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Swap, Store And Reuse Your Seasonal Wardrobes

It is about time in Columbia, Maryland to put away the shorts and tank tops and bring out the sweaters and warmer winter wear. While it is easy enough just to pack away the summer clothes and bring out those fuzzy long sleeved items, maybe it is time to go through them. Now is a good time to see if you really need all those clothes you keep packing and unpacking each spring and fall.  Continue reading

Reducing Dust In Your Howard County Home

Dust is not just unsightly; it can also cause health issues for people with allergies. Unfortunately, since humans, pets and fabrics create dust, it is impossible to prevent it all together. However, there are some ways to reduce the amount of dust in your home, making it not only look cleaner longer, but also to keep it healthier for your family.  Continue reading

Using Your Vacuum As A Bug-Be-Gone Device

Vacuums can be cheap, efficient bug control devices. Without harmful, sticky chemicals you can rid your home of unwanted pest such as flies, fleas and spiders as well as the carcasses they leave behind. With fall on its way, it is time to rid your Howard County home of these lingering critters left over from the summer months.  Continue reading

Using Household Items To Remove Carpet Stains

No matter how careful you are, there always seems to be something that gets on your beautiful carpets. If you have children, or even a clumsy spouse, it can be nearly impossible to keep those carpets stain-free. Budget Maids is always happy to come out and clean your carpets for you. However, there are some little known ways to remove those stains before they set, with every day items you may have hiding around your Columbia, Maryland home.  Continue reading

Time For Back-To-School For Elkridge, Maryland

Can you believe that summer is already over for the households of  Elkridge, Maryland? It is time to get ready to send off the kids to begin another year of school and to clean up the mess from having them home all summer! Now that they will be gone during the day, this is a great time to get their rooms cleaned and organized. Continue reading

Granite Countertop Tips for Clarksville Homeowners

An increasing number of kitchens in Clarksville, Maryland have granite countertops. Granite is a beautiful and durable countertop material. However, since it is a natural stone material, there are special considerations regarding its cleaning and care. Below we’ve listed some some tips for keeping your granite countertop looking as beautiful as the day it was installed. Continue reading

Tips For Keeping Cool In The August Heat

August can be hot in Howard County and you need a way to stay cool if you want to get anything done around your house. Instead of racking up those high electric bills turning on the air conditioning or fans all day, there are other tricks to keep you cool that are much less inexpensive. Use these tips when you get too warm doing chores around your Columbia, Clarksville, or Elkridge home. Continue reading

Keeping Howard County Clean and Green!

A few decades ago if you said you “buy green” you probably would have received some strange looks. Now, the majority of people, even in a down economy still say they buy green. A study done in 2009 by Green Seal revealed that 82% of consumers are still buying green. However, when it comes to cleaning products, not everyone has gotten on the green bandwagon. Only 58% of the consumers in the same study said they buy green to clean. Continue reading