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A beautifully organized closet!

Enlist a reputable dry-cleaning company for seasonal closet items

When you look at your closet, you may notice a lot of seasonal items that are just taking up space. Make a list of those items, and when the season is over, take them to the dry cleaner to have them cleaned and preserved until the weather shifts again. Coats, comforters, spring dresses or light suits, and other items all fall into this category.

Have a designated area in your closet for the seasonal swap of closet items, so they always have an organized place to go. If you want to be sure that you’re prepared in case the weather makes a sudden shift, keep one item handy like an all-purpose coat.

Go through your closet and donate (or sell) what you don’t wear

Now comes the hard part. Go through your closet and decide what you wear and what you don’t. You can donate these items to charity or sell them at consignment shops or online. As you’re going through each piece of clothing ask yourself questions like, does it fit? Do I want to wear it again? And so on. Also, if there are pieces in your closet that you want to keep but won’t be wearing again such as a wedding dress, take these to the dry cleaners and have them preserved for safe keeping.

Make the most of your space

We’ve already discussed having a designated space for swapping out seasonal items, and now it’s time to find a home for all pieces that remain in the closet throughout the year. Before you get started, make sure you remove everything from the closet. Measure your closet space if you’re trying to fit shelving in it, and tailor all bins, shelving, and baskets to fit your specific area and needs. Fold and hang everything in a way that takes up the least amount of space, but also leaves them accessible.

Consider signing up for home delivery for special care items

There are certain clothes that you don’t mind fading and wearing out faster than other pieces. And then there is clothing like professional attire, formal wear, and special care items that demand more attention to ensure the integrity stays intact. Make this the year that you sign up for home delivery dry cleaning service, so these don’t take up any extra time. All you need to do is have your clothes picked up, professionally cleaned, and delivered, then you can quickly put them away in your organized closet when they arrive at your doorstep!

Want a little help organizing your closet (and keeping it that way)? Let the experts at Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners help! Call today at 1-888-714-0070 or fill out our quick contact form to learn more.

When you’re running around all day, walking through your front door should be a sigh of relief. However, it can just add more stress to your day when you come home to another list of chores. At Crest Cleaners, we want to make sure your dry cleaning is waiting for you at home, checking one more thing off your list.

On a beautiful weekend it is easy to get caught up in the hustle-bustle of tending the lawn, washing the cars and managing the slip and slide for the kids. Every time you find yourself running inside quickly to get a towel, sunscreen, soap or bandages you add to your pile of laundry. Then you throw in all the Virginia and Maryland summer events into the mix…and your family calendar is officially full. With your busy weekend activities and upcoming work week it is impossible to find the time to tend to the build up. Here, at Crest, we know the longer stains and sweat sit and soak into your clothes the more difficult they are to remove. We are happy to take the time to give your garments the attention it takes to refresh and revive their colors, smell, and feel without effecting your valuable relaxing time with friends and family.

This is the exact reason why we offer doorside pickup and delivery dry cleaning service between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Choose which days work best for your busy calendar; Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday and we pick them up and then promptly deliver them back to you clean, pressed and ready to wear clothing the next scheduled delivery day. We can assure that you will have a remarkably pristine wardrobe without having to spend your valuable time scheduling driving to and from the dry cleaners.

At Crest, we believe your time is priceless!

We know life is busy so it can be helpful to take advantage of each shortcut and hack that we can. Working all day makes your free-time that much more valuable. Here are some tips to saving time on the little things in order to enjoy a few more precious minutes of down-time.

  1. Prioritize Your Schedule- Begin your morning by separate your to-do list into things that need to be done, things that should be done, and things that you could work on if you have some spare time. Try to accomplish a few from each category each day and watch that to-do list shrink while your free time grows.
  1. Online Saves Time- You can purchase just about everything online. Save yourself valuable time shopping and waiting at the store and purchase the items you need from the comfort of your couch.
  1. Stay on Task- Staying on schedule can be out of our control at times especially when meetings go a bit longer than expected and projects pop up. Combat those factors by staying on task for the projects at hand.
  1. Prep Time- Take a few minutes the night before work to set aside the things you’ll need the next day, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or important documents. Your prepped items will provide you with a few extra free moments in the morning to sleep or catch up on email.
  1. Be an Early Bird- Boost your productivity in the office by arriving 10 minutes earlier than normal. You’ll have a jump on your coworkers and have a few minutes to get organized and prepared for the day before the morning rush.
  1. Be Choosy- Is there a project or task that you can say no to? Remember to put your schedule first and be sure that the things on your to-do list don’t outnumber the time you have to do them.
  1. Forget the Laundry- Leave the laundry to us! Don’t spend your time sorting and ironing; instead use our helpful delivery and pick up service to take out the time and worry spent on laundry. You’ll enjoy a professional and quick clean every time, delivered to your door.
  1. Call Ahead- No one wants to spend time waiting for a table at a restaurant. Calling ahead to your favorite restaurant saves you valuable time waiting for a table.
  1. Make a System- How often do you find yourself checking email or logging in and out of Facebook? Set a schedule of time to check your email throughout the day. A great option is a three-hour check.
  1. Schedule Free Time- Your entire day follows a schedule, why not set aside time for yourself too? Set aside a certain amount of time each day to unwind, whether you’re working out or just taking time to relax.

In your busy day to day, you don’t always have time to yourself. With these tips you’ll free up some necessary down-time in your busy schedule. You can find some more time saving tips here.