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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Hiring a Residential Cleaning Service

When you have a busy schedule or just need a bit of help around the house, residential cleaning services are an ideal solution. These services provide you with a way to make sure your home stays clean on a regular basis. When you don’t have to worry about cleaning, you free up time to do…
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The Scent of Home: How Our Maid Service Can Help (and Not Hurt)

In our last blog, we responded to a customer who mentioned how nice her house smelled after we left. The four little words — “and smelled nice too” — gave us the inspiration for this blog. As lovely as a clean home looks, the elation of seeing it can be diminished if the smell of your…
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Happy Groundhog’s Day! We Predict Six More Weeks of Dirty Boots

No matter what the groundhog says, we have at least another month of winter and snow here in Illinois. This time of year, it always seems like just when we think we made it to springtime, another winter storm blows through. Which means there are more reasons than ever to get weekly cleanings with our maid service. Dirty…
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Spring Cleaning: More Than Clearing Out The Cobwebs

How long has it been since you’ve opened all of your windows and doors? Several months, we’re sure. Over the course of a long winter season, a home can become quite stuffy. There’s nothing better than a good spring cleaning to remedy that. You might have been dusting on a weekly basis throughout the winter…
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Happy Thanksgiving! Now, Call Us for House Cleaning Service

The anticipation is over: Thanksgiving is here! When Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone always dreams about the perfect dinner table in the dining room. What is traditionally a time for food, friends, and family also becomes a time for cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! If You’re Hosting (pre-show!): If you are the host for Thanksgiving, we’re guessing you…
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Ready for That 4th of July Party? Call Us On the 3rd or 5th

We’re nearing the end of June, which means the 4th of July is right around the corner. You may be going to one of the local firework shows, celebrating at a friend’s or family’s house, or (if you’re brave) you have decided to host the fun at your house. If you decided to host the party this…
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The Advantages of Our Last Minute Cleaning Service

Once you use Happy Maids, we’re sure that you’re going to invite us back again and again. You’ll want to schedule standing appointments to keep the clean going. But, even still, there are times when our weekly or bi-weekly appointments are just not enough. Maybe you have relatives visiting, maybe it was just a particularly hectic…
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Are You Moving This Spring? Leave the Cleaning to Us!

If you’re moving this spring, you’ve got a lot to think about. Not only do you need to make sure you pack everything securely and double-check that the movers will arrive on time, you’ve also got a new home and a new life to start settling into. …Oh, and I hope you didn’t forget you…
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How We Handle Move-out Cleaning and Post Construction Cleaning

With a name like Happy Maids, you might think that all we do is house cleaning services. Sure, we handle your basic house cleaning needs, offering regular or as needed services. We also offer specialty cleaning services that many people don’t think of until they’re in need. Happy Maids offers Move-in / Move-out Cleanings and…
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Give Thanks to your Host During the Holidays

During the holidays, if you’re not hosting, you’re likely heading to a friend or family member’s home for celebrations. You might have one destination, or maybe several visits to make. No matter how long you’re going to stick around, whether you stay the night or visit for a week, there’s one gift that you should…
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Happy Holidays! Here’s How We Can Help You Through the Season

We hope you’re having an excellent start to the holiday season here in the Chicago area. It’s great to spend extra time with the family, and we’re pretty sure you’d rather be doing that than spending all of your time cleaning (as if you have time to do so anyways). The holidays are always fun…
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The Advantages of Weekly Cleanings With Our Maid Service

While every customer enjoys the benefits Happy Maids cleaning service offers, weekly customers have a few more perks to enjoy. Customers who schedule weekly cleanings are guaranteed the same team coming to their home each week. Customers who schedule monthly or on an as-needed basis can make requests, but cannot be guaranteed a specific team’s availability. Weekly…
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5 Things Happy Maids Won’t Do During Your House Cleaning Service

We talk a lot about the fantastic cleaning services that we offer, such as regular service, move in cleaning, move out cleaning, post construction cleaning, and office cleaning. You may be thinking that Happy Maids does it all. But, you’ll be surprised to hear there are a few things we just won’t do during your house…
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Let Happy Maids Cleaning Service Free Up Your Time

We often talk about what you could be doing instead of cleaning your own house or apartment. As we’ve said before, “Think of all the time you’ll have by not having to do your own maid service. Why waste all your energy on cleaning when you could be doing something else?” We got thinking… why…
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A happy family of two boys and their parents sitting on the wood floor in their new home surrounded by cardboard moving boxes.

