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Give the gift of a professionally cleaned home this holiday season

Could a gift certificate from The Maids be the best gift ever? Maybe. It’s probably not the best gift for the live-at-home millennial—the one who still has mom pegged as a personal servant. This is the child who takes great pride in his or her ability to transform a clean house into something akin to a fraternity house after a huge...

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The appliance lady

Sometimes we notice that we have become so accustomed to how things are in the present, we forget just how different things were even a few years ago. Not long ago, loyalty between employers and employees was pretty much a given. Not long before that, it wasn’t uncommon for consumers to be loyal to a brand or business. The Importance of...

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Giving the gift of time

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” —Bil Keane, creator of The Family Circus Innumerable words have been put to ink over the years to define that most elusive of all the objects of desire—the perfect holiday gift. Unfortunately, the reality of the big...

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Appliance shopping in the age of Amazon

If you’ve been appliance shopping in the last few years, you’ll understand this: Most consumer products have become so technical and so complicated to operate that the way we make our purchases has been in a state of flux. Not long ago many box appliance stores were losing a steady flow of sales to the internet as a new form of customer began...

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Inspiring excellence

Ask Michael Manhoff, local franchise owner of The Maids, to whom he attributes his company’s success and he answers, “Some successful guys claim there is a special woman behind their success. I am extremely fortunate to have 70 great women behind me who every day inspire me to make The Maids the best it can be. By returning the favor to those...

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