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Kitchen Cleaning and Decluttering Tips: Maximizing Cabinet Use

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic was a dramatic rise in the number of people who regularly prepare meals at home instead of eating out. Even now that life is getting back to normal, over 70% of Americans say they still plan to continue cooking and baking meals for their family. Despite its many benefits, the only downside to this is the difficulty of keeping the kitchen immaculately clean as much as you want.   Having a tidy kitchen also makes meal prep more efficient by ensuring you can quickly find everything you need. Plus there’s also the issue of

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How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing: Out with the Bad Odor, In with the Good!

We’ve all been there: You’ve scrubbed, polished, wiped, and swept your home from top to bottom, but an unpleasant smell lingers in the air despite your best efforts. Before you reach for the nearest air freshener or scented candle, it’s important to do some detective work to get to the root of the bad odor in your home. In some cases, unwanted smells are linked to the presence of health hazards, such as bacteria, mold, or mildew. Likewise, the overuse of scented products comes with its own risks. Research indicates that a single scented product can contain upwards of 300

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How to Motivate Yourself to Clean a Messy House: 5 Cleaning Tips from Experts

Cleaning tips can be inspiring, but sometimes they’re easier said than done due to a lack of motivation. According to research by Morneau Shepell, one-third of Americans struggle to stay motivated and productive. Almost 40% report feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Along with affecting many people’s performance at work, this decline in mental health has also made housekeeping more challenging. When dealing with chronic stress and low energy, cleaning a messy house feels intimidating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, the longer you delay housecleaning, the bigger the job becomes.  There are multiple ways to retake control of a messy

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Deep Cleaning Vs. Standard Cleaning: What is a Deep Clean & How Often Do You Need One?

Have you noticed your home looking a bit dingy or smelling musty, even though you clean (or have a maid visit) every week? If you have, your house may be overdue for a deep cleaning. During a deep clean, our Milwaukee maids thoroughly tidy, scrub, and sanitize a home from top to bottom, paying special attention to areas that are often missed during standard cleaning, like baseboards and the back of appliances so there is no need for you to learn how to clean. This process is necessary to remove dust (and other allergens) from indoor air, eliminate hidden mold

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7 Ways to Determine If a Cleaning Service Is Right For You

From a health and wellness perspective, hiring a cleaner is worth it: Studies show that people who live in clean homes have lower rates of allergy and asthma symptoms, improved sleep quality, reduced stress levels, and fewer incidences of illness, among other benefits. Like with any investment, however, it’s important to ensure that a maid fits your needs and your budget before hiring one. So, how do you find a local cleaning service that ticks off all your list of requirements? Before Hiring a Cleaner, Ask Yourself These Questions Do you enjoy cleaning? Before weighing up other factors, being honest

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How Often Do You Need a Cleaning Service? 5 Things to Consider

If you’re considering hiring a cleaning service for the first time, you’re probably wondering how often you’ll need to have your house professionally cleaned. Asking this question is an important part of planning – and budgeting – for your new cleaner. But the answer isn’t always straightforward. How often you require house cleaning services will depend on the size of your house (and your family), your individual health needs, and several other factors. Learning to clean isn’t as easy as people think, so hiring a professional is generally worth the investment if you can afford it. To help you create

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Better Cleans Blog

Kitchen Cleaning and Decluttering Tips: Maximizing Cabinet Use

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic was a dramatic rise in the number of people who regularly prepare meals at home instead of eating out. Even now that life is getting back to normal, over 70% of Americans say they still plan to continue cooking and baking meals for their family. Despite its many benefits, the only downside to this is the difficulty of keeping the kitchen immaculately clean as much as you want.   Having a tidy kitchen also makes meal prep more efficient by ensuring you can quickly find everything you need. Plus there’s also the issue of

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woman smelling holding cup

How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing: Out with the Bad Odor, In with the Good!

We’ve all been there: You’ve scrubbed, polished, wiped, and swept your home from top to bottom, but an unpleasant smell lingers in the air despite your best efforts. Before you reach for the nearest air freshener or scented candle, it’s important to do some detective work to get to the root of the bad odor in your home. In some cases, unwanted smells are linked to the presence of health hazards, such as bacteria, mold, or mildew. Likewise, the overuse of scented products comes with its own risks. Research indicates that a single scented product can contain upwards of 300

Read More »

How to Motivate Yourself to Clean a Messy House: 5 Cleaning Tips from Experts

Cleaning tips can be inspiring, but sometimes they’re easier said than done due to a lack of motivation. According to research by Morneau Shepell, one-third of Americans struggle to stay motivated and productive. Almost 40% report feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Along with affecting many people’s performance at work, this decline in mental health has also made housekeeping more challenging. When dealing with chronic stress and low energy, cleaning a messy house feels intimidating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, the longer you delay housecleaning, the bigger the job becomes.  There are multiple ways to retake control of a messy

Read More »

Deep Cleaning Vs. Standard Cleaning: What is a Deep Clean & How Often Do You Need One?

Have you noticed your home looking a bit dingy or smelling musty, even though you clean (or have a maid visit) every week? If you have, your house may be overdue for a deep cleaning. During a deep clean, our Milwaukee maids thoroughly tidy, scrub, and sanitize a home from top to bottom, paying special attention to areas that are often missed during standard cleaning, like baseboards and the back of appliances so there is no need for you to learn how to clean. This process is necessary to remove dust (and other allergens) from indoor air, eliminate hidden mold

Read More »

7 Ways to Determine If a Cleaning Service Is Right For You

From a health and wellness perspective, hiring a cleaner is worth it: Studies show that people who live in clean homes have lower rates of allergy and asthma symptoms, improved sleep quality, reduced stress levels, and fewer incidences of illness, among other benefits. Like with any investment, however, it’s important to ensure that a maid fits your needs and your budget before hiring one. So, how do you find a local cleaning service that ticks off all your list of requirements? Before Hiring a Cleaner, Ask Yourself These Questions Do you enjoy cleaning? Before weighing up other factors, being honest

Read More »

How Often Do You Need a Cleaning Service? 5 Things to Consider

If you’re considering hiring a cleaning service for the first time, you’re probably wondering how often you’ll need to have your house professionally cleaned. Asking this question is an important part of planning – and budgeting – for your new cleaner. But the answer isn’t always straightforward. How often you require house cleaning services will depend on the size of your house (and your family), your individual health needs, and several other factors. Learning to clean isn’t as easy as people think, so hiring a professional is generally worth the investment if you can afford it. To help you create

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