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Spring Cleaning

House Cleaning
Whether you're looking for a one-time apartment freshen up or weekly house cleaning service, White Glove Elite, 212.684.4460, can help. This company, in business for more than 10 years, is a referral service. That means they can set you up with someone they have previously vetted to clean your apartment — but you're responsible for taxes. White Glove cleaners are bonded and insured.

In a city of Type A personalities, it's no surprise that there are some exceptional professional organizers out there. Three to consider: Ilene Drexler of The Organizing Wiz, Linda Rothschild of Cross it Off Your Listand Wendy Samuel of Clutter Therapy.

Storage Space Pickup and Delivery
A new service that lets you pack up boxes, have them picked up and stored, and then returned to you as needed. Nice idea. It's called The Box Butler. Storing a trunk-size container is $14.99 a month.

Rug and Carpet Cleaning
For rug and carpet cleaning, as well as repair, MUG likes Cleantex, 212.283.1200, which has been in business for more than 75 years (they also do upholstery and drapery cleaning) and Renotex, 212.255.4600, which has been in business since 1945. Renotex had a hand in developing many of the cleaning techniques in use today. Doing it yourself? Your best bet is New York Floor Supplies, 2282 2nd [117th] 212.369.7200.

Where to Donate It
Materials for the Arts supplies over 3000 arts programs with things you might otherwise be throwing away. They especially need office chairs, computers, dishes, silverware, fabric, frames, office supplies, wallpaper and home decorating supplies.

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