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How to Clean White Canvas Shoes

Canvas shoes sure are comfortable. Just slip them on or tie them up and you’re ready to rock – that is until you notice your once-white shoes are now a dingy gray. Luckily, we have two effective shoe cleaning methods that will take your kicks from grimy to gorgeous, blemished to bright, whack to white – you get the idea! How to Clean Your Favorite White Canvas Shoes How to Hand Wash Your White Canvas Shoes The hand-washing method requires a bucket, water, baking soda, laundry detergent and a scrub brush: Fill up your bucket or container with 1 gallon

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How to Clean & When to Replace Household Air Filters

Furnaces, refrigerators, kitchen range hoods and some other appliances in your home use air filters. A dirty filter can cause appliances to overheat, forcing them to work harder than they have to, or even lead to contaminated indoor air quality. Some filters are hard to access, easy to forget about, or both. I mean, how many of us actually thought to clean our stove hood fan filter last year?  But keeping air filters clean is great preventative maintenance, and it also helps maintain your indoor air quality. Read more to learn what common household appliances use an air filter, and

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Give Mom a House Cleaning Gift Certificate

          Dear Mom, You work tirelessly to keep your home tidy. You are the glue that holds it all together. This Mother’s Day, I thought I would return the favor. I want you to schedule a house cleaning with Molly Maid. I know how precious (and scarce!) your free time is. I’m hoping this gives you a little more time to spend on yourself. Go ahead. Catch up on some much-needed rest and relaxation. Start a new book. Take the family to the park. Go shopping! Enjoy a little time to yourself or with the people

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Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway

Molly Maid, a Neighborly company, knows what moms really want this Mother’s Day – a break from house cleaning and chance to do more of what she loves. To help families give mom the gift she truly deserves, Molly Maid launched “Molly Loves Moms – Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway” on May 1. The contest entry period continues through May 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter for a chance to win one of 10 $250 Molly Maid gift certificates, enter on the Molly Maid Facebook page at: https://goo.gl/wnFWlU. Winners could choose to use their Molly Maid gift certificate

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Molly Loves Moms – Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway – Official Sweepstakes Rules

Molly Loves Moms – Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES 2017 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:  “Molly Loves Moms – Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway”– SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) starts May 1, 2017 at 12:00AM EST and ends May 14, 2017 at 11:59PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). During the Sweepstakes

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How to Clean a Propane Grill

Everyone loves tasty barbecue! Now that the weather is warming up, you’re ready to start grilling up burgers, chicken, and corn on the cob. But before you toss any food on the grill, make sure it’s clean after a winter of non-use. With these tips on how to clean a propane grill, you’ll be all set for another fantastic grilling season! Supplies Work gloves Bucket of warm, soapy water Aluminum foil Grill brush Damp paper towels Trash can Garden hose Paper clip or another small piece of wire Stainless steel wipes (for stainless steel grills) or a soapy cotton cloth

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Introducing Molly Maid’s Messy Roommate Boot Camp

Drop and give me 100 mop lunges! (Mop-ups?) Molly Maid is excited to announce our new roommate training boot camp. A program tailored to suit your individual needs to address messy roommates and the frequent tension that can arise from a pile of dirty dishes; long gone are full trash bins, bathroom sink scum, and dust bunny communities. Our curriculum is focused to deliver insightful routines and tactics to deal with messy people. Our maid sergeants will deploy to your home in the wee hours of the morning to begin recruit training. We’ll warm up with vigorous calisthenics using mops,

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Redefine the Meaning of Spring Cleaning

It’s time to redefine the meaning of spring cleaning. Trade your dirty floors for some time outdoors! Of course, some cleaning may be required, but it’s definitely not considered “housework.” In fact, it’s far from work at all. Here are some of our favorite “spring cleaning” tasks – the ones we look forward to all winter long: Spring “Cleaning” Tasks: › Washing freshly picked strawberries › Pumping up the tires on your bikes › Cleaning the catch of the day › Getting out your car or motorcycle › Washing your deck and patio furniture › Shining your sunglasses for sunny

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How to Remove Salt Stains from Carpet

Carpet salt stains are a common problem in northern climates where deicing salts are used to treat sidewalks, driveways, and streets in the winter. This makes it easy to track deicers into your car and home. If you own a local business, your customers may track in high amounts of salt, which can ruin your carpeting. Don’t be salty! Follow these do-it-yourself salt stain removal tips to restore your carpet to its former glory. Natural Salt Stain Removal If you want to keep things chemical-free, try this technique for removing salt stains with nothing more than vinegar and warm water:

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How to Clean Your Beloved Suede

You love your suede and nubuck boots, garments and accessories, but they’re not washing machine safe or safely cleaned by common chemical stain removers. Don’t ruin the delicate soft leather with the wrong cleaning approach. So what is the secret to suede cleaning? How to Clean Suede 101 Soaked/Muddy Suede Boots & Shoes Got wet suede boots or shoes? Dry them out faster by placing paper inside them to help soak up the moisture from the leather. This also helps the shoes and boots keep their shape. If there’s also mud on your beautiful, ultra-comfortable shoes or boots, resist the

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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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How to (Safely) Disinfect a Humidifier

Humidifiers are great appliances, but they require regular maintenance – they are not like television sets that go forever without the slightest effort on your part. One reason they’re high maintenance is because they use water, and the prospect of mold and mildew make it necessary to regularly disinfect a humidifier. And, also, to be vigilant about cleaning them according to their maintenance schedule, especially because everyone in the house is inhaling the mist they create when they’re on.  Unfortunately, there is no single best way to disinfect a humidifier. What works for one unit could damage or even destroy

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