{the gift of a clean house}


I feel incredibly lucky that I get a lot of great emails and messages from small shops and companies asking if I am interested in collaborating with them. But when I got an email inquiring about a house cleaning collaboration, I'm not going to lie, I was overly excited.
You want to clean my house?! Yes please. 

I had only had my house professionally cleaned once and that was a gift from a friend after Delainey was born - and it was a real treat let me tell you. Don't get me wrong, I really actually do love to clean and Justin is great about tag teaming the task. But I enjoy playing with my kids and helping to make the messes more, so often our house is never as clean as I personally would like it to be {especially with our beloved shedding machine Cruz}.

Insert Mad Maids.
Mad Maids is a house cleaning service that is based out of Calgary but has expanded out into surrounding areas as well as Edmonton.
They arrived at our house yesterday just after 8:00am and didn't leave until after 1:00pm.
{Spolier: My house has never been this clean!}
Mad Maids always send a 2 person team to get the job done quicker and I guarantee you we got the sweetest two staff they have. I'm pretty sure Delainey would have been happy to stay and chat with them the entire time if we hadn't been going to Nana's! She sure had a lot of questions for them and enjoyed showing them every room in the house!

Prices are a flat rate and very reasonable - check them out HERE - and there is also a list of the types of cleanings they do {routine clean, deep clean, move in/move out clean} and how detailed they are on each of those services. 
You can easily book services online and can add on any extra services you may want {windows, laundry, organizing, etc}. There is also a $10 extra fee if you have pets. You can specify when you book if you just want a 1 time cleaning or how often you want them to come. Super simple. Plus they offer 10-20% discounts for reacurring customers!

We had a DEEP CLEAN done so they pretty much cleaned everything. They cleaned things I was not expecting them to clean at all and cleaned every room top to bottom including the kids rooms & bathroom, bonus room, our room and en-suite.
They did an incredible job and their attention to detail is seriously top notch. I can honestly tell you, Justin and I didn't think the inside of our oven {& glass door} could get as clean as they got it. I have tried numerous methods to clean it and it's legit sparkling. I wish I would have known they were going to clean the oven and I would have done a before and after - as embarrassing as that would have been! Along with our shower, the fridge door...the list goes on...everything looks SO clean.

What I loved about Mad Maids:

They cleaned my house. :) Enough said. And they did an incredibly thorough job. I didn't find any areas that looked like they missed or just did an 'okay' clean. Everything was very meticulously cleaned.

They cleaned my blinds!!! That's the worst job in the world if you ask me. 

They brought all their own 100% green eco-friendly products {BUT will use yours if you want them to} I did bring up our central vacuum for them to use but they also used their fancy vacuum as well.

They sent me texts and emails to remind me that they were coming and they arrived right on time.

You can choose to be home during the service or leave the house. We were gone most of the time {as I didn't want Cruz to bug them} until the very end as they were here much longer than I expected. They did say they would send me a text when they left.

I HIGHLY recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future.
The only thing I would say for next time is I'd ask they not move the TV's and cords when they clean around them as Justin had to reprogram everything as things got unplugged. But in the grande scheme of things this was a small inconvenience. 
 I think be specific about areas you don't want cleaned when booking as well.

They also offer gift certificates - so if you need a last minute gift idea I highly recommend the gift of a clean house! This was such a lovely treat that I will for sure have gift cards to Mad Maids on my wish lists from now on or gift them to others.

 You can use code AAJ20 for $20 off a house cleaning package of your choice. 
And make sure you pop over to my Instagram @ourlifeandtimes as I am giving away a $100 gift certificate as well as a $50 gift certificate from Mad Maids!

*Disclosure: I was provided with a house cleaning from Mad Maids free of charge. Views expressed in this post are solely mine. This post is 100% my opinion, and as always, my priority is to you, the reader, to present an unbiased, thorough review

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Bex said...

This sounds awesome. I reallllllllllllllllllly want to have my place deep cleaned and those prices seem reasonable to me.


Lindsey (a running tale) said...

Yay! Happy you got them to come over :) I wish they were in RD! I've never had a service do all that here and am usually disappointed in it.

Amber said...

That's awesome!! I just hired a house cleaner to come every 2 weeks. With our new jobs both Eric and I work A LOT. Actually on the 14 days Eric is on shift he's gone about 14-15 hours each day. So he can't really help with the housework during his shifts, which is totally understandable. She came for the first time yesterday and did a pretty good job! I did notice one spot on the floor she seemed to miss, but other than that she was good so I'm going to keep trying her out every 2 weeks. $100 a month for cleaning is a small price to pay for the convenience and stress relief I've decided!

Brie @ A Slice of Brie said...

Seriously, having your house cleaned top to bottom is the greatest thing ever! Before today, I had never ever had my house professionally cleaned. I'm hoping that Jim is so in love with it that we make it a regular thing, haha! ;)

Jen Linton said...

I'M jealous you got that inquiry!!! For reals. I'd love to have my house cleaned, but A) we still don't have much in it to warrant a cleaning and B) I 100% cannot afford it. And that would be why I was on hands and knees this weekend cleaning my shower with vinegar haha