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Move Over Spring Cleaning, Fall Wants A Turn!

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It’s time for Fall Cleaning! The weather may say otherwise, but according to the ‘ol calendar it is officially Fall folks. And when I think of Fall, I think about football games, sweater weather (please!!), pumpkins, and cleaning. Ok…maybe I made up that last one, but why should Spring get all the deep cleaning glory? I say that from now on you and I commit to making Fall Cleaning a thing! Go Fall!! Now that we have that out of the way…let’s talk about what needs to be…

Two Maids & A Mop – Proud Supporter of Cleaning For a Reason

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Two Maids & A Mop is a proud supporter of Cleaning For A Reason, an international nonprofit serving women with cancer. Cleaning For A Reason partners with residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to women who are battling cancer.  Since its founding in 2006, Cleaning For a Reason and its partners have donated more than $10 million in free services and helping more than 30,200 women. Two Maids & A Mop is honored to have received the award for Top 10…

Is Your Kitchen Truly Clean?

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According to a study by the National Sanitation Foundation(NSF), areas where food is stored or prepared has more bacteria and fecal contamination than any other place in the home. (Yep, you just read the words fecal and food in the same sentence.) Specifically, the study showed that 45% of kitchen sinks and 18% of cutting boards had Salmonella, E. coli, and fecal matter compared to 9% of the same contaminants found on bathroom faucet handles. What?! Your kitchen is nastier than your bathroom! YUCK! YUCK! and YUCK!   …

You Really Need to Clean Your Cell Phone – Trust Us!

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The cell phone. Oh how did we ever make it before we had these little guys? These extensions of ourselves? A recent study shows that Americans check their phones on average 47 times per day.  That’s 47 times a day your hand is swiping, searching, liking…and 47 times a day you are interacting with tens of thousands of germs! While research varies as to the exact amount of germs that are living on a typical cell phone, a recent study found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on the phones…

5 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Sunscreen

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Summer is in full swing and that means so is fun in the sun!  While most of us are aware of the dangers sun exposure may cause, we may not know all of the “do’s and don’ts” of proper Sunscreen use. For example, did you know…. EVERYONE needs to wear sunscreen EVERYDAY? Proper use and application of sunscreen is proven to help eliminate the effects of the sun’s harmful rays. No matter your age, race, gender or dark/lightness of your skin…EVERYONE needs to wear sunscreen. The sun emits…

6 Things in Your Home You Need to Clean, but Probably Don’t

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When it comes to clean, we all know to attack our kitchen surfaces, nasty bathrooms, and funky floors…but, there are a ton of other places most of us forget to clean.   REFRIGERATOR This monster takes up a ton of space in our kitchen, yet we may completely overlook the need to clean it. Two Maids & A Mop Professional House Cleaners (PHCs) suggest starting with the inside of the refrigerator. To clean the inside of a refrigerator, remove all drawers and shelves and hand wash with warm…

6 Easy Ways to Save at the Pump this Summer!

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It’s prime time for those Summer vacations! Before hitting the road, take a minute to make sure you are doing all you can to save at the pump. The experts from AAA give the following tips:     Avoid quick starts and sudden stops. This wastes fuel and is harder on vehicle components. In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage. Maintain recommended tire pressure. Low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires. Keep the air filter clean.…

Summer Boredom Busters

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I’m SOOOOOOOO bored!! If you have any little people in your life you have probably heard this oh a few million times this Summer. No worries though, we are here to help! Take a look at this roundup of Summer boredom busting ideas! From kids to tweens to teens this round up has you covered! The folks over at Moritz Fine Designs put together two amazing lists for thier readers! One is all girl power fun and the other is for the bored boys in your life. Thank…

Amazingly Simple No Bake Summer Desserts

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It is just way too hot to turn the oven on! So let’s keep our cool and make that Summer sweet tooth happy with these amazing no-bake recipes!    Easy Mochachip Icecream Cake by My Recipes INGREDIENTS 1 pt. premium dark chocolate chunk-coffee ice cream, softened 3 sugar cones, crushed 1/3 cup chocolate fudge shell topping 1 (14-oz.) container premium chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream, softened 6 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed Mocha Ganache Garnish: chocolate-covered coffee beans         DIRECTIONS Step 1:  Line an 8- x…

Sweat Stains on Your Favorite Tee Got You Down?

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Summer is now in full force!   This means pool parties, vacations, cooking outs, and let’s be honest…sweat, a lot of sweat! No one wants to be a sweaty soggy mess! And when sweat combines with the aluminum in antiperspirants it often leaves those nasty harsh yellow stains behind. This can create an unwelcome site and ruin clothing.   If you’ve found yourself with this unwelcome souvenir of Summer, no problem! Two Maids & A Mop has just the answer.   We’ve found that with the use of few household…