Christmas

New Ways to Store your Outdoor Christmas Lights

Now that the holidays have come to an end, its time to tackle your outdoor Christmas lights. Instead of cramming them into a storage bin this year, why not try these simple organizational tricks to help keep your lights in pristine condition for next year. Here’s how:

Put them in plastic: Store holiday lights separately by […]

January 4th, 2017|Christmas, Organization Tips|

Four Christmas Morning Challenges

1. Mountain of wrapping paper: Here are three ways to reduce, reuse and recycle ripped up paper. Consider shredding everything into paper confetti for New Year’s – and then recycling it afterwards. Save it and use it for wrapping and storing fragile holiday decorations and glassware. Or, place it directly into the recycling bin (check […]

December 23rd, 2016|Christmas|

Sounds (and Spills) of Christmas

‘Tis the season for hosting, celebrating and decking the halls. But since all that fun can lead to spills and stains too, here is a handy guide to take those tough holiday messes that can be left behind.

Cranberry sauce on a cloth napkin: Cranberries produce a tannin stain, which can usually be removed only when […]

December 19th, 2016|Christmas, Cleaning Tips|

Holiday Gift Wrapping: Surprising Ways to Keep it Tidy

Spending time with family, entertaining friends and eating delicious food are what the Christmas season is all about! Focus less on the mess this holiday season by organizing your holiday gift wrapping station using these clever tips from the experts at MOLLY MAID.

Keeps Rolls Rolled Up: Are your rolls of wrapping paper leaning into the […]

December 19th, 2016|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

Share the Love: Have a Family Christmas Potluck

Potluck dinners are a wonderful way to lighten a host’s load, especially during the busy holidays. Share the love, by sharing a variety of food options – this also ensures everyone will enjoy at least one thing on the menu! Here’s how to plan a holiday potluck this year.

Send out a mass email, or use […]

December 14th, 2016|Christmas, Winter|

Solutions to 3 Holiday Disasters

Ice Storm

Solution:

It is always important to have a de-icer on hand in case of an emergency. If you don’t, try heating up your key to fix the problem. If your key is not electronic, use a pair of tongs and hold your key under hot water to warm it up. You may have to repeat […]

December 25th, 2015|Christmas|

May all your Christmases be Bright

The holidays are the perfect time to clean your indoor lights and fixtures of dirt, dust and grime. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest following these cleaning tips to help your lights glitter this holiday season.

Start upstairs and work your way down. MOLLY MAID always suggests working from the top to bottom, […]

December 18th, 2015|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Happy Holidays: Including your Pets

Are your dogs or cats ready for the guests that will be coming to your home this holiday season? Here are some tips to help your pet – and your guests – enjoy the festivities together.

Salon: Give your dog a bath or send them to the groomer before the festivities begin. Make sure to have […]

December 16th, 2015|Christmas, Family, Pets, Winter|

Give a Little, Get a Lot

Looking to put a little magic into your holidays?

There are lots of different ways you can volunteer and help others during the holiday season. Giving to others makes you feel good, and volunteering is something you can do with your family, friends or even by yourself. Here are some suggestions:

Volunteer at a shelter: Contact a […]

December 11th, 2015|Christmas, Winter|

Cookie Exchange

Hosting a cookie swap is a great way to get together with friends and family – and of course, to load up on baked treats for the entire holiday season.  Once everyone has arrived and all cookies are on display, invite guests to fill their take-home box with an assortment of cookies. Here’s a step-by-step […]

December 9th, 2015|Christmas, Winter|