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Where to find useful information about COVID-19

There is information everywhere you look about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, sometimes it is difficult working out fact from fiction so we have collated a variety of reputable links that will be kept up to date with reliable information. Health Information & Advice: Advice for the public from the World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public Health […]

Keeping positive

In these unprecedented times, you, like many others around the world may be feeling a little low in spirits. Things may seem a little gloomy but there are rays of positivity shining through.   I’ve put together a little blog on some of the lovely things which I’ve seen in the last few days in the hope of sharing a little […]

How to maintain a clean home

Whilst many people are at home, now is the perfect time to give your home some TLC. Below are some hints and tips to make sure your home is clean and looking its best for you and your family.  Decluttering It’s quite amazing how much stuff we can collect over time and it’s equally amazing how […]

Homeschooling from a full-time working mum… how to survive!

Well, this is different! Being a fulltime working mum, homeschooling wasn’t something I had planned for and if you’re here reading this, I doubt you did either? But here I am and I’m trying my best to keep some normality as much as I can considering what’s going on in the world right now.  I have two children, one of […]

How to stay motivated when working from home

Working from home can be tough if you’re not used to it, so we thought we’d put together a few tips to help you through each day. Tip #1 – Create An Office You may be tempted to sit on the sofa or lie in bed whilst working from home, this is a mistake as […]

The recommended way to wash your hands

Proper hand hygiene is the number one way to reduce the risk of infection and it’s important to wash your hands frequently and properly, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Here is the proper way to wash your hands as recommended by NHS: How to Wash Your Hands Correctly Wash your hands under […]

Age appropriate chores for children

It’s important to teach children to pitch in and help with the housekeeping at an early age. After all, they have to start learning responsibility to succeed in life, but how do you know which chores young kids will be capable of handling? If only you had an age-appropriate chore list to check… Waves a […]

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year is upon us, it’s the perfect time to start upgrading your daily cleaning routine! Whether you’re a queen or king of cleaning checklists or just looking to get more organised in 2020, our cleaning experts at Merry Maids can help you stay on track with […]

Planning a Stress-Free Christmas Dinner Party

Whether you’re hosting a large group of friends and family at your house or cooking up a feast for your immediate family, it can be stressful to plan for a holiday dinner party – especially if you’re acting as head-chef, sous-chef and server throughout the event. After all, these meals most probably involve multiple courses, […]

Pre-Christmas Cleaning Checklist

Christmas is on its way, in fact, it’s less than a month away now! Are you planning on hosting a Christmas party or Christmas day itself with the family? If you are then this pre-Christmas cleaning checklist is exactly what you need. Guest Bedroom Pre-Christmas Cleaning Make sure your guest bedroom/s are cleaned for your […]

Creep it Clean at Halloween

It’s nearly Halloween, where being scary is the norm, yet cleaning up after a Halloween party is sometimes the scariest part! Here are a few ideas to turn your Halloween into Halloclean! Creep it real and give ’em pumpkin to talk about, your party guests are dying to have fun! Blood on the floor… (fake. Usually […]

Fun Cleaning Games For Kids

Entertaining kids in the evenings and weekends is a difficult task, but have you thought about making cleaning fun for the kids? We’ve put our heads together and come up with a list of fun cleaning games that your kids will enjoy!   Fill Up Fun Fill Up Fun is all about recycling, although the […]

Back to School Organisation

With Summer coming to a close and the new school term edging closer, getting back into a routine can be challenging. The following tips can help you get your home ready for the upcoming days of homework, and other school activities within the next few months. Create a Homework Station It’s important for a small, […]

Merry Maids Kingston Win Franchisee of The Year Award

A Kingston based cleaning company is celebrating after collecting one of the most prestigious business awards in franchising.   Merry Maids of Kingston are left celebrating after scooping one of the most prestigious awards, the Dallen Peterson – Franchisee of the year award at ServiceMaster Ltd.’s annual business awards ceremony. Merry Maids of Kingston, is […]

Hiring a Cleaner is a Lifestyle Choice

A clean home is important for a number of reasons, but cleaning can be tiring and exhausting, let alone having time to actually do it! A lot more people nowadays opt for a domestic cleaning service like Merry Maids to do the main bulk of house cleaning for them. How would hiring a cleaner help […]

Making Your Bed Is Important For Your Health

There are a million and one excuses for not making your bed in the morning, here are a few common ones: “I got up late and I didn’t have time to make my bed.” “What’s the point? I’m getting back in it as soon as I get home.” “My pet is curled up on the […]

The Ugly Truths About Dust

Dust contains hair, pollen, soil, mould spores, textile fibres and dust mite faeces, amongst other matter. Fatty Dust Who remembers Marjorie from Little Britain saying, “Dust, anybody, dust? It’s actually very low in fat and you can eat as much as you like”? Marjorie is actually incorrect when it comes to dust being low in […]

How to remove mould in your home

The build-up of mould in your home is a certainty, but you can get rid of it with the right products and a little bit of elbow grease. The main two areas you’ll find mould are on the grout in between tiles, in your bathroom and kitchen and on your window sills. Why you get […]

How to declutter your clutter

We’ve all got those items in our home that we haven’t used for a while or never used at all, well, it’s time to get rid of them, declutter and have a spring clean! Here a few tips on how to declutter all of that stored clutter! Organise your time When it comes to spring-cleaning […]