Declutter your Home, Expand your Life (Part 1)

We all have Stuff. All those things we simply can’t part with – family mementos, old photos, trinkets from vacations that remind us of happy times. When you have too much stuff, however, it ceases to be just stuff. It then becomes clutter. Unlike having a little bit of stuff,… Read More

Franchising Is All About Local

Better Life Maids started out just like most other American businesses, in a family home, around a kitchen table. It was not always easy, but we grew Better Life Maids to one of the largest and most successful house cleaning business in St. Louis. Being green and doing business in… Read More

BALANCING BEING A MOM AND LAUNCHING A NATIONAL GREEN HOUSE CLEANING FRANCHISE

I like the term Momtrepreneur. It is an obvious mash up of Mom and Entrepreneur. I definitely like the fact that Mom comes first in the mash up, because for me, being a mom has always comes first. My first child Nadia was only a year and a half… Read More

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT

I spent the first 10 years of my professional career as a pilot. For many people, it would have been a dream job. And I for one loved to fly, and still think about the flying all the time. It is an amazing job to be a pilot, especially… Read More

GROWING A GREAT GREEN HOUSE CLEANING FRANCHISE: DURING THE GREAT RECESSION

We started Better Life Maids in the summer of 2008. Right before the first run up in the price of oil, and what was to be one of the largest economic crisis’ in US history. Even with a then strong economy, most people thought we were crazy to… Read More

Get a Head Start to Your Holiday Shopping with a Green House Cleaning Gift Certificate

A third of all holiday shoppers will do their shopping in the 10 days before Christmas. Now, it’s unlikely that we can help you to avoid those crowds all together, but we do have something that can reduce your time in all those crowds: a green house cleaning gift certificate. Read More

Prepare For The Holiday Season With a Green Home Cleaning

With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming in the next two months, there are plenty of holidays to have family and friends over. That’s plenty of opportunity for people you know, and people you don’t, to come into your household and see it on the inside. Let’s hope that it’s clean. Read More

Better Life Maids Wins 2 ARCSI Image Awards

Better Life Maid won 2 Image Awards from the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. ARCSI is a professional organization for house cleaning services. Winners were announced on October 20 at the 2011 ARSCI Cleaning Convention in Las Vegas. Better Life Maids was a finalist for five awards: 1)… Read More

Four Fun Ways To Green Your Halloween

Halloween is just one week away! As you spend time selecting pumpkins for carving, choosing costumes for trick-or-treating, and purchasing candy for the kids, take some time to think about how you can add a little green to the typical orange and black. By green, we mean a few ways… Read More

October Is National Kitchen & Bath Month: Some Simple Tips From The Green House Cleaning Experts

October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. Whoever decided that, and why, is unknown. But, there’s no better time than now to make a few improvements to two of the most practical rooms in the house. When getting those rooms ready for fall and/or for Halloween, you might need… Read More