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The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is one of Mexico’s biggest celebrations and probably one of the most recognizable worldwide. In the last few years, it has also become really popular in the United States, and how could it not! It is colorful, joyous, full of life-affirming traditions, and very beautiful iconography. But the Day of the Dead is much more than that. It has been officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, so it’s important to preserve its essence and... read more

5 Great Hobbies For The Whole Family (No Binge-Watching!) - Maid in Hoboken

Want to spend more time with your family and away from the TV? These 5 family-friendly activities are what you need!

Once the first day of fall arrives, it’s all pumpkin spice all the time. We all know that lattes and pumpkin pie are the most common uses for it, but here are two delicious and unexpected pumpkin spice dessert recipes that offer some variety, and one to make your own pumpkin spice at home!  Remember that you can change any part of these recipes to better suit your taste or if you want to eliminate an ingredient due to dietary restrictions or allergies. And, if it’s your first... read more

4 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Family Vacation

There is no better way to relax than with a vacation, but they can be costly. Avoid big expenses during your next family vacation with our amazing tips to cut down costs and maximize fun.

Aug 12

9 Tips to Stop Wasting Time Every Morning

By Maid in Hoboken

For many of us, it feels like times passes twice as fast during mornings than the rest of the day. There’s not enough time! Whether you’re a morning person or not, you have probably wasted a little too much time while getting ready for work, school, or just doing your chores. Well, no more! We want to help you hit the ground running and start your day like a champ! The following tips are a fantastic way to break the habit of wasting time and get on with... read more

There are several ways you can reduce your household expenses. These 5 tips will help you find the cuts that really make a difference instead of micromanaging your family!

No time of the year is more precious for a kid than their summer vacation. At their age, it truly feels like the sky is the limit for where they can go and what they can do with all their free time. Sadly, as we adults know, nothing lasts forever and the last days of summer can be a little bittersweet even for the most active and restless of kids. Well, it’s time to do something! Don’t let your kids spend their last days of summer vacation lounging... read more

Jun 10

6 Decorating Tips for Small Homes

By Maid in Hoboken

Having a small place can be harsh, as anyone who has ever live in one can attest to. Nonetheless, this situation can be a great opportunity for you to use your creativity so you can make a home of it and feel proud of it. The next tips will help you to know what kind of furniture is best for your apartment or house, and how to take advantage of every square foot and get crazy with new decoration ideas. Take advantage of every nook and corner Some... read more

A kid going off to college is a pretty emotional shift for many families, and the house certainly feels different for a while for the people who stay behind. A thing that doesn’t get a lot of attention, however, is what to do with the extra space of a newly empty room, mostly because some families like to preserve it as is in case the kid boomerangs back home or just for sentimental reasons. Well, that’s a very valid way to do things, but you should know that... read more

Plastic-Glass-or-Paper-Containers-Pros-and-Cons

Unless properly sealed, stored, and refrigerated, most foods will become a breeding ground for bacteria in no time, which can put your family at risk from the spoilage. The ideal time between preparation and cold storage is two hours, but what’s the best way to store these leftovers and avoid potential contamination? Well, there are plenty of options out there, but surely you’re only interested in using the very best. The food container discussion usually revolves around the material these containers are made of, the most common being... read more