Monday, August 31, 2009

Clean Green with Tips from THE MAIDS

Back to Cleaning Basics
THE MAIDS Home Services offers tips for cleaning like mom.

Omaha, Neb. – You can undoubtedly find a product for virtually every cleaning need. Sometimes, however, the simplest methods are still best.

Dig through your pantry and embrace your inner naturalist with the following solutions from the cleaning experts at THE MAIDS Home Services (, a residential cleaning service.

Reach for the vinegar instead of the bleach.

· A simple yet effective surface cleaner can be concocted by pouring equal parts white vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Not to worry, once dry, the only thing you’ll smell is clean.
· Remove odors from your home by simmering vinegar on the stove for 30 minutes.
· Add ½ a cup of vinegar to your laundry’s rinse cycle to help break down laundry detergent – great for family members with skin sensitivities. It also naturally softens your clothes.

Stock up on lemons during your next outing to the grocery store.

· Run a cut lemon half over chrome faucets, then buff it for instant shine.
· Sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the other half to scrub away stains.
· Grind a lemon half through the garbage disposal to freshen.

Baking soda is a wonder cleaner.

· Like vinegar, baking soda is non-toxic, multi-purpose and inexpensive. Use baking soda as a safe, natural scrubber rather than bleach-based abrasive cleansers.
· Absorb odors from the refrigerator and freezer by placing a box inside.
· Avoid clogged drains by pouring ¼ cup of baking soda down the drain and following with one full cup of white vinegar. Do this weekly for the best results.

About THE MAIDS Home Services:

THE MAIDS Home Services is the only residential cleaning franchise that cleans for health, providing the most thorough housecleaning in the industry. Started in 1979, THE MAIDS provides regular maintenance cleaning and additional home services to clients in over 40 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. THE MAIDS’ exclusive 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System is comprehensive and meticulous, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, environmentally preferable products and a systematically engineered cleaning method. The Maids’ teams of four are professionally trained and supervised, uniformed, bonded and insured. All of this is why THE MAIDS can proudly proclaim, “Nobody Outcleans The Maids.”

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