The Maids of Portland, Maine

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fund Raising for the 19th Annual Pet and People Walk

Great News! The Maids of Portland, Maine has raised $380.00 thus far for the 19th Annual Pet and People walk on June 12, 2010 to benefit The Center for Grieving Children. A big thank you to those who have been so generous and a thank you in advance to those who plan to donate but have not yet done so. Your tax deductable contribution will help many children and their families during a stressful time in their lives!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Unique Cleaning Tips from The Maids

During the last fourteen years that The Maids has been servicing the greater Portland area,the Maids has received many unique inquiries about cleaning tips that we would like to share with you:
1.) How do you get rid of ants? To keep ants out of the house, find where the ants are entering and sprinkle a " barrier " of cinnamon or any type of ground pepper to block their way. The spices are too hot for the ants to cross.
2.) How do I get rid of bathroom odors? To repel bathroom odors, place a shallow dish of baking soda behind the toilet to absorb odors.
3.)How do I keep my chimney clean? To keep your chimney clean, throw a handful of salt on the fire.
4) Is there a good way to eliminate fish or other spoiled food odors? Yes- simply place a bowl of white vinegar on the counter for a few hours. The odor will disappear for good.
5.)Do you know of a way to keep my kitty litter smelling fresh? To keep kitty litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter.
6.)HELP! I need to find a way to get rid of paint on my carpet. Any thoughts? Spray with windex and wipe clean.
7.) How can I remove stickers/decals and glue from things? My two year old has been very active decorating! To remove them from furniture,glass,plastic, etc. saturate with vegetable oil and rub off.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Even Your Dog Wants You To Get Out And Play!

Even your dog wants you to get out and play. Go ahead and enoy yourself and leave the cleaning to The Maids Home Services of Portland, Maine. You deserve it!!!