Hit it out of the park on Mother's Day!

How the Men Can Honor Mom by Doing Some of the Housework, Say Experts at The Maids

OMAHA, Neb. - May 7, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Women spend less time doing housework today (13.3 hours a week) than their mothers did (25.7 hours a week) in 1965, but women still do more housework than their male counterparts. In an average day, 19 percent of men do housework – cleaning and laundry, for instance – compared with 48 percent of women, according to the American Time Use Survey (2011) from the United States Department of Labor.

To show appreciation for everything women do, the men in their lives can -- like a reliever in a baseball game -- take over some duties to celebrate Mother's Day. Experts at The Maids, the only franchised residential cleaning service that cleans for health using a methodical, multi-step process, have these suggestions for being a team player and getting in the cleaning game.

Step up to the plate...

Help out by cleaning up after meals, wash the dishes, load the dishwasher and throw out the trash.

Be the mop-up man...

Vacuum or sweep and mop floors. Get out the ladder and clean high spots such as ceiling fans, ceiling light fixtures and tall shelves as well as other, out-of-the-way locations.

Pick it clean...

There are plenty of chores to be done outside. Wash patio furniture in preparation for spring/summer entertaining season. Clean out flower beds and perform other yard work. Wash window screens and clean gutters.

Be the MVP...

Now is a perfect time to clean or organize the places you've been avoiding: the garage, basement, even your side of the closet.

Hit a grand slam...

Use your power swing to get someone else to do the work. Contact a local The Maids franchise for a customized home-cleaning plan. Professional teams use the 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System to clean every surface in every room on every visit.

About The Maids

Known for its 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System, The Maids is the only franchised residential cleaning service to clean for health, combining environmentally preferable cleaning supplies and state-of-the-art equipment with a methodical process to maintain the healthiest living environment possible for families. The Maids enjoys a 96 percent customer referral rate, distinguishing them as the residential cleaning service of choice. Visit The Maids (www.maids.com) for more information.

SOURCE The Maids

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