Our House Cleaning Blog

July 16, 2021
Pile of junk in a house, hoarder room pile of household equipment needs clearing out

Top 3 Rules for Decluttering

Clutter – whether a little or a lot – is a part of all our homes and lives from time to time. Sometimes, despite our best intentions it can creep into our homes and take root. Even if the clutter is not overwhelming your household, it can still impact your day-to-day living, both physically and mentally. When there are many areas in your home that need tidying up and decluttering, it can lead you to feel exhausted and on edge. At Diamond Maids, we understand this feeling, which is why we’re sharing the top three rules that you can utilize to declutter your home today. 1. Don’t Hold On To Things Out Of Guilt We all have an item or a few that we’ve kept out of guilt. Maybe you received a birthday present from someone you love that you’ve never used but felt bad about giving away. Or even […]
July 9, 2021
Well organized pantry cupboard

Getting Your Pantry Pinterest-ready

The pantry is often the last place to get cleaned, yet we often dream of having a Pinterest-perfect space. It might not feel obtainable due to a busy schedule, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Don’t worry. It’s never  too late. Your pantry can and will be looking beautiful in no time with these simple steps. Follow along. 1. Break It into Zones Stop! Before you overwhelm yourself with trying to figure out where to start, take a deep breath. Depending on the size of your pantry, break it up into different zones. It’s important to remember that everyone is unique, so it’s okay if you don’t have something on this list or you have to add something. -Canned Goods -Baking -Dry Goods (Pasta, Rice, Grains, Nuts, etc.) -Snacks -Backstock (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.) Now, once you decided how you wanted to section off your pantry, it’s time to […]
July 2, 2021
child helping with the cleaning chores

How To Get The Kids To Help Clean

There’s this well-known quote that says, “Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos.” -Unknown. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you’ve ever been in this situation of struggling to get the kids to help with the cleaning, we want to share some tips to get your kids pitching in without a fight. Use the strategies below: 1. Remove the Concept That Cleaning Is a Punishment We’ve all been there at one time or the other when our parents used extra chores as a punishment, when we did something wrong, leading to kids hating to clean even more. Rather than making them feel as though cleaning is a chore or a punishment, try showing them that by getting things done around the house, you’re able to go and have fun afterward. Plus, we recommend trying not to have a frustrated tone when […]
June 25, 2021

3 Steps To Organize Your Entryway

The entryway is the first place that people see when they encounter your home. In some situations, it might be the only space some people might see (think delivery people, neighbors stopping by for a cup of sugar, census workers, etc.). Regardless of the context, you want to make sure that people get the right impression of your home – and as an extension, of yourself – from the very start. So here are three ways to clean and organize this area before the next party or get-together, or unexpected visitor! 1. Pull Everything Out The first step is to take everything out of this space so that you can start with a new canvas. Once everything gets removed, put the items in similar groups. For example, place blankets with other blankets, books in one place, etc. This allows you to find what you need when the time comes. Next, […]