Keeping Your Home Clean With a Dog

Dogs are the best, right? Yeah, that is until they splash in a mud puddle and run through your freshly shampooed carpets. It happens and though it can be hard to really blame them, there are a few ways you can make sharing a house with a dog a little less messy. Let’s take a […]

Tackling Paper Clutter

“Paper, paper, everywhere, but not a drop of ink.” That’s the current state of my kitchen as we strive to get back to normal after the holidays… Christmas cards have been cherry-picked out of stacks of mail, so that now bills and junk mail are all that remain on the island, waiting to be sorted. […]

How to be the Hostess with the Most-est

It’s October, y’all! That means the big “hosting” holidays begin next month. Are you ready? Because my family lives in a college town, our hosting duties are not limited to Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have overnight guests for just about every home football game, as well as other big events like festivals and concerts and […]

Cleaning tips that could save your life!

How’s that for a headline? Do you think it’s a little dramatic? Well, I admit that I do have a tendency to exaggerate and be a bit dramatic sometimes, but in this case, it’s not really much of a stretch to say that cleaning your house the right way could possibly save your life. That’s […]

Cleaning New Year’s Resolutions to Consider in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, many of us begin to think about making resolutions to better ourselves in the new year. There are just a few weeks before New Year’s; a perfect time to reflect on 2016 and make plans for the year ahead. Most people focus their resolutions on budgeting and saving money, […]

What to Clean for Cold and Flu Season

Fall brings warm fires, gorgeous colorful leaves, holiday gatherings, and so many things to celebrate and be thankful for. Unfortunately fall also marks the beginning of cold and flu season. Family and friend gatherings, coupled with cooler outside temperatures create a perfect scenario for germs to spread. As colder weather approaches there are several things […]

Are You a “Cleaner” or a “Declutterer”?

Cleaning for the Cleaning People I remember when I was a kid. My mom was a bit OCD, always picking up the house. She even used to rake the thick, orange, shag rug that the vacuum would get stuck on. It wasn’t because it was dirty. No, she couldn’t stand all the footprints it showed. […]

Time to clean out the closets

I used to live in the suburbs. Not that I actually live in a city now. It’s a small town. But the neighborhood I came from was one of those typical suburban types with similar looking houses and manicured lawns. Most of the homes were 2-stories with more bathrooms than bedrooms, and walk-in closets galore. […]

What’s Hiding in Your Carpet?

Did you know that your “carpet probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat?” Studies have found salmonella, norovirus and E.coli hiding in carpet fibers. Seriously? And I sit on the rug when I’m stretching in front of the TV? Well, it does, according to Men’s […]

Immaculate Clean: Questions and Answers

Recently one of our clients from Carroll County, Maryland asked: “How often should I vacuum my carpets, really?” We think this is a great question, after all carpets can take a beating during the week, they get walked on, played on, laid on. Let us put to bed the question of vacuuming frequency! Let us […]