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How to Pack for the Beach

Nothing says summer vacation like a day at the beach! All you can think about is what fun you’ll have with your family, but it’s also important to slow down and take time to pack carefully for your trip. Make sure you don’t forget anything essential by following these beach packing tips. Pick the Right Bags Pack most of your beach essentials in a large canvas or woven PVC bag with zippered compartments to keep sand off delicate items, such as your phone or camera. For added protection, consider placing these items in disposable zip-top sandwich bags. No one likes to bring the beach

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How to Clean A Tent

If you just returned from a camping trip, make sure you clean and dry your tent thoroughly before storing it, especially if it has a moldy smell to it. With these tips, you’ll learn the best way to clean a tent so it will be ready to go the next time adventure calls. Tips for Cleaning a Tent Your first thought might be to throw the tent into the washing machine, but this is not the best way to clean a tent. In fact, laundering a tent could stretch or tear the fabric, mesh, and seams, so never do this! Instead,

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Molly Maid’s 2018 “MAID For MOM” Giveaway

Spring cleaning season and Mother’s Day are our favorite times of the year! Molly Maid, a Neighborly company, knows what all the hard-working moms out there deserve this Mother’s Day – someone else to clean their family’s home! To make this gift of free time a reality, we are hosting our annual “Maid For Mom” giveaway on Facebook! From April 29 to May 13, 2018, If you haven’t selected “Like” on the Molly Maid on Facebook you will have the opportunity and then can enter for a chance to win one of five, $500 Molly Maid gift certificates at https://contest.fbapp.io/mothers-day-clean-home-giveaway If

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Best Indoor Plants for Fresh Air

Indoor plants do more than just liven up a room – they also clean the air you breathe. Here’s what you need to know about choosing and caring for houseplants that freshen your indoor air. Benefits of Indoor Plants One primary reason people keep houseplants is to improve indoor air quality. They achieve this by reducing carbon dioxide levels and airborne dust. Some can even filter out volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, and xylene. Certainly, filling your house with plants helps to ensure clean indoor air, but that’s not all. Here are some of the other benefits

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How to Remove Fake Tan Stains

While a healthy dose of sunlight can help elevate your mood, relieve stress, and get your daily recommended allowance of vitamin D, prolonged exposure has been linked to health concerns including skin cancer, premature wrinkles, sunburn, and more. The solution? Fake it, using self-tanning products or treating yourself to a spray tan. Although a fake tan may help you achieve the color you desire, improper application and drying techniques can wreak havoc on fabrics. Read on for some expert tips from Molly Maid that tell you how to get spray tan out of clothes, carpeting, and more.  How to Remove Fake Tan Stains

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10 Places You’re Forgetting to Clean

Just because you can’t see dirt, doesn’t mean it isn’t there—in fact, it’s those hidden areas in each room of your home that are often the dirtiest of all. Whether you’re gearing up for spring cleaning or simply want to make sure your living space is as neat as it can be, review our list of 10 commonly overlooked places to clean for some inspiration.  The Inside of Your Drawers Empty each drawer in your kitchen and bathroom one at a time and vacuum out what remains. If necessary, use a damp cloth to clean up any spills and allow to dry

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April Fools: Guide to Avoid Cleaning Until Somebody Else Does

Chances are you have better things to do than dust, vacuum, wash, and wipe, and with a little ingenuity (and help from Molly Maid), you may never have to tidy up again. With over 30 years of experience cleaning homes across the nation, Molly Maid has witnessed some very creative methods of disguising a messy house—and in the spirit of the season, we would like to share some tips on how to avoid cleaning and ensure you never have to lift a finger again! Avoid Cleaning April Fools Style Sweep Things Under the Rug  We’ve all experienced the “pop in” where guests stop

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How to Pack Clothes for Storage

As the seasons change so does your wardrobe, but keeping a full years’ worth of clothing in one closet can really hamper your style. Items that are packed too tightly can become wrinkled, soiled, or smell stale due to lack of air movement, so we have a solution that can help free up space while protecting your valuable garments. The best way to store clothes during the offseason in the attic, basement, or anywhere else you have some extra space is included in this post. What Can Go Wrong? Whether you’re storing your clothes for a move, over the seasons, or

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Home Maintenance Checklist Highlights Importance of Deep Cleaning

Keeping a home clean and tidy can be a challenging task to stay on top of—especially with a busy schedule. Although, as experts in the industry, we know how keeping an organized home can do wonders for your family’s health and productivity. The Home Maintenance Checklist recently published on GetNeighborly.com includes routine deep cleaning as an important seasonal home maintenance task. Neighborly is a network of locally owned home service professionals offering personal and trustworthy advice and service. The checklist recommends routine deep cleaning at least once a year, and more frequently in high traffic areas. If you’re looking for

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How to Organize Baby Clothes

When you plan to have your first baby, there are many things on your mind. You’ll need to baby-proof your home for safety, turn your spare room into a nursery, and get all the clothing and supplies you need to welcome your new little one home. At your baby shower, you were probably stunned by the amount of larger-sized baby clothes you received as gifts. “He won’t be able to wear these 9M onesies until next summer!” you think. But any parent will tell you how quickly the weeks and months get away from you, how fast children grow, and how you’ll

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Party Foul: How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet

What fun is having a clean, beautiful home if you don’t use it once-in-a-while to entertain guests? Of course, spills go hand-hand with parties, and when they do, your home can stay beautiful with these tips on how to remove red wine from carpet. Turns out, there’s basically nothing that a few select common household products can’t solve when paired with tenacious blotting and re-blotting. How to Remove Red Wine with Club Soda A go-to red wine stain remover since it was invented in 1767, club soda works just as well today: Blot the stain as well as you can

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How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet

Spilled coffee is the worst! It can drip onto your coffee table or down the front of your shirt. It can even splatter onto the carpet, leaving an unsightly, sometimes sticky stain as a reminder of your clumsy coffee calamity. It’s best to treat coffee spills early, but with your hectic schedule, you might have to put off cleaning the stain until later. If you spilled your coffee last week and you’re just now trying to remove the old coffee stain from your carpet, follow these five steps for the results you’re hoping for. Get Coffee Stains out of Carpet Lightly wet the

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