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December 13, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Solar Power

Installing solar panels on your home’s rooftop or in your yard is an excellent way to save money on your utility bills, as well as reduce pollution from the coal and natural gas used to make electricity. The sun provides a source of...

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December 7, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Greener Holidays

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day Americans throw out one million tons of trash per week, much of it holiday wrapping and packaging? It takes a little extra effort, but it’s possible to celebrate in a more...

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November 29, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Green Dry Cleaning

Go green when you dry clean! Did you know that more than 70% of dry cleaners use perchloroethylene (perc), a chemical solvent that’s been linked to cancer? Even short term exposure to perc can cause headaches, dizziness, and other...

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November 23, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Reusable Lids

Rethink single use items when covering food and drinks! For storing leftovers, covering open cans of pet food, or carrying coffee on the go, reusable lids are a great alternative to the disposable kind. Single use lids and covers,...

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November 8, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Reusable Bags

Do you have a bag full of reusable bags at home? Most of us have accumulated a collection of totes – the kind given out at events, with magazine subscriptions, or as thank you’s for charitable donations. But having them...

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October 19, 2022Articles

Green Tip: Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste? In one year, the average family of four throws out over 1,000 pounds of food, spending $1,500 on uneaten food! Throwing away food is not only bad for your budget,...

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October 4, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Go Paperless

How many paper bills do you still get in the mail? Sign up for paperless billing to save trees and money! If you’re like us, you get a bill in the mail but pay it online and just throw the bill away. Few people sit down to write...

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September 27, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Artificial Grass

If you’re someone who likes to have a green lawn, you likely also spend a lot of time and money to keep it that way. Between mowing, weeding and watering, our lawns need a lot of care! And that care impacts the environment, which...

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September 20, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: At-Home Composting

Every year, over 100 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. Unless you’re extremely diligent about your food scraps, we all create food waste. Instead of throwing out your scraps, think about how they can be...

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September 1, 2022Articles

Green Maids Green Challenge

For the month of September, we’re challenging you to show us your green lifestyle! Try out one of our Green Tips below or share your Green Tips with us for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local green company of your choice...

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August 9, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Rain Barrels!

A hot and dry summer in New England means we’re more likely to hit drought status and have water bans implemented in our towns. A water ban means that excessive water use, like utilizing a sprinkler for your lawn or garden, is banned...

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August 2, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Refill Stores

The way we purchase and consume food plays a huge role in climate change. Not just food waste, which ends up in landfills and generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas, but also our food packaging. The creation of food packaging, like...

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July 26, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Line Dry Your Clothes

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, there are more than 90 million clothes dryers in the United States. On average, clothes dryers are the 3rd most energy-hungry appliance in your home (after the refrigerator...

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July 19, 2022Green Tips

Green Tip: Limit Paper Towel Use

How many paper towels do you go through in one week? It’s probably more than you think and impacts the environment more than you know! While you don’t have to give up paper towels completely, studies done at Massachusetts Institute of...

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May 26, 2022Articles

expert kitchen cleaning tips

Our friends over at Redfin asked us to collaborate with cleaning experts across the country! So we included a tip about a tried and true green cleaner…vinegar! Did you know you have a powerful yet safe grease fighter in your...

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May 13, 2022Green Tips

Gardening: Let the Grass Grow

Here’s a tip for any teenager to keep in their back pocket the next time your father asks you to mow the lawn: just tell him to let it grow another week. Right before your father loses his mind, let him know that letting the grass grow...

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February 16, 2022Articles

DIY Air Fresheners

Finding a house without at least one air freshener is about as rare as spotting a unicorn or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It simply does not exist. We all have them, and I can guarantee that in every cabinet below a sink in...

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January 7, 2022Articles

We Move With You

“Finding a home cleaning solution had been a challenge. Not many recognize the value and importance of using green products both for our health as well as the environment. Finding Green Maids has been a huge success for us and we love...

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November 23, 2021Green Tips

Use Ketchup To Clean Tarnished Silver

One of our favorite solutions to tarnished silver/silverware is grabbing a bottle of ketchup. Use ketchup to clean your silver by squeezing a small amount onto a towel and rubbing it gently on the tarnished areas. Let it sit for 15 to...

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November 9, 2021Green Tips

Use Soda To Clean Silver

Believe it or not, you can use Sprite or any lemon-lime soda to clean the dirt and grime off of silver kitchenware or jewelry. Soak your silver in the lemon-lime soda for about an hour, and then rinse with water. Let the pieces dry...

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October 25, 2021Green Tips

How To Clean Your Showerhead

Grime on your showerhead? When dirt and hard water collects on your shower head it can make it hard for the water to flow out of the little holes. Don’t buy a new shower head and stress about installing it, just fill a small bag...

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October 16, 2021Green Tips

The Best Way To Clean Your Sponge

Have you ever thought about how dirty your sponge is that you use to clean everything? According to studies, the average kitchen sponge contains over 360 different types of bacteria. Yuck! That’s extremely unsanitary. The best...

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October 12, 2021Green Tips

Rusty Knife?

Trying to cut with a rusty knife is nearly impossible. If you have a rusty knife, try using lemon scraps to remove the rust. Wrap the lemon around the knife and wipe it clean. The rust will dissolve from the surface....

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October 4, 2021Green Tips

Remove Crayon Marks From The Wall

Oh no! Did your child decide to use your walls as their own drawing board? Don’t worry, just peel a cucumber, slice it down and remove the drawings off the wall effortlessly. Rub the wall and the crayon marks are sure to come...

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September 30, 2021Green Tips

The Cleaning Uses of Lemons

Wait! Don’t throw your lemon peel in the trash!  Did you know that lemons act as a natural degreaser? Lemons have antibacterial properties that can naturally freshen your garbage disposal. This is a great alternative to...

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July 27, 2021Articles

Allergy-Friendly Cleaning

Did you know you might not be cleaning as effectively as you could be? To get rid of dust, pet dander, and germs – most people use strong chemicals, harsh scents, and harmful ingredients. These products can not only make your...

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July 9, 2021Articles

Moving Clean & Green

Cleaning your house before moving out can be a daunting process to tackle. The key is to tackle each room strategically and to take your time. Whether you’re moving out, or moving in, making sure that your property is clean is...

By John0
May 18, 2021Green Tips

All Purpose Cleaner

Collect your used lemons in a jar and cover them with white vinegar and secure the lid. Let the jar sit out on the counter for two weeks. Strain the lemons. Combine equal parts water and lemon vinegar in a spray bottle. Use as you...

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April 29, 2021Articles

We’re Expanding Our Service Area!

Since 2009, our team of superior cleaners has served commercial office spaces and residential homes in the Eastern New Hampshire and Southern Maine communities. Due to the increased demand for high-quality, eco-friendly cleaning...

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March 29, 2021Green Tips

Wash Your Dishwasher!

To clean and disinfect your dishwasher, simply pour one cup of white vinegar in the bottom of your empty dishwasher and run a regular cycle making sure to use warm or hot water – steam or sanitize cycle will work well too. Cleaning...

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June 29, 2019Articles

Tile & Grout Cleaner

Mix equal parts vinegar and water into a spray bottle; Spray affected area with solution; Scrub with baking soda; Rinse with vinegar/water solution; Wipe clean with a microfiber cleaning cloth...

By John0
June 14, 2019Green Tips

Floor Cleaning Solution

Cleaning a carpet is challenging if you have a busy lifestyle, kids, pets, or other distractions. Life can get messy! To clean your carpets and hardwood floors try mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water. This makes...

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May 15, 2019Articles

In The News!

Green Maids marked 10 years in business in March and and we’re commemorating the milestone with upcoming beach cleanups to continue our mission to provide the cleanest environment for the Seacoast! Continue reading the newspaper...

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May 8, 2019Green Tips

Don’t Let Toxins Inside

Avoid bringing toxins into the house using a doormat. People don’t realize what we bring into the house after being outside – especially if you have kids and pets. A simple doormat helps to remove oil, animal waste and pollen from the...

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April 25, 2019Articles

2019 Beach Cleanup Schedule

At Green Maids, our commitment to the environment goes beyond cleaning withall-natural, biodegradable, earth friendly and non-toxic cleaning products.Green Maids also utilizes as much organic and green products as we can in our...

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October 12, 2018Green Tips

How to Unclog a Drain

If your kitchen sink isn't draining - don't panic. This happens when a foreign object, hair, or built up debris gets caught in the drain pipe. Follow the steps below to naturally fix the clog....

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June 20, 2018Articles

How can I clean my home safely?

Eco-friendly cleaning is something that Green Maids strives to promote.  To that end, we have designed this inforgraphic to show people how they can use a few simple ingredients found at home to make safe cleaning products....

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June 17, 2018Green Tips

Remove Mold & Mildew

Does your house quickly collect mold and mildew? To effectively remove it from walls, grout, shower curtains, and other materials make a vinegar solution. All you need to do is add a capful of vinegar into a spray bottle of water....

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April 29, 2018Green Tips

Eliminate Strong Odors

Help eliminate the smells on rugs and mattresses by using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the affected area, let it sit for about an hour, and then vacuum it up. Baking soda has absorbing properties that can get rid of strong...

By John0
September 27, 2017Green Tips

Clean Coffee Maker

Did you know half the coffee makers in the United States have mold or yeast? Make sure you’re cleaning your coffee maker once per month to prevent this build up. Here’s a great cleaning tip: Pour equal parts water and lemon juice in...

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