MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - June 08, 2016) - Summertime is meant for vacations, play dates, picnics and a host of other fun adventures. However, it also happens to be a time when home cleaning tends to take a back seat and messes prevail. While kids are having a ball, parents often pull double-duty to keep the home clean, organized and orderly . . . until now.
Merry Maids, the nation's largest home cleaning company and a business unit of ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV), has created the "Merry Maids Kid Ambassador" program that encourages parents to find creative ways to involve their children in household chores by offering fun, age-appropriate cleaning tips and tricks.
"During the summer, parents can struggle to find a steady routine to fill their kids' day with fun activities, while also keeping a clean household," says Debra Johnson, a Merry Maids home cleaning expert. "By simply combining the two, turning chores into games and offering small rewards, parents can get kids excited about cleaning and, at the same time, help them learn how to take on more responsibilities."
The "Merry Maids Kid Ambassador" tips provide fun ideas for getting kids involved and excited about cleaning up the most common kid-made summer messes.
Everybody, Clean Up: While kids are home for the summer, it's important to divide and conquer the household chores. Working as a team gives your family extra time for fun.
Post Play Date Fun: Play dates are perfect for entertaining kids, and not to mention burning some energy. However, it can also mean bigger messes. Glitter from crafts, spilled drinks, ice pop stains, and toys and games can quickly turn this happy activity into a marathon cleanup session for parents.
Clutter, Clutter Everywhere: With longer days for kids to play, and a more relaxed summertime routine, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the clutter that has crept out during a fun day with friends. While it can be one of the biggest cleaning woes of the season, clutter can also be treasure in disguise.
Keep the Outdoors, Out: Swimming, beach trips and playing in the yard are summertime favorites, but before you know it, the kids are dragging the outdoors inside.
Everything Must Go: The slower days of summer can also be great for decluttering the junk sitting in the attic and garage, and also teach kids essential organization skills. Decluttering is a great way for the whole family to feel more productive, get the house clean and make some well-deserved cash.
While the "Merry Maids Kid Ambassador" tips are sure to help parents get kids excited about their summer chores, trustworthy Merry Maids cleaning experts are ready to create home cleaning plans customized for each household's needs to ensure a consistent, reliable and thorough cleaning process every time. To find the nearest Merry Maids location, visitmerrymaids.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest Merry Maids news and tips by visiting the company's Facebook page or following Merry Maids on Twitter.
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 more than 470 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.
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