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Natural and Fresh Cleaning

Are you looking for an all natural, heavy duty cleaner for your home that will not fill the air with mystery chemicals?  Look no further…. are you ready for this?  It is Vinegar
Here at Maids and Moore, we have found vinegar to be the safest, natural cleaner for most surfaces.  It works great on glass, mirrors, toilets, tubs, and many more non-porous surfaces.
To make this even better we dare you to take it one step further… I know most of us typically do not like the smell of the vinegar so there is a way to kill that smell and make the vinegar even better for cleaning your home.  Simply infuse it with other natural elements that God blessed this earth with.
That’s right, today we are doing to tell you how to infuse and stay green while cleaning.
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First thing is first lets get our supplies together.  You will need the following:
*Large glass jars (mason jars, pickle jars, etc.) we like to use quart canning jars but any jar will work
*White Vinegar
*herbs, citrus peels (sage, basil, orange, mint, lemon, etc.)
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Wash your jars and fill them with your herbs and citrus.  Experiment here mix and mingle what you think would work best.   Now combine about 2 cups of heated (nearly boiling) vinegar to your jar.  Let sit for about 24 hours and it should be ready to use.  If you want the good new scent to be stronger let it sit longer before use.   When ready to use, strain the peels and herbs out of the mixture and discard, only leaving the new scented vinegar.  To keep it from going bad store it in a cool dark place.
You can use this infused vinegar to clean in several ways such as cleaning the window, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, garbage disposal or even as a pet odor remover, fabric softner, pest control and much much more.  A few of our favorites are below.  Enjoy!
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How to use your infused Vinegar for cleaning your home
*Toilet Cleaner
~  Spray the toilet inside and out and let sit for 30 minutes allowing the vinegar to do its magic.  Then simply wipe off the vinegar and tada clean, fresh, and deodorized.
*Shower and Tubs
~Spray the shower/tub with the infused vinegar and allow it to sit for 30 minutes or longer.  Come back with a cup of water and sponge and all of the soap scum and sludge will wipe right off.
*Garbage Disposal
~Freeze your infused vinegar in an ice tray and drop a few of these in the garbage disposal and grind them up it will remove all of the yuck off the walls and blades of your dishwasher removing unwanted smells and yuck.  Repeat weekly for best results.
*Floors ( DO NOT use on porous floors such as wood, stone, marble, and granite surfaces. Vinegar will dry out and damage these floor types and surfaces)
~This infused vinegar is best used on non-porous floors such as tile.  It just does wonders.  Mix 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water to a spray bottle.  Using a dry micro mop lightly spray a 4-foot space with your infused vinegar and mop moving thru the floor surface cleaning away and deodorizing those floors with the amazing aroma the new infused vinegar is putting off.
DISCLOSURE       DO NOT use vinegar on any porous floors or surfaces such as wood, stone, marble, and granite surfaces. Vinegar will dry out and damage these floor types and surface
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Tip or No Tip

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Should I leave a tip for the maids? A question we are often asked. It is customary to tip your waiter/waitress, valet service, and hair stylist. What about your maids? And if so, how much is appropriate?  
 
While Maids Moore does not expect tips, as we ensure to provide quality service always, we do appreciate the gesture when you do leave a tip as a professional courtesy towards the maids services provided to you. 
 
We do not solicit or expect a tip but it is at your discretion, as a customer of ours, to determine the amount and if it is appropriate or not. Some of our regular customers do tip during the holidays to show their appreciation to the maids who have provided quality service to them all year long. Some even offer it randomly, as they feel it is appropriate, but it is never expected, simply appreciated.  
 
This small act of kindness gives our girls the peace in knowing the quality they provide makes a difference. By being able to Create time for Busy People that alone is enough for our maids as they strive to serve and help to make peoples lives a little bit smoother.
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Jingle Bells.. Wait What…?!

Maids and Moore Gift CertificateIf there is one thing that Maids and Moore understand, its Family and Friends.  The holidays are upon us and the bustle of school breaks and manic shopping begins.  I know its hard to believe it is already here.

To make things a little easier for you we wanted to give you a tool to make your holiday shopping experience a little smoother.  We offer Gift Certificates that are affordable and convenient to purchase.

We are offering three different tiers:
$100 – 2 maids for 1 1/2 hours (3 hours of total cleaning)
Perfect for small houses and apartments.

$150 – 2 maids for 2 hours (4 hours of total cleaning)
Perfect for 2-3 bedroom houses or a deep clean in a smaller space.

