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Home Sweet Home : The Dirty Truth | Molly Maid Survey

In a recent Molly Maid survey of 2,000 American households, we discovered a few dirty little cleaning secrets swept under the rug… The survey revealed America’s disdain for cleaning. Rather than clean their home, 93 percent of respondents would prefer to do anything else! In fact, 44 percent of respondents would rather speak in front of a large group – generally, the No. 1 fear for people; 30 percent would opt for a six-hour car ride with their in-laws. And 10 percent would rather eat dog food! The survey also found that: 80 percent of respondents indicated women do the

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Living Room Cleaning Checklist

If you think about it, the living room gets more use than any other room in the house. Every member of the family tends to relaxes in it. And when it comes time to a deep clean, you should keep this living room cleaning checklist in mind and give it the attention it needs. Ceiling fans, light fixtures and HVAC vents—Per usual when cleaning a room, start at the top so that any dust you dislodge falls on surfaces not yet cleaned. There are many ceiling fan dusters on the market that allow you to reach the blades. Be sure

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Spring Cleaning: The Comprehensive Room-by-Room Checklist

Why do we deep clean our homes each spring? Multiple theories exist, with popular ones pointing to the tradition of doing so for centuries in the Jewish faith and Chinese culture. No matter the origin, we spring clean because in most cases, it needs to be done. We tend to get a bit lazy in the wintertime, after all. Use this comprehensive room-by-room checklist to ensure you don’t miss a spot this year: Kitchen This room requires the deepest cleaning, so start with it to ensure you tackle it when at full steam. Take all washable items—dish towels, pot holders and rugs—to

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Family House Cleaning Schedule – A Weekly Schedule to Keep it Clean!

Utilizing a family house cleaning schedule can help make sure certain chores don’t fall through the cracks. For the days when Molly Maid doesn’t come to clean, those heavily trafficked areas of the home, like the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and living room, still need to be cleaned, washed, and/or picked-up. Our kid chore charts are a perfect start to outlining a family cleaning schedule – adults can use them, too! Our charts include versions containing tasks/chores, and blank versions so you can fill-in your own like the one below. Just click here, download the PDF of your choice, and fill

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Survive the 2013-14 Cold and Flu Season With These Preventative Tips!

The 2013-14 cold and flu season has begun, with the peak expected to arrive in January or February. A flu shot remains the best way to ward off sickness, but it is not foolproof, making boosting your immune system and avoiding germs in general important tools for staying healthy. We have written about exactly that leading up to the season. Revisit the many posts in this roundup. Boost Your Immune System Think of your immune system as the security guard for your body. A strong guard will keep out germs that make you sick, while a weak one will let

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How to Stop Spreading Germs at Work During Cold/Flu Season

Having the flu or a cold is awful. We’ve all been there. And when everyone at the office starts sick during cold/flu season you might understand why after seeing our latest infographic – Stop Spreading Germs: 7 Dirtiest Places in the Office. In order to protect yourself and others from getting sick, we recommend these tips: Cover Your Mouth and Nose. To avoid spreading germs when sneezing and coughing, use the crook of your elbow (as opposed to your hands) or a tissue to cover your nose and mouth to prevent getting your germs on other people and things. Wash Your Hands. Frequently

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Office Cleaning Checklist: Make Sure Everything Gets Cleaned

Your office makes a statement about your business, whether you are a one-person shop or have several employees on staff. Make the best possible impression on potential and existing customers by keeping up on office cleaning tasks. The awesomeness of Molly Maid doesn’t travel to offices but we do make house visits! Call 1-888-583-6490 now to connect directly with your local Molly Maid. Each maid services team comprises insured, licensed and uniformed housekeepers who are regularly supervised. Click here to request service in your area. At many businesses, customers may only see the entrance or office areas, making their cleanliness vital. They

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How Often Do People Clean…

Have you ever stopped to think about how often you’ve cleaned something before? Have you ever considered how many times you’ve scrubbed your toilets? The numbers might suprise you… Below is a little taste from our latest infographic: Squeaky Clean: How the Average Family Gets Their Clean On ::: BUT ::: Before you click on the image below to see the answers, we would love for you to guess how many times the average family of four living in a three-bedroom/two-bathroom house will scrub their toilets in one year’s time. Leave us your answer in the comments section below…  

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All About Ants & How to Keep Ants Out

Did you know that scientists estimate there are 1.5 million ants for every one human? And did you know that ants can contaminate food, damage property and even bite when they’re provoked? Want to know how to prevent ants in your home? Clean up crumbs and sticky or greasy areas immediately after they occur. And note that you shouldn’t ignore it when you see one or two ants as they’re oftentimes scouts for a colony that could potentially infest your home. Want to learn more? Read our blog post How to Get Rid of Ants with Natural and Non-Toxic Ant Control

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Cockroach Facts & How to Prevent Cockroaches

Did you know cockroaches can run 50 times its body length in just one second?! That’s equal to a human running 200 mph. And did you know one in five children are severely allergic to cockroach saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies? Want to know how to prevent cockroaches in  your home? Regularly clean kitchens and areas where trash accumulates like the kitchen and bathroom garbage bins, and regularly wipe down counters and cabinets that contain food supplies with an all-purpose cleaner. Want to make your home a NO BUG ZONE? Be sure to check out our Make Your Home a No

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West Nile Virus Facts & Tips for Prevention

Did you know mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on earth? There are more deaths associated with mosquitoes than any other animal or insect on the planet. Texas, California, and Michigan (in that order) are the three worst-hit states with mosquito related deaths and infections. Want to learn more about how to prevent mosquitoes? Use repellents containing 20% DEET or more. Looking for a more natural option? Try lemon eucalyptus oil. Want to make your home a NO BUG ZONE? Be sure to check out our Make Your Home a No Bug Zone infographic.

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Flies: Why They’re Dangerous & How to Prevent Them

Did you know the average fly will lay about 3,000 eggs during her lifetime? And did you know flies can spread disease on the surfaces that land on, including food? Eliminate flies in your home by reducing entry points from the outdoors. Make sure each window and door to your home is fitted properly and has no tears or gaps. Also check for gaps where pipes enter your home’s foundation. Learn more about fly prevention with our blog post How to Get Rid of Flies and Keep Bugs Out of the House. Want to make your home a NO BUG

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