Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21st is the summer solstice, which marks the beginning of summer and spending more time outside. Here are ways to salute the sun and this special day, which also happens to be the longest day of the year. Sit outside and read a book.  This is a good way to get connected with the […]

Safe & Clean: How to Pack for Travel

Have fun on vacation this summer, but don’t forget to pack everything you need to stay safe and clean.

Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

What have you planned to give your father this Father's Day. Here are 10 great ideas. Give him a homemade card. Bake his favourite cake. DVD series for rainy days at the cottage (Mad Men anyone? Breaking Bad?) Golf lessons – or a round, just the two of you. Gift card to his favourite sporting […]

Picnic Food: How to Keep it Delicious (and Safe)

Picnics are a fabulous way to spend an afternoon with your family and friends. But it's always best to be extra careful about food safety. Here is a checklist: Always wash your hands before handling or cooking food.  Do not prepare foods more than a day before the picnic. Keep cold food cold. Pack cold […]

Finding a Summer Camp for Your Kids

There are a lot of summer camps out there, so how do you know which camp is the right one for your children? Here are some things to consider: Word of mouth. Talk to the parents of your children's friends to see if they have any recommendations.   Overnight or day camp? For young kids, […]

Don’t Forget: It’s the Long Weekend

There's nothing like a long weekend to put escape plans into action! Here is a checklist of things to think about for your trip whether you're visiting friends or family out of town, camping or staying in a hotel. Be prepared. Research your destination so you have a few ideas about what to do when you're […]

8 Ways to Say Happy Mother’s Day

The professional house cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID would be happy to clean your mother's home this year – it's a wonderful Mother's Day gift idea! Here are other great ideas that will also make your mom happy. 1. Make a card A store-bought card can be nice but nothing is more personal and sweet […]

Make Something Fun – and Good – to Eat

When it comes to snacks for kids, it’s tough to compete with sweets. But why not try with these homemade fruit snacks. After school, ask kids to help you make them, and then enjoy eating these nutritious treats together too.  The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest that this is a good time to teach […]

7 Easter Traditions Everyone can Enjoy

Foil wrapped eggs, chocolate bunnies, special foods – it must be Easter! Here are some different ways to enjoy it.   DECORATE EGGS: Paint real eggs (you'll need to remove the yolk and white – find detailed directions online) with special paints. Or, pick up special Easter colouring books and colour in egg pictures with […]

Plan a Spring Picnic

With the warmer weather, it's a perfect time to plan a picnic. Here's how: 1. Plan it. Whether your picnic is next weekend or tomorrow, put some thought into it. Write a checklist so you remember everything from food and beverages, to tablecloths and napkins, to games (and prizes) for everyone to play, to utensils […]

Get Outside

Need a day off? Enjoy spring-like weather by doing these fun outdoor activities with your family or friends: PETAL SEARCH: Search for spring flowers such as crocuses and snowdrops in your neighbourhood – and take photos! PICTURE PERFECT: Record the budding on a tree. Take a picture of the same tree everyday for a month […]

Kids Stuff: 5 Ways to get Kids to Help you Clean

Cleaning the house is something everyone has to learn at some point in their life. Get kids into the habit of helping you clean by teaching them from a young age. Here are five ways to get kids to help: Make Sure Chores are Appropriate for the Age – One of the best ways to make […]

Re-opening the Cottage: How the Pros Tackle this Huge Spring Chore

Cottage owners often can’t wait to open the cottage in the spring, but there’s a lot to do. MOLLY MAID cleaning professionals provide this checklist.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Need a day off? March 8th is International Women's Day, which is a celebration of economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. While it's a national holiday in some countries, here's how to do your own salute: Enroll in a self-defense class.  These programs teach women and girls how to physically protect […]

Order at Home: 6 Home Projects you’ll be Glad you Did

Need a day off? Sometimes it is satisfying to use a 'day-off' to organize your life. In this case, to organize areas in your home that tend to get cluttered and messy over time. Here are suggestions by professional house cleaners at MOLLY MAID. Gift Wrapping Cupboard: Take everything out of the cupboard.  Create boxes, […]

Molly Maid's Book

A clean house has never been so simple!

The MOLLY MAID Cleaning Handbook is full of easy cleaning methods, tips and advice. Cleaning can be fast and simple; from tackling the clutter to scrubbing the bathtub, the cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID will be with you every step of the way. With a system as efficient as MOLLY MAID, you’ll have plenty of time left over to enjoy your sparkling home.