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Why Should You Hire Cleaning Services for Your Home?

October 13, 2020 by memphismaids

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Cleaning can be a daunting task, especially if you are not trained for it. We understand if you want to save cost by DIY cleaning, but guess what, that is why we have professional cleaning agencies. Hence, to avoid the challenge of making out time to clean, you can always hire someone for it.

Five reasons why you should hire a cleaning service

They are trained for it

Cleaning services have the experience that is needed to achieve a sparkling result that you desire. Not just this, they have a trained workforce backed with years of on the job experience. Hence, they know how to clean and what to use to achieve the desired result. Not just this, cleaning services pay keen attention to details, even the smallest ones, and have the best equipment to handle the task. By implication, instead of making time to sort for cleaning supplies that you don’t know anything about, you can let someone else do it for you.

An effective way to say time

In an economy where the currency is time, you should do all you can to save time and spend it on something else. Undeniably, cleaning takes a lot of time. However, if you don’t do it yourself, it means you can invest your time at something much more productive. If you want, you can spend time away with your family and friends while you let a cleaning service do their thing. Apart from this, it reduces stress. You can cut back on stress and focus your attention on other essential activities.

No blind spots

It is tempting to leave blind spots when you attempt to clean by yourself. When you are lazy to get things done, chances are that you will miss spots. Instead, by hiring professionals, you know what you are paying for, and they do as well. Since you are paying for the services, you can ask questions and demand a perfect job. Look at it as shifting responsibility onto someone else. Instead of wasting time doing what you obviously suck at, you can let someone else do it.

Cleaners have a functional system

House cleaning is more than selecting an area to clean and wiping them clean. No, you can’t randomly make your way through your home. On the other hand, professionals have a system that includes a comprehensive checklist of what to do and how to do it. Thanks to these lists and systems, they will do a better job and take less time.

Professionals are known for quick project turnaround

Cleaning services are always on schedule and promise quick results. They also ensure that no harm comes to your valuables, and allows you to relax as you should. Apart from this, cleaning yourself increases the risk of exposing your family members to germs and bacteria. To avoid an ugly scenario like this, you can let a professional give you the perfect cleaning with less risk or doing a lousy job or spreading germs.

Conclusion

If you only need three reasons to hire a cleaning service, think about time, freedom, and quality results. You will have more time to do what you want, avoid the stressful part of doing something you don’t appreciate, and get value for your payment in the form of an excellent cleaning job.

Memphis Maids Recognized as One of the Top Home Cleaners in Memphis by Expertise LLC

February 19, 2020 by memphismaids

Best House Cleaners in Memphis

Memphis Maids has been recognized as on of the Best House Cleaners in Memphis, Tennessee by Expertise, LLC! They looked at 161 home cleaning services in Memphis area and picked the top 15 for this honor. On their website, they state:

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored house cleaners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best house cleaners in Memphis, TN.

On the award page of Expertise.com, they describe Memphis Maids:

Memphis Maids is a house cleaning business serving clients throughout the Memphis, Tennessee, metro area. It assists with moving in and out of new properties, offers deep cleanings, and can schedule weekly or bi-weekly cleanings as well as one time visits. Clients receive various rates based on the amount of rooms and bathroom they need to have cleaned and the frequency with which they want the services conducted. All Memphis Maids cleaners undergo background checks for client safety.

We are very proud to be recognized by Expertise, LLC for our hard work and dedication to making our customers 100% satisfied with our services. Order your award-winning Memphis Maids service now!

 

Voted Top 3 House Cleaning Services in Memphis!

December 17, 2019 by memphismaids

Voted Top 3 Best Rated House Cleaning Services Memphis

We are thrilled to have been voted as one of the top 3 best house cleaning services in Memphis by ThreeBest Rated®. A local business must pass a 50-point inspection criteria to be considered as per their website:

Expert recommended Top 3 House Cleaning Services in Memphis, Tennessee. All of our house cleaning services face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

Memphis Maids absolutely appreciates this recognition for our hard work and dedication to providing the best maid service in Memphis, Tennessee. Book award-winning maid service now, online in 60 seconds. We would love to clean your home!

Make Your Life Easier With Memphis Maids Cleaning Hacks

August 28, 2019 by memphismaids

Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning and dusting are tasks that usually feel like they take forever, there is always that stain that won’t come off or those inaccessible areas that give you a hard time. There are cleaning hacks that can make your life easier. You’re probably asking yourself, “if only I knew about them” right?
That is what I’m here for, to talk to you about some of the most popular hacks there are out there to make the whole cleaning process easier for you.

Dusting

It is a fact known by many that dusting should be the first step when cleaning a house. But what happens if I don’t have that fancy gadget I see every night on infomercials? Well, a great replacement is to use a chenille sock. Just put it on your hand and get to dusting, not only for blinds but this can be used to get the dust off your floors after or even to dust your ceiling fan!
Softener sheets are a great product to avoid dust from accumulating. After you finish dusting just go over different areas with a sheet and ta dah! No more dust for a longer period of time. It can be used on the baseboards, floors or some furniture. Appliances, as much as we hate it, get dust all over them as well, the easiest way to prevent it is to apply wax after cleaning them which will make the process easier next time.

Sanitizing

I believe it to be the most important task of keeping a house clean, it prevents germs from spreading everywhere every time you touch a different item.

The two most popular ingredients to always have in your house are vinegar and backing soda. Why? you ask. Well, for example a simple hack for when you want a clean dishwasher is to set a bowl half way full with vinegar and leave it in there for the first cycle (make sure the water setting is on hot), in the next cycle you spread backing soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and let the cycle run, once this is done your dishwasher should look brand new! If you have not cleaned your dishwasher in ages and you can tell there is some mold starting to grow, then run one more cycle and add one cup of bleach this time in the bottom (if dishwasher stainless steel on the inside this step is not recommended, it can damage the appliance permanently).

Another great option is to vinegar to clean the inside of your microwave without scrubbing and just wiping instead. What you’re going to do is put a glass cup or bowl with vinegar and water, throw a wooden spoon in it so it can prevent it from overheating, set it for 5-10 minutes and the steam from the water and vinegar will help loosen up any old splatters and spills making it easier to wipe them off without any scrubbing!

A very common ingredient that I also want to talk about is Borax. Borax can be used with just about anything, to remove dust, scrub showers, tubs, toilets and tiles without damaging them and has great anti-fungal properties. It is also used for carpets, just add half a cup in a gallon of water and use that mix to clean them. Any rust stains can also be cleaned easily by mixing one cup with ¼ of a cup of lemon juice, rub the paste over the stains, then rinse with warm water.

Did you know that a very important item to clean is your garbage disposal?
I bet not… well, I have an easy solution for you. Throw 3 tablespoons of borax in the bottom of the garbage disposal and let it sit there for at least an hour, then rinse with warm water.

Two extra hacks for the use of borax are: how to remove odors from a trash can and a mattress. With a mattress you have to damp the area with a bit of water then add the borax covering it completely, wait till it dries and remove all the excess with a vacuum.
To completely eliminate odors from you trashcan, just fill it with water and add a big scoop, let it rest for an hour at least, then rinse and clean.

Making your own disinfecting cleaner is also pretty simple, make it using 1 cup of vinegar,1 cup of water, 25 drops of lemon essential oil and 25 drops of tea tree oil, pour the mix into a spray bottle and give it a good shake before using. This is a quick way to spray any household item and disinfect it. Another alternative is reusable disinfecting wipes. Combine in a large glass jar 1 cup of water, ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 tablespoons of dawn dish soap then place the kitchen cloths in there and you have yourself disinfecting wipes for everyday use.

Sweeping/Mopping

Sweeping can be so frustrating especially if you have pets or you have a lot of hair to deal with, the reason is because you have it flying everywhere. An easy solution to this problem is to add tape to the bottom of your broom where the adhesive is facing down and go over your floors after the first sweep to get any excess hair or even trash so the tape can pick it up.

