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Beat the January Blues… A Good Excuse for a Dinner Party!

Winter is the perfect season for hosting a dinner party. A hearty meal helps chase away the cold weather blues and brightens up the dark nights. Make your guests feel special with their own place setting and let the laughter lighten a dreary evening. With just a little forward planning and forethought, MOLLY MAID, the […]

January 16th, 2015|Organization Tips|

Keeping a Pet Friendly Home

You may well have been fortunate enough to welcome a new pet into your home over the holidays. You've probably also heard that people who have pets generally live longer, have lower blood pressure and are less stressed. However, MOLLY MAID, the professional residential house cleaners, know that pet owners also generally have more housecleaning […]

January 14th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Pets|

How to be a Savvy with your Food Shopping

January is the month to think about your annual budget and, if you need to free up a little extra cash, consider looking at cutting the cost of your food bill. You may worry that this will mean compromising on quality, but it is possible to pare back, achieve great value AND still enjoy tasty, […]

January 9th, 2015|Family, Organization Tips|

Financial Housekeeping: There’s No Better Time

The professional residential cleaners at MOLLY MAID see the New Year as an ideal chance to review all residential matters to get one's home in order and set good practices for the remainder of the year.

There's nothing like the start of a new year to prompt an urge to improve our finances, but […]

January 7th, 2015|Family, Organization Tips|

Embracing the Need for Change

Having celebrated and welcomed in the New Year, it is the ideal time to think carefully about whether you should use this opportunity to change certain elements in your lifestyle. Ask yourself these questions:

Do you change things regularly? Or do you prefer getting into a routine and sticking with it? Do […]

January 2nd, 2015|Organization Tips|

New Year’s Eve – 9 Ways to make it Special for your Family

1. Decorate. Head to your favourite department or dollar store and stock up on celebration paraphernalia, such as party hats, noise makers, decorations and other celebratory items. Decorate the family room or living room.

2. Dress Up. Decide together that everyone in the family is going to dress up – and go all out.  And […]

December 31st, 2014|Family, Organization Tips|

Quick and Dirty: Holiday Cleaning Emergencies

Guests are coming over during the holidays, so there are going to be cleaning emergencies (there always are!) The professional house cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID provide these quick and easy solutions for common problems:

White heat stain on a wooden table top:  Put mineral oil on a microfibre cloth and rub it into […]

December 26th, 2014|Cleaning Tips|

Great Last Minute Gift Ideas

Uh oh, you just remembered that you need to bring a gift for someone at tomorrow's Christmas dinner – and you forgot to get one!

Not to worry, the drugstore is still open on Christmas Eve and there are actually some great – and even inexpensive – gifts you can pick up there.


December 24th, 2014|Organization Tips|

Guest Expectations

Holiday time can be stressful because families often end up spending a lot of time together – and not everyone gets along (think: bored children). If you've been invited to a holiday event, here's some advice on making the most of it.   

If you have kids, go over manners and house rules […]

December 19th, 2014|Family, Organization Tips|

10 Best House Cleaning Stocking Stuffers

Lots of people love practical gifts these days. Since everyone needs to do some cleaning, here are some great cleaning gift ideas:

Duster for tough-to-reach places Green cleaning products Dustpan and brush Rubber gloves Air freshener Scrub brush Reusable microfibre cloths iPod loaded with fabulous music […]

December 17th, 2014|Family, Organization Tips|