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How to Keep Your Oven & Cabinet Gap Clean

The gap between your oven and cabinets is a pitfall for crumbs, spills, and splatters. Pulling out the oven is a real drag, but what other option do you have? If the crevasse is already home to gunk and grime, you need to clean it out first. Then, with the gap looking spick and span, you can implement a few techniques to keep it that way. Clean the Oven & Cabinet Gap Don’t want to pull your oven out just to clean that tiny gap? No sweat! Just follow these oven cleaning tips to clear the crumbs away: Dampen a

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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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Range Hood Cleaning & Exhaust Fan Filter Degreasing Tips

We rely on the kitchen range hood when we have something frying on our stovetop and when we accidentally set off the smoke alarm with some burning French fries and need to clear the air. But have you cleaned the range hood, lately … or ever? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t: Range hoods are “out of sight, out of mind” so it’s easy to forget about them and the poor exhaust fan filter inside packed with months-worth of collected grease. At least twice a year range hoods and the exhaust fan filters hidden inside them need cleaning. That’s because

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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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Season’s Cleanings! – Official Sweepstakes Rules

Season’s Cleanings from Molly Maid! 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:  “Season’s Cleanings”– SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) starts December 12, 2016 at 8:00AM EST and ends December 23, 2016 at 11:59PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). During the Sweepstakes Period, participants will visit the national Molly

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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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How to Clean a Cookie Sheet

Burn the cookies just once and the remnants will make sure every other batch stick to the sheet as much as possible. That’s why it’s important to get that cookie sheet looking like new again! Check out this effective cookie sheet cleaning method. It only requires a couple of household ingredients and a bit of elbow grease. Watch the video below to learn how to clean a cookie sheet: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the cookie sheet. Add hydrogen peroxide and let is sit for about two hours. Find a dish brush and apply some elbow grease.

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How to Clean Vomit Out of Carpet

Vomit on carpet can be a stomach-churning disaster in any home. Do you know how to deal with it without losing your own lunch? With cold and flu season in full swing and family members likely to overindulge in holiday treats, you may want to learn a few cleaning tricks! What’s the easiest way to clean vomit out of your carpet? Grab some disposable gloves and a dust or surgical mask to help prevent accidental brushes with icky substances and to lessen the stench factor while cleaning vomit: Clean Quickly Use a dustpan to scrape up as much of the

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The Proper Way to Set a Table

Are you planning to host a house full of guests this holiday season? If you want to make a good impression on your guests, you had better know how to set a table properly for an elegant, formal dinner. This quick guide will answer all your common table-setting questions. Gather Your Supplies The exact tableware your need depends on what you’re serving, but for a classic formal dinner, each setting includes: Dinner plate Salad plate Soup bowl Bread plate Salad fork Dinner fork Dessert fork Soup spoon Table spoon Table knife Butter knife Water glass Wine glass(es) Set the Plates

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How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

A heavy-duty cast iron skillet is a home cook’s best friend – except when it’s time to clean it. Eggs, potatoes, sauces, onions and other food often stick to the bottom of the skillet. When it comes to cast iron, you can’t just recklessly scrub with some soap and a pad of steel wool. No, there are rules to follow. Do not use dish soap Do not use steel wool Do not put the skillet in the dishwasher You’ll want to rinse the skillet in water immediately after you’re done using it. Use a sponge or a stiff brush to

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Is It OK to Use My Oven’s Self-Cleaning Mode?

Is It Okay to Use My Oven’s Self-Cleaning Mode? There’s a lot of confusion over the “self-cleaning” oven feature. Is it safe and effective? Is it expensive to use? Is it perfectly great, and if not, is there a better alternative? General Electric introduced the first oven with a self-cleaning feature in 1963. With excitement and curiosity, consumers raised their eyebrow and opened their wallets. After all, cleaning an oven by hand was grueling. And the leading oven cleaning brands pose health risks, and does the residue left by these products then bake into our chicken and casseroles? [Shudder.] So,

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How to Clean Wine Glasses: Cloudy with a Chance of Wine

Cloudy wine glasses don’t have to rain on the family’s next dinner party or special occasion. Follow these wine glass cleaning tips from the housekeeping experts at Molly Maid and have your wine glasses ready to go in no time. Best Way to Clean Wine Glasses All that’s needed to bring wine glasses back to like-new condition is white vinegar and a plastic scrubber or nylon net. Warm the vinegar and place the wine glasses in the vinegar for one hour. Use the nylon net or plastic scrubber to remove the film. Thoroughly rinse wine glasses in hot water. Dry

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