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Winter Cleaning Tips For Slush-free Floors

As some of us are hoping for a “White Christmas”, others are not so thrilled of the idea of the snow. One of the reasons some will dread snow this holiday season is the slush that damages the floors in your home. Well if that was one of your concerns, Molly Maid has some great winter cleaning tips for slush-free floors! The best way to clean slush-free floors is to prevent having to clean them in the first place! There are several ways to prevent wet floors. Here are some ideas: Doormat – This is a bit old school but still effective. Simply

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Needles to Say, Christmas Trees Can Be Messy!

Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season. The twinkling lights and fresh scent brighten the mood of your living room—but the constant needle shedding and lingering pollen can dampen the festive mood. Christmas tree care can be a sticky and prickly task, so consider the steps below to keep the holiday cheer (and your tree) alive! Christmas Tree Care Tips Once a tree is cut, the base forms a seal of sap that prevents the tree from absorbing water. To keep your tree from drying out, make a fresh cut about an inch above the original cut right

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Great Gifts for the Messy Person in Your Life

The sink is always overflowing with their dirty dishes. They leave dirty clothes marking a trail to the laundry room. And the toilet paper holder always holds an empty roll, despite a full roll sitting on the back of the toilet. Everyone has that loved one in their life who they absolutely adore, except for one thing—they’re an absolute mess. But with a little help, messy people can make big strides. Give your untidy friend or family member a gift that’s both funny AND useful. The best gift for any messy person is a Molly Maid cleaning! Contact your local Molly

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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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‘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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We Love Dads!

Father’s Day 2015 is quickly approaching! Still looking for the right gift for dad? Molly Maid may have the perfect gift for you! Molly Maid partnered with Grand Traverse Pie Company to create the We Love Dads contest. To enter the Father’s Day contest, simply visit the Molly Maid National Facebook page. Like us and tell us what you’d rather be doing than cleaning. Sweepstakes runs through June 18, 2015. The grand prize winner will receive $150 toward a Molly Maid house cleaning and a Father’s Day Chocolate Stout Grand Traverse Pie Company pie. Fifteen second-place winners will receive $100 worth of Molly Maid gift certificates

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What She Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas … from Mom Dear (Husband/Children), Being a mother is a fulltime job. I’m on the clock from the second you wake up to the minute you fall asleep. I work weekends, holidays, my birthday – every day. Except maybe Mother’s Day. The second Sunday in May is my day. It’s my day to sleep in. It’s my day to get showered in praises. It’s my day to NOT do housework. Now, don’t get me wrong; I love the poems and portraits the kids bring home from school. I love a fresh bouquet of flowers. Breakfast in

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Guy’s Guide to Cleaning for Valentine’s Day

Hey guys… did you invite someone special to your place for Valentine’s Day? If your space looks like you rented it out to a fraternity, you’d better learn to clean up the mess for a chance to impress. Molly Maid, the nation’s leading residential cleaning company, would like to offer cleaning tips that yield results sure to win her heart. Cover Up that Foul Odor – The first thing she is going to notice when she walks through the door is how your place smells. If it smells like a gym bag, try combating odors by sprinkling coffee beans in a plate

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5 Fun Alternatives to Eggnog

For a lot of people, the holidays consist of quality time spent with family and friends. It’s also a time to indulge with good food and drinks. One of the most popular holiday drinks is eggnog. However, if you’re anything like us, you think that plain ol’ eggnog is a tad boring. We don’t want you to be a Plain Jane, which is why we put together five fun alternatives to eggnog… 1. Smari Spiked Eggnog This can add some spunk to your party. Also, you could say that it’s healthier because this recipe swaps cream for…yogurt! Ingredients: 4 eggs,

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Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

According to think with Google’s Advent-ageous calendar, online searches for gift ideas for dad and gift ideas for mom peak a few days before Christmas. That got Molly Maid thinking about holiday gifts and we created a “hits and misses survey” to find out what people said were their best and worst gifts over the years. Over 1,500 people responded and popular responses for best gifts included engagement rings, children born on or near Christmas, new pets and Keurig coffee makers! Some heartfelt comments shared members of the military who returned in time to celebrate safely with friends and family.

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How to Clean Tarnished Silver | The Easy Way

Do holiday meals at your house call for silverware made of actual silver? If so, then you likely have on your to-do list to clean and polish the pieces long before dinner is served. Keep reading for Molly Maid’s tips on how to clean tarnished silver without too much effort… How to Clean Stained Silver With Aluminum Foil and Baking Soda In this video from the Molly Maid Institute, we show you a quick and easy way to clean up your set of silverware. Start by pulling out a large cookie sheet and lining it with aluminum foil. Then create

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Ugly sweater party fun

Since the 1980s, the ugly sweater has risen to the top of “must have” fashionable items for the holidays. The gaudier, shinier and more ridiculous the attire is… the better! Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman team members got in the spirit with our first annual ugly sweater party and with a $200 first prize on the line, the employees got creative! An afternoon trip to the Salvation Army provided a pretty nice stack of sweatshirts, sweaters and decorative enhancements while others had gifts gone wrong from years’ past they wore for the event. If you are crafty, your apparel can

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