Coffee grounds: Useful uses

Most people have heard of coffee grounds being useful to get rid of the smell of garlic on hands but did you know that there are so many other useful uses for coffee grounds in the home? MOLLY MAID, the professional house cleaners, explain how:

Cooking pans: As coffee grounds have a rough texture, they are […]

Ban bleach in the household!

Following on from the findings from the 30-year research study released this week (of over 55,000 women) from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research revealing the severe impacts from weekly use of bleach in the home, MOLLY MAID is advocating the use of natural products as cleaning products. The research, which has […]

September 15th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Family, Green Housekeeping, In the Home|

Go Green this Earth Day!

Now in its 46th year, today is Earth Day where we collectively and actively remind ourselves of the importance of paying attention to our natural Earth and how we behave in it to preserve it for the next generations to come.

The professional domestic cleaners at MOLLY MAID have put together some simple ways in which […]

April 22nd, 2016|Green Housekeeping|

10 reasons to try gardening in pots

If you have limited outside space, such as a balcony or a small courtyard garden, creating an attractive outside space using pots or containers is ideal. Even if you think you’re not green fingered, a complete novice can create a spectacular container garden in very little time. The house cleaning professionals at MOLLY MAID believe […]

July 22nd, 2015|Green Housekeeping|

What Can’t Be Recycled or Put in the Rubbish?

If it’s not rubbish or something that can be recycled, the item is likely to be hazardous waste. Contact your local council to find out where household hazardous waste can be disposed of (and how it should be packaged).

Here is a checklist of hazardous waste items.

Full or partially full aerosol cans
Antifreeze
Batteries
Bleach
Cleansers
Fertilisers
Fluorescent light tubes
CFLs (Compact Fluorescent […]

June 17th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|

CO Alert: Keep Everyone Safe in Your Home

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called ‘the silent killer’ because it’s odourless and tasteless, and you can’t see it.

There are potential carbon monoxide sources in the home that you might not even realise.

CO can be produced by anything that burns some type of fuel. This includes unvented fuel-burning space heaters, a gas, oil or wood-burning fireplace, […]

June 12th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping|

DAY OFF: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Go Green

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. Celebrate with these green ideas.

Wear It: The simplest way to celebrate this holiday is to wear something green… a scarf, hat or sweater.
Make Something: According to Marthastewart.com, a great craft to make is a Tissue Blossom Tree. Gather branches that have fallen outside and let them dry off if […]

March 14th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Family, Green Housekeeping|

Breathe: 9 Natural Ways to Reduce Odours in the Home

When weather keeps doors and windows closed tight, the air inside your home can get a little stale.

While the professional house cleaners at MOLLY MAID love that green cleaning products help create a clean and fresh scent, there are also other ways to get rid of smells you don’t like… and freshen up the air […]

February 12th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Family, Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|

How to Warm up your Home – and Not Turn up the Heat

When it’s cold outside, there are many different ways to warm up without turning up the thermostat. MOLLY MAID, which provides professional residential maid services, has gathered these great energy efficient tips.

Open curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun in – and close them again at night to keep out the cold.
Leave […]

January 31st, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|

DAY OFF – Save Time with Easy Dinner Shortcuts

Let’s face it: We never have enough spare time. Here are some delicious ways to free up some time – by cutting a few corners at dinner time.

Pizza night: Bake a frozen pizza (there are so many now to choose from in the grocery store), or have a pizza delivered. Add a salad in a […]

January 17th, 2014|Cleaning Tips, Family, Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|