Take care of yourself with Molly Maid {Giveaway}

*Update: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating!*

Thank you Molly Maid for sponsoring this post. Take care of yourself and your home with great tips from Molly Maid and the Cleaning Tips Institute! #MollyMaidTips


For as long as I have been working outside of the home full-time, I have always wanted to hire a maid service to help me to maintain the cleanliness of our home. There is only so much cleaning that I can get done during the evenings and on the weekends around here. Besides, I would much rather spend the majority of my free time having fun with my family, gardening in my backyard, painting my latest furniture find or even watching a movie!

It is not that I mind cleaning so much. I just find that there is not enough time to get everything done that I want to. As a result my cleaning usually gets put on the backburner!  I also am blessed with two wonderful children so keeping things clean and organized around our house has become my biggest challenge yet. Those of you with children can probably relate to this; kids can make messes faster than they can be cleaned up sometimes!



When I think of cleaning services, Molly Maid is the first name that comes to mind for me. They have been known as a reputable company for so many years! Recently, I have been seriously contemplating hiring a maid service to help me with the cleaning and to help maintain my sanity. I decided to pop over to the Molly Maid website to see what was new. One thing that really surprised me was that Molly Maid has cleaning tips videos on their website? I had no idea they had this! So helpful!

Out of the 11 videos that they have on their website, the video below is my favourite as I have been trying to get my kids to help out more around the house. Molly Maid has the right idea! Team work is the only way we are going to get things in order around our house once again and keep it that way. Thanks Molly Maid!


 All Hands on Deck: How to Get your Kids Involved in Cleaning


Two other videos I found to be very helpful was the one on Coffee Table Crop Signs and also the one on Dirty Dishes Dirty Sink. My kids are forever leaving water marks on my furniture when they help themselves to a drink (they forget to use coasters most of the time!) so it is great to know how to get rid of those pesky watermarks on my sidetables. As well, around our house dirty dishes tend to collect very quickly, sometimes even overflowing the sink. It is so nice to know how to keep the dishes in order and the kitchen sink clean and sparkling.

I need to talk it over more with my husband, but I would really like to hire Molly Maid in the near future to help out with some of the cleaning that tends to not get done as often it should around here such as cleaning the bathrooms, washing the windows and keeping up with the seasonal cleaning.  Having Molly Maid come in to do the deep cleaning, even once a month, would help us out so much!

Have you ever hired a maid service before? How was your experience? Is it something that you would do again?


I am so excited for our first giveaway on the blog!  Here are the details…


Molly Maid has generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a “Take Care of You” gift pack (a $50 value)! It includes a nail file, foot pumice scrub, microfiber cleaner, and more!


Giveaway Rules
Win a “Take Care of You” gift pack from Molly Maid ($50 value)!

This sweepstakes will end June 14th at 11:59 PM PT, so enter now! A winner will be selected randomly from the comments on June 14th and contacted via email, at which time the winner will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information before a new winner is selected. Please make sure you’ve provided an email address where you can be contacted!


Enter up to five times by doing each of the following:


  • One Entry – Tweet about the Molly Maid sweepstakes (you can even use one of the handy-dandy Tweets below, if you like) and leave a comment here with either the Tweet or the URL to the Tweet. Please be sure to tag your Tweet with #MollyMaidTips.
  • One Entry – Tweet out the URL to one of the Molly Cleaning Institute videos and leave a comment here with either the Tweet or the URL to the Tweet. Please be sure to tag your Tweet with #MollyMaidTips.
  • One Entry – Post about this sweepstakes on Facebook, and leave a comment here saying what you posted. Please tag the post with the #MollyMaidTips hashtag.
  • One Entry – Write a blog post including at least one of the videos, and  – you guessed it — leave a comment here with the URL to the blog post.
  • One Entry – Just leave a comment on this blog post telling us about your favorite cleaning tips. They could potentially be included in a future video!


Sample Tweet: I just entered to win a gift pack from Molly Maid! You can too! http://bit.ly/LdmRAz #MollyMaidTips

Sample Tweet: I just learned a new cleaning trick, courtesy of Molly Maid. Check it out for yourself! http://bit.ly/LdmRAz #MollyMaidTips


This contest ends at 11:59 PT on June 14th, 2012


Good luck!


Enjoy the rest of your day!





Sponsored posts are purely editorial content that we are pleased to have presented by a participating sponsor. Advertisers do not produce the content. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.




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  1. Leslee in TN

    I just learned a new cleaning trick, courtesy of Molly Maid. Check it out for yourself! http://bit.ly/LdmRAz #MollyMaidTips

    Read more: http://hookedondecorating.com/take-care-of-yourself-giveaway-from-molly-maid/#ixzz1xDlwEiyv

  2. Leslee in TN

    Just posted the Molly Maids website and tips on Facebook too! #MollyMaidTips hashtag

    1. Carrie

      Hi Leslee, your e-mail address is not showing up so if you win the giveaway, I have no way to contact you. Can you please send me your e-mail address or post it here?
      Thanks a lot,

  3. Sarah Blake

    Best cleaning tip I have is not to underestimate the use of dish washing liquid :) So many people don’t think to use it on anything BUT dishes, but it works so well to spot clean stains on clothing. Spill tomato sauce? It’ll clean it. Chocolate? Yup. Grease? Sure. Since it’s formulated to fight those things on dishes, it works on fabric too!

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