What’s your official day to do your holiday cleanup? I’m sure your answer really depends on when you put your decorations up. A good rule of thumb is January 6, which is known as “little Christmas.” Personally, I’m feeling pretty good if I get my decorations down by Valentine’s Day! It really doesn’t matter what day you choose as [...]
Holiday stains are like little presents no one intended to give you. But don’t stress, we’ve got a stain guide that will help you get through the holidays – stress and stain free. Download it free, then post it in your laundry room so it will be at your fingertips if there’s a fumble.
Happy Holidays, from Maid Brigade!
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The holidays are hectic enough without any adding disorganization to the mix. If the experience of packing up the holidays is chaotic, messy, time consuming, or space consuming people tend to do it haphazardly, robbing from the joy of unpacking it next year and making future pack-ups worse. If this is you, here are some tips to organize and [...]
Preparing for holiday visitors forces us to address chores and projects we kept postponing when the weather was warmer and the days were longer. Even during this busy time of year, it’s possible to get things checked off “the list” whether routine maintenance or improvement project. But it’s important to start early, so it can all happen before the [...]
Oosouji is the Japanese tradition of cleaning up and getting ready for the new year. When translated it means the “big clean”. The Japanese actually spend their New Year’s Eve cleaning their home to get it ready for the incoming new year. (These are people after my own heart.)
Let’s do an American version of oosouji for our homes. Nothing [...]
Along with the season’s cheer come some nasty holiday stains. Whether it’s a tiny spill on a guest’s new dress or an oily mess on your heirloom table cloth, having the basics at hand will help you get through the holiday stain season. Read this now and add any stain removal items on your last grocery list before the [...]
20 – Day Challenge
The 20-Day Challenge is in the home stretch – and your home is looking better each day. In the FINAL WEEK of our holiday cleaning countdown, we focus on the kitchen.
No matter how hard you try to prevent it, everyone ends up congregating in the kitchen. And some of your friends will want to help [...]
What? There’s less than two weeks until the holidays? If you find yourself not fully prepared and feeling stressed about your TO DO lists, stop! The holidays aren’t supposed to cause stress. In fact, they don’t. People cause stress. And if you’re that kind of people, you need a dose of Simpli-fa-la-la. Simplify your giving, your shopping, your trappings [...]
20-Day Challenge: Week 2
The Dining Room
(Scroll to the bottom for links to other blogs in this Countdown Series, including a printable checklist.)
The focus for our Holiday Cleaning Countdown is the three rooms you’ll use most when entertaining during the holidays. And this week the focus is the dining room. With one task per day, you’ll spend 7 days [...]
To help prepare you for the holidays, we’ve collected some expert advice from our guest bloggers to share throughout December. Be sure to check out our 20 Day Challenge on holiday cleaning and getting your home ready for the holidays. If you plan to host overnight guests, we recommend you download the Holiday Clean-Up 20-Day Challenge PDF guide below, [...]