Fall Cleaning Checklist

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We always hear about Spring Cleaning, but what about Fall Cleaning? According to Good Housekeeping,  you should also show your home some love at the beginning of fall. Here’s where to start:

1. Perform a pantry audit.

First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs (a lot can build up in just a few months!). Then, inspect each item before putting it back in its place, tossing anything that is expired or past its prime.

2. Test and clean your smoke detectors.

You already know to put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (doing it on the days you change the clocks for Daylight Saving Time is an easy way to remember). But you also need to clean your units, since dust that accumulates can cause them to underperform. Using your vacuum cleaner’s soft brush attachment, clean in and around the dectectors’ openings. If any are more than 10 years old, replace them.

3. Flip your mattress.

When you turn back your clocks, turn your mattress over, too. If you can’t flip it because it has a pillowtop, rotate it 180 degrees to prevent body impressions form causing certain spots to slump. Sprinkle the mattress with baking soda to neutralize odors, and then vacuum it up.

4. Shampoo your carpet.

Get a jump on holiday party season by giving your carpeting a good scrub. We recommend getting a professional cleaning once a year, but you can also do a good job by renting a carpet cleaner and using some other DIY tricks.

5. Vacuum all upholstered surfaces.

You think your couch is clean untill you plop on it, and a haze of dust appears around you. Give sofas and chairs a good vacuuming, making sure to hit both sides of the cushions, the back, sides, arms, and even the platform underneath the cushions.Clean Is Our Guarantee!

Our attendants expertly handle your Wash, Dry and Fold orders. Don’t forget to get your comforters ready for Fall!  Whether you call for our Pickup and Delivery Service or drop off your order, you can be sure our attendants will discuss your special instructions, determine the most cost-effective way to handle your laundry, then provide you a fair price and estimated time to complete.   Most orders are completed within 24 hours and many are done same-day. For those who do their own laundry, our attendants can help you choose between our small, economical Maytag washers through our high end, American made, 30, 40 and 60 pound Dexter washers.  Our dryer vents are cleaned to ensure the quickest possible drying times. For your comfort, we have TVs, free WiFi and comfortable seating. We have three Surf Suds locations to meet your laundry needs:

Wall (in Colfax Plaza next to Chocolate Carousel) 732-749-7585 https://surf-suds-wall.business.site

Belmar (611 Main St. entrance on 7th Ave) 732-280-0122  https://surfsudsbelmar.business.site/ 

Point Pleasant Beach 632 Ocean Road (Route 88) 732-295-9222  https://surf-suds-laundromat-point-pleasant.business.site/

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