Mopping is another task that requires attention if you don’t have the right products for every type of floor. If you are in your kitchen and you notice any grease marks it can be so hard to remove but with a mix of dish soap, baking soda, vinegar and warm water together it can create an amazing solution (just do not use it on wax floors).
Are there scratches on your linoleum or laminate floors?  Just use club soda to make the them disappear use a very soft steel-wool and buff it lightly on the spot where the scratch is at. Now, if there’s a spot that won’t come off, I mix together hydrogen peroxide and lemon-oil drops. This works better in a well natural lighted area. It’ll basically gently bleaches away the stain without damaging the floor. So awesome!

Carpet

If I use club soda to get little stains out of shirts, why not off carpets?
If it’s a white carpet you have though, just use club soda, vinegar and/or ammonia, spray on carpet, cover  with an old t-shirt or any cotton cloth and iron the area. Let’s say you have one of those mystery stains that you have no idea how to get rid off. Well, this trick has worked for me every time. Just simply soak a cloth in the solution mentioned above instead of just spraying the area, and iron it over the carpet.

Hope this life hacks for cleaning help you out because they sure help me!

How To Dust Your Home

August 15, 2019 by memphismaids

How To Dust Your Home

Dust is sometimes hard to clean. Is a complex material that not always behaves in the same way. So We will present you the best way to clean dust. What do you need and how to do it. First, let’s talk about the tools. Which ones work the best and how to use them. So we arranged an awesome guide and tips for you!

First, we need to talk about what tools are good for the job. Some of the best ones are DIY solutions. So don’t panic if you are in a pickle. First let’s talk about tools, you can make your own or buy one.

Tools

Traditional dusters: These after a while they stop being useful. They don’t trap the dust and just disperse it all over the place. You should avoid this kind of device, it will give you more headaches and allergies than any other.

Regular cloths: Old clothes you have can act as a cheap substitute for a cleaning cloth. An old shirt that is too damaged to donate to charity can be cut into pieces and be used to clean your place. Old kitchen clothes are really good to clean the place. They are reusable and could last you a long time. They are not the perfect solution but they are practical, cheap and really good.

Socks: These are a good fit when they are so old that they have holes in them. You put it on your hand like a puppet and clean every surface that you can reach. This is an effective method and overall cheap.

Microfiber cloths: The single best way to clean dust is with a microfiber cloth! They trap every little mote of dust well and you can wash them and reuse them for a very long time. They are very cost-efficient because of this perk. You can 

Vacuums: These are good for large quantities of dust. You need a good one with great quality with long-lasting capabilities. You really need to use all the accessories to use the full range of your vacuum. If you stick to the basic one you won’t see much improvement over your cleaning. Use it heavily on carpets, cushions and even plush toys could benefit from a good cleaning once in a while.

Universal cleaners: If you live in a humid area the dust can become more of a paste. This paste is quite hard to remove most of the time. You need some kind of liquid to remove it and here is where it comes these universal cleaners. Put some on any kind of clothing you have in your home and rub it on the dusty surface.

Vinegar: This one’s a classic. Vinegar is an acid that you can dilute a little in some water and put it on your cleaning cloth and clean with it. This is a great cheap substitute of the universal cleaner. It can be helpful in a pinch.

We also have tips for you. Our best tip for dusting is to do it regularly. Change your sheets once per week or once every two weeks. Keep your closet tidy. Your closet is one of the places where dust builds up the quickest, you spent a great deal of time there and your clothes and shoes release particles that create dust. So keep your things tidy and your home clean.

* Change your sheets once a week. While you’re asleep you release skin cells and this skin gets together and create dust. Your sheets get so much dust in them. That you wouldn’t believe it. So change them often so you don’t clean as often the dust in your room. Is way easier to change it than to clean the dust.

* Use air purifiers. Air purifiers trap the dust particles floating in the air. This way you would see a great diminution in the dust accumulation in your home. 

* Don’t use carpets on every room in your house. Carpets are dust magnets and dust accumulators. They trap every single dust particle that floats and cleaning them is hard and expensive. Deep cleaning a carpet should be done 

* Clean your shoes when you get home. Set a little cleaning carpet in your home to shake your shoes when you arrive. A large percentage of the dust that is inside your house comes from the outside

 

Removing carpet stains and keeping your sanity!

