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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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Fall Housework Hints: How to Clear Clutter

The kids are back in school. The weather is cooling down. The house is a wreck. What to do? Here are a few household hints from the housecleaning professionals at My Cleaning Lady. Before you do a deep clean, all hands on deck to clear the clutter. Start here: Papers Where do they all come…

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How to Clean Your Fireplace

As summer wraps up, the last thing on your mind is probably your fireplace. But did you know that routine service calls such as chimney sweeping often cost less when you order in the off season? So what better time to call your local fireplace expert than in early September, long before the cold winter…

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How to Create Clean Air in Your Home

Our blog posts often focus on suggestions for cleaning surfaces like kitchen countertops, entertainment centers, dining room tables and floors. So, this week, we thought it would be worthwhile to devote a little attention to one of the most important areas of your home which is easy to forget because you don’t see it at…

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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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Three Simple Steps to Clean a Microwave

In technical terms, a microwave is an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m. Microwaves are used in radar, communications and heating. In household terms, a microwave oven is a modern miracle. Although microwave ovens were first invented in 1946, initial reaction was unfavorable. They did really not catch on until the…

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Summer Visitor Housecleaning Checklist

Summer has officially arrived. And, with it, you likely have lots of friends and family who will want to spend time with you at your home. And try as we may to avoid extra chores before welcoming houseguests, the reality is that most people clean their homes before company arrives. To help you prepare for…

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Do you know how to can it?

Trash Talk: When trash collectors went on strike for 17 days in New York in 1981 the Big Apple was literally filled with trash. Although garbage collectors in Greece are said to go on strike dozens of time every year, things came to a head in 2005 when 30,000 tons of trash left in the…

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How to Stop Dirt in Your Tracks

The best time of year to clean the tracks for sliding doors, shower doors or windows is in the warm summer months. When the sun is shining, you will be able to take doors, windows and screens outside to clean them and, while they are drying, you can get to work on the tracks so…

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How to Clean Your Shower

In an effort to help you maximize cleaning time, the professionals at My Cleaning Lady have prepared a few suggestions for cleaning two of the toughest areas in your home—the bathtub and shower. Last week, we covered the best ways to clean a bathtub. This week, we will focus on the humble shower. Before you…

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