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How Often Bedding Should Be Cleaned

Any maid service in Germantown, MD, will tell you that cleaning bedding regularly is important for a clean, healthy space. You spend a lot of time lying down, and your sheets, pillow covers, and blankets can collect everything from dust and dirt to sweat and skin cells. That can create issues with breathing as well as managing skin conditions.

The good news is that it is pretty easy to clean these critical items, whether you have help from a maid service or not. But first, you’ll need to know how often to wash each part of your bedding. And the answer to that depends on your lifestyle. Let’s look at a few key elements to get an idea of how much work you might need to do.

To avoid wasting time, money, and detergent, you only need to wash most sheets and blankets as they get dirty. That means adjusting for average use. The average bed that’s slept in every night merits weekly or biweekly washing, while a guest room blanket might only need cleaning once every few months. For other items, like pillows themselves, optional protection from covers of various kinds can cut your cleaning duties down to two or three washes per year.

Give Your Sweetheart The Gift of Time!


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and its time to start planning how you will make the special person in your life feel loved. It seems like such a simple thing, but especially with all of the other obligations and responsibilities in our lives that take our time, sometimes we forget to let the ones we love know that we care about them. Let’s face it, life is busy with family, kids, work, cooking and so much more! But thankfully, this Valentine’s Day, your sweetheart can take one thing off of their list; cleaning!


There are very few gifts you can give someone as valuable as the gift of relaxation and time, and with a gift card to Lilly’s Cleaning Service, its never been so easy! Everyone deserves a break now and again and we couldn’t agree more. Lilly’s Cleaning Service provides a consistent and thorough clean that will leave you completely satisfied and with one less project to worry about. This Valentine’s Day, we can work around your busy schedule so that not only will your house be sparkling clean, but you can take some time to plan a wonderful day of quality time together. Whether that be a nice dinner, a weekend trip, a day off, or even staying home and enjoying some peace, we think you and your loved one deserve some time together.


Giving your sweetheart Lilly’s gift card this year will let them know that you respect and acknowledge how much work they put into keeping the house clean and that they deserve a break!

Hello 2020!

Happy New Year! It’s time to start fresh! As a new year begins, it’s the perfect time to make some changes in your life. Whether that means setting new goals, making plans, or making changes for yourself, now is a great time to do good things for you. One of the best ways to treat yourself as the year starts off is to give yourself the peace of having a clean home now that the holidays are over. We offer a variety of different cleaning options to get your year off to a fresh and clean start.


After a busy year and lots of activity in your home, things get neglected, and sometimes we forget to deep clean. There are so many surfaces and items in our houses that get overlooked, so here are some things to remember to clean, because you and your house both deserve a fresh start!


  1. Wash your pillows. This is such an easy thing to forget, but pillows easily collect oils, residue, and dust, so make sure you’re not letting any yucky germs into your bed.
  2. Replace your toothbrushes. Did you know that you’re supposed to replace your toothbrush every three months? It’s true!
  3. Replace old towels and linens with fresh ones. Do you have linens and towels that have seen better days? Maybe it’s time to replace them and start the year with a new set. You can even donate old ones to animal shelters and help keep animals warm this winter.
  4. Clean out junk drawers. Yes, we’ve all got one. It’s where old recipes, broken scissors, and everything in between goes to hide, and boy does it fill up quickly. Give it a refresh during your new year’s clean.
  5. Get rid of clutter. This is a great thing to do after the holiday season when new things are coming into the home! Walkthrough your home and donate the things you might not be needing this year.


For the projects a little bigger this coming year, give us a call and we would be happy to get your house off to a great start!


Let Lilly’s Clean – call us at  301-990-4179 for a free estimate TODAY!

Let Gift Cards Ease Your Holiday Shopping

Winter is quickly approaching and with that comes the season of so many wonderful things. It’s the time of year to be with family, enjoy the beautiful snowy weather, and stay inside all cozied up. But this also means it’s time for the exciting but sometimes dreaded, gift-giving season. With all the people in our lives, it can absolutely be overwhelming, and it’s hard to know exactly what everyone needs. And while the Holiday Season is not just about giving presents, it can also feel really good to give someone a gift to let them know you care and that you’re thinking about them.
Another thing about the Holiday Season is that it can be messy! There are lots of things to be done, lots of places to go and sometimes we don’t have time to do the kind of cleaning our house needs. A great gift idea for someone you care about is a gift card for a cleaning service! There is nothing better than having a clean house and not having to be the one to do the work, so how much more delightful would it be to not have to pay for it either!
Another great thing about gift cards, especially for a cleaning service, is that almost anyone could make use of it in their homes. It would be great for someone older who maybe can’t do everything they would like, a busy friend who doesn’t have time or someone who hates cleaning altogether, everyone deserves a break sometimes.
Gift cards are a great and versatile gift that so many of your loved ones could enjoy, so reach out today and Lilly’s Cleaning Services can help make your Holiday Season a little simpler. Get yours today on our website!

Thankful for Lilly’s!

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year! The leaves are changing and falling, the weather has cooled down, and the holidays are right around the corner. It’s the season for being with friends and family, loved ones gathering together, and being thankful for all that we have. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we’ll all be very busy preparing for all of the fun festivities! 


While the excitement in the air is obvious, it can also be a bit of a stressful time. The Holiday Season generally means people will frequently be in and out and keeping the house clean can be a bit of a hassle, not to mention extra stress that you don’t need! This is why Lilly’s can come in and help you, so that this season, you can enjoy the time you have with the people you love most!


We know that during Thanksgiving, you’ll be spending lots of time in the kitchen, so before you start, we can make sure you’re working with a sparkling workspace. 


Some things we can offer for your kitchen space:


  • Dusting ceiling fixtures
  • Wiping doors, light switches, cabinets, and windows 
  • Cleaning front and top of the refrigerator 
  • Microwave cleaned inside and out
  • Stovetop or glass top surfaces cleaned
  • Sanitized and cleaned sink 
  • Countertops cleaned and sanitized 
  • Clean countertop appliances
  • Vacuumed and mopped hard surface kitchen floor 
  • Trash removal 

But we don’t stop there! We can also offer our services to the other important rooms in your house like the bedroom, family or living room, bathroom, and laundry room. If you have out of town guests coming in, we can make sure their space is ready and comfortable so their stay is stress-free for the both of you. 

The Holiday Season doesn’t need to be stressful, and it shouldn’t be! Let us come in and do what we do best so that you can get that cherished time with your loved ones and enjoy, you deserve it!