August 27, 2013 by admin

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Having carpet throughout your home is almost nearly impossible to keep clean and stain free. Coffee, juice, ink and yes, even wine stains will vanish in no time at all. Here I have 5 simple and quick tips that will remove those embarrassing carpet stains. Bonus part is that most of these carpet friendly stain removers can be found in your home.

Shaving Cream

Kids and juice together means spills, and those spills will normally happen on any surface, including the carpet. Be sure to soak up all the juice with a clean towel by blotting. Never rub the carpet; this will only make matters worse. Next apply a small amount of shaving cream to the area and then with another clean towel wipe away.

Baby Wipes

Who doesn’t like baby wipes? They are super handy not just to tiny fingers and faces, but stains as well. Baby wipes will soak up coffee and the spot it left behind. Just gentle dap the stain with a wipe and watch it vanish!

Ammonia

2 liters of warm water and I cup of ammonia will cause that carpet stain to lift right up and disappear. The great thing about this little trick is that you can repeat it over and over again. Just gently dap the spot with a clean sponge with your solution and the stain will lift right up.

Cornstarch

This helpful quick tip works wonders on ink stains. Take a little bit of cornstarch and mix it with milk until it has turned into a paste. Once you have your paste apply it to the area and let it dry. Once dry, vacuum over it and just like that it’s gone!

Vinegar

Vinegar is some pretty powerful stuff. Not only will it clean and disinfect any area in your home, but it’s also great on carpet stains. Take ½ cup of white vinegar and just 2 tablespoons of salt, mix together and then apply where needed. After the spot has dried vacuum over it and just like magic, it’s disappeared.

So there you have it. A few quick and easy tricks to removing carpet stains without losing your sanity. We all have a spot that one stain that drives us crazy and after scrubbing, dabbing, blotting, it’s still there. Not anymore! Just try one of these tips and that spot will be gone in no time.

Household Cleaners: Damages They Can Cause

July 11, 2013 by admin

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With everyone going green these days it got me thinking, what exactly is in your typical household cleaner? What I found was astonishing! I’m still confused as to what exactly each of these chemicals is, but I learned enough to know what they are found in and what damage they can cause, for me that am enough! Here are just a few to start with.

  • Formaldehyde – It’s found in spray deodorizers and is known to be a respiratory irritant. Doesn’t smell so great now, does it?
  • Petroleum Solvents – Found in floor cleaners. This chemical causes damage to the mucous membranes.
  • Chlorinated Phenols – This can be found in your toilet bowl cleaner. So after you get done scrubbing that toilet you might want to see your doctor and have your respiratory and circulatory systems checked. This cleaner causes harm to both.
  • Diethylene Glycol – This nasty little chemical is in most window cleaners. Yes, it may get those windows shined but it also depresses the nervous system.
  • Butyl Cellosolve – You can find this ingredient in our beloved all-purpose cleaners. We all love these types of cleaners because it tackles multiple surfaces that need cleaning. It’s also tackling your liver, kidneys, nervous system, damaging bone marrow and in some cases causing cancer. Talk about multiple purposes that are multiple risks to your health.

I bet your thinking twice now about what’s in your cleaning cabinet. All these hazardous chemicals can easily be replaces by safe and non-toxic products. The down side is that it’s hard to tell which product contains what. Most household cleaners contain these harmful chemicals. However the law does not make manufacturers list their damaging recipes or ingredients on their product. Basically the government is backing up the products that contain all these toxic chemicals and forgetting the health of all humans and our environment. I hope that after you have read this you will have a better understanding what’s being used in your home and the damage they can cause.

The Power of Baking Soda!

July 11, 2013 by admin

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Baking soda has become a must have item any everyone’s home. It’s not just for baking or just popping a box in the fridge, although it does help to keep food fresh. I have a compiled a list of ways you can use baking soda. Here’s to the power of baking soda and its many uses!

