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Get Rid of Hard-to-Clean Glitter Once and For All

Fact: One does not simply clean glitter. That’s because a single glitter is clingy, as small as 0.002 square inches (1.3 mm2), and insidiously designed to grab the eye’s attention, even from a distance … twinkle. And conventional cleaning methods fail. Remember that internet business, “Send Your Enemies Glitter”? For a fee, they literally send your enemies envelopes booby-trapped with glitter. Mean, right? But glitter doesn’t have to be your enemy. Here’s what can help you remove these glittering nanoparticles from various household surfaces, clothing and hair. How to rid glitter from hard surfaces To clean glitter from hard surfaces

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Messes Only a Teenager Could Make

Teenagers are made to make messes. It’s just what they do! Sick of untangling phone chargers? Can’t find where the dirty laundry ends? Tired of tripping over hastily discarded shoes and skateboards? We know where you’re coming from. Here are some of our “favorite” teen messes… In our experience, some teens make messes faster than you can clean them up. And wouldn’t you rather spend more time hanging out with your teens rather than cleaning up after them? As a professional cleaning service, we can help you get back some of the time lost to straightening up. Contact your local

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How To Extinguish Fireplace Odors

A warm fire adds ambiance to any home. The lingering smell of soot and ashes, however, does not. Fireplace odor is especially prominent when a dirty flue combines with moisture, making the smoky smell most noticeable during humid months and on rainy days. What can homeowners do to treat a smelly fireplace? Whether your goal is to mask the smell, eliminate it or prevent it altogether, you have several options to extinguish fireplace odors. Clean and Repair the Chimney Prevent odors from forming altogether by keeping your fireplace and chimney clean. After extinguishing each fire, clean up dirt and ash

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How to Remove Wax from Carpet

Fact: Wax is no ordinary carpet mess. Wax melted and hardened in the fibers is impervious to soap and water, sprays and the most heroic elbow grease. But there is an easy fix that totally removes wax from the carpet: Use your iron to re-melt the wax into paper towels. Heated iron + paper towels = voila! Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Set your iron to a low setting. After all, you don’t want to melt your synthetic carpet or burn your wool or cotton carpet – you just need enough heat to melt the wax. Step 2:

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How to Clean Your Dirty Iron

Ironing can twice as long if you have to rewash your clothes because of a dirty iron. Mineral deposits can even leave permanent stains if you’re not careful. So, if your iron is looking dirty, watch the video below! At Molly Maid, we want you to have the time to do the things you love without worrying about all the household chores. While we don’t clean irons, we would love to help you maintain a clean and happy home. Please contact your local Molly Maid or call (888) 583-6490 today to discuss our flexible cleaning plans.

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Messes Only a Baby Could Make

A crayon artist. Lipstick tester. Red juice connoisseur. How can someone so little make such a big mess? Well, we have seen it all. Or have we? Check out the video below and share some of your own messy baby stories. You know, the ones that make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Then share this video with someone who can relate. You have your hands full. As a professional cleaning service, we want to keep your house clean and your life happy. We understand that your house is a sanctuary, so we won’t miss a

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How to Remove Scrapes & Scuffs

Even the most, well-maintained homes occasionally contain mysterious scrapes and scuffs on walls, baseboards, doors, and floors. Just because these marks are common doesn’t mean you have to live with them! Remove unwanted scuffs and keep your home’s surfaces looking like new using the tips listed below as your guide: 1. Go easy. Scuffs on floors and walls are often easier to remove when they’re fresh. Rather than reaching for harsh chemicals first, try plain water. Start with a damp, soft cloth or sponge, and gently wipe the mark so keep the surface safe. Be careful to work only on the

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How To Change a Toilet Paper Roll

Replacing a roll of toilet paper can be a difficult task, one that requires a certain degree of skill and effort. There are several shortcuts that are not uncommon in most households. Although creative, these alternative methods lack effectiveness. When changing a roll, it’s best to do it right. Share this video with someone who you think will find it especially enlightening! As a house cleaning authority, it’s our job to educate men, women and children on proper housekeeping methods. While this video was made in jest, we believe the world would be a happier place if everyone replaced the

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The Cat Peed in the House, Now What?

Nearly every cat lover has had to deal with cat pee in the house at one time or another. If your favorite feline is misbehaving in this way – don’t fret – you can follow our six immediate and important steps to minimize and/or eliminate the damage. This information will make it so you can finally discover how to clean cat pee: 1.) Blot up as much pee as possible:  This is the first and most important cat pee cleaning tip – catch your kitty right away. If you can blot up as much of the pee from the spot

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How to Remove Nail Polish Stains

Enjoy playing manicurist at your home? It can be a fun way to pamper yourself – until the bottle goes over or your less-than-dry nails unexpectedly crash and smear into your carpet or other home surfaces. Made to last permanently on your nails for weeks, will you ever be able to get those nail polish stains off? Relax: Nail Polish Stains Can be Removed How? The same way professional manicurists remove polish from your finger and toenails. With a little help from acetone, the main ingredient in nail polish remover. A chemical comprised of a combination of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen,

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Why Is There a Lemon in the Shower?

You might expect to see soap, shampoo and razors in the shower – but what about lemons? You have multiple shower cleaning options, but cleaning with lemon is a great way to get rid of mineral deposits and hard water stains. The acid in lemon juice – not to mention the lovely scent – makes this citrus fruit an economical and effective bathroom cleaner. Remove Soap Scum The gray-colored film that lines your bathtub and shower walls is a nasty combination of water minerals, body oil, skin cells, dirt and soap residue. To remove soap scum, cut a lemon (or

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The Only Way to Clean Dusty Fan Blades

The problem with ceiling fans is that they are always collecting dust. And even though you can’t always see it, you know it’s there. When you finally pull out the step stool and get around to dusting them, you end up showering the entire room in a dust storm. If this sounds like your experience, we have a cleaning tip that will turn your old pillow case into your new best friend. Clean a Ceiling Fan with Your Pillow Case 1. Stand up on a secure foot stool and slip an old pillow case around one of the fan blades.

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