Even with maid, I like to use homemade cleaning supplies to keep the chemicals aways! Keep your house sparkling clean with a DIY Cleaning Kit with Homemade Cleaning products. Labels and recipes included
How to Clean Wood Floors: if you have hardwood floors that are supposed to be waxed, then this site highly recommends the Orange Glo Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Otherwise it's Basic H & Scotch Brite Microfiber Hardwood Floor Mop after vacuuming.
Self watering hanging basket. The link shows putting a small pot in center and filling with water but I like the water bottle idea shown in illustration.remember to line bottom with plastic bag (between the soil and fiber or moss) - Gardening For Life
Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and vinegar, then a time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue.