Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied During Holiday Gatherings

If you have ever hosted a large holiday gathering featuring kids as guests, you’ll know they tend to feed off each other’s energies and create chaos. Here are some ideas for helping the kids at your holiday gathering to channel their energies in positive—and occasionally quiet—directions: Crafts. Have a few age-appropriate, easy table craft projects […]

DIY Scents to Make Your Home Like the Holidays

Ever wonder why particular aromas have the power to instantly evoke cherished childhood memories? It’s because your sense of smell is the only one of the five with a direct connection to your mood, memory, behavior, and emotion. With the incredible power of smell in mind, here are six easy and inexpensive techniques to fill […]

Fall Chores to Ensure a Bright, Healthy, and Safe Home for Winter

There are certain big household chores that need to be done only once a year, and fall is the perfect time. Here is a quick checklist of things you can do to ensure a bright, safe, and healthy home now that temperatures are beginning to drop and winter lies just around the corner. Wash your […]

Stretches For Office Workers

By Dan Mahoney, MaidPro Health & Wellness Coach Google “the dangers of sitting all day” and you’ll get a whopping 3.36 million search results! Worry not, however. There is plenty you can do – without even breaking a sweat – to combat the hazards of sedentary office work. Here are seven stretches you can do […]

The One-Piece Home Wellness Workout

By Dan Mahoney, MaidPro Health and Wellness Coach Do you ever struggle to carry groceries in from your car, haul laundry up or down stairs, carry recyclables to the curb, or lift heavy dishes into cabinets? Strength training not only makes you stronger and more toned, it can also boost your metabolism (muscles constantly burn calories), […]

9 Tips to Beat Summer’s Heat!

Melting in summer’s sultry heat? Here are a few tips for surviving the dog days of summer: Perform heat-generating activities – such as exercise, cleaning, laundry, running the dishwasher, and cooking – early in the morning when temps are at their lowest daily ebb. Prolong morning’s cooler temps by pulling window shades, closing curtains, and […]

6 Things Trained PROs Know About Cleaning (that others may not)

There is a very big difference between a house that looks and smells clean and a house that really is clean. Here are some things trained cleaning PROs know that can help bridge the gap: Chemistry matters. There is a great deal of advanced science that goes into designing safe, effective cleaning solutions — ones […]

From Worried to Relaxed in 15 Seconds

Every day, the news media dishes up a steady diet of new things to worry about. Social media ensures that — in case you missed it on the news — each new reason to worry can still wind its way into your consciousness. Have you ever noticed how one worrisome thought quickly begets another, then […]

Easy Ways to Sneak More Veggies Into Your Family’s Diet

  The World Health Organization recommends consuming at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. What’s more, you are supposed to “eat the rainbow”, so you get a broad distribution of vitamins, trace minerals, anti-oxidants, and fiber to help your body curb cravings and function perfectly. As lovely as all that sounds, kids […]

Six Habits of People with Perpetually Tidy Homes

You know who we are talking about! Those people whose homes you can visit at virtually any time of day or night to find them perfectly tidy, with a distinct feeling of peace and calm flowing throughout. Here are a few things we have observed about the way these homes are typically organized and the […]