Holiday Cleaning in a Time Crunch

Thank you Molly Maid for offering your services for this review.

During the holidays we love to have friends and family visit. We enjoy celebrating and know that our home doesn’t need to be spotless to have quality time together, but being the Type-A momma that I am, I do like a clean house.

When approached by Molly Maid of Central Charlotte and Cabarrus County to try out their services, of course I said yes! {Wouldn’t you???} I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have a cleaning service. When I nannied the families had regular cleaning services, but being a work-at-home mom, I figured that it would at least save me some of the work and time.

I personally had a bunch of questions about what to do before the cleaning, and the professionals at Molly Maid were super helpful giving me these three tips:

1) Would you like your bed linens changed? If so, strip the bed & leave out a set of clean sheets. We will put the new sheets on and make the bed for you!
2) Pick up, don’t clean up! We don’t expect you to clean your home before we come. However, if you can spend about 10 minutes the night before and just straighten up – toys put away, toiletries on bathroom counters organized, kitchen counters free of excess clutter. We understand that you live in your home, and we do not expect it to look like the front of Better Homes & Gardens!
3) Relax. Your home is going to be cleaned, and you don’t have to lift a finger!

I chose to go with the downstairs cleaning for this review because those are the rooms guests regularly see during the holidays. I intentionally left some things a little messier than I normally would {I was itching to clean it before they came, I contained myself}, and put some blankets and pillows on the floor too. I wanted to see what would really get clean, keep in mind this is a review. (I know it’s hard to tell from the pictures but there were definitely areas to clean!)

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Here are a few things I was impressed with:


  • Brittany and Debra were on time and very professional
  • They got a lot of cleaning accomplished in the time they had
  • They vacuumed my couch and loveseat {who knew!!!}
  • My microwave glistened {seriously, like never before}


Things that they could improve:


  • There were a few small areas they didn’t clean well or missed
  • My “thank-you” card smelled strongly of cigarette smoke
  • The one-time cleaning price was a little steep for my budget {although competitive with others in the area}


Overall, I thought the cleaning was good and if I were to hire a regular service I would definitely consider Molly Maid. I think if you are in a pinch for the holidays and really don’t have the time to clean your home then the one-time cleaning service would be well worth it. I always feel stressed when it comes to cooking, cleaning, and getting organized and if there’s one thing I can cross off my list, and I have the funds to do it, that means more time to finish other things and enjoy a clean home.

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Molly Maid of Central Charlotte and Cabarrus County serves the central and north Charlotte area as well as all of Harrisburg, Concord, Kannapolis, and the entire Lake Norman area. Their Home Service Professionals are licensed, bonded, and insured. They offer 100% Customer Satisfaction and have an A+ rating with the BBB.

If you’re ready to set up cleaning services for the holidays or anytime and are in the Central Charlotte, Cabarrus County area call 704-536-MAID or head to for a cleaning estimate. 

**For MommyB Knows Best readers, if you complete a one-time service or set up regular cleaning service with Molly Maid of Central Charlotte/Cabarrus County or South Park and mention you heard about them on you will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card!!



I received complimentary services in order to perform this review. The thoughts and opinions are mine as always, however yours may vary. 


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Jennifer Bullock

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