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Top Manly Messes & How to Prevent Them

Men are messy. And although you may love your man, his cleaning habits (or lack of) can drive you absolutely mad! Whiskers in the sink, empty toilet paper roll, dirty socks in the family room, dishes in the sink, the list is endless. In this blog, we will talk about the top manly messes and what you can do to prevent them. Listed below are some of the top manly messes with potential solutions!

Leaving dishes in the sink….or elsewhere.

I’m sure if you had a dollar for every time your man left a dish in the sink, you would have enough money to buy brand new kitchenware….or maybe even another house! As we all know, dishes can also be left on the kitchen table, living room, or even bedroom.

Solution – On average, bad habits take roughly a month to change. Our advice would be to have your man be on “dish duty” for a month to see how frustrating it is to clean dishes that sit out for a long time after use. He may then see the importance of doing a light wash prior to putting the dish in the sink or loading the dish directly in the dishwasher.

Overflowing trash 

You trash can is full and opposed to taking it out, your man says, “There is still some room in there.” Then proceeds to smash the trash further down with his fist. Stop it and just take the trash out!

Solution – When the trash can is full, simply tie up the bag while it is still in the trash can. At that point, he has no choice but to take it out.

Hair Trimmings in the sink

Your man shaves and….you know the rest.

Solution – Use a towel to cover the sink to make for easy clean up. All your man has to do is simply dump the shaved hair into the trash can. Very minimal work.

Junky Kitchen Countertops or Table

Whether it is mail or pizza boxes, men leave things on the kitchen countertops and tables.

Solution – Set a designated area for mail or other important belongings. If that doesn’t work, then throw everything on the counter and/or table away. After going through the trash to find stuff, he will learn to put things away!

The Clothes Debacle

It seems like since the beginning of time, men have been known to throw socks and shirts on the floor in various rooms in the house, usually right next to the hamper!  There is also the mountain of dirty clothes a man accumulates in the bedroom too.

Solution – Similar to the last solution, create a designated area for clothes to go. You can make it fun by getting a basketball hoop. Those work for boys of all ages!

If you are struggling to get your man less messy, no worries! That is what Molly Maid is for! Contact your local Molly Maid or call 1-888-583-6490 to learn more about our flexible cleaning programs! 

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Emergency Treatment for Blood Stains

Falling down and skinning your knee is pretty much inevitable at one point or another, as are bloody noses, picked scabs and other “ouchy!” accidents. If you have kids – or sometimes act like a kid – knowing how to treat blood stains will save countless outfit and sports uniforms. Like most stains, the most important rule for blood stain removal is immediacy. Don’t just throw the stained shirt into the laundry pile; it’s time to act fast! Once a blood stain has set in the clothes, it becomes close to impossible to remove. The quicker you start treating the

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Stain Treatment 101: Hot or Cold Water?

You just spilled a glob of mustard on your brand new white blouse. You knew that hot dog was a risky choice, but it was simply irresistible. Fret not! Your new shirt is not ruined – at least not yet. As soon as that stain hits the fabric, the countdown is on. If stain dries, you might as well make it your dedicated hot dog-eating smock. The most important step is to take off that shirt and get it in water as soon as possible. But not just any water. Choosing between hot and cold is the difference between stain

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I Think There’s a Dead Mouse in My Wall

Note: The content of this blog is a little … gross. The dead mouse smell is barely noticeable at first, then impossible to ignore – and it’s coming from a source you cannot find or figure out. Uh-oh. At first you’re in a state of denial. The thought of animals decomposing behind your drywall is upsetting. But while your options are limited and the situation is extremely unpleasant, don’t panic. The good news is that you won’t have to live with the smell of decomposition forever, and you don’t have to tear apart your wall or floors or ceiling or

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7 Finishing Touches to a Clean Home

There’s nothing like a clean home. But you can take it a step further by adding the perfect home ambience: “finishing touches” that give the home a feeling of comfort and magic. A wood fire crackling in the fireplace on a snowy winter’s day is the most famous example of a finishing touch and is perhaps the very definition of “cozy.” There are other special ways to feel relaxed and happy in your freshly cleaned home, many appealing to one or more of our senses – sight, touch, smell and hearing. Here are some ideas for anyone expecting company or

