous waste can be disposed of (and how it should be packaged).

Here is a checklist of hazardous waste items.

Full or partially full aerosol cans
Fluorescent light tubes
CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
Mercury […]

June 17th, 2015|Cleaning Tips|

CO Alert: Keep Everyone Safe in Your Home

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called ‘the silent killer’ because it’s odourless and tasteless, and you can’t see it.

There are potential carbon monoxide sources in the home that you might not even realize.

CO can be produced by anything that burns some type of fuel. This includes unvented fuel-burning space heaters, a gas, oil or wood-burning fireplace, […]

June 12th, 2015|Family|

Checking on the Outdoor Water Works

Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s a good time to reduce the chances of running into water problems by checking outside areas of your home that can commonly be affected by water.

The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID outline some issues to look for and how to fix them.

Roof: Check for damaged shingles […]

June 10th, 2015|Maintenance|

Invite Someone Over Today – and Clean Up!

Many people say they often get more cleaning done in 10 minutes if a friend or family member is coming over to visit. This is probably true for most people.

So why not put this theory to the test? Invite a friend over for a meal or even a cup of tea and use MOLLY MAID’s […]

June 5th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|