Merry Maids Uncovers What Moms Say They Really Want for Mother's Day: The Gift of a Clean Home

MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - May 07, 2015) - Every year, Mother's Day raises the quintessential question of what to get mom to make her feel special, whether it's jewelry, flowers or perfume. This year, in celebration of Mother's Day, Merry Maids, the nation's leading home cleaning company and a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), reveals the secret behind what moms really want for their special day... the gift of a clean home and a break from everyday chores so she can enjoy more treasured moments with family.

According to an online survey conducted by the company, more than four out of five moms surveyed (85 percent) say that the bulk of household cleaning falls to them; therefore, it's no wonder two-thirds (67 percent) of moms surveyed say the best Mother's Day present they could get would be having someone clean the house for them.

"Mother's Day is a time to celebrate moms and thank them for what they do year-round: ensure their families have a clean, safe and loving home," says Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry Maids. "Giving mom the gift of a professionally cleaned home is not only a thoughtful way to show that her efforts are appreciated, but it gives mom and family extra time to spend together enjoying treasured moments and making memories."

To give the gift of clean this Mother's Day, visit the Merry Maids Facebook page today through May 8 and share your "treasured moments" with mom for a chance to win special prizes. One grand prize winner will receive a Merry Maids cleaning (up to $300) plus a bouquet of flowers for mom. Four secondary prizewinners will also receive a bouquet of flowers delivered to mom in honor of Mother's Day.

According to the survey, more than one third (34 percent) of moms stated that hiring someone to help clean the house is actually more of a necessity than a luxury. "Life gets busier every day, especially for moms who are focused on taking the best care of their families and households as possible," says Johnson. "We understand that, and it's one reason why we take extra time to create customized plans for our customers. Regular, professional cleanings can really help reduce stress in a busy household. It's one less thing to worry about."

To find the nearest Merry Maids location, visit merrymaids.com. For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest home cleaning and organizing tips, "like" the company's Facebook page or follow Merry Maids on Twitter.

About Merry Maids

Merry Maids is the largest home cleaning franchise network in the United States. Merry Maids provides services in 48 states and the District of Columbia through approximately 450 company-owned locations and franchised outlets. The company also provides home cleaning services in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom and has licensing arrangements whereby licensees provide these services in Hong Kong, Japan, South America, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Through its company-owned and franchise locations, Merry Maids employs more than 8,000 home cleaning professionals that service homes on four continents, including more than 200,000 homes in North America every month. Merry Maids is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. Go to www.merrymaids.com for more information about Merry Maids or follow us at twitter.com/MerryMaids and facebook.com/MerryMaids.

About ServiceMaster

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company's portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). We serve residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.

About the Survey

The 2014 Merry Maids Inside Dirt on Spring Cleaning Survey presents the findings of an online survey conducted by Toluna from March 19-21, 2014 among a sample of 1,022 adults in the U.S., comprising 483 men and 539 women 18 years of age and older. The margin of error for a sample of this size is ± 3% at a 95% level of confidence.

SOURCE Merry Maids

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Nicole Ritchie
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Andrea Salzman
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