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Clean House to Clean Up Financially—How to Clean Storage Areas

A woman in Iowa recently uncovered World War II relics while cleaning her house, according to a story in the Globe Gazette. An appraisal of items uncovered, including a Japanese silk flag and a rice linen tablecloth revealed a total net worth of $1,050-$1,300. “These (items) mean a lot to me,” said Sharon Hamrick of…

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Stain-Fighting Secrets from the Pros

Have you ever wondered how professional housekeepers are able to get better results than you do? One of the reasons is that they know lots of great housecleaning secrets. With this post, we’ll let you in on a few insider tricks, so your house will sparkle and shine. If you’ve got any stain-fighting secrets to…

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Yelp Sucks the Life out of Small Business

As business owners, we hesitate to post anything negative about someone else’s organization. However, after diligently trying to make Yelp work for us, we feel obligated to share our negative experience, in the hopes that others may learn from our mistakes and refuse to play the Yelp ad game. In 2012, we were curious about…

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Do you know the Top 3 Dirtiest Spots in your House?

According to the Huffington Post, one of the three dirtiest spots in or around your house is your doormat. Citing an article which recently appeared in Prevention Magazine, the Huffington author contends that doormat dirt is particular egregious because it is so easily tracked into the home. And this is important, as one study determined…

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Great Household Organization Products

Although we don’t typically endorse specific products or organizations at My Cleaning Lady, we like to stay on top of household organizational tools and ideas. So here are a few of our picks—just for kicks, which you check out and possibly use to clean, organize or decorate your house. (We are not in any way…

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Make a Clean Break from Fights about Housework

An article in this month’s Daily Mail asserts that couples fight over housecleaning almost as much as finances. In fact, according to the story: House-cleaning causes the most marital dust-ups as majority of couples admit they argue about chores at least once a week. One in five people know a couple who fight or have…

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Clean House to Improve Your Health

You probably already know that a clean house makes a healthy home. But did you know that the plants you choose to purchase can also contribute to the well-being of everyone in your abode? According to a study conducted in the late 1908’s by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), common houseplants…

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How to Clean & Disinfect Your Home So You Won’t Catch the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has announced that the 2013 Influenza has reached epidemic proportions. With the death of 20 kids and two adults from flu and pneumonia this year, as well as hundreds of hospitalizations, it is worthwhile to take precautions such as being vaccinated and making sure your home is…

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How to Make Good on your New Year’s Housecleaning-Related Resolutions

Since by now (hopefully), you have put away all of your holiday lights and wrapping paper and thrown away uneaten fruitcake or potato latkes, it’s time to face the resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve. If you’re like most Americans, your list includes getting healthy, giving up bad habits and organizing your house. Since…

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Do You Have a Latent Tendency to Hoard?

Have you ever watched the A&E television show, Hoarders? A team of professional house cleaners and psychologists work with homeowners who have amassed so much stuff, their houses team with clutter, rodents and filth to the horror and disbelief of everyone around them. What you might not realize is that many people have latent hoarding…

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