Why Use a Move-in Cleaning Service Before Living In Your Next Home

Congratulations! You’re moving into a new house or apartment. You’re really excited to move in, and when you arrive, it looks like the previous tenants cleaned up after themselves. The counters are clean, the carpets look vacuumed, and the bathrooms look fine. Time to move in, right? Well, not so fast. Think twice before you…
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Happy Maids Cleaning Service Handles It All

Here at Happy Maids cleaning service, we accommodate as many customers as possible by servicing a large region of the Chicago land area. We’re dedicated to bringing the ultimate maid service to areas including Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, and Algonquin. Check out the full list of areas we offer services. Happy Maids can handle…
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Give the Gift of House Cleaning from Happy Maids

The Gift of House Cleaning At first, the idea of giving a gift certificate for a cleaning services might seem like an insult. Are you saying “hey, I noticed that you house is a mess. It’s obvious you can’t handle your own cleaning, so you need this.” But more often than not, that’s not the…
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A Top Rated Local Review of Our House Cleaning Services

From time to time, we highlight some of the comments of our customers, as they bring their house cleaning experiences to light. Here at Happy Maids we’re proud to participate in the Top Rated Local™ program. This is one of the few review sites where a reviewer has to be verified as someone you’ve actually…
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Welcome to Happy Maids, Offering the Ultimate in Cleaning Services

We’d like to welcome you to the all-new Happy Maids website and blog. You’re going to learn so much about the cleaning services that we offer, and some of the many reasons we’re one of the best cleaning companies in the Chicagoland area. But, let’s start off with the basics…what are we here for, and…
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Spring Cleaning Check-list

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Outdoors the sun is shining, and the snow is finally melting. Patches of green grass tease us that spring is finally here. Every year in our house we do a thorough spring cleaning to make the transition from winter to spring even more enjoyable! I thought it would be…
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5 Reasons to Clean Your House (No, Not You Mother in Law Visiting)

1)You’ll have a more clear and focused mind! When your home is clean, organized, and free of clutter, your mind will feel the same. It’s a subconscious thing that most people tend to work around. If you’re living and working in a cluttered area, your mind won’t be able to think at its peak performance level.…
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Why Happy Maids is Better than an Individual Housekeeper

It may not seem like a big issue to hire an individual housekeeper over a professional cleaning service; after all you are saving a few dollars right? What better deal could you ask for? Well, unfortunately there are a few issues you might have over looked, and here are a few of them. Reliable Service…
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Pumpkin Carving and Clean-up Made Easy

One of the staples of the fall holidays is the tradition of carving pumpkins. While we all look forward to this fun family activity, the task of setting up and cleaning up after the fun can be a little daunting. But, with a few tips and tricks from Happy Maids, you can make pumpkin carving…
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Happy Valentines! Say “I Love You” All the Time With Weekly Cleaning Service

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and there’s very little middle ground when it comes to people’s plans…either they have the most romantic, gift-filled day imaginable or they’ll be scrambling until the last minute looking for that last box of chocolates from the corner store. Flowers are common, chocolates are common, jewelry is common. What’s…
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The You’re-Not-in-a-Relationship Valentines Day Blog About Maid Service

How heartless of us! We just wrote a Valentine’s Day blog all about how weekly maid service can be a great Valentine’s Day gift and can strengthen a relationship. But we failed to mention how maid service can actually help you foster romantic relationships. Seem far-fetched? Here are a few things to consider. More time for personal…
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Why Commercial Cleaning Services Are Necessary for Your Business

As your business grows, emptying the trash cans is much more easily left to professionals. That’s not even mentioning the company bathroom, which more and more people are using all the time. So you, the owner, are obviously reaping the benefits of commercial maid service…but who else is it for? Employees: Employees need a clean…
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Top 3 Safety Advantage of Hiring Maid Service for Weekly Cleaning

