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Washing Bedding Among Top Spring Cleaning Priorities: ACI Survey

National Cleaning Week chance for laundromats to trumpet their convenience

WASHINGTON — Nearly three-quarters of Americans plan to spring clean at least once a year, and washing bedclothes and linens is near the top of this year’s spring cleaning chore chart, according to findings from the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) annual spring cleaning survey.

At 70%, washing bedding trails only washing windows (75%), cleaning behind furniture (74%) and cleaning appliances (71%) among the priorities for Americans’ deep-cleaning plans this year, according to the survey conducted by Wakefield Research for ACI.

The week of March 26 is designated National Cleaning Week, a perfect opportunity for laundromat and laundry services owners to trumpet their business’s offerings and conveniences.

“For many Americans, spring cleaning represents prime time for tackling grease, grime and grout,” says Brian Sansoni, ACI’s senior vice president, Communications & Outreach. “We’re opening the windows and getting rid of a winter’s worth of dust and dirt.”

Whether they be a homeowner or renter, and whatever the spring cleaning priority, Sansoni says it’s smart to have a plan in place.

“If one room at a time is your style, decide on the order. Generally, it’s best to do the rooms that need the most work or get the most traffic first,” he says. “That way, if your cleaning plans get derailed, you can still be proud of what you’ve accomplished.”

ACI’s website features a spring cleaning strategy guide and cleaning tips to help all households get a head start on cleaning tasks.

Meanwhile, laundry business owners hope that Americans will find their home laundry equipment lacking when it comes to cleaning blankets, comforters and the like and seek out their local laundromat and its commercial grade equipment to get their spring cleaning done more quickly.

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