Best of Boston

2002 Best Maid Service

The Maids

The initial cleaning fee might jar you more than the dust bunnies that have colonized your closet, but trust us—it’s worth it. For $140 an hour, a team of professionals from this Newton-based maid service will wrestle your home into cleanliness, wiping down window sills, straightening stray objects, and mopping floors until they gleam. They’ll even take out the trash. Carpet cleaning is available for an additional fee. When you come home to a sparkling, fresh-smelling house, the $75 charge for weekly visits will seem like a bargain.

73 Lexington St., Newton, 617-969-1525,