$200 – 2 maids for 3 hours (6 hours of total cleaning)
Ideal for larger size homes, or an extreme deep clean for spaces that have not been cleaned in a while.

Simply click here to purchase yours today.  You may also call our live customer sales representatives Monday thru Friday 8 to 5 pm at 1-844-GOT-DUST.

We look forward to celebrating the festive seasons with you.  Sharing our love from our family to yours.

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Cleaning Supplies Too Dirty to be Clean?!

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Nobody likes the smell of a sour sponge.  How about that mop that looks like a dirty Komondor dog. Yikes! Well if you enjoy your pristine home and take pride in your outstanding housekeeping skills, you probably know that the trick is to have clean cleaning supplies.  You do not want to clean your home with something dirty.  The best slate is a clean slate.  Now, if this is something you have never thought about, let’s think about it: As
we clean our counters with that infamous sponge. The same sponge we use to clean the dishes, the cutting board full of chicken juice (yuck), and the spilt chocolate milk that the dog had started to lick off the floor. To then clean the kitchen table with right after dinner.  Yummy! Right?  Makes sense that we’d be spreading germs and dirt.

Okay don’t freak out let’s just apply some basic cleaning habits to stop anymore germ spread and dirt smears.

img_1252Let’s start with our mop.  Mops can be one of the nastiest things in your home, besides your sponge.  If you are using the old bucket to mop system, just like the sponge, this is a place that is damp that bacteria loves to grow on.  By simply soaking your mop in a tub of bleach and water after each use, ring it out till dry and make sure to hang it up in a cool dry place, to completely dry before the next use. Here at Maids and Moore we use the dry mop method.  By using a microfiber mop with washable mop heads we avoid the risk of germ spread and bacteria growth allowing us to change heads from house to house. We also use washable terry clothes to place under the microfiber mop head, to clean four foot sections at a time, with a light mist of all purpose cleaner. This ensures that we are not just smearing dirty mop water and germs from one part of the house to the next.

Back to that kitchen sponge, as we already determined earlier our kitchen sponge gets used more than anything in our cleaning supplies for more than one thing.  It has been proven that a majority of sponges test positive for numerous forms of bacteria that can make us sick as well as be deadly to us.  To get rid of anything that might be lingering on it simply place your sponge in the microwave for 1 minute after using each day.  You can also run it thru the dishwasher by placing it on the top rack just be sure to ring it out immediately after the cycle is finished.  Your sponge should be evicted after 2 weeks in your home.  While this may seem wasteful, it’s better safe than sorry.  Also, be sure to never let you sponge sit in a pool of water. Make sure it is sitting out to completely dry, the sponge should never stay wet.

I know what some of you are thinking.  Forget the sponge I use dish rags.  While this is also a great alternative these too can hold many germs as well. Your dish rag should not sit out after two days for the same reasons, not to mention the smell they get after some time.  If you are washing your dish rags and towels and they smell sour simply wash them with half a cup of baking soda and nothing else and run it through the cycle. Tada! The stink is gone!!

IMG_0900Last but not least, our vacuum.  It gets around from pet hair clean up on the baseboards and couches, dust bunnies all thru the house, dust mites from under the bed, to vacuuming our headrest on our recliners. If you are using a vacuum with bags, be sure to replace them before it gets full.  If the bag is full it loses its power to suction and just pushes the dirt out that won’t fit in the bag throughout different places in your home.  For bag less vacuums, be sure to empty the canister after each use. There is always a chance it could leak and if you have sucked up any live bugs and their families you will just be moving them to a new location in your home you would probably rather them not be. Don’t forget your attachments and rollers these too could use a good whipping down regularly.

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The Different Types of Cleaning Services

There are now several companies that offer different types of cleaning services, so that they can cater to the different cleaning needs of their customers as there are many ways to clean houses and/or buildings. Like our company, we different types of services to ensure that we satisfy all of our customers’ cleaning needs.
Carpet cleaning is one of the services that professional cleaning services offer. It is normal for you to spill different things on your carpet such as liquids and sauces. Dust and other such fine things like crumbs of bread and biscuits can also find a deep place within the carpet to stay. Vacuum cleaning the carpet may not be the best solution. A professional cleaning service can thoroughly clean your carpet using such things as steam cleaners to make sure that the carpet is as clean as it was when you first bought it.

