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thanksgiving cleaning

Keeping a Squeaky Clean Home Before, During & After Your Thanksgiving Feast

The picture perfect scene of the Thanksgiving Family dinner looks something along the lines of ten to twelve smiling faces, mounds of food cascading over the mahogany dining table, and a warm ambiance glowing in the background to reflect the love and good memories being shared. It’s a beautiful picture, yes, but it’s sad to…

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kid's cleaning habits

How to Teach Your Kid to Be Clean and Organized at a Young Age

Do you dream of one day not having to pick up after all of your toddlers? Do you long for the day that they can help you wash the dishes and do the laundry? Well, you can help that day come sooner than you think. Here are a few tips on how to encourage your…

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How to Clean Your Home in 15 Minutes

CNN recently ran a story offering tips for cleaning a house, top-to-bottom, in 19 minutes. We’d like to do better by providing you instructions for cleaning your entire home in 15 minutes flat. Admittedly, these tips won’t provide you with a deep down clean. And if your home is larger than one bedroom/one bath, you’ll…

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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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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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7 Days of Holiday Cleaning

Is your home already neat, tidy, organized and ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? We hate to break it to you. But if it is, there is still plenty of time for everything to unravel long before your first guest steps foot in the front door. Whether you’re hosting…

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The 7-Step Christmas Company Clean-up Routine

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or something you made up yourself, chances are that sometime this holiday season, you will entertain overnight guests. Do you know how to tackle deep cleaning to get ready for people who spend more than a few hours in your home? No need to take it to the extreme—replacing…

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10 Ways to Clean with Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are inexpensive, waffled, wrinkle-resistant, strong swatches of fabric made from extremely thin filaments which stick to rough skin but make cleaning a breeze. Invented in 1986 but not widely used in residential homes until recently, microfiber is a man-made fiber which is a mix of several different forms of synthetic materials which create…

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How to Cut Grease Inside Your Home

One of the most difficult household issues to tackle is grease and grime. You might have trouble removing grease from your stove top and kitchen or laundry room appliances. Most housekeepers and homeowners agree that dried oil can be particularly difficult to remove. In fact, even the strongest commercial household cleaners don’t always effectively and…

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How to Clean Germs off of Everyday Household Items

Although phones, keys and keyboards are among the most-used items in many homes, they are likely the items you clean the least. That’s because it’s easy to remember to keep a handle on certain areas of your home—but easy to forget to clean items where germs gather simply because of frequency of use. According to…

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