The One Cooking Mistake that can Wreck your Kitchen

How do you handle the oil that you cook with? There are a few habits that can cause a lot of damage – and expense – to your kitchen. Below is a guide to eliminating your common grease gripes. The sizzle from cooking bacon and other food on the stove often sends fat splatters onto […]

Five New Uses for Old Things

De-cluttering in time for holiday entertaining? Here are five old, and in some cases, dated, items that you can recycle and put to work in other ways. 1. BUSINESS CARD BOOK: Now that networking has almost exclusively gone digital, use your old business card book for storing your extra buttons. Transfer any extra buttons from […]

The Lowdown on Paint Clean-up

While washing walls and doorway trims is one way to clean things up for the holidays, sometimes you have to “cheat” with a little bit of paint. Here’s a guide to cleaning up while you’re painting, and tidying up once you’re done. Paint on Clothing To remove latex paint (water-based), scrape off excess paint and […]

Dog Crate Advice: How to get it Clean

Dogs are loveable – and sometimes a big mess, usually bringing home all kinds of dirt when they come in from a walk. If your dog has a crate in the house, it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean it at least once a season. Here are a few simple tips: Step 1: Get it […]

Shortbread Cookies: From Start to Delicious – and then a Clean Finish!

It’s that time of the year when everyone’s baking cookies and making a mess in the kitchen. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to making shortbread cookies and keeping the kitchen and the baking area and pans nice and clean in the process. PREPARE THE KITCHEN: Tidy the kitchen first. Remove any packaging, paper, pens, […]

Can I put that into the Dishwasher?

Thank goodness for dishwashers. They’re a wonderful time saver, and they’re a great place to ‘store’ dirty dishes when you need to clean up the kitchen. But you can’t put everything into a dishwasher. Here’s a guide: WOOD Wooden Utensils: The hot water and heat for drying is too harsh for mixing spoons, spatulas or any other […]

Heat Stain on your Wooden Table

It happens to the best of us. You put your mug of hot coffee on the table without thinking – and when you pick it up, there’s a white heat mark left behind. One of the most popular home remedies requires a hot iron and a piece of cloth. Here’s what you do: Set a […]

Six Neat Ways a Cotton Ball can Help you Clean

Believe it or not, cotton balls are more than just an essential part of a pedicure. In fact, these little fluff balls can be quite handy when it comes to cleaning jobs around the home. In the fridge: If your fridge doesn’t smell fresh, dampen a cotton ball with vanilla extract, place it on a […]

House Plants: A Silent Partner in Keeping your Home Clean

House plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, but did you know that some types of plants are also good at filtering out toxins and pollutants from the air? According to research conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), here is a list of plants that can help filter the air: Ferns (Boston and […]

Stickers be Gone

Whether they are on your new bowls, plates, your walls or windows, stickers can be a pesky item to remove. The professional cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID have you covered! Here’s a guide to help you remove even the toughest stickers. Dishes: First, try to peel off as much of the sticker as possible. If […]

Use your Vacuum Cleaner for More than your Floors

The vacuum cleaner is the best invention since sliced bread! Not only do they help keep your carpets and floors dust and dirt free, but they can also help clean other areas in your home. Vacuums come with several attachments that can help you clean, even the toughest areas of your home. Here’s how: The […]

Fog Solutions: All the better to see you

The lenses of your glasses are subject to dirt, fingerprints, dust, hair products and pollution on a daily basis. The good news is, that with a little bit of dish soap, warm water and a clean, microfibre cloth, you can keep your glasses clean and functional all year round! With the colder weather upon us […]

Boo: How to Clean up Scary Stains

Along with lots of sweet treats and fun, Halloween always brings interesting cleaning challenges, like candy stains and gunk from your pumpkins – not to mention those devilish trick or treaters! Here’s a rundown of how to clean up common Halloween spills: Candy kisses on your rug. First, scrape off any excess candy. Mix a few […]

Six Cleaning Secrets that will make your House Look Cleaner

1. Scents.  When your home smells cleaner, it feels cleaner too. As the fall weather gets colder, you can’t necessarily keep windows open to freshen up the air, so use a few tricks to keep the air smelling fresh; use scented dryer sheets in cupboards that need a fresh boost. Use natural products whenever possible; […]

It’s Not Garbage: How to Clean Garbage Cans

It’s a good idea to give garbage, recycling, and other garbage and compost containers a good clean a few times a year. Plan this chore for before the snow falls this year. Here’s a guide: Small trash cans can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Your small compost container can go into the dishwasher as […]

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.