Have the Right Vacuum for the Task

Did you know you could be throwing away your money by buying the cheapest vacuum? You might even be throwing away the dollars by tossing it on the flashiest, most expensive brand, too. What a crazy thought! We can go from one extreme to another: being as thrifty as possible by nabbing the cheapest vacuum […]

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The Wonders of Castile Soap

We know we like to go on about cleaning green and natural ways of cleaning our homes, but at Maid to Shine, all-natural cleaning is one of our passions. It’s also a great topic for discussion since there are endless points to be made and mulled over. One such topic is castile soap: a wonderful, […]

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A Green Cleaning Mindset

So, you want to clean green. You’ve done your research; you’ve found and purchased the certified green products. You’ve gathered your “clean green” arsenal; you’ve organised, and you’re ready to go.  But what if you’ve done all that, and you still feel stuck? How does one even begin to “clean green”? Especially in a world […]

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Tidying Up the Lampshades

Are dusty, fuzzy lampshades putting a cramp on your clean home style? Or, you might glance at your lampshades in panic, realising you never even thought about cleaning your lamp shades! Even though it’s a tricky item to clean—or an item we overlook—there are plenty of professional tips for cleaning our lampshades so that they’re […]

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Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Here at the Maid to Shine blog, we’re quick to give you tips to help you achieve a cleaner home. We love giving helpful tips and tidbits. There are tricks for making your routine faster, and there are even tips to get the best deep clean. There are even cleaning habits that can become a […]

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More Things Not to Clean with Vinegar

In the rush to clean green and as natural as possible, vinegar seems like an excellent candidate for cleaning naturally! While it is a multipurpose cleaner, it is not an all-purpose cleaner. Several years back we wrote about the ways vinegar can actually strip your wood floors. It’s a bit of a shock learning that […]

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How to Get Kids Cleaning

One of the big questions of being a parent is how, when, or if you should get your kids to help with the cleaning chores around the house. Should parents expect kids to help with cleaning? And if so, when? Enlisting the help of our kids can be a great asset to a household’s cleaning […]

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New Year’s Cleaning Resolutions

What better to sweep out the metaphorical cobwebs of the old year than with a New Year’s Cleaning Resolution? Give your home a fresh, new start with the New Year by creating your own, New Year’s resolution for cleaning your home! A New Year’s Cleaning Resolution Check List You don’t have to follow these tips […]

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