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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Cleaning Tips: Turning over Closets

With spring busting out all over, the last thing you might want to be doing is turning over your wardrobe from winter to spring/summer. Use these eight steps to get the job done fast yet effectively: Purge, purge, purge. Start by taking everything out and inspecting each item as you do. Haven’t worn it at […]

The Big Key to Pet-Friendly Cleaning: Rinse Like a PRO

  When it comes to pets, house cleaning poses a serious conundrum. On the one hand, families with pets need to clean more often and with greater rigor. Beyond all the shedding, fur, and dander, pets track in dirt and mud, their paws and claws can harbor pathogens, and sometimes they roll deliberately in yucky […]

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 […]

Shake Off Those Winter Blahs!

If you feel unusually tired, unmotivated to go out and exercise, or find you have developed an affinity for binge-watching TV and comfort foods, you might be suffering from a case of winter blues. Here are seven quick ideas to get you out of winter hibernation mode and ready for spring—which, according to Punxsutawney Phil, […]

7 Ideas for a Happy, Healthy Valentine’s Day

This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of focusing on heart-shaped things and material symbols of love, why not plan a day that makes your heart truly sing? Make it all about nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of your own heart, the ones you love, and even the hearts of pets and people you […]