Wellness Strategies for Navigating the Holidays

The holidays are all about Peace and Joy…until they’re not. If you find your anxiety levels rising as the holidays approach, check out these 25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress from Health.com. Here, we add a few of our own ideas for coping with four common holiday-stress triggers: Scenario 1: Gift-Shoppers’ Nightmare. You’re on your […]

Invisible Things to Clean Before Houseguests Arrive

Holiday season = houseguest season. Here’s a zone-by-zone checklist of all the invisible things you’ll want to clean so you can feel perfectly comfortable telling your guests to: “Make yourself at home!” BATHROOMS There’s one level of clean that’s good enough for your family. But, with guests coming, you need to go deeper than usual: […]

5 Ways to Invite Fall into Your Home

Decorating your home for fall can be both fun and inexpensive. Free materials are abundant and collecting them is a great way to spend quality time out of doors with kids, pets, family, and friends. There are countless DIY fall craft projects plus arrangement and presentation ideas just a Pinterest searchaway. Colorful, fallen leaves can […]

Got Stinky House Syndrome? Green Ways to Rid Your Home of Odors

The first thing you need to know about household odors is that you’re probably the worst judge of whether or not you’ve got them. That’s because the human body has a self-protective mechanism that quickly desensitizes your nose to lingering odors. So, if you suspect stinky house syndrome, start by asking a trusted friend to […]

Take a Stand in Your Own Personal Work Style

You’ve probably heard by now that ‘sitting is the new smoking’—at least according to scores of media stories referencing the catch phrase widely attributed to treadmill-desk inventor Dr. Jack Levine. Even worse news is that regular exercise might not be enough to offset the ill effects of copious sitting. If you work long hours at […]

Five Simple Projects to Minimize Back-to-School Stress

Last year around this time, we offered six tips to Get Organized for Back to School. This year, we’re highlighting five simple home projects that are guaranteed to make your family’s school-day routines flow better, faster, and with much less parental stress. Make space. Clear out and donate old clothes, sporting equipment, outerwear, and so […]

Summer Cleanout: Collecting Clothes for Charity

Late August is the perfect time to clear out and donate old clothes, free up space, and reorganize closets and drawers. If there’s a rainy day on your horizon, here are 5 tips for getting it all done quickly and effectively: Select a charity that picks up. To motivate yourself, go ahead and schedule a […]

Cleaning Myths Debunked: Mold & Mildew

Uncontrolled growth of mold in your home can be a scary, dangerous, and expensive thing. But, knowing a few important facts about mold can help you to address the risks and keep your home healthy for a lifetime. Here are five big mold myths debunked: Myth: Mold & mildew are the same thing. Mildew is […]

Spring Cleaning Tips: Tackling the Bathroom

Every room in your home needs a deeper-than-usual clean and refresh at least once or twice a year. With its fresh air and tone of rebirth and renewal, there is no time like spring for finding the inspiration to get it all done. Here are five tips for tackling the bathroom this spring: Get into […]

MaidPro’s Spring Cleaning Roadmap

First step: Get your head in the game. The good news about spring cleaning is that it’s usually inspired by a combination of three things: stir craziness from being inside for much of the winter, that whole ‘new-growth’ feeling that spring brings, plus a desire to get a bunch of needed tasks out of the […]