Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Cleaning!


Spring is officially in swing! The harsh winter weather across the United States has left many people with cabin fever. Now is the perfect time for Spring cleaning in your shop, especially right before the Spring/Summer crowds start piling in!

Here are a few tips and reminders for you Spring Clean:


Steamer Cleaning:
It's good to periodically give your steamers a good thorough cleaning. Running white vinegar through your steamer will help clean the coils and prevent damage. (Note: Do not turn on the ozone or leave the vinegar in overnight, and remember to only use distilled water.) You can read more on cleaning them and pro tips here.

Keeping a running book of all the cleaning performed in the shop is an excellent way of being sure things are in tip top shape. You can record the dates of when and how things were cleaned so there will never be any doubt.

Are all of your employees licenses up to date and proudly displayed? I've always liked the look of a framed license rather than one haphazardly taped to the wall, it seems more professional. They worked hard in school, had to pass boards and state licensing procedures...show it off!

Make sure you have the right cleansers, gloves and disinfectants on hand to properly clean and sanitize your stations, floors, implements, furniture and equipment.

Check your linens, are they looking a bit dull? Or maybe you've been thinking about redecorating? Check out the stylish sheets from Sposh- they having matching table skirts, blankets, robes, pillow covers, bolster covers and even retail sets for those clients who love your look! Don't forget to be using laundry detergent that is formulated for the industry like Lotus Touch Always Fresh Laundry Detergent or Prosana™ Bioenzymatic Laundry Detergent.

In the realm of redecorating, how are you feeling about your uniform? Tired of the same ones? Check out the new styles from Noel Asmar and Barco Uniforms. Trendy, professional and so many styles to choose from!

Looking to bring in some new fresh enticing scents to make your client's happy?(when people are happy, they spend more money!) A sure fire way to create a unique scent experience that is more cost effective than plug ins or diffusers is the Scent Linq Professional Scent Diffusion System. With fragrance bottles that can last anywhere from 3 to 10 months and a variety to make everyone happy, you can't go wrong! You can read more on the Scent Linq and the science of scent marketing here.

Always make sure to follow each manufacturer instructions on cleaning your equipment to ensure no accidental damage occurs.


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