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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You Can Help

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Lives are forever changed as the result of a cancer diagnosis. Families spring into action, anxious to begin treatment, while all are understandably filled with worry. The experience of having life turned upside down is one that 276,400 American women with a breast cancer diagnosis, face every year. 

The reality of living with cancer is that daily life becomes about treatment; conversations become centered on doctor’s appointments, weighing options, side effects, medications, and “what ifs.” Inevitably, many other life to-dos fall to the wayside. 

This is where a strong support system comes in. Given the prevalence of breast cancer, it’s likely that someone in your life will be diagnosed. Here are a few ideas for how you can best provide support and spread awareness.

  • Offer specific, tangible help. Instead of saying, “let me know if there’s anything I can do,” suggest ways that you can assist, and then let them choose. For example, you might say, “I’d like to bring dinner over. Which day next week would be convenient for you?” or, “I’m headed to the store; what can I get you?” People who are grappling with cancer don’t have the time or energy to delegate, so the most specific help you can offer is best.

  • In the realm of help, there’s no better gift than that of a clean home. Buying your friend or loved one a gift certificate to The Maids is a simple way to make their life easier, while showing you care.

  • Listen. Listen to their plans, concerns, fears, and hopes. This is not the time to share a story of your best friend’s cousin or offer treatment advice; this is the time to listen intently and acknowledge their feelings.

  • Donate to an organization that provides early detection services, education, and support to women who are battling the disease. Learn more about the National Breast Cancer Foundation here.

  • Volunteer to walk or sponsor a walker at a fundraiser, such as the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

  • If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, consider joining a support group. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers a virtual support group that meets once a month. Connect with others who are walking similar journeys.

  • Get a mammogram. Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for screening frequency.

  • Share stories from women who’ve been there. Read about their lives, their struggles, and their hopes. Social media is more powerful than ever; use your own personal platform to educate others and encourage early detection.

How The Maids Supports Breast Cancer Patients 

Battling breast cancer can exhaust the patient in many ways, leaving little energy for much else. That’s one of the reasons The Maids participates in Cleaning For A Reason, an organization that provides free cleaning services for women undergoing cancer treatment. The program has served more than 40,000 women with almost $14 million in donated house cleanings.  

We take away the worry of cleaning while making their homes a place of comfort to heal and invite others in. Patients can register for a free cleaning from the Cleaning For A Reason website.  

This month, find a way to spread awareness and support those who are affected by breast cancer. Donate to Cleaning For A Reason, or use your time to support a patient in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You Can Help

breast-cancer-awareness-month:-how-you-can-help

Lives are forever changed as the result of a cancer diagnosis. Families spring into action, anxious to begin treatment, while all are understandably filled with worry. The experience of having life turned upside down is one that 276,400 American women with a breast cancer diagnosis, face every year. 

The reality of living with cancer is that daily life becomes about treatment; conversations become centered on doctor’s appointments, weighing options, side effects, medications, and “what ifs.” Inevitably, many other life to-dos fall to the wayside. 

This is where a strong support system comes in. Given the prevalence of breast cancer, it’s likely that someone in your life will be diagnosed. Here are a few ideas for how you can best provide support and spread awareness.

  • Offer specific, tangible help. Instead of saying, “let me know if there’s anything I can do,” suggest ways that you can assist, and then let them choose. For example, you might say, “I’d like to bring dinner over. Which day next week would be convenient for you?” or, “I’m headed to the store; what can I get you?” People who are grappling with cancer don’t have the time or energy to delegate, so the most specific help you can offer is best.

  • In the realm of help, there’s no better gift than that of a clean home. Buying your friend or loved one a gift certificate to The Maids is a simple way to make their life easier, while showing you care.

  • Listen. Listen to their plans, concerns, fears, and hopes. This is not the time to share a story of your best friend’s cousin or offer treatment advice; this is the time to listen intently and acknowledge their feelings.

  • Donate to an organization that provides early detection services, education, and support to women who are battling the disease. Learn more about the National Breast Cancer Foundation here.

  • Volunteer to walk or sponsor a walker at a fundraiser, such as the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

  • If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, consider joining a support group. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers a virtual support group that meets once a month. Connect with others who are walking similar journeys.

  • Get a mammogram. Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for screening frequency.

  • Share stories from women who’ve been there. Read about their lives, their struggles, and their hopes. Social media is more powerful than ever; use your own personal platform to educate others and encourage early detection.

How The Maids Supports Breast Cancer Patients 

Battling breast cancer can exhaust the patient in many ways, leaving little energy for much else. That’s one of the reasons The Maids participates in Cleaning For A Reason, an organization that provides free cleaning services for women undergoing cancer treatment. The program has served more than 40,000 women with almost $14 million in donated house cleanings.  

