It all began in 2005 as a family plan to support the owners' children. From these modest roots, Ringo's Carpet Cleaning has garnered great traction with its steadfast pledge to abide by the Golden Rule in all consumer dealings. For both residential and commercial cleanings, fully licensed technicians dispatch to sites of carpet catastrophe, deploying the dry-steam technique to tame unruly carpet fibers. After dirt and grime extraction leaves shag looking brand new, clients can request a Scotchgard treatment, a less passive-aggressive way to protect carpets than forcing red-wine drinkers to quaff from sippy cups.
In their New Jersey and Michigan facilities, Wicked Flames’ candle makers hand-pour natural, kosher, nontoxic, dye-free candles. Essential oils mingle with soy wax to create soothing aromas as candles burn, including island-inspired aloha, spicy cinnamon, and fresh lemon verbena. Many candles boast aromatherapy benefits such as improving moods or masking the smell of a roommate’s postbreakup apathy-scented candle. Because soy candles burn cooler than conventional candles, they are less likely to leave sooty black on jars and walls, and Wicked Flame uses braided cotton wicks to reduce smoke. Each candle burns approximately 10–12 hours per ounce, and candles are available in 2- to 30-ounce sizes.
Whereas many homeowners dread spring cleaning, the staff at A-S Window Cleaning Service is happy to purge dirt, pollen, and dust year-round. The insured team at A-S knows how to safely remove all manner of window-dirtying grime—even road salt kicked up onto panes during the wintertime. A combination of elbow grease and the company’s specialty cleaning solution leaves glass more transparent than political promises made the first Monday in November. A-S staffers show up in uniform for regularly scheduled cleanings or a one-time service. Along with its headlining window-washing services, the company also offers pressure washing, carpet cleaning, gutter cleaning, and janitorial services.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.
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.