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How to Organize Your Kitchen Spices

When chaos overtakes your herbs and spices drawer (or spice rack, or spice cabinet), it makes cooking and menu planning harder. The good news: It’s not hard to learn how to properly organize your kitchen spices. If you have a little strategy… it’s simple to do. Here’s how to gain control of the situation: Purge Your Spice Drawer Yank all the bottles, jars and bags out into the light of day for serious scrutiny. And then wipe clean your spice drawer, cabinet or rack. Spices and herbs do not often come with expiration dates, but you probably have an inkling

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Enter Season’s Cleanings! Sweepstakes for Molly Maid Gift Certificates

Each holiday season, our team sees tremendous interest in Molly Maid gift certificates for our professional, housecleaning service. The comments submitted by gift certificate purchasers range from hilarious to heartwarming and everything in between. This year, we used these notes as inspiration for images posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages to celebrate the true meaning of giving someone special the gift of time. If you don’t already – follow our social media channels to receive helpful cleaning tips and stay connected for future promotions and giveaways! In addition, Molly Maid has launched a “Season’s Cleanings” sweepstakes, which runs from Dec.

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Don’t Forget to Clean Your Toothbrush Holder

The scariest monster living in your house isn’t hiding under your bed. It’s not lurking in your basement. It’s not even creeping inside your toilet bowl. It’s growing bigger, each and every day, inside your toothbrush holder. And it’s time we slayed it. We’re talking about… dreaded toothbrush holder scum. According to a 2011 study by NSF International, the toothbrush holder is the third germiest place in the home – more coliforms than the handles in your bathroom! Think about that. There are more germs in the container that is holding your toothbrush, which goes in your mouth, than the

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Holiday Gift of Time Giveaway

“Thank you for giving me this lovely vacuum.”  Said no one ever. Now imagine how awesome you would be with the gift of professional house cleaning! Giving more free time back to your loved ones this holiday season will definitely put you on the “Nice” list. Or perhaps you think you’re the more deserving recipient of such a thoughtful present.  Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Enter to Win Either way, we’re giving away fifteen (15) $150 Molly Maid gift certificates for the holidays. To enter, visit the national Molly Maid Facebook sweepstakes page, like us and fill out the form. Share

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Tips To Fend Off The Flu

Family Circle Magazine’s holiday edition is a must-read for the season! Molly Maid was thrilled to be included in their December 2015 print edition. In Barbara Brody’s article “Germ Warfare,” she interviewed working mothers who stay healthy in the midst of cold and flu season. Home Service Professional Irena Ayala works for Molly Maid of SE Lake & NE Cook Counties and won the company’s top employee honor in 2014. In the article, Ayala shares her tips for thoroughly cleaning common household surfaces that can quickly spread germs if someone in the family is ill.   Molly Maid also created

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Pink Means Power: Molly Maid President Meg Roberts on Women in Business

October is both National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month – two causes that require courage, tenacity and a will to overcome obstacles. Those affected by these challenges are women Molly Maid President Meg Roberts holds on a pedestal, and she approaches her professional life inspired by the traits demonstrated by survivors. Roberts grew up dreaming of an advertising career, and by age 24, she achieved that goal at the BBDO agency in Chicago, Ill. working on high-profile campaigns for Wrigley, Kahlua and many other brands. With a desire to return to her Ann Arbor, Mich. roots

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‘Rosie The Riveter’ Spotted at Molly Maid Office

Good ole Rosie. You know, the gal with the red scarf and tough arm on the poster from back in the day? Well, that poster was thought to have been created from a real photograph taken near Ann Arbor, Michigan – which just happens to be the U.S. headquarters of Molly Maid. Dozens of Rosies We recently spotted Rosie here again as this year thousands of “Rosies” turned out for an event that broke the Guinness World record of the most Rosie the Riveters. The event was held at Willow Run Airport where the “Rosie” from the poster was said

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Ms. Molly Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every October, Molly Maid owners across the country support their non-profit charity, the Ms. Molly Foundation. Our owners do this typically through the annual Making a Difference Drive. The Ms. Molly Foundation supports domestic violence shelters and agencies in the local communities of these Molly Maid franchises. There are a lot of different ways a Molly Maid business can work with their local agency.  The first is through a program called Every Clean Counts. Through this program, Molly Maid owners donate a portion of each cleaning service they provide year round to the Ms. Molly

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Molly Maid Franchisees Ray and Martha Pillar Give Through Ms. Molly

Ray and Martha Pillar joined the Molly Maid system in November 2003 and since the very beginning have remained passionate about two things: Molly Maid and raising support for victims of domestic violence. For potential customers of MOLLY MAID of Aurora-Naperville Area, they learn about the Ms. Molly Foundation as Martha Pillar performs the in-home estimate. The Pillars know giving back to their community is good for business; however, Ray Pillar said the real motivation comes from letting people affected by domestic violence know help is out there. “It’s amazing how many people don’t know domestic violence shelters or agencies

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Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Maid from TV & Film?

It’s Monday evening and you have family visiting this weekend—but your house is an absolute mess. Your bookshelves are coated in dust and you can’t remember the last time you ran the vacuum cleaner. You take a peek at your bathroom to find your shower veiled in soap scum. If only you had a maid. In another life you’d ring a bell and assistance would come, but who would it be? Would it be Alice from The Brady Bunch, with her sharp attitude, or Florence from The Jeffersons, with her witty comedy? Maids have been a staple of American television

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Pink Everything for Breast Cancer Awareness

For those that may not be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Molly Maid, we focus our charitable efforts to victims of domestic violence though our Ms. Molly Foundation. However, we are very aware of the pain that breast cancer can cause. Most of our employees, franchise owners, and corporate employees have been affected by this disease either directly or indirectly with a family member or a friend. Molly Maid would like to share resources and tips on how you can help support. Resources   There are a ton of resources for those that are affected by

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Shane Battier Grills For Michigan Charities

Guest Griller Shane Battier in Ann Arbor to help SafeHouse Center and the Battier Take Charge Foundation Retired Miami Heat Star Shane Battier will team up with the Ms. Molly Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for safe houses and shelters for domestic violence victims, at their Guest Griller event at Mongolian Grill in Ann Arbor, MI on July 9, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m. ET.  Shane will attend as a celebrity chef and griller preparing food for all that attend. Tickets for the event are on sale now, $10 for children (10 years and under) and $25

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