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Mar 11, 2014, 08:09 ET Freshen your Closet this Spring with tips from The Maids

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, and one of the best places to begin is with your clothes closets. Admit it: There are...


Jan 28, 2014, 14:20 ET President Lincoln Spotted in Iconic Blue Poncho

 Iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and The Lincoln Memorial have taken on a new look as part of a brand campaign...


Dec 03, 2013, 08:09 ET Win free housecleaning from The Maids and make 2014 a "Happy You Year"

 One lucky winner will say goodbye to scrubbing toilets, mopping floors and other household chores for up to a year, and 20 others will win a...


May 07, 2013, 10:08 ET Hit it out of the park on Mother's Day!

 Women spend less time doing housework today (13.3 hours a week) than their mothers did (25.7 hours a week) in 1965, but women still do...


Apr 18, 2013, 15:00 ET Join The Maids and be kind to the environment this Earth Day

This Earth Day -- April 22 -- pledge to help protect our planet by taking actions that will lead to future sustainability. One simple – and...


Mar 19, 2013, 08:09 ET Spring Cleaning Checklist from The Maids

 Old Man Winter soon will wave goodbye as sweet spring stops in for a visit. This is the season to start anew, and that includes freshening up...


Jan 15, 2013, 08:11 ET Stop or Slow Down the Spread of Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity has been elevated for the past four consecutive weeks and we are on track...


Jan 03, 2013, 10:28 ET Say Goodbye to the Post-Holiday Mess with Tips from The Maids

 The holidays are over. There is a silvery strand of tinsel entwined in your hair; a mysterious brownish-red stain blemishing the living room...


Dec 06, 2012, 08:09 ET 12 Days of Christmas Cleaning Tips from The Maids

You want your home to look perfect during the holidays, especially when you expect more visits from friends and relatives. You decorate with...


Nov 27, 2012, 08:09 ET Win Your Way To A "Happy You Year" With Free Housecleaning In 2013 From The Maids

 Imagine a blissful year without housecleaning: No mopping the kitchen floor or scrubbing the toilet; no more chasing dust bunnies under the...


Oct 16, 2012, 08:12 ET Make Scary Cleaning Jobs Easier With Advice From The Maids

 It might be the basement, where storage spaces that haven't been touched by human hands for years send chills up their spines. Perhaps it's...


Oct 02, 2012, 10:27 ET The Maids and Cleaning for a Reason team up to donate cleaning services to women undergoing treatment for cancer

 The primary focus of women diagnosed with cancer is recovery, and that means everyday chores, including housecleaning, often get pushed...


Aug 28, 2012, 08:07 ET Five Tips to Take the "Labor" out of Housecleaning from The Maids

 It's the stacks of dishes, piles of papers, and toys strewn everywhere that makes cleaning seem like an overwhelming chore for most...


Jul 10, 2012, 08:07 ET Celebrate freedom from hours of housework with The Maids

Our Founding Fathers were visionaries, creating a framework of freedom that remains strong more than 300 years after the drafting of the United...


May 16, 2012, 08:09 ET The Maids offers tips on refreshing the laundry room

 Summer traditionally begins on Memorial Day even though the calendar doesn't acknowledge a seasonal change until June. The day signals...


Apr 11, 2012, 09:13 ET Prepare Your Home for a Visit from Cleaning Professionals

 A friend once confided that a service couldn't clean her home well because it was too "dirty." The service wasn't talking about removing dirt,...


Mar 14, 2012, 09:13 ET Don't Let Your Spring Cleaning Create March Madness

Now that those last mounds of snow are melting away, the plants are peeking out from beneath, and the clouds have parted; there's a good chance...


Feb 07, 2012, 09:07 ET 5 Ways to Help Your Company Move Forward in 2012

 The Maids, a leading franchised residential cleaning service, stands apart from other companies because of its exclusive 22-Step...


Feb 02, 2012, 09:04 ET Super Bowl Parties Worth Cheering About

 They are excited, they are rowdy and they are hungry. They're coming over to watch the big game, and they're leaving behind stains and crumbs...


Jan 04, 2012, 09:07 ET Top Five Promises to Make for a Cleaner, Uncluttered New Year from Experts at The Maids

 Nearly half of all Americans are likely to make a New Year's resolution in 2012.  This year, promise to make your housecleaning...


Dec 06, 2011, 09:11 ET Unexpected Guests on the Way? Clean Up in Half an Hour or Less with Five Easy Steps from The Maids

Unexpected visitors seem to increase during the holiday season, and it never fails to happen when you have dishes in the sink, a project spread out...


Nov 22, 2011, 09:13 ET The Maids Announces "Happy You Year" Sweepstakes

Wish you could have more time to devote to your New Year's Resolutions?  Well, who says you can't?  Help comes in the form of a...


Nov 14, 2011, 09:11 ET The Maids Sponsors Teen Toolbox Pack-A-Purse Drive, Aims to Collect 100 Purses

THE MAIDS of Maryland, owned by Wayne Phillips, is a sponsor of the 5th annual Teen Toolbox Pack-A-Purse Drive, and aims to collect at least 100...


Nov 01, 2011, 09:13 ET From Frightful to Fantastic: The Maids Offers Cleaning Tips for Often-Overlooked Areas

The goblins and ghouls have come and gone, but your home still may be a frightful place. Real cobwebs that hang in the corner no longer add to the...


Oct 25, 2011, 09:11 ET Boost Your Business with Simple Marketing Tips from The Maids

Like any small business, franchises need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and continually reach out to potential customers in...