Happy spring everyone! Today we’re going to talk about how to get the ultimate CottageCare cleaning in your whole home. Yes, it’s true! There are a few things that you can do before the CottageCare crew member arrives at your home to get an even DEEPER CottageCare housecleaning! Also, we’re going to give you a few tips on a couple of tasks that are outside of the services that we offer, but with your help and CottageCare House Cleaning service combined, it will ensure that your home is 110% fresh and clean!
First, let’s start with what you can expect with our services in your living areas and bedrooms! Here is our checklist!
You can read about our CottageCare routine, and how we clean here!
Bedrooms and Living Areas
Take down any drapes in your living areas and bedrooms. Have them steam-cleaned, dry-cleaned, or throw them in the dryer for 20 minutes on the fluff air only setting with a damp cloth to remove dust and revive those drab drapes! CottageCare will dust your blinds and wipe down the window sill and locking ledge, so it’s best to re-hang your drapes after your CottageCare cleaning!
Move large furniture away from the walls before your CottageCare crew member arrives so that they may vacuum behind or underneath furniture as far as possible to remove any dust and debris that has collected in areas that are not always accessible.
Switch (and store away) cold weather clothing and linens to warm weather clothing and linens. Storage idea: flat plastic totes that can slide under the bed are a perfect (and out of sight) storage solution for this! Quick tip: vacuuming your mattress, turning it end over end and side over side 2x a year will extend the life of your mattress! Don’t worry about replacing the sheets with your cool weather linens. Your CottageCare crew member will happily make the beds for you!
Lastly, after your CottageCare cleaning, call a service to have your carpets cleaned. While we edge the perimeter of every room and vacuum the floors, a great way to eliminate dirt that may be trapped deep in your carpet is by having them professionally cleaned. While they may appear clean, let’s a second think about where Fido may walk on a daily basis, the times we’ve crashed on our floors after getting home for a workout or what shoes may have brought in! If you aren’t familiar with a carpet cleaning section in your area, Yelp can very useful tool when it comes to selecting a service!
*Disclaimer: Please know that CottageCare crew members are not permitted to do laundry, move large furniture or flip mattresses.
First, let’s start with what you can expect with our services in your kitchen! Here is our checklist!
You can read about our CottageCare routine, and how we clean your kitchen here!
As a standard, we have a cleaning routine that is so thorough that your kitchen baseboards are hand-washed with every CottagCare cleaning! That being said, there shouldn’t be much spring cleaning in the kitchen that needs to take place for CottageCare customers.
Before your CottageCare crew member arrives, go through the items in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry discarding any expired items. It’s also a good idea to take this time to wipe out and clean any of the shelving and drawers. If you’d like, talk to your CottageCare service center manager about adding it on as an additional service and we can take care of that for you!
Here is a helpful guide to use when returning food items to you’re refrigerator.
Photo Credit: HelloNatural
…and a little pantry inspiration
Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy
There’s only one thing left. We’re serious! Clean the inside of your trashcan! While we remove the trash and wipe down the outside of the trash can in your kitchen at your CottageCare cleaning, more often the not the inside could stand to be taken outdoors to rinse out every so often.
Bathroom Spring Cleaning
First, let’s start with what you can expect with our services in your bathroom!
As you’ve seen with the living areas, bedrooms, and kitchen, there isn’t much to be done as a CottageCare customer and the bathrooms are no different!
Before your CottageCare crew member arrives, collect your hand towels, bath towels, shower curtain (if it’s cloth), and bath mats. Feel free to shake out any debris that may have collected in our bath mats onto the floor. We’ll be taking care of the floors for you anyway! Wash the tools, shower curtain, and bath mats according to their instructions. Some bath mats are safe to simply throw in the washer and dryer, but it’s a good idea to double-check! Replace your linens, towels, and bath mats when dry.
Next, go through your bathroom drawers, cabinets, or closets and decide what personal care products (soap, brushes, hair products, makeup, medication, etc.) you use on a regular basis and what you can part with. Once you’ve sorted through these items, wipe out any shelving or drawers before returning the products. There is also the option to add having your (product-free) shelves and drawers cleaned during your CottageCare cleaning as an additional service if you’d prefer!
Last but not least, check the quality of the linens and towels in your linen closet. If they are wearing out, consider cutting them up to use as hand towels in the garage, cleaning cloths for your window spring cleaning, or donating the towels and linens to your local animal shelter.
With just a little help, your CottageCare spring cleaning services can go that much further. Check out our online form to get a quote today!