It’s almost spring! That means flowers blooming…YAY! Birds chirping…YAY! No more bundling up in 4 layers to walk out your door…DOUBLE YAY! But it also means it’s the time of year for that oh-so-dreaded chore of spring cleaning. This task can feel so daunting…but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips for simplified spring cleaning without all the stress:
ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
With the weather finally warming up, you should change out your winter wardrobe for your spring/summer one. It’s important to have your winter clothing cleaned before you store them to help keep moths at bay. Plus, when you take your clothes out for next winter, they will be ready to wear – your future self will thank you! You can trust Fabricare Cleaners with your favorite, hard-to-care-for winter fabrics – wool, cashmere, fur, down, etc – our professionals have expert knowledge on the best techniques & products to use on even the most delicate of fabrics. We will even store your bulky winter coats & blankets for you until you are ready for them again so they are out of your way.
MAKE A LIST
A daunting task like deep cleaning your home can feel much more manageable with a list. Break down your list by each room in your house, and what needs to be done in that room. Not only will you have the satisfaction of checking things off your list, but you will feel more motivated to get the entire house done. Some of our favorite lists can be found here:
GET YOUR FAMILY INVOLVED
Spring cleaning doesn’t need to be a one person job. The entire family can help with the various tasks that you have on your checklist. Get everyone involved by assigning different tasks to each member of your family, and try to make it fun. Turn up the music, and have a countdown. At the end of the cleaning session, go out and celebrate as a family. Knowing you have a clean, organized house to come home to will make it all worthwhile.
CLEAR THE CLUTTER
Spring cleaning is a time to go through your entire house and try to clear some of the clutter that always seems to take over. This is the time to throw out any items that are no longer in working condition, and also a time to decide what items you no longer need or want and consider donating them. When it comes to clothing, Fabricare will pick up at no charge, and donate them to those in need – just give us a call at 203-229-0001 to schedule a pick up, and we will handle the rest.
If you are lacking storage space, consider storing items you aren’t currently using in a storage facility to keep you home clutter-free. Our sister company, ULock & Storage offers affordable solutions, including a by-the-piece option so you don’t have to rent out an entire unit. This is perfect for those seasonal items, like holiday decorations, ski equipment, winter clothing, etc. You can learn more at ulockandstorage.com or (203) 847-6301.
KEEP IT CLEAN
It can be a whole lot easier to keep your home clean throughout the year, than having to do serious deep cleans every few months. Try to maintain the new cleanliness around your home by dedicating 15 minutes a day to do simple tasks like declutter countertops and floors, doing a quick dusting of surfaces, wiping down the kitchen and bathroom counters, vacuuming, etc. You can do different tasks each day, but in the long run, you will save yourself from doing a massive deep clean if you tackle little chores for 15 minutes each day.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS
Call in the experts at HomeCare by Fabricare to do the heavy lifting this year. Our professionals are highly trained in all types of fabric care, stain removal and restoration, so you can trust us to leave your home cleaner, brighter and dust-free! From rugs and carpets to window treatments and upholstery to bedding and much more, HomeCare will come to your home and clean nearly everything in your home. Now you can spend that extra time to stop and smell those freshly bloomed flowers!