Family

Fall Cleaning Traditions from Around the World

When it comes to cleaning, there are many worldwide traditions that celebrate the cleaning and preparation of the home for fall.

India

Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, takes place every October. One important part of the festival is the celebration of the goddess Lakshmi who visits everyone’s home to spread wealth and prosperity. To prepare, they […]

September 23rd, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Family|

Road Trip

Summer is a wonderful time to pack up and set out onto the open road. Whether you have a set destination or no destination at all, keeping your car clean and tidy during the long haul is important. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest implementing these tips before you set out on your journey.

Start […]

August 10th, 2016|Family, Vacation|

Camp Smart: Seven Unusual Camping Tips

Empty coffee container: Put toilet paper into an empty coffee container to keep it dry.
Foam floor tiles: Bring a dozen or so and use them to create a comfortable floor in your tent.
Microfibre towels: Invest in microfibre towels when camping. Not only are they less bulky, but they are also very absorbent and quick drying.
Tick […]

June 15th, 2016|Family, Organization Tips, Outdoors|

HELP: How to Get Others in the House to Clean Up Too

Whether you live with family or friends, it’s important that everyone pitches in to keep the house clean. Here are some tips to get everyone doing their part.

Create a chore wheel with cleaning tasks that need to be done once a week (i.e. bathrooms, kitchen, family room and hallways, garbage and recycling). To create the […]

January 29th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Family|

Be a Sport

It’s a good idea to do a little preparation ahead of time when it comes to winter sports, so kids – and adults – stay safe and warm. Here’s what you need to consider.

Stay warm: No matter which sport you enjoy, staying warm and dry is important, so you want to make sure you have […]

December 23rd, 2015|Family, 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|

Oh Christmas Tree!

Having a decorated tree in the house is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. There’s often a family tradition around getting the tree and, of course, decorating it.  What would Christmas morning be without one?

In recent years, artificial trees have become more popular; however, there are definitely advantages for selecting each type of tree. […]

December 4th, 2015|Christmas, Family, Winter|

Family Fun Activities to Try this Fall

1. Rake leaves into a pile and jump in them.

2. Visit a local farmer’s market in your area to purchase seasonal produce.

3. Choose a day to go apple picking with your family. Use the apples to make a delicious apple pie –add ice cream too!

4. Create and design your own homemade Halloween costume.

5. Shop for […]

October 28th, 2015|Fall, Family|

Pumpkin Party

If you’re looking to host a Halloween inspired street party for the families in your area, a pumpkin party is a great way to do so. Here’s a guide to help you prepare your fun-filled pumpkin party:

Organize your pumpkin party in the afternoon on Halloween. Host the party in your backyard and hand deliver invitations […]

October 21st, 2015|Fall, Family|

Getting the Kids on their Back-to-school Bedtime

One of the many things that children love about the long summer holidays is that their normal bedtime is usually extended. This often makes it tricky to get your children back into a regular bedtime routine as the new school year approaches. Here are a few ideas that might help you get them back on […]

September 23rd, 2015|Fall, Family|