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Do You Tip House Cleaners? When To Tip Your Maid Service

Tipping maids and house cleaners is a common but inconsistent practice. You may be the type to leave a few dollars in a hotel room for the housekeepers, but do you tip house cleaners?  Some companies have a no-tipping policy, while others provide guidelines for clients who support gratuity. Even still, many professional house cleaning […]

Cleaning House for Company: Quick Tips to Clean for Guests

You just got off the phone and learned that company is heading your way: maybe right now, maybe in a few days after a sudden change in holiday plans. Either way, you suddenly realize your home looks like a bomb went off, and you need to get your house cleaned fast! Never fear! The pros […]

Best Way to Dust Properly: Cleaning Advice From the Pros

There are some inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and dusting. While dusting may not be high on your list of concerns, you should make time for it as part of your weekly cleaning checklist.  Dusting is easy to ignore – for a time. Eventually, you will start seeing layers of dust collecting on surfaces, and […]

10 Best Mirror Cleaning Hacks for a Spotless Mirror

If you put in the effort to keep your bathroom looking spick and span, these mirror cleaning hacks will save you the dingy reflection of a dirty mirror. The same goes for any room in your house. Mirrors are a great way to make rooms feel more spacious and illuminated, but they can have the […]

How to Clean Baseboards: 5 Easy Cleaning Hacks

While you probably won’t get many compliments on your baseboards, having a dusty frame around your home can give it a dingy look and feel. Since you probably don’t have a lot of experience on how to clean baseboards, you may not know the best way to get them looking fresh and clean. The cleaning […]

How Often Should You Clean Your Bathroom? Advice From the Experts

The only thing worse than having to clean the bathroom is a dirty bathroom. While it can be easy to put off by saying you’ll do it next week, it only gets harder the longer you wait. Not only that, but longer gaps between cleanings mean exposing your family to more germs, mold, and mildew.  […]

How to Deep Clean Your Fridge Like a Pro in 14 Steps

If you want to deep clean your entire fridge like a pro without actually hiring a maid service, there are some things you should know before getting started.  The right deep clean fridge spray and a list of steps will help you tackle the job quickly and thoroughly.  Whether you are looking for DIY fridge […]

The Complete Cleaning Supplies List You Need for Your Home

We all want to come home to a nice, clean home. If you’re unsure how to get everything clean or what you need, you’ve come to the right place! Our professional cleaners share their cleaning tips, and now we’ve put together a basic house cleaning supply list that is perfect for residential and commercial cleaning. […]

Best Way to Clean Microwave: DIY Tips & Tricks

We’ve all gotten used to warming up and cooking food in our microwave ovens. With all that use, the inside of your microwave can get pretty gross – especially if you don’t know how to clean it.  Don’t worry – the professional cleaners from Upstairs Downstairs are sharing their tips for the best way to […]

What Is the Best Way to Clean Dog Hair Off Hardwood Floors?

If you’re like most families, your dog is part of your family. They’re all over your house, and so is their hair. Because of that, you’re looking for the best way to clean dog hair off hardwood floors.  The professional cleaners from Upstairs Downstairs are going to share some tips to help keep your hardwood […]