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6 Easy Ways to Say No

Are you the person that everyone turns to when they need something? While it's wonderful to be helpful, it's also important to take care of yourself. Here are common requests – and how to say no when it becomes an inconvenience to you:

“Can you drive us to school again?” When the weather […]

February 20th, 2015|Family, Organization Tips|

Get rid of it – Unnecessary ‘Stuff’

February is a good time to pare down your 'stuff'- and teach others in your household to do it too. Here's great advice from the residential cleaning professionals at MOLLY MAID:

DISHES:  Donate extra dishes, mugs and other saleable kitchen items to a community outreach program.

RECEIPTS:  Check with your accountant about how […]

February 19th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Family, Organization Tips|

Friday the 13th: 5 Ways to make it your Lucky Day

Friday the 13th, which is also called Black Friday, is considered to be unlucky to those who are superstitious. Rather than chance fate, here are some habits to make it you lucky day (all in good fun):

Take the day off from cleaning.There are superstitions around handling a broom, changing sheets, slipping mattresses […]

February 13th, 2015|Organization Tips|

Get rid of it: Indoor Safety Concerns

Keep your home as safe as possible by staying on top of these concerns:

Fire alarms: Make sure all alarms (smoke and carbon monoxide) are in good working condition and placed in the right areas of your home. There should be one on each floor. Choose a month (February works) and replace batteries annually, […]

February 11th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Pets|

Valentine’s Day: 6 Ways to get the Gift you really want

Valentine's Day is around the corner. While you can start planning a few themed activities for your family (baking special cupcakes or making Valentine's Day cards), it's also okay to drop a few hints about gifts that you wouldn't mind for yourself. Of course, it's not always about buying something!

Help Around the House

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February 6th, 2015|Family, Organization Tips|

Get Rid of it: Things that Don’t Work

The old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But if it is broke – what do you do? When it comes to home appliances, the decision can be an expensive guess, according to Consumer Reports. You don’t want to put money into a product if it’s troublesome or unfixable, so here are […]

February 4th, 2015|Organization Tips|

Cleaning Silver and Gold: Fact, not Fiction

MOLLY MAID, the professional residential cleaning company, shares some facts on cleaning silver and gold, many of which may come as a surprise!

SILVER

Contrary to popular belief, silver does not need constant cleaning and, in fact, should not be cleaned more than absolutely necessary. The need to clean can be reduced by […]

January 30th, 2015|Cleaning Tips|

4 Great Reasons to get your Children Outdoors

Too much time spent inside can have a detrimental effect to the health and wellbeing of both us and our children. There is a good reason why our grandparents and their generation all encouraged children and young people to play outdoors. MOLLY MAID, the professional house cleaners, suggest the following reasons why it is still […]

January 28th, 2015|Family|

Tops Tips to help you Save on Energy Usage

Using your appliances more efficiently can help save water and energy – and also save you money! When it comes to buying new appliances, MOLLY MAID, Canada's leading residential cleaning company, recommends that you choose the most efficient models to make a big difference.

 

Spare the Dryer

Drying your clothes more […]

January 23rd, 2015|Green Housekeeping|

No Rest from Garden Duties

While January is not a traditionally busy gardening season, MOLLY MAID, the professional cleaning company, believes that just like keeping on top of housework and cleaning, there are still some gardening tasks that need to be done!

So, when the weather allows, carry on clearing paths of moss and leaves in January. […]

January 21st, 2015|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|