As students from Hampton, Newport News and York County public schools enjoy a much-deserved spring break it may be a great time to sneak in a little spring-cleaning. While the idea of cleaning during their much-anticipated break may not sound too enticing to your little one, the idea of a fresh wardrobe might change their minds.
Spring is here and it’s time to get rid of the heavy winter wardrobe and bring in the spring and summer gear from storage. Start with items you know you won’t need this spring like winter hats, heavy scarves, gloves and the really heavy sweaters. All of them items can go into a bin and into storage. Make sure all your clothes are clean and ready to wear before you place them in storage. Take a look through your wardrobe, if you notice outfits that you didn’t wear this season or know that your kids won’t fit next year make a pile to donate. The Goodwill and the CHKD thrift store are great places to donate your gently used clothes.
For the kids, make sure their closets are filled with clothes they can play in during recess. After being trapped indoors during the winter months, spring breathes new life into outdoor play. If you let your kids put outfits together and decide on some of their favorite spring items cleaning their closets will seem like less of a chore.
As for you, go through your spring wardrobe and make sure you are aware of some of the trends for the season. Bright colors, florals, stripes and lace seem to be making a strong impression on spring shoppers. The great thing about fashion is that trends always return, if you have an outfit that you adore from a few years ago, make a few alterations to give it a fresh, new look. For more ideas on how to de-clutter your wardrobe look at Twinkle VanWinkle’s spring closet remix.
Take some time to enjoy the kids this spring break and let Mark Pressed4Time help shave off a few minutes of your day by picking up the dry cleaning and making alterations to your spring favorites. Contact Mark Pressed4Time and let us make your spring cleaning to-do list as easy as 1, 2, 3.
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