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|

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Go Green

Need a day off?

St. Patrick's Day is March 17. Celebrate with these green ideas.

Wear It: The simplest way to celebrate this holiday is to wear something green… a scarf, hat or sweater.  Make Something: According to Marthastewart.com, a great craft to […]

March 14th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|

Let the Sun In: 5 Wacky Ways to Clean Windows

 

1. Newspaper is one of the most often cited ‘tools’ for cleaning windows – and it works. The home service professionals at MOLLY MAID have also heard that it’s important to use newspaperthat is a few days old- so you’re sure ink on the pages is completely dry and won’t leave streaks on the glass […]

March 12th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|

Breathe: 9 Natural Ways to Reduce Odours in the Home

When weather keeps doors and windows closed tight, the air inside your home can get a little stale.

While the professional house cleaners at MOLLY MAID love that green cleaning products help create a clean and fresh scent, there are also other ways to get rid of smells you don't […]

February 12th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|