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National Clean Your Room Day

Molly Maid President Meg Roberts appeared on Fox & Friends to share tips for National Clean Your Room Day on May 10th. Getting your kids to clean their rooms shouldn’t be such a challenge! Here are five easy room cleaning tips to get kids involved while having fun in the process! Before you begin, create a well laid plan or download Molly Maid’s Kid’s Chore Chart Create Hidden Storage by saying “No to Monsters under the bed!” Have kids look under the bed for monsters! If there aren’t any monsters under the bed, lift bed corners and insert bed risers

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Remove Makeup Stains From Your Clothes

Nothing’s worse than heading out the door and realizing you have makeup stains on your outfit! Whether it’s powder dusted all over the front of your shirt or lipstick smeared on your sleeve, don’t panic! We’ve put together some helpful tips that will clean up any messy makeup stains in your life. Liquid Foundation/Bronzer If you notice that you’ve got liquid foundation on your clothing the first thing to do is remove the excess liquid as quickly as you can so it doesn’t soak into the fabric and spread into a giant makeup stain. Scrape it off with a plastic

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Give Mom the Gift of Time this Mother’s Day – Official Sweepstakes Rules

Give Mom the Gift of Time this Mother’s Day with a clean house! http://wshe.es/wgnz6cMy OFFICIAL RULES 2016 SWEEPSTAKES   1) NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT TIME OF ENTRY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.     2) SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION AND PERIOD:  “Give Mom the Gift of Time”– SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) starts April 28, 2016 at 12:00AM EST and ends May 6th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST (the

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True Things Grandma Said About Cleaning

We have all heard famed cleaning quotes before. Do any of these ring a bell? “They’re sure housework won’t kill you, but why take the risk?” “Dull women have immaculate homes.” “Vinegar cleans everything.”  But which of those are true? In this blog, we will give you Molly Maid’s opinion on some cleaning quotes we find true! “A good home must be made, not bought.” – Joyce Maynard Even the best of homes need routine TLC. Without it, there are not as spectacular. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”   —Phyllis

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Scrub Dub: Best Songs for a Cleaning Playlist

Does today’s to do list consist of a whole lot of cleaning and not much else? What’s the solution for tackling any cleaning project? Pump up the jams, throw your duster in the air like you just don’t care and get scrubbing! Throw away any bad thoughts you’ve ever had about cleaning as you rock out to our cleaning playlist. Ultimate Cleaning Playlist I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash It’s true! When your house is clean, every part of your life becomes clearer. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen And another one bites the dust… keep crossing

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How to Get Makeup Off Pillowcases

So, you fell into bed last night without removing your makeup. You probably woke up this morning with your mother’s voice in your head, scolding you for not taking proper care of your skin. But what about that pillowcase? With a similar sense of dread, you spot the mark and feel your stomach turn all over again. Lucky for you, removing makeup stains from your pillowcase doesn’t have to be as frustrating as Mom’s beauty regimens. With six quick steps, your pillowcase will be good as new! 1. Don’t Touch! The first step to pillowcase stain removal is actually a

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Don’t Let Mascara Stains Ruin Your Towels

Mostly all formulas of mascaras contain a variation oils, dyes, and waxes. After a long day or night out, these ingredients mix with dirt, oils, and skin follicles from your face. Sounds like a recipe for quite the mess right? Just ask your towels and washcloths! In this blog, we will discuss how NOT to let mascara stains ruin your towels. The number one thing to do to help keep mascara off your towels is to remove makeup before using your towels. Makeup remover towels are a good way to remove makeup and prevent mascara stains on towels. They are

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Ultimate Q-tips Cleaning Tips

When you need to clean your ears, the first instinct for most is to grab the Q-tips®! But did you know that Q-tips clean much more than ears? The purpose of this blog is to showcase the cleaning power of Q-tips. In combination with some rubbing alcohol, Q-tips can be used to clean various household items and products. See below some of tips you can use today! Refurbishing Furniture, Walls, and Floors Using Q-tips is a good way to touch-up paint on cabinets or walls preciously without the mess. Q-tips are also good to apply wood stain to cover scratches in

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