We take away the worry of cleaning while making their homes a place of comfort to heal and invite others in. Patients can register for a free cleaning from the Cleaning For A Reason website.  

This month, find a way to spread awareness and support those who are affected by breast cancer. Donate to Cleaning For A Reason, or use your time to support a patient in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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The Maids: Find Out Why We’re the Best in the Business

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International Housekeeping Week recognizes the immensely important work and expertise of the profession. Housekeepers everywhere, such as The Maids, work hard to ensure that they’re exceeding clients’ expectations and leaving homes exceptionally clean.

In celebration of our favorite “holiday,” The Maids is looking to expand our professional family and add members to our team. Take a look at what sets us apart.

Our Story: 

The Maids was born in Omaha, Nebraska, with the hope of making residential cleaning available for everyone. With the recognizable, yellow company car and small teams, The Maids created a positive reputation based on word of mouth.

Since 1979, The Maids has expanded to over 180 franchises in 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities. Our company is considered a leader in residential cleaning, and we still adhere to the same goal created by our founder, Daniel J. Bishop.

Our Approach:

After studying the efficacy of cleaning processes, The Maids determined that team cleaning was the most efficient procedure. Today’s model is built on that research.

Over thirty years ago, The Maids became the first home cleaning service to clean specifically for health; we implemented the use of products that were both environmentally friendly and effective. Our unique 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System set new standards within the industry.

Our Benefits: 

Team members at The Maids enjoy a variety of professional perks, including competitive wages and benefits, reliable hours (with no weekend work), hands-on training, and advancement opportunities. Our team members are also equipped with professional uniforms and free transportation to homes. Among the many benefits of working for us is the feeling that you’re part of something bigger; our team members are like family, and we strive to create a fun and friendly work environment for all.

With our years of experience, stellar reputation, and awesome benefits, what’s not to love? Begin your career journey by applying to The Maids today.

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The Maids: Find Out Why We’re the Best in the Business

the-maids:-find-out-why-we’re-the-best-in-the-business

International Housekeeping Week recognizes the immensely important work and expertise of the profession. Housekeepers everywhere, such as The Maids, work hard to ensure that they’re exceeding clients’ expectations and leaving homes exceptionally clean.

In celebration of our favorite “holiday,” The Maids is looking to expand our professional family and add members to our team. Take a look at what sets us apart.

Our Story: 

The Maids was born in Omaha, Nebraska, with the hope of making residential cleaning available for everyone. With the recognizable, yellow company car and small teams, The Maids created a positive reputation based on word of mouth.

Since 1979, The Maids has expanded to over 180 franchises in 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities. Our company is considered a leader in residential cleaning, and we still adhere to the same goal created by our founder, Daniel J. Bishop.

Our Approach:

After studying the efficacy of cleaning processes, The Maids determined that team cleaning was the most efficient procedure. Today’s model is built on that research.

Over thirty years ago, The Maids became the first home cleaning service to clean specifically for health; we implemented the use of products that were both environmentally friendly and effective. Our unique 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System set new standards within the industry.

Our Benefits: 

Team members at The Maids enjoy a variety of professional perks, including competitive wages and benefits, reliable hours (with no weekend work), hands-on training, and advancement opportunities. Our team members are also equipped with professional uniforms and free transportation to homes. Among the many benefits of working for us is the feeling that you’re part of something bigger; our team members are like family, and we strive to create a fun and friendly work environment for all.

With our years of experience, stellar reputation, and awesome benefits, what’s not to love? Begin your career journey by applying to The Maids today.

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Let The Maids Get You Back-to-School Ready

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There is so much on our minds (and our to-do lists) as we embark on back-to-school season. Especially this year, lengthy logistics are accruing- right next to that pile of clutter on the counters. 

Let’s face it- cleaning the house takes time, and time is not plentiful right now. Ironically, sometimes even the thought of hiring help just feels like another “to do.” The good news is The Maids has a cleaning service that’s perfect for families with little time and lots of stress, and that’s the Same Day Clean.

One of the advantages of the Same Day Clean is that you don’t need to clean before the cleaners. Don’t be embarrassed; we’ve seen it all, and we’re ready to assist. Leave your home as it is, and allow us to help get it together.

We know you don’t have all day, and we understand that having people in your home is inconvenient. That’s why our cleans are quick. With a team of trained professionals, The Maids can get the job done in as little as an hour. Gone are the days where you have to vacate your home for an entire day; just run an errand or two, go on a walk, or stay home. We can work around you.

With proper equipment and professional-grade disinfectant, our teams are both efficient and effective.