Residential cleaning services are some of the most on-demand cleaning services. In today’s fast-paced world, you may find it harder to clean your house thoroughly. You wake up at the crack of dawn and when you come back home in the pitch of dark, all you want to do is take a shower, cook a meal, do the dishes and hit the sack. Over the weekends you just want to rest or take the kids to some place and have fun with them. You hardly have time to properly clean your bathroom, kitchen, attic, basement or even dust the entire house. This is where a cleaning company comes in and offers their maid service. All you have to do is pay them and give them the green light and they will leave your house spick and span.
Office cleaning services are also very common. Many companies actually contract cleaning services to do this for them rather than hire permanent cleaners. The cleaning services takes care of everything in the company’s premises from the lawn, the corridors, offices and even the company kitchen and washroom. The good thing about hiring a cleaning company at the office is that as you take care of office work, the cleaning services take care of themselves like magic. All you see is people cleaning every now and then and the office premises are always very clean!
There are numerous other services that cleaning companies take care of. Rug cleaning is done to clean rugs that are very dirt and very expensive such as Persian rugs. Mattresses are usually the forgotten items of cleaning. However, it is necessary to clean your mattress every now and then so at to keep it as clean as possible. Only a cleaning service knows how best to keep your mattress clean.

If you want to know more information about the different kinds of cleaning services that you can get for your home or office, please contact: (512) 731-2145

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The Benefits of Hiring a House Cleaning Services

Cleaning-Service-Austin-TXThere are several benefits that you can receive when you choose to hire a cleaning service company to help you maintain your home, because most cleaning services companies offer more than just cleaning services to help improve your living conditions at your home. In this article, you will have an idea about the known benefits that you can receive when you choose to hire a company that offers house cleaning services.

The first benefit that you will receive when you choose to hire a cleaning service company is that your house will be cleaned professionally. It takes a certain skill to professionally clean house. Just because, you know how to do your household chores it does not mean your house is spotless from the harmful bacteria that can harm your family. You will be rest assured that you will get a professional cleaner if you hire someone from a reputable maid service company or professional residential cleaning companies in your county.

The second benefit of hiring a cleaning service company is, you will have the freedom to choose which type of cleaning service will fit your budget and your house. If you do not have the budget of getting every part of your house cleaned, then it is in your discretion to inform this matter to your residential cleaning service company of your choice.

As was mentioned before, it is considered to be beneficial to hire a house cleaning Service Company to secure the cleanliness of your house, because employees are trained enough to spot these things. Aside from that, most employees of cleaning companies are also trained to know the best hygiene standards that should be practised in everyone’s homes. Most people have no idea about hygiene standards, and it is best to leave this matter to the professionals to ensure our family that they will live in safe and healthy environment once you have decided to hire a cleaning service company to maintain your home.
When you are living in a high-rise condo or a big mansion, it is not really advisable to hire non-professional cleaners to maintain your home. It is really important to make sure that you are hiring people to know what they are really hired for, so that your house will be safe. Aside from that, you must make sure that the people you hire to clean your house can be trusted especially if you live in a house with a lot of valuables and you do not need to worry about that when you hire a professional cleaning company. Most professional cleaning companies does criminal background checks on their employees to help make sure that their clients are safe from theft and other domestic-related crimes.

For more information about high quality house cleaning service, please contact us at 512-731-2145

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Cleaning Out The Clutter

1.) Take an assessment of what you have. To keep the job manageable, do a few hours of work each weekend or go one room at a time. Recruit a friend or a residential maid service. Listen to music or sip some wine while you sort. Make it fun. If you haven’t used it or needed it with in the last year, chances are you will never. Throw stuff away and Let it go!!!

2.) When sorting, categorize all your stuff in your house. For example, in your closet, hang all the skirts together, all the blouses, etc. I find sometimes the best thing is to take all stuff out of room, as you bring stuff back in sort then. Also remember you can also donate to the Goodwill or other charities. At least then someone could benefit from it. Giving is caring and tax deductible!!!!!

3.) Give everything a home. Store you’re must have’s at easy access. Stuff you need once a year, think basement or attic. All toys go in a toy box, all books go on book shelf, all paid bills and unpaid bills go in its own file. Following these rules, you can take away years’ worth of clutter in just hours. It’s very energizing and feels awesome!! Your mind will feel so clear and the kids are great to help to…..that way they will learn how to do their own rooms.

4.) Call a Maid service to do a deep clean on your residence or if your organizing your off call a commercial cleaning service. They can clean baseboards, light fixtures and blinds. This is also a great time to re-arrange the furniture in the room you’re organizing as well. Your arrangement needs to be easy on the eye but MUST BE practical.

5.) Let’s remember people, it’s just stuff; real memories are carried in your heart!!!! Don’t live in the past enjoy today!! Pick a room, line up maid service or a friend and start living your life without Clutter!

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