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Sometimes the best ideas are simple twists on a familiar concept. Look at HouseCall, for instance. The recently launched mobile app matches users with local home-care professionals, hand selected for their positive reviews from nearby neighbors. The app provides up-front quotes, while allowing customers to schedule service providers and pay for services like housecleaning, carpet cleaning, handyman repairs, wiring and electricity, and plumbing. The business recently ranked amongst Forbes' 10 New Ideas and Products that Will Change Your Life in 2014 and earned praise in the pages of PandoDaily for its innovative concept.
A locally owned, small business, All-N-1-Moving softens the stress of uprooting with a crew of joke-cracking, professionally trained movers. The convivial staffers undergo training in the delicacies of safely securing and carrying everything from knickknacks and heirlooms to refrigerators and the refrigerator for your refrigerator. They shrink-wrap fragile loads, such as otherwise scratch-prone furniture, for trips down the stairs or elevator. Alongside the team’s packaging prowess, their sunny attitude reflects the company's promise of putting customers at ease with "free smiles and jokes." With its carpet- and home-cleaning division So Fresh So Clean, All-N-1-Moving can also sap stains from newly bare floors.
Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
Trashcans, by their very nature, are unsanitary. They don't have to become health hazards, though, full of bacteria and viruses. The TrashCanMan's crews collect bins from the curbside and pull them into their self-contained cleaning vehicles. There, they use eco-friendly products to deodorize and sanitize the cans. Those products are biodegradable and have hospital-grade antibacterial and antiviral properties. Once trashcans are spotless and germ-free, the crews drop them back curbside.