Cleaning Up after the Biggest Party in the World

Whether you are out with friends, or celebrating quietly at home, millions of people around the world watch the Times Square Ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people gather in the Big Apple to celebrate, wearing gimmicky glasses, blowing horns and waving sparklers. But as the confetti and balloons […]

January 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Six Items you should Remove from the Bathroom Now

1. Bar soap. Bar soap increases the amount of cleaning you will have to do because it gets grimy faster. Instead, use a liquid soap with a pump or hands-free soap dispenser, which is much easier to clean up.

2. Earrings and other jewelry. The humidity in the bathroom can cause your jewelry to tarnish because […]

December 28th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Overhaul your Spice Cupboard in Six Easy Steps

Have you cleaned out your spice cupboard lately?  If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. Like any other food or condiment, spices do have a shelf life, so it is important to clean out your spice cupboard at least twice a year. Here’s how:

1) Empty the cupboard. Start by removing the herbs […]

December 19th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

The Number One Way to Avoid Spreading Germs

When it comes to hygiene, hand towels in the bathroom and the kitchen may be the hardest working members of the household. They’re used to dry off your hands, to look good where they hang, and to occasionally wipe up spills or wipe out the sink (which is actually not a good idea). They can […]

December 16th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

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|

The One Cooking Mistake that can Wreck your Kitchen

How do you handle the oil that you cook with? There are a few habits that can cause a lot of damage – and expense – to your kitchen. Below is a guide to eliminating your common grease gripes.

The sizzle from cooking bacon and other food on the stove often sends fat splatters onto the […]

December 9th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Five New Uses for Old Things

De-cluttering in time for holiday entertaining? Here are five old, and in some cases, dated, items that you can recycle and put to work in other ways.

1. BUSINESS CARD BOOK: Now that networking has almost exclusively gone digital, use your old business card book for storing your extra buttons. Transfer any extra buttons from new […]

December 7th, 2016|Winter|

The Lowdown on Paint Clean-up

While washing walls and doorway trims is one way to clean things up for the holidays, sometimes you have to “cheat” with a little bit of paint. Here’s a guide to cleaning up while you’re painting, and tidying up once you’re done.

Paint on Clothing

To remove latex paint (water-based), scrape off excess paint and rinse […]

December 2nd, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Happy New Year from MOLLY MAID!

New Year’s Day is a day of good cheer!

Why not toast to the first day of 2016 by cleaning up your Christmas tree? Here’s a guide to get you started:


Start by removing your ornaments from the tree. Wrap each fragile ornament individually with tissue paper or newspaper. If you don’t have any handy, place your […]

January 1st, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

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|