A member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Legacy Cleaners and Laundry harbors a slew of cleaning techniques that help extract stains and grime from garments. For laundry services, customers can forage closets and or pilfer a tailor’s piñata for clothes such as shirts ($2.25) and pants ($5.25), which the staff will clean and drape on hangers. Alternately, dry-cleaning machines sidestep water to vanquish wrinkles from sweaters ($5.25) and men's or women's suits ($9.25+). Clients can spruce up bedclothes without overworking washing machines or novelty-size toothbrushes with comforter cleaning ($35+).
Terminix lives out its motto, “power over pests,” by providing extermination services for termites, bedbugs, and other common household insects, backed by a comprehensive money-back guarantee. In an initial inspection appointment, certified inspectors scan quarters for warning signs, such as termite-style wood damage and empty black-widow terrariums. Terminix’s primary strategy, viable for most pests, pivots on a liquid defense system applied to the soil that surrounds homes. The liquid coats passing arthropods in pesticide, which they then transmit to their peers. Baited traps supplement the liquid system, luring in bugs from strategic positions near food-filled locales, such as refrigerators and beanbag chairs stuffed with baked beans. Bug banishers can also spray bedbug-infested rooms with Rapid Freeze carbon dioxide, which ices both the bugs and their eggs.
Led by co-owner and Franchisee of the Year for 2005 and 2011 Greg Goodman, Alta Mere’s team of technicians beat back sweltering heat and harmful UV rays with sheets of interior-saving window films. With memory of their award for 2012 Best Franchise of the Year from the International Franchise Association fresh in mind, installers bound around work bays, speedily fitting glass with sheets of ProShield Premium tints. Technicians also beef up auto insides with security systems, keyless-entry modules, and remote-starter systems. With help from his wife Patti, Greg packs the shop with convenient amenities including a WiFi-enabled showroom.
Urban Lawn and Garden founder Willie Collins focuses on leading a healthy lifestyle while maintaining the planet’s natural resources. His company’s philosophy reflects his views by making sustainable lawn and garden care possible for everyone with a fleet of electric-powered vehicles, eco-friendly mowers, and a line of organic composts. Throughout the growing season, lawn specialists summon green grass while rescinding weeds' squatters' rights. In addition to lawn care, the company installs brand-new gardens, perfect for growing fruit, veggies, and flowers. What little extra power Urban Lawn and Garden uses is offset by the business's solar panels, making its daily operations completely self-sustained, and thus exempt from paying the earth’s monthly rent.
Guided by more than 25 years of experience in technological wizardry, Creative Photo Video Inc.'s trained preservationists transform analog movies and photographs into a modern digital format. Beloved tunes held captive on outdated tapes find a new home on CDs, and Home Movie Film, Video Tapes, Slides and Photos are transferred to shiny new DVDs or External Hard Drive, a durable and long-lasting medium that can be played back on any number of dedicated players, computers, game consoles, or Internet–enabled gramophones. The skilled technicians also helm wedding-video productions complete with photo montages and recaps, which have thrilled countless couples and have found their way onto the Oprah Winfrey Show.
The old west is alive and well in World Imports' spacious storeroom, where rustic leather rocking chairs rub aged wooden elbows with embroidered fabric sofas and intricately carved cupboards. Even their modern living-room and office furnishings retain an antique, southwestern aesthetic, including elegant roll-top desks and aged-wood entertainment centers capable of supporting both flat-screen TVs and vaudevillian barroom brawls. The constantly updated stock carries pieces for every room in the house, showcasing everything from stone-topped kitchen islands and rough-hewn bedroom sets to reclining leather love seats and dining-room sets made from handcrafted wood.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Formerly known as Allyson's Closet, Ten14 delicately drapes dames in designer duds for all occasions, from casual chic to elegant sophistication. Strut your stylish stuff in a pair of True Religion jeans ($196–$211), or peruse the boutique’s selection of classic cotton dresses ($75+) or party frocks (up to $350). For a casual outing or cutthroat company croquet game, Michael Stars T-shirts provide comfortable, yet trendy flair ($50). Ten14 also boasts a collection of Karlie sportswear, which offers everything from basic T-shirts ($30) to dresses ($60–$100). Complete an engaging ensemble with a variety of assorted jewelry ($5+), the perfect accompaniment to style-seeking wrists, necks, and prehensile tails.