We prioritize safety for both our team members and our clients. As such, our protocols put everyone at ease. In addition to using professional-grade disinfectant, we disinfect cleaning tools and use fresh microfiber cloths for each home. 

We guarantee you’ll be happy with the results. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we haven’t met your expectation, just contact us within 24 hours, and we’ll send out a team to re-clean it. That’s just how confident we are.

Get off on the right foot by beginning this school year with a clean and healthy home. We’re ready to tackle last-minute messes, so you don’t have to stress about scheduling. With the help of The Maids, your home is sure to earn a perfect grade.

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Let The Maids Get You Back-to-School Ready

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There is so much on our minds (and our to-do lists) as we embark on back-to-school season. Especially this year, lengthy logistics are accruing- right next to that pile of clutter on the counters. 

Let’s face it- cleaning the house takes time, and time is not plentiful right now. Ironically, sometimes even the thought of hiring help just feels like another “to do.” The good news is The Maids has a cleaning service that’s perfect for families with little time and lots of stress, and that’s the Same Day Clean.

One of the advantages of the Same Day Clean is that you don’t need to clean before the cleaners. Don’t be embarrassed; we’ve seen it all, and we’re ready to assist. Leave your home as it is, and allow us to help get it together.

We know you don’t have all day, and we understand that having people in your home is inconvenient. That’s why our cleans are quick. With a team of trained professionals, The Maids can get the job done in as little as an hour. Gone are the days where you have to vacate your home for an entire day; just run an errand or two, go on a walk, or stay home. We can work around you.

With proper equipment and professional-grade disinfectant, our teams are both efficient and effective.

We prioritize safety for both our team members and our clients. As such, our protocols put everyone at ease. In addition to using professional-grade disinfectant, we disinfect cleaning tools and use fresh microfiber cloths for each home. 

We guarantee you’ll be happy with the results. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we haven’t met your expectation, just contact us within 24 hours, and we’ll send out a team to re-clean it. That’s just how confident we are.

Get off on the right foot by beginning this school year with a clean and healthy home. We’re ready to tackle last-minute messes, so you don’t have to stress about scheduling. With the help of The Maids, your home is sure to earn a perfect grade.

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Six Benefits of Hiring a Cleaning Service

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This summer may feel different than in those in years past, but the busyness remains. Maybe you’re entertaining your kids, working from home, attending to errands, or taking on some extra projects. Hiring a cleaning service is a terrific time-saver, but there are other practical benefits that come with choosing a recurring cleaning service.

  1. Maintain a healthy living environment. It’s never been more important to keep a hygienic home. But with other responsibilities accruing, it’s easy to neglect the need to regularly disinfect. The Maids will take the task off your plate, and you can feel worry-free about germs on the prowl.

  2. We’ll do the dirty work. Everyone has those chores they just can’t stand. Whether it’s cleaning toilets, dusting ceiling fans, or scrubbing showers, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be able to glance at your shiny clean baseboards without that nagging feeling.

  3. Enjoy family life and free time. With a recurring cleaning service, Saturday mornings won’t feel like drill practice as you delegate tasks to grumpy family members. Enjoy your time together doing what you love; take a walk, watch a movie, or play a game. Everyone can benefit from less cleaning conflict and more family fun.

  4. Keep pet problems at bay. All pet owners know the woes of shedding mitigation. Regular cleanings will help keep your couches, beds, and floor corners free of fur. Our patented Back Pack Vacs with HEPA filtration can eliminate up to 99 percent of allergens, dust, air, bacteria, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants. You’ll be breathing fresh, pet odor-free hair.

  5. We have better equipment and effective training. Even the most skilled neat freaks are not professionally trained. Our team members are equipped with expert technique, effective products (like our EPA registered disinfectant), and the most effective tools. The Maids’ thorough 22-Step Healthy Touch ® Deep Cleaning System ensures that every inch of your home is sparkling. Why do it yourself when you can have it done perfectly?

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We’re so confident in our process that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. At The Maids, we’re proud of our work, and that pride is based on your positive feedback. If any of our customers are unhappy about their clean, we encourage them to call us within 24 hours, and we’ll come back to re-clean it.

Ready to get started? Click HERE for a free estimate.

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Six Benefits of Hiring a Cleaning Service

six-benefits-of-hiring-a-cleaning-service

This summer may feel different than in those in years past, but the busyness remains. Maybe you’re entertaining your kids, working from home, attending to errands, or taking on some extra projects. Hiring a cleaning service is a terrific time-saver, but there are other practical benefits that come with choosing a recurring cleaning service.

  1. Maintain a healthy living environment. It’s never been more important to keep a hygienic home. But with other responsibilities accruing, it’s easy to neglect the need to regularly disinfect. The Maids will take the task off your plate, and you can feel worry-free about germs on the prowl.

  2. We’ll do the dirty work. Everyone has those chores they just can’t stand. Whether it’s cleaning toilets, dusting ceiling fans, or scrubbing showers, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be able to glance at your shiny clean baseboards without that nagging feeling.

  3. Enjoy family life and free time. With a recurring cleaning service, Saturday mornings won’t feel like drill practice as you delegate tasks to grumpy family members. Enjoy your time together doing what you love; take a walk, watch a movie, or play a game. Everyone can benefit from less cleaning conflict and more family fun.

  4. Keep pet problems at bay. All pet owners know the woes of shedding mitigation. Regular cleanings will help keep your couches, beds, and floor corners free of fur. Our patented Back Pack Vacs with HEPA filtration can eliminate up to 99 percent of allergens, dust, air, bacteria, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants. You’ll be breathing fresh, pet odor-free hair.

  5. We have better equipment and effective training. Even the most skilled neat freaks are not professionally trained. Our team members are equipped with expert technique, effective products (like our EPA registered disinfectant), and the most effective tools. The Maids’ thorough 22-Step Healthy Touch ® Deep Cleaning System ensures that every inch of your home is sparkling. Why do it yourself when you can have it done perfectly?

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We’re so confident in our process that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. At The Maids, we’re proud of our work, and that pride is based on your positive feedback. If any of our customers are unhappy about their clean, we encourage them to call us within 24 hours, and we’ll come back to re-clean it.

Ready to get started? Click HERE for a free estimate.

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Hire The Maids to Make Moving More Manageable

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On the big list of life’s most stressful undertakings, moving is definitely up there. Aside from the obvious hassle that comes with sorting all of your belongings into boxes (and later, finding them a place), the logistical and organizational details stockpile. Before you know it, moving day is over, and then you’re really left with a mess: the dusty odds and ends, strewn all over the floor. 

The help of a professional cleaning service is essential to the moving process of moving. In every stage of the relocation game, hiring The Maids will bring you peace of mind when it feels like your life is in pieces.  

Before Moving Out 

If you’re a homeowner looking to get your place on the market, a deep clean is imperative to staging. For listing pictures, open houses, and showings, a professionally cleaned home helps feature the property in the best light. You want potential buyers to be focused on your home’s positive attributes, not the fingerprinted windows and dirty floor corners. 

After Moving Out 

Once the furniture and boxes have been moved, you’re done, right? Wrong. That’s when the real work begins. With no furniture to mask imperfections, your home’s hidden grime really comes to light.  

Most closing contracts require the previous homeowners to clean the home before the new owners move in. If you’re a renter, leaving your place perfectly clean helps guarantee you’ll see your security deposit returned.  

Before Moving In 

In anticipation of unpacking, you want to make sure you’re working with a clean slate- literally and figuratively. A meticulous service by The Maids will ensure your new abode is free of germs, dust, and allergens. With sparkling clean bathrooms, shiny surfaces and floors, you feel confident and ready to transform the place from a new house to a new home.  

Moving is an exhausting endeavor. Let us help, so you can focus solely on moving forward. Get a free estimate here. 

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What We Look For When Hiring

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When we seek to employ new team members at our company, there are several factors taken into consideration. Working for The Maids isn’t just a job; it’s a family. As such, we’re interested in pursuing applicants who will add to our culture of productivity and positivity. 

Think you need to be a housekeeping expert in order to work for us? Think again! Our hands-on career training is designed to prepare team members to perform excellently. Being a natural neat freak helps, but when it comes to cleaning methods and standards, we’ll teach you everything you need to know. 

While technique can be taught, character traits cannot. That’s why we’re looking for individuals who share our values. Below are our potential employees’ three must-have qualities. 

Reliability. 

We provide our clients with outstanding service they can count on. Dependability and timeliness are crucial. The Maids is nationally recognized, and each and every clean helps to support our exceptional, trustworthy reputation. 

Professionalism. 

Our expectations for professionalism includes the ability to respectfully communicate with team members, supervisors, and clients alike. Our Maids family works in teams in order to provide clients with an efficient clean. As such, the ability to collaborate in a friendly environment is of utmost importance.  

Enthusiasm. 

In the workplace, the importance of a can-do attitude cannot be overemphasized. Our fun and friendly company culture relies on each of our team members to continue to contribute their own enthusiasm.  When positive attitudes combine, The Maids teams can turn muddled messes into perfectly clean successes (and have fun doing it)! 

Learn more about our current open positions, the application process, and our superb benefits here. 

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