The Maids of Portland, Maine

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, Photobucket
was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings. C. Dickens
Happy New Year from all of us here at The Maids!!!

Now Is The Time For Some Good Clean Fun

Now is the time for some good clean fun! If your home is stuck with the winter blues, call on The Maids. We'll wipe away any winter doldrums and bring in a little spring- spring cleaning that is. With our exclusive systems, products and experience, it's the kind of deep down clean that will have you talking, just like 96% of our other customers do.

~ Each Team consists of four bonded and insured cleaning-istas.

~ We get into the nooks and crannies, like light switch plates and phone receivers, where cold and flu germs can lurk.

~ We use enviromentally preferable cleaning products- so the earth breathes easy, too.

~Plus, our work comes with a 24-hour, 100% satisfaction guarantee.

It's time to get the cleaning service that 96% of our customers would recommend to friends and family. At least that's is what we would recommend.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year

To all our blogging friends,devoted employees, cherished customers and knowledgable cohorts: ~~~~May your holiday be filled with warmth and cheer, touched by the wonder and joy of the season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. "Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?"VIRGINIA O'HANLON."115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.
"VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

*Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

*Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

*You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Francis Pharcellus Church 09/21/1897

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Tie That Binds Us Together

Santa's Sleigh

Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Only You have the Power to Boost our Online Reputation

~~~We do our best to create a positive reputation of our business in the communities in which we serve. We strive to be a service consumers are proud of and would recommend to others. And actually, through research, we know 96% of our customers would recommend us – which is quite a compliment.
~~~ We understand the importance of having a good reputation. But now we have to think about another type of reputation – our online reputation.
~~~Online reviews are becoming more and more prevalent as online sites like
Google Places, Yahoo Local, Bing Local, JudysBook, CitySearch, MerchantCircle, InsiderPages, Yelp and Angie’s List give consumers the option to write about their experiences with local businesses.
~~~As you might guess, review sites are more likely to attract a customer that has a negative experience than a positive one. Even though an overwhelming majority of our customers have positive things to say about our service, those customers are more unlikely to post their opinions online than the few customers who have negative things to say.
~~~ We want to give our happy customers a strong voice, therefore we ask you to give your feedback on your experience with us. If you could take a moment and visit one of the popular review sites and help us out with your opinion of our service, we would greatly appreciate it.
~~~And, of course, if you are ever unsatisfied following a clean, please call us right away so we can rectify the situation immediately.

Friday, December 3, 2010

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The precious gift of Time! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Time denotes our existance here on earth. It is filled with memories of love, joy, laughter, pain, sorrow, anger, and forgiveness. There is Important Time, Interrupted Time, Escape Time, Relaxing Time, Dream Time, Action Time and Bed Time.Time is too precious to waste! Let The Maids wrap and mail a gift of time with a Maid's gift certificate offered to you with a discount of $20.00 off an hour or more of cleaning. Santa only comes once a year!!!