Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition we actually adore (spring allergies, on the other hand...). But usually, the most we have time for is a quick swish with a mop. This year we?re calling in the pros to help us get shipshape.
Gingerella The Logan Square couple behind this earth-friendly housecleaning service use gentle products by Envirox and microfiber dust towels instead of disposable paper ones. And get this: Their mop water is infused with lavender or eucalyptus and leaves your home smelling lovely. $30 an hour; 773-245-3114 or gingerellacleaning.com
Maria Pinto You couldn?t ask for a better partner for a closet overhaul than a designer whose dresses have been worn by Michelle Obama. These days Pinto does in-home wardrobe consulting for busy executives. She?ll help you toss trend-driven mistakes and keep only what suits you perfectly. Fees upon request; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Less Is More The messy set turns to professional organizer Sarah Giller Nelson for everything from kitchen clean-outs to cataloging children?s artwork. (Her 15 years as a museum curator make her a perfect fit for the job.) We?re smitten with the ?resources? page on her site, which has tips on everything from great storage furniture to how to get rid of clunky items (desktop computers, your time is up). $70 an hour; 773-960-2484 or lessismoreorganizers.com