We’ve talked quite a bit about the many reasons you might want to hire a maid service, but we haven’t really talked about the health reasons. Can maid service really save you from injury and sickness? Lifting – How’s your back? Are you accustomed to taking the vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs. Are…
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Spring Is Here, But Opening Your Windows Brings Problems

Spring is certainly one of the nicest parts of the year to live in the Chicago area. You don’t have to worry about sliding around on the streets in the middle of winter or keeping dehydrated in the heat and humidity. You’ll probably be opening your windows quite a bit to air out your home…
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A Quick Response to One of Our Maid Service Customer Reviews

Every so often we like to take a look at our reviews and respond to the comments we find. Today we’ve got one from Denise, who lives in Hoffman Estates. Denise gets our weekly maid service and seems to be pretty pleased with what she sees. “I’ve utilized the expert services of Happy Maids for…
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Who’s Doing All the Maid Service in Movies?

Over at the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) they’ve got a feature that lets you sort movies according to keywords. So when you do that for the word “maid,” 1,890 movies have been tagged! That’s not to say every one of those movies is about maid service, it simply means that a maid appears in some…
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There’s a Reason It’s Called Spring Cleaning

If you’re like most people, you felt a bit confined by the recent winter. There just weren’t that many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, so you probably felt trapped at work and at home. Winter just isn’t the time you want to deep clean your house. If you’re not someone who hires…
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3 Great Reasons to Get Our Service to Handle Post Construction Cleaning

If you’ve recently had some sort of construction project in your home or office, it’s very likely that there’s been quite a bit of mess left over. While the two-by-four scraps and nails were probably cleaned up by the construction company, it’s unlikely that they took care of the smallest problems…the fine layer of dust…
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Move Out Cleaning: 4 Reasons It’s So Important to Use a Maid Service

No matter how clean people are, there’s always something that needs to be deep cleaned once a house or apartment is vacated. Tubs are dirty, there’s dust left behind after the washer and dryer are moved, and walls get scuffed when the couch heads toward the moving van. That’s where a professional maid service comes…
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4 Advantages of Choosing Happy Maids for Your Weekly Cleaning Service

Many companies can claim that they have the best house cleaning around and that they provide the best weekly cleaning service. But before you look at any other cleaning company, think about these four advantages you can get with Happy Maids. On Time We know that you want us there on time, so we do…
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4 Important Reasons You Should Call Happy Maids for Your Home Cleaning Needs

In our last blog we wrote about a few of the reasons that you should go with Happy Maids for you maid cleaning services. These included our easy scheduling, our dedication to being on time, sending the same employees time after time, and the ease with which you can communicate with them. Those are certainly…
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We’re There for Weekly Cleaning… Is that Enough?

So let’s saying you’re getting weekly cleaning from Happy Maids, and you’re really pleased with our cleaning service. But life happens, and the kids, the spouse, and the pets all seem to conspire to find ways to make your house dirty again before professional cleaning day comes around again. It’s unlikely that you’ll want us…
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The Tasks Our Cleaning Service Needs to Leave to You

We once wrote a blog about all of the stuff that we won’t do when you hire us for weekly cleaning service. For instance, we won’t make you feel uncomfortable in your own home, we won’t be late, and we won’t switch up the schedule unless there’s an emergency. In that blog we also talked about how…
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And Now A Word From Our Cleaning Services Customers!

Here’s something we haven’t done for a while. Let’s take a look at some of the reviews we’ve gotten from customers and find out what they’re saying about us. We’ll address any concerns and consider any advice they might have for how we can make Happy Maids the best maid service around. “I’ve been using…
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Moving? We Can Help You Get More Money For You Home

you’re moving, we hope you’re still staying in the Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, or Algonquin area. We wouldn’t want to lose you as a house cleaning customer! With any luck, you’re just moving to a bigger house and sticking around. We’ll update our records and be in your next house for maid service whenever you need…
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3 More Dirty Places in Your Home that You’re Not Even Thinking About

