Family

Thanks to Technology, Housework is no longer a Chore

It is quite evident that the advancements in technology have helped save time and effort when cleaning our homes, compared to chores in the 50s.

In fact, housewives in the 1950s spent 42 hours a week doing general housework and another 15-20 hours doing deep cleaning.

Today however, the average person may spend 1 to 2 hours […]

August 30th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Family|

Why Men Should Clean More

Over the last few years, research has shown that women do more housework than men. Which isn’t a big surprise considering our history; however, there are lots of good reasons why men should pick up a mop and bucket more often. Here’s why:

Happier children: According to a study, school-aged children who do housework with their […]

August 23rd, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Family|

Kids vs. Cleaning – Getting them to Clean their Room

Are your kids constantly making a mess in their room? If so, you’re not alone! The best course of action is to provide structure around cleaning their room, to help your kids get on-board.  Here’s how:

1) Use photos to show what is acceptable

Conduct a quick internet search to find photos of a before and after […]

May 12th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, 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|