Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You’re buying presents for them –
But who’s taking care of you?
Sorry, we just wanted to let our inner poet out for a second there. It seems only natural, given the occasion. That’s right – at the time that we’re writing this, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
This annual celebration of love is a major February holiday. Whether you’re flying solo or enjoying some special time with friends, a partner, or your whole family, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to bring a little light and warmth into one of the coldest and darkest months of the year. One of the best ways to make the most of this unique holiday is to make sure you have a clean home to celebrate in!
Valentine’s Day, By the Numbers
For people here in Chicago and around the country, Valentine’s Day is a truly special event – and a lot of us like to spend and behave accordingly!
According to a report from Forbes, Americans spent nearly $19.6 billion for Valentine’s Day celebrations in 2018; that averages out to roughly $143.56 per person. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of people say that they’ll do the bulk of their spending on significant others and spouses, although many people also like to dote on other family members, friends, and co-workers. In fact, plenty of people even like to give gifts to their furry friends, with 19% of people saying that they give Valentine’s presents to pets, according to research cited by Entrepreneur.
So, what are people spending money on? Per Forbes, the top spending categories for 2018 included heavy hitters like jewelry ($4.7 billion), an evening out ($3.7 billion), flowers ($2 billion), and candy ($1.8 billion). And don’t forget the greetings! According to data from Hallmark, people tend to exchange nearly 145 million Valentine’s cards each year.
Finally, get this: Even people who said they weren’t celebrating the holiday still planned to spend big in 2018, with 11.5% saying that they would treat themselves to something special, and nearly 10% planning an event with family or friends, according to Forbes.
So, clearly, Valentine’s Day is a big deal. It’s a chance to have fun with the people closest to you, or unwind on your own. Now, that raises the question:
What are you doing to get ready… And how can we help?
Check “Cleaning” Off Your Valentine’s To-Do List
Around Chicago, we know that countless people spend the lead up to Valentine’s Day in a bit of a mad scramble. It’s easy to get so swept up in planning and preparation that you let your normal routine fall by the wayside. And that could mean piles of dishes or wet and muddy floors settle in at your home – right before the most romantic day of the year!
On top of buying gifts, booking a dinner reservation, or sending cards, who wants to worry about keeping their home clean and ready to enjoy?
Fortunately, that’s where we come in! The experts at Sweeping Dimensions Cleaning Service can help swoop in and save the day this February. We’ll take care of your home from top to bottom, so you can focus on what matters most – spending quality time with family and friends.
There’s no better time to schedule a cleaning that in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, or any other major holiday. This way, you can rest assured that your most important spaces will be clean and ready for the big day, whatever it brings. Whether you want a spotless living room to host family and friends, a kitchen that’s ready for you to whip up a five-star meal, or pristine windows that can help you soak in the romance of the Chicago skyline after a night on the town, our professional teams can take these big responsibilities off your plate, so you can enjoy your holiday with confidence and peace of mind.
Whether you are looking for quick service before a party or a deep cleaning that will last through the rest of the winter, we are available for all of your Valentine’s Day cleaning needs, including:
- Wiping down doors and windows
- Cleaning kitchen surfaces, including countertops, cabinets and appliances
- Sanitizing bathrooms, including sinks, mirrors, and toilets
- Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors and carpets
- Dusting and cleaning “hard-to-reach” and out-of-the-way spots, like ceiling fans, high corners, door knobs, and baseboards
And that’s just a small sample of what our professionally trained and uniformed teams can do for you! At Sweeping Dimensions, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs. We can bring all of the cleaning supplies and tools needed to make your space shine, and always place an emphasis on green, environmentally friendly materials.
We love love. And we believe that everyone who helps spread love in the world deserves a chance to feel pampered, comforted, and energized by the feeling of a truly clean and functional home.
Have any questions about what sets us apart? Ready to get started making this the most special – and stress-free – Valentine’s you’ve ever had? Get in touch online today for your free cleaning estimate!