In our last blog we were talking about the places in your kitchen that could be making you sick without even knowing it. Of course, not everything that can harm your health is in your kitchen. Here are a few more places our weekly cleaning service can take care of. DOORKNOBS AND SWITCHES One of the most under-cleaned…
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3 Dirty Places in Your Kitchen that Our Maid Service Can Make Clean Again

If you haven’t had maid service recently, there are dirty places in your kitchen. We mean no offence, it’s just a fact of life. As a professional apartment and house cleaning service, Happy Maids thinks about these places considerably more than you do. After all, it’s what we do all the time, day in and…
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Why You’ll Want Weekly Cleaning Services Heading Into Winter

Now that September is coming to a close and the weather will be getting considerably colder, you’re going to be opening up your home’s windows less and less. For four or five months the cold weather will make you keep your windows closed, and that means that you’re trapped inside with whatever you let in…
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You Have No Idea How Dirty These Three Parts of Your Kitchen Are

Your kitchen is dirty. Please don’t take offense, but if you haven’t been using a cleaning company to clean your kitchen, there are a few specific parts of your kitchen that seldom get that deep cleaning they need. Sometimes the reason is that you’re simply so used to the way it looks that you can’t…
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3 parts of your bathroom that are dirtier than you think

In our previous blog, we focused on three parts of the kitchen that remain dirty even after homeowners clean them: the sides of the refrigerator, the stovetop, and the underside of the sink faucet. As a professional maid service, we often notice these areas that many people miss in their own home cleaning endeavors, and…
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Why Your Home is So Much Cleaner After a Professional House Cleaning

If there’s one thing we hear again and again after someone has experienced their first professional house cleaning, it’s this: “I didn’t know my house could look this clean!” And the fact is, they’re not imagining things. Yes, they left their home dirty and came home to it clean, but it’s not just the sudden…
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The Pros and Cons of Being a Family-Owned Cleaning Company

We’re often asked if we are a franchise, and the answer is a proud “no.” We understand why people ask; after all, our name is similar to another company that is a franchise. But the fact is that we’ve actually been in business three years longer than that other company and plan to be around long after…
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Having a Halloween Party? You’re Going to Need a Cleaning Service!

It’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls, the time when tricks and treats will run rampant across Schaumburg, Algonquin, and Arlington Heights. Sure, you’ll be opening the door to the neighborhood children on October 31, but what if you’re having a Halloween Party on October 29, which is the Saturday before Halloween when most…
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Responses to More of Our Maid Service’s Customer Reviews

One thing we like to do every so often is to respond to some of our customers reviews. After all, these customers have taken the time from their busy schedule to tell the world about us, so the least we can do is get back to them and let them know that we’re listening. Let’s…
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Call A Professional Cleaning Service In time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming, and we hope you’re getting excited. If you’re hosting, there’s so much for you to do. First there’s the shopping to find that perfect turkey, the right stuffing, the fluffiest rolls, and the cranberry sauce that makes that perfect “schlllllllorp!” sound when it slides out of the can. It’s a lot of…
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Are You Ready for Your Cleaning Service During the December Holidays?

Are you recovered from Thanksgiving yet? We sure hope so, because here come the December holidays! Those of you who are celebrating Christmas have just 20 days until the big day, and if you’re hosting you probably have even fewer days until your friends and relatives show up. Luckily, Happy Maids has the maid service…
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Don’t Underestimate the Gift of Home Cleaning This Holiday Season

Many of you out there reading this blog already know the joys of home cleaning. Instead of having to deal with the dirty stuff, all you have to do is contact a cleaning company like Happy Maids and we’ll take care of your entire home. So when you have something great in your life like…
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How to Make Your Cleaning Routine More Green

Cleaning your home is an arduous task. Making sure that your efforts meet green cleaning standards can be even more challenging. However, many people make environmental friendliness one of their top priorities. If you have a young child or pet, this concern can be even greater. Before embarking on your next deep cleaning, here are…
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Free Up Your Summer Days By Streamlining Your Cleaning Routine

With warm summer weather and plenty of outdoor activities on the horizon, who wants to spend their entire summer indoors cleaning? At the same time, it is difficult to relax at the end of a day of sun and fun when your home is hidden under a layer of grime. Luckily, five easy steps can…
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