1. Drains/Pipes – Sprinkle a little baking soda down your drains and let it work its magic. This will help unclog those pipes in no time at all.

2. Carpet Freshener – Lightly dust your carpet or rugs with a little baking soda, let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum it up. This helps with any odors that may be hiding in your carpet.

3. Oven Cleaner – Toss a small amount around the bottom of your oven. Then spray a little water over the baking soda and let that sit overnight. The next morning wipe everywhere you see it needs cleaning.

4. Laundry – Throw in a very small amount with your next load of clothes. This is a really great way to getting your clothes super clean!

5. Dish washer – Add a small amount to the dish washer and let it run its cycle. This will not only clean your dish washer beautifully but will also help in cleaning out the pipes once it empties.

6. Trash Cans – Sprinkle a small amount into the garbage cans to help prevent any odors.

7. Cutting Boards – Scrub the cutting board with a tiny amount of baking soda and it will put an end to onion smells, garlic smells and much more.

8. Tupperware – Make a paste with baking soda and a little water and use this to scrub your Tupperware. You will notice all the stains are gone!

9. Diaper Genie/Pail – Throw some down in the bottom of your diaper pail and this will help rid of all lingering smells.

10. Grease Cleaner – Not only will this help put out grease fires but it will clean up the mess that grease caused.

So now you have a list of just some of the ways that baking soda can be used throughout your home. This is a cheap and safe way to clean; the power of baking soda can go on and on.

Shedding Some Light: Tips on Cleaning Windows

July 11, 2013 by admin

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It has come to that time when we have to put on the gloves and just face it head on. Let’s pull back those curtains and raise those blinds, it’s now or never. Here I’m sharing a few tips on cleaning windows that will get the job done and live your home a little brighter.

1. Cloudy Weather is the trick to shiny windows. If you’re going to clean windows do it when the sun isn’t shining so bright. The sun will only dry up any product that you have applied before you even get a chance to properly wash it away. In the end you will be left with a window full of streaks.

2. Mix equal parts vinegar and equal parts hot water. Spray evenly and Wipe away with a clean soft cloth. To help with any product that may have not of washed off from previous cleaning try using a few drops of dish soap mixed in with you vinegar and water solution.

3. Shine those windows up! Using a clean dry chalk board eraser will do work great!

4. Next tackle those screens! You can use any soft bristle brush and gentle give your screens a light scrub. Finish them off with a good rinse.

Window washing is one of the biggest dreaded jobs on everyone’s list. With these tips on washing windows they will for sure to be streak free and shining like new!

Kids and cleaning: Tips to getting your Kid involved

July 11, 2013 by admin

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As mothers we all know that kids and cleaning is like oil and water, they don’t mix! Getting our little ones to pick up their mess or do their chores is easier said than done. At times we feel it’s just easier to do it ourselves. I have here a couple ideas that may get those toys put up, and the best part is you didn’t have to start a screaming match to get the job done.

1. AND THE RACE BEGINS!
This is one of my favorite tricks! Trying to get your toddler to pick up all those toys can be a battle but turning it into a game is sure way to get that little guy involved. See who can pick up the most toys the fastest! Your kid wins leaving him proud of himself and encouraging him to want to do it again! Pretty slick, huh? I thought so.

2. LET THEM PICK A CHORE
Another fun idea is letting kids pick their own chore. Making sure the chore is appropriate for the age. Taking trash out or feeding the dog is great chore for your 6 year old. For the older ones they can take on something a little more heavily. As the younger ones get older you can always switch up chores.

3. TEAM EFFORT
Hand out a list of very simple of chores that need to be done. This list will have chores for every age. Then set a certain amount of time for the list to be completed. If the list is completed before the time is up the team wins and they get a prize. Whether its ice cream or renting their favorite movie. This is a great way to get all the kids working together.

Kids and cleaning have never gone hand in hand. With these fun little ideas it’s a for sure way to get everyone to pitch in and help out. Keep rewards simple. We don’t want kids thinking that every time the trash is taking out he goes for ice cream. Kids have to understand that it takes a lot to keep a house clean and having a clean home is a reward itself!

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