Returning To A Clean Home

November 27, 2019 9:08 AM | Carolyn Thompson (Administrator)

Mari Millard, Two Maids & A Mop

November 27, 2019

When the vacation is really over

Recently, my spouse and I enjoyed a couple of weeks in Europe enjoying great food and a break from a busy life.  While our eight-year-old twins and two doodles were excited for our return, our home looked like a frat house.  Even though Grandma was home with the children and animals, basic cleaning seemed to be an afterthought.  There was dirt and dust in places that I’ve never seen before.  The baseboards and corners of the floors had accumulated a variety of foreign objects.  The appliances were covered with food smudges and fingerprints.  As the owner of a residential cleaning company called Two Maids & A Mop, I’m used to seeing homes in all types of conditions.  However, it’s usually not my own in such a sad state. Typically, we have teams clean on a regular basis which helps keep up with the wild inhabitants but we didn’t while we were gone-big mistake.

I’ve learned something very important regarding travel.  From now on, I’m going to schedule a cleaning to coincide with my return.  I want to walk into a freshly clean home. I want to see the beautiful vacuum tracks on the carpet and mirrors free of toothpaste spray.  I want to have fresh sheets on the bed ready for a deep restful sleep.  Also, there are occasions when I have a pet sitter stay at the house while we’re away.  I’m going to start the same practice of a pre-return clean for those circumstances as well.  For most of us, the vacation has to eventually end but you don’t need to return to a complete disaster. 

Two Maids & A Mop is a women-owned residential cleaning business servicing Montgomery County, DC and NoVA and we are unique in that we utilize a Pay for Performance Plan wherein our maids are compensated based upon your rating each and every time that we clean your home.  We also believe in giving back to our community and we proudly partner with Cleaning For A Reason to provide free cleaning to women battling cancer.  Call or email to get a free estimate. 703 214-2424 or


  • December 16, 2019 9:45 PM | Carolyn Thompson (Administrator)
    Returning from vacation to a clean home is a great way to continue the refreshed feeling I get from vacation. It's also an opportunity to rededicate myself to making my life easier. I use my vacations to think of ways in which I can work smarter. Delegating the cleaning means that I can focus on the tasks that can't be delegated as easily.
  • December 16, 2019 9:47 PM | Carolyn Thompson (Administrator)

    Do you serve outside Alexandria? I see that Two Maids & A Mop serves many states. Should we go through you for referrals to other cities and states?

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