Why You Need to Maintain a Clean Kitchen

Following a routine weekly or biweekly maintenance clean schedule for your home, it is helpful not only for your sanity, but also for creating a clean healthy space for you and your family to eat, sleep, and live your daily life in harmony and happiness. Today, let’s focus on one room in particular that commonly […]

Juggling and Struggling: The Sandwich Generation 

A couple of weeks ago, I spent the morning helping my son move into an apartment for his sophomore year at college. Later that same day, I went to the grocery store to do the shopping for my 95-year-old mother-in-law and helped her take out her trash and fold her sheets. The next day, my […]

3 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Laundry

We’ve all done it before, at least once or twice, and for some of us, it’s almost a lifestyle. We’re busy doing things around the house and haphazardly toss a dirty t-shirt or wet towel into the laundry room, reassuring ourselves that we’ll take care of it later when our current mental to-do list is […]

Carpe diem, summer’s almost over

Okay, my fellow mid-Atlantic dwellers, this is it. It’s August. It’s hot-hot-hot, but if you’ve lived here for more than a year, you certainly realize snow and sub-freezing temperatures are just around the corner. Back-to-school sales are in full swing, sunsets are happening earlier, and dare I say a few leaves have fallen from the […]

Why Hire Professional Cleaners When You Move?

Moving can be a difficult and very stressful time. You need to pack everything up, hire a moving company, update your address, along with many other arrangements and coordination. You’ll also need to clean everything up, but this is one thing that you can take off your plate by contacting a professional cleaning company in […]

Taking a hint from Heloise

Good Housekeeping may sound like an odd choice of reading material for a 12-year-old. But, as an avid reader growing up, often upon finishing the latest Laura Ingalls Wilder or Judy Blume book and feeling desperate for something to read, I would turn to my mother’s copy of the popular women’s magazine. One of the […]

What Makes a Deep Clean Different?

When you think about cleaning your house, tasks like wiping down counter tops and vacuuming carpets probably come to mind. You might clean the bathroom and make sure everything is tidied up, but when was the last time you hand wiped your fan blades, window lock ledges, sills and baseboards? What about the interior of […]

Baby Stepping Towards Saving the Planet

I never thought I’d see this day: My family has run out of plastic bags. We used to have several giant plastic bags filled with smaller grocery-sized plastic bags hanging on hooks in our garage. Back in the day, I wouldn’t even give that stash of plastic bags a second thought. They came in handy, […]

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Spring has sprung and though it’s nice to see the flowers and birds coming back into our lives, it comes at a cost. Springtime allergies can be pretty serious and when they hit, you might find yourself feeling snuffly and sneezy, but there are a few things that you can do to keep the allergens […]

5 Reasons to Get Your Home Professionally Cleaned in May

Think back to what you were doing six months ago. It was November, and most of us were gearing up for the hectic holiday season—baking, cooking, shopping, decorating, cleaning, entertaining… It was the most wonderful—and busy—time of the year. Fast forward to May: the seasons have changed and we’ve entered what I think of as […]