Entries by Michael Locke

A Sutton Coldfield based cleaning company is celebrating after picking up a prestigious award for their staff members.

Merry Maids of Sutton Coldfield employee, Mandy Edwards picked up the Highly Commended for Employee of the Year Award at the national conference for ServiceMaster limited held in June of this year. Merry Maids of Sutton Coldfield offers premier domestic cleaning services throughout Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth and Walsall and has been operating since 1999. […]

Expert Tips for a Gleaming Bathroom:

We know the bathroom; the dreaded bathroom, may seem like a mammoth task after you’ve forgot to tackle it for a few months. Or maybe you’ve just been putting it off, but we’ve compiled a few means of confronting the mission head on. The mucky tap The sink has the ability to breed the worst […]

Cleaning with Aluminium Foil

Aluminum foil is a staple in most household kitchens, as it comes in handy for everything from wrapping leftovers to lining the drip pans below your stove burners. But did you know you there are many more aluminum foil uses other than cooking and wrapping up extra slices of pizza? You can also use this common […]

Our help guide for the perfect Christmas wrapping

Wrapping gifts can be the stressful part of a lot of people’s Christmas. There’s always that one family member or friend that makes their gifts look like they’re straight out of a magazine but don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide to wrapping gifts. Grab yourself a mulled wine, find yourself a […]

3 Ways To Remove Hand Prints On The Wall

At some point or another, everyone has found (or left) oily fingerprints or handprints on the wall. As you well know, walls that are greasy and smudged are pretty gross, and it’s unlikely that “disgusting” is the look you’re going for in any of the rooms in your home. Have no fear! Learn how to […]

Is it Better to Clean Before or After You go on Holiday?

Everyone loves a holiday and after a few months of hard work – maybe even a whole year – everyone deserves one, too. But when you are off on holiday, there are always things to do: sorting out the packing, organising logistics, buying insurance, even small things like finding out how to remove ink from […]

Do your drains smell? We’ve got you covered!

At some point, everyone has walked into the kitchen only to have their sense of smell attacked by a nasty stench. You probably thought that it was the bin that needed to be taken out. However, upon further inspection, you find that it was the kitchen sink and the smell doesn’t seem to be disappearing! […]

Post-party Stain Removal Strategies

Long summer evenings were made for getting the drinks in and having a few friends over, but the day after is often a different picture. No one wants to spend a whole day scrubbing the carpet when you’re wrestling with a hangover, so how do you tackle sticky reminders of the day or night before […]

Entrepreneur launches domestic cleaning service for Kingston

A Kingston entrepreneur has launched a new business venture of a national, domestic cleaning franchise following a 25 year career in the casino industry. Former Ritz club director Gary Rolfe launched his Merry Maids business after recognising a demand for a reliable, professional and dependable cleaning solution in the Kingston and Greater London area. Looking […]

Kick Wardrobe Clutter With 5 Shoe Organisation Tips

Think about the bottom of your bedroom wardrobe. What does it look like? If you’re like many other people, when you open your wardrobe door and look down you see a jumble of non organised running shoes, sandals, flats and so on. And that pile of shoes is probably taking up much—if not all—of your […]

Spring cleaning your bedroom!

Here at Merry Maids UK, we love spring. The sun is out, skies are blue, and we as people seem to have more motivation to get stuff done. This being said, We’ve put together a small collection of quick tips for cleaning the bedroom, so you can wake up in a room which’ll look as […]

Cleaning company owner celebrates first bumper year in business

Twelve months ago, local Pudsey resident Emma Cabry, entered the world of business ownership after leaving her 17-year management career and has grown the franchise by over 27% during the spectacular first year. Having bought an established business, which originally launched in 2002, Emma significantly increased her turnover and has increased her staff and customer […]

How to clean home gym equipment

With the new year comes resolutions, and those often pertain to exercise and fitness. In order to really stay healthy though, you need to make sure you know how to clean your home gym equipment to prevent germs. Note: The main cleaning agents in the below recipes are either dish soap or vinegar. Keep in mind […]

How to Prevent Germs from Spreading This Cold and Flu Season

The New Year may have just begun, but cold and flu season is in full swing. Naturally, you don’t want to pick up one of these nasty bugs at the office, nor do you want the kids to bring them home from school. While there is no known remedy for these illnesses, an ounce of prevention […]