Green Housekeeping

Cottage Life: Make sure you hear the ‘Eco’

Just because you’re going to the cottage for a week doesn’t mean you have to leave all your eco-friendly habits behind. In fact, with a little planning and focus you can have a fabulous green vacation too; here’s how:

Reduce: Purchase only what you need so you’ll have less perishable items to deal with. Don’t use disposable […]

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|

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|

Simple ways to Freshen up your Appliances

With the Christmas season around the corner, we need all the help we can get to keep on top of household chores. The professional cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID, share some top tips to ensure that your trusted appliances don’t let you down before the heavy Christmas work-out.

Washing Machine

We use our washing machines to remove […]

November 19th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|

Winterizing your Garden Tools & Gardening Jobs this Month

Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. MOLLY MAID, the cleaning experts, suggest 10 top jobs this month to help protect your garden from the impending winter. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, winds and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse or into a sheltered spot, but if […]

November 7th, 2014|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|

Room Fresheners for the Kitchen

As temperatures begin to drop, we tend to close the windows – and the lack of fresh air means cooking smells tend to linger longer.

But there are easy ways to keep air fresh, say the house cleaners at MOLLY MAID, who utilize a Green Housekeeping Program for all of their customers.

In […]

October 22nd, 2014|Green Housekeeping|

What are the Biggest Energy Sappers in your House?

Times of economic turbulence, coupled with the depletion of fossil fuels means we need to seriously consider our home energy usage to counter inflating energy prices. Here are a few tips from MOLLY MAID on saving energy in the home:

Turn larger items off standby, particularly televisions and the kids’ games consoles. Appliances left in standby […]

September 17th, 2014|Fall, Green Housekeeping, Maintenance|

Top Tips to Bed Down your Garden for Fall

The professional domestic cleaning company, MOLLY MAID, recommends undertaking the following tasks in order to keep on top of the garden this fall in preparation for the winter months. MOLLY MAID believes that by investing some time now into your garden or patio area will pay dividends in the winter months.

1. Tidy up!

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September 5th, 2014|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|

9 Neat Ways to Clean your Kitchen with Vinegar

The Vinegar Institute provides these kitchen cleaning tips using vinegar:

Coffee maker cleaner (automatic): Fill the reservoir with white distilled vinegar and run it through a brewing cycle. Rinse thoroughly with water when the cycle is finished (be sure to check the owner’s manual for specific instructions).
Microwave: To loosen splattered on food and to deodourize, combine ¼ […]

June 25th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|