Laundry Care isn't your typical wash and fold service. It was started by a stay-at-home mom who knew what it was like to prefer your laundry done a certain way. That's why each load of laundry done at Laundry Care is performed exactly to the customer's specifications?clients can request hypoallergenic products, air drying, or hand washing, or even ask that the laundry pros adjust the water temperature to avoid melting the snowmen on a Christmas sweater. Staffers can also do ironing, with or without starch, allowing customers to cross another item off their list of chores, and the company offers front-door pickup and delivery service to help homemakers save even more time.
Ethel of Alterations and Custom Designs has more than four decades of experience in all pleats and plackets of garment construction, adept at manipulating bodily upholstery to fit properly and highlight the wearer's finest features. Customers can have a pair of jeans hemmed ($8) or tapered ($12–$15) with the possibility of same-day turnaround. A shortened sleeve ($16) on a suit starts job interviews off on the right note, ensuring the interviewer shakes a hand and not the worsted pelt of a sheep, and added pant cuffs ($12) lend an air of sophistication. Brides attended by a bridal party of three or more receive an additional 10% off alterations covering hems ($50–$200+, depending on gown complexity) and bustles ($10/hook) for the wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, or groom's traditional hoopskirt.
The art connoisseurs at Creative Hands guide patrons of all ages through the artistic process with a cache of ready-to-paint plaster and ceramic items. Equipped with provided paints and glazes, budding Picassos can transform bare figurines, plates, bowls, and goblets into masterpieces as personalized as the Mona Lisa's thumbprint. Guests can tote away freshly decorated plaster pieces after a 30- to 45-minute glazing-and-drying process or enlist the warming powers of a kiln to seal in a ceramic creation's luster and then pick up the fired work of art a week later. Creative Hands' roomy studio fosters a suitable space for large groups or birthday parties and houses a ladies' night on the first Thursday of every month.