It’s time to get smarter about how you tackle common cleaning tasks in the new year. As you set new goals, take on new projects, and unavoidably fill your schedule to the brim, tasks like cleaning the house can go from a soothing Sunday afternoon set of chores to a stressful sidenote lingering in the back of your buzzing brain.

The key to a better routine or service when it comes to cleaning doesn’t just come down to scrubbing harder or dusting more often. It even stretches further than allotting real time to finish tasks and keeping lights and darks separated for good measure. And for your clothes, great washing techniques focus on each fiber, preserving color vibrance, strength of fabric, and combating accidental wear and stains as you live in your clothing day after day.

Since you spend your cash on signature pieces and comfortable clothing that is meant to last beyond next season, we compiled a few of our favorite easy laundry tips that are sure to make you a seasoned professional on wash day.

We understand that fabric softener has been a product pushed on you, your mother, your grandmother, and her grandmother since its invention. Supposedly the perfect compliment to standard detergent, fabric softener offers the allure of making your clothes comfy and cozy with each wash. However,  many do not know that fabric softener is not supposed to be used on an entire load of clothing. In fact, it’s only for those specific pieces that are excessively itchy or uncomfortable (we’re looking at you, wool sweaters). But for naturally soft items, often cotton or plush-fabric based, treating them with fabric softener can actually damage the fabric over time and decrease its ability to withstand pulling and rubbing.

For your outerwear, from head to toe, we offer once basic and often tedious tip. Go through and zip up your pant flys and jackets before putting them through the wash. It may not seem like it makes much of a difference to the piece itself, and that’s because the advantage of this trick lies in how your zippered items interact with others in the wash. For example, knit items can easily snag on zipper teeth and damage themselves in the wash cycle.

And finally, we come to the sworn enemy of laundry specialists and residents across Colorado: tough stains. Of course, treating a stain as quickly as possible is the best way to avoid it sticking around, but you have to make sure you’re treating stains correctly. Whether you’re using a bleach marker, stain remover, specialized detergent, or plain old hot water, we recommend looking up the tried-and-true methods passed down from generation to generation for stain removal.

Denver cleaning service company offers a wide variety of specialty cleaning services, including laundry and other wash-day chores. If you feel as if you need a little help managing your home in 2018, don’t hesitate to give us a call and team up with us to make the new year great.