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Most people mistake hoarding to collecting, but hoarding is a condition often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A person with this condition has trouble getting rid of items, buying too much, and losing or giving away valuables because their personal spaces are severely cluttered. The hoarding causes fear that items may have a practical use or value in the future, so you hang on to them. It may get so out of control that your home becomes no longer functional, and even potentially a health hazard. You can learn... read more


Have you ever wondered how successful people reached the place to where they are now? Was it the path they were destined to take? What made them achieve the things that other people only dream about? Most would think that it was just out of sheer luck or a unique talent they have that made them successful in the career they chose. Well, yeah, you can say that, but if you give a closer look, the case turns out a bit different. No, it’s not about luck, destiny... read more


When you’re planning to travel with your family, things can get overwhelming and chaotic. Use this free printable family vacation packing list, and you will not forget anything that is needed, nor will you have an unorganized suitcase. If you’re traveling by air: Liquid Rules: 3-1-1 for Carry-Ons The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced the 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage. According to the standard, you can carry only 3.4-ounce (100 milliliters) bottles or less by volume, of liquids and they should be enclosed in 1 quart-sized, clear,... read more


Overeating sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many adverse effects on your health. It has been shown to contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and tooth decay. Yes, sugar is naturally found in foods like vegetables and fruits, but these foods have little effect on your blood sugar and are necessary for a healthy diet. They also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals. The danger is from added sugars in processed foods. Why do... read more


Every parent has been through that pounding frustration of looking ways to organize kids room and keeping it tidy all the time. After picking everything up and putting all toys and knick-knacks away, the kids will probably come and mess it up again. The cycle could go on forever. But worry not! We got you covered! Here are simple tips to get your child’s room in order and to keep it that way! Take inventory of everything inside. Like with other cleaning tasks, making a list of inventory... read more


With this cold weather, it’s hard not to crank up the heat and resort to a pile of blankets, layers upon layers of clothing and hot chocolate to suffice, but is it enough? Still looking for ways to keep your house warm? To help you make your house warm and cozy, here are a few excellent tips to achieve it! Just five tips to make sure that your house is warm: 1. Install a smart thermostat. For this winter, an excellent way to keep your house warm it... read more


So, how minimalist is your workspace? An organized and uncluttered workspace is a thing of beauty.  What exactly is a minimalist office workspace? Depending on the person you ask, it is a question that has various answers. The ultimate minimalist office workspace would be one that has no desk, no papers, no computer, or anything of the kind. It would be a workspace composed of just yourself. You would think and talk, and just sit on the floor. Well, of course, that will not work for most of... read more

Oct 26

Fun Halloween Party Alternatives

By Maid in Hoboken

Having a Halloween Party in your home can also be a drag. After the festivities, all you end up with is a huge mess to clean up. Sometimes, it even results in having professional cleaners come to your home to clean up after the fact. Thinking of the pros and cons of putting so much effort in celebrating Halloween, it can lead you to get exacerbated with the whole holiday altogether. To avoid this from happening, you should find something else to do this Halloween. Think of what... read more


If you don’t know it yet, tea tree oil is widely used because of its potent antiseptic properties. Because of this, it can also treat wounds. Neat right? But as if that’s not enough, tea tree oil has blessed us with even more benefits. In this article, you’ll find out more about the satisfaction that tea tree oil gives. But if you’re a little doubtful, how’s a hundred-year-old usage sound? Yes, it’s been helping countless people for 100 years! So, without any more delay. Here are the things... read more

Sep 18

Simple Steps to Childproof Your Home

By Maid in Hoboken

Parents’ biggest worry is usually about how to keep their kids safe from stranger abduction and violence. However, many often disregard one of the greatest threats to the safety and well-being of their children in their own home. Many experts believe that children between the ages of 1 and 4 are more likely to experience harm by choking, drowning, falls, fire burns, or poisoning, than by a stranger’s violence. About 9.2 million children suffer non-fatal unintentional injury, while more than 12,500 children die annually because of it. This... read more