Locally owned since 1953,Residential & Commercial repair and replacement of heating & air systems, duct work modifications or replacement, air flow analyses, safety inspections, custom sheetmetal work - servicing all brands.
NATE certified installation/service technicians.
You Pack. We Drive. You Save.
That's U-Pack Moving in a nutshell! U-Pack is the perfect moving solution when you want the convenience of full-service movers combined with the cost savings of a rental truck. You pack and load, and we drive--it's that simple! U-Pack has nearly 300 locations to help you move nationwide.
Since 1912, Swiss Cleaners has provided friendly, detailed service to sullied-sweater-clad Oklahomans yearning to breathe free of fabric-borne dust- and yuck-mites. Drop off your dirty duds at the time-honored storefront of your choice and let Swiss Cleaners' professionals clean up your traveling closet. While prices vary based on garment material and specific care requirements, customers can usually expect to have shirts laundered for around $1.95 and pants for around $5.10, with lather-free dry cleaning costing around $5.10 for shirts and pants and $10.55 for dresses, suits, and sleepy-eyed marsupials.
A local, family-owned staple for more than 45 years, Scott Cleaners employs friendly garment guardians that continuously commit themselves to professional, affordable services and tidy textiles. The cleaners are capable of de-peanutbuttering nearly any garment, whether it be a shirt ($4.75), blouse ($4.75), pair of slacks ($4), or
fatigue pants ($4.30) and fatigue shirt ($2.79) needed for a paintball-themed wedding. In addition to clothing, the sanitary soldiers can defend the royalty of linens by supplying a thorough, kingdom-worthy primping to comforters and bedspreads of the queen-size ($23.57), king-size ($26.36), and duke of double-bed ($21.42) varieties. The knowledgeable staff at any location can provide same-day service.
Outfitting dashing domiciles in unique, globally scavenged accoutrements, Red Chateau's elegant french doors open to admit style-conscious homeowners into its decorating passageways. Red Chateau globetrots to markets across North America and Europe, handpicking rare and unique furnishings ranging in price from $25 to $6,000. Fawn over sprays of colorful floral arrangements or vintage, decorative chandeliers that help set the mood for clandestine dinner parties and swashbuckling sock hops. Shoppers will struggle to resist the urge to run toes through boldly-pattern rugs or bury olfactory sensors in the jars of richly-scented Tyler Candles that line Red Chateau’s shelves in neat rows. In showcasing everything from decadent upholstery and custom fabrics, to animal-print lamp shades and crystal-studded accents, Red Chateau seamlessly melds the kind of elegance and exoticism matched only by a velvet rope party at the pachyderm house.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of central Ohioans in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring that your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($6.08), mud-caked slacks ($6.08), butter-drenched bedspreads (starting at $30.00), and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.16) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
Whether you're resting in a mountain cabin, traveling through a city, or being vented out an airlock into outer space, dust is all around you. Microscopic particles—usually a combination of soil, pollen, skin cells, and minerals—can pile up quickly indoors. The problem is exacerbated by tiny creatures called dust mites, which gather in groups of 100 to 500 per gram of dust to devour flakes of human skin while multiplying in number, excreting waste, and probably chittering away. No matter where you are on Earth, a mote of dust is presently traveling straight toward your eye, thanks to the persistent creation of dust in almost any climate humans inhabit.
Even beyond our planet, dust is ubiquitous: astronomers face the universe's untidiness every time they peer through a telescope and find formations of cosmic dust, which absorb the visible light around them. Although it comes from exploding stars rather than flaky humans, space dust isn't so different from the domestic variety: a 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science explored the similarities between the formation of dust bunnies under beds and the coagulation of space dust into planets.