Top signs it is time to hire a professional maid service in Minneapolis

Have you ever considered hiring a regular cleaning crew for your home (or maid service) in Minneapolis / St. Paul? You’re probably not sure you really need it… Let me break it to you; you DO! House cleaning services are not just for the upper class these days. More and more working-class people are finding that maid services are not only affordable, but just what they need to help them dominate life.

Not convinced? Here’re a few ways to figure out if you need to toss the shame aside and ask for some help.

Top Reasons to Hire a Maid Service

You’ve Started Hiding “Stuff” in your oven and tub. 

It really could be any appliance or wide open space but we’ve got news for you. That’s called hoarding… That space was not meant for storage but we understand if you’re having some folks over and it just has to go away. This usually works just fine until you put the oven on broil one day to sear those bacon wrapped shrimp and walk away…

You’ve got friends but they’re not welcome at your house.

Come on now… we know you’ve done it. Your home is such a landfill that you’ve literally decided NOT to call a friend or have them over because you’re embarrassed by the looks (and smell) of your living space. We’ve all been there, and Friday nights get lonely. Does it stress you out to have people over when clutter, paper, and unwashed dishes are forming abstract art in the living room? Sometimes life gets busy and you just can’t keep up. Actually life is always busy and its impossible to keep up.

Enter National Dusters. Don’t let housekeeping come between you, your family or your social life.

You have to choose cleaning over sleep.

If you’re like us, the clock is not your friend. In fact every time you hang out with clock, he takes time away from you. When life is at its peak – every day, every week, every year; you know you should sleep to be well rested and ready to rock but you just can’t relax. This is a pretty common anxiety that many people suffer from, when every last dish is dirty, the laundry pile is growing and other domestic chores now seem daunting.

Have you ever heard the trite old phrase “a clean kitchen is a happy kitchen”? It holds true for everyone even if you don’t realize it. Cluttered spaces can cause angst and anxiety and a felling of being incomplete. Sleep often suffers when your home is a mess. Don’t sacrifice sleep; call for some backup instead. Monthly maid services are affordable and they make you sleep. 

You feel stressed or can’t relax

Your mood ring a dirty brown color… This follows the last point about not getting good sleep. Your environment can and DOES impact your emotions and smile every day. Many people find it difficult to relax in a dirty or messy environment. If you’re a typical human being, the demands that are placed on your time, may not allow for you dedicate the proper resources to cleaning your home.

Turn your mood ring bright green and blue with National Dusters maid service.

Your friends or family are visiting from out of town. 

Holy smokes! The place is a wreck. There’s no need to expose your closest peeps to your disgusting habits. I’m sure they’d be appalled as we are just thinking about it. We can’t help what Uncle Fred does in public or the awkward dinner table talk your niece may get into, but we can break the ice upon the door opening with a sparkling clean home.

Nike said just do it.

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Your a 9-5 weekend warrior type that lives for social life; when do you clean? Never!

You’re a power-tie executive or lawyer that travels 10 months a year. When do you clean? Never!

You’re a stay at home mom. Whether you’ve got one child or 4, when do you clean? ALL THE TIME – GET HELP.

You’re an entreprenuer, artist, musician photographer or any other person with a live / work space and odd ball hours. When you do clean? Never!

Life should be dominated. Hiring a maid service may be the tool you need to turn on the domination. Rid yourself of hours of tasking on domestic chores and focus on life. National Dusters can work with unique need scenarios or crazy schedules, offering weekly cleaning, occasional de-cluttering, or even just a yearly deep clean. Just let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll get right to the rest. 

Contact us if you’d like to hire a maid service in Minneapolis or St. Paul. You can even take advantage of some summer specials. Just tell us you read the Blog!

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Top Cleaning Tips For Moving Out of Your Home

Before we give you our definitive checklist of top cleaning tips for moving, let’s take a second to talk about hiring  professional cleaning services.  We’ve all considered hiring a regular maid service or cleaning service to help you move in or out of a space.  There’s certainly no need to apologize for bringing in professional help.  If it’s right for you, given your lifestyle and income then by all means, hire someone!

We would also throw it out there, that one of the circumstances under which you should seriously consider such a service is around moving time. If you could be at risk of losing a large deposit over a dirty home or rental property, or you’re simply out of time – it’s worth the cost of National Dusters to help you recoup that money with a move out cleaning service.  On the flip side of your move, if you can’t or won’t give your new place a thorough un-filthing then why not call in professionals, provided you can afford the cost?

FACT: We’re all capable of washing our cars, and yet the local car wash still manages to get your business. Feeling better? Good.

Top cleaning tips for moving
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The Prep to Move

Let’s talk about getting ready to move out. The place needs  a thorough cleaning and walk through. Whether you’re selling or have a landlord, there are expectations from the opposing party, so let’s get crackin’!

Define the cleaning regimen. Get a realtors walkthrough or landlords checklist. Often times “broom clean” is a term that is applied to this scenario, but that real ambiguous. You need to understand the expectations and have that conversation. The last thing you want to do is incur a surprise expense or have to come back, when you’re getting settled into your new home. Keep in mind, you only need to do the bare minimum. The owner or management company will likely come in with a cleaning company or construction projects anyway.

Here are the basics. Walls:

  • Remove nails and hooks from all walls. If the walls have been damaged beyond just a “hole” in the wall, you may want to touch them up or spackle them.
  • If you’ve painted the walls anything other than a neutral color or white, and you rent the space that you are in, you may want to consider painting them back. Many apartments, condos, rented town homes, etc will require this.
  • If there are funky marks on the wall or stains that don’t belong there, hit them with the magic eraser or some other cleaning technology that makes life easier.


  • Sweep everywhere! Its common courtesy but also makes a huge difference when entering a space.
  • If there are spills, residue or unidentified sticky substances pull out your swiffer and go to town. Its not nice to leave those things behind.


  • Its imperative that the bathrooms are free of hair and mold and toothpaste yuckies. So, once you’ve gotten everything packed up, head in with a some CLR or your favorite bathroom spray and cover the place – head to toe. While that is marinating away, sweep the floor or wet swiffer it if needed.


  • Kitchen is big… you don’t ned to aim for perfection; remember the bare minimum is all you need to do. There are some areas that may have seemed fine to you, because you’re used to your own dirt, but take a second look at how potentially disgusting the refrigerator is. The inside of cabinets may be in the same condition from cooking oils, baking goods and spice racks. The easiest approach here is probably to use and all purpose cleaner and spray the whole place down. Then come back with a towel to wipe it down in about 10 minutes.

Other areas of concern

  • Window ledges. If you’re like most people, you’ve not looked at them for  years and they are, well… disgusting. Wet down a cloth or paper towel and get in there with a little elbow grease. Stray hair, dirt, all that stuff… gross!
  • Repairs. This could be the hard part and you may possibly identify the difference between normal “wear and tear” vs. things you probably should have replaced quite some time ago. Lack of upkeep and broken items simply turn into “damage” and you might be stuck taking care of that if you had not previously.

The Final Word on Cleaning to Move

We feel for you; this is a big chore. Many people think they’ll pack their own boxes, prep their own move, clean the space that they live in and follow the movers right out the door. We’ve got news for you; it’s not happening.

All good intentions aside, most people have never successfully managed to nail this scenario and in fact spend extra time and money on cleaning supplies, their friends’ labor and fixing things along the way. They truth is, you could be 10 boxes deep into your new move-in by the time you get done with cleaning your home to move.

We feel for you. We’re here for you. National Dusters can help you move in, move out, and handle your monthly cleaning chores that your busy family doesn’t have time to do.

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