Keeping Driveways Clean Makes Homes More Appealing

Keeping Driveways Clean Makes Homes More Appealing

Driveways aren’t at the top of most house cleaning to-do lists, but they are an important aspect of your home’s exterior that requires regular care and maintenance.  Let’s take a look at some simple tips for keeping driveways clean:   Items Needed for...
Winter House Cleaning and Organization

Winter House Cleaning and Organization

One of the best parts about winter is staying warm inside a cozy house. While winter is not the season most commonly associated with cleaning, it might be the one best suited for it. Winter house cleaning is the perfect way to keep your body active and your home snug...
Prepping Your Home to Sell — Checklist Included

Prepping Your Home to Sell — Checklist Included

So you’ve made the decision of selling your house. Take your time to assess your priorities to better the outcome of selling your home. This isn’t the best time for a new roof or a bathroom remodel; these types of improvements add value, but not big enough to...
Safety Month Encourages Awareness

Safety Month Encourages Awareness

Safety Month is held nationwide in the U.S. throughout the month of June. In fact, the National Safety Council has several online programs designed to create awareness of some of the dangers we all face—and how to prevent them or react properly to them—in order to...
The Basics: Preparing Your Home for Sale

The Basics: Preparing Your Home for Sale

It’s a well-known fact that spring is the peak season for those looking to buy and sell homes. If you have a home for sale during this time, there will be a lot of competition. This is especially true if you have a Portland home for sale as our region is...
3 Areas in Your Home at Risk of Deterioration

3 Areas in Your Home at Risk of Deterioration

Being a homeowner is a big responsibility. You’ve made an investment in something huge, maybe the biggest thing you’ll ever buy. It only makes sense to maintain this investment so it not only stays safe to live in, but also retains its value. Here are...
How to Remove Mold from Windows

How to Remove Mold from Windows

Mold grows in damp environments, making windows an excellent place for it to flourish. Although windows are made for keeping moisture out of your home, the actual window itself may be very damp from all the condensation it accumulates. Luckily, we can show you how to...
Halloween Starts the Holidays

Halloween Starts the Holidays

Trick or Treat? With Halloween, it can be hard to tell. The treat is the candy, the costumes, and all the fun. The tricky part is the mess, clean-up, and the knowledge that the busiest time of year is right around the corner. We here at Maids by Trade think you can...
Halloween: Keep Your Home as Sweet as Candy

Halloween: Keep Your Home as Sweet as Candy

Halloween is coming up and Maids by Trade is very excited! Costumes, themed parties, special concerts, crazy food, and fun events make this holiday one of our favorites. Halloween also roughly marks the halfway point of fall, with September in the rearview mirror and...
4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Summer brings many joys, including the freedom to appreciate a clean house and step out into the warmth of the sun. Sooner or later however, everyone gets a little worn out from the heat, and the refreshing cool of fall weather slides in. Along with the departure of...
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