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Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays

Its no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? Its cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way.But with the right plan in place, even last-minute pre-entertainment cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert.In an online survey conducted this spring by Toluna, more than half of respondents admitted that most of... read more
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4 DIY projects to improve the visual appeal of your home

If you love a good DIY project, then the beautiful weather of the spring and summer marked the perfect time to tackle all of your outdoor goals. Yes, these were the good times, but since then, the weather has shifted and cooler temperatures have arrived. So, is now the time to shelve your DIY aspirations for the rest...
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Essential maintenance tasks to keep a clean home happening

Todays typical family home is a buzzing hub of activity where meals are cooked, homework is done and family game nights are contested. In the background of it all: the home appliances that keep home life moving along. Focusing on a few maintenance tasks can keep home appliances performing efficiently and effectively.Maintain toolsKeep appliances and cleaning tools running...
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Increase kitchen efficiency with ease

As the holiday season approaches and the calendar begins to populate, its important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy.Plan in advance Set aside time early in the week...
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Tips for setting the perfect holiday table

Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when its a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your efforts. A beautifully set table can elevate your